The publication of the Casey Review this week keeps in the tradition of successive governments’ concern for community cohesion and social integration. Studies into the state of communities, especially inner city and other urban poor areas have been common place ever since Charles Booth ground breaking study of the East End towards the end of the 19th Century. A common thread throughout these studies is the blaming of groups of immigrants for particular social ills, rather than considering deeper underlying causes, and Dame Casey’s review is no different.
The IARS International Institute in partnership with the 99% Campaign are pleased to announce their 5th Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place on 8 December 2016, 5pm at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 – 132 Borough Street, SE1 1LB.
On 10th December 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the anniversary IARS is joining with the British Institute of Human Rights to call on the government to drop the Conservative Party’s intention of scrapping the Human Rights Act.
On the 9th of November 2016, our charity was proud to welcome at our London offices a delegation from the European Commission after being selected as a prime example of an outstanding UK Erasmus+ (Youth) funded organisation. The visit in particular focused on the work done through the Abused No More (2014) and ongoing Care 2 Work (2015) projects.
by Kristina Harris
In January 2016, the Prime Minister invited David Lammy MP to find out why official figures show that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups appear to be over-represented at most stages of the criminal justice system, and what can be done about it. The review is looking at the way the criminal justice system deals with young people and adults from BAME backgrounds. It will address issues arising from the Crown Prosecution Service onwards, including the court system, prisons and young offender institutions and rehabilitation in the community.