Liverpool Race Equality Taskforce

We need to look at why race inequality still exists in our city…

We will look at the reasons why race inequality still exists in Liverpool and develop an action plan to tackle it.

We will also be working closely with existing groups such as the Combined Authority Race Race Equality Group and the Mayor’s Slavery Street Names Advisory Panel. The key themes the taskforce will be focusing on are listed below.

‘We will focus on the big issues – on why racial discrimination exists and what action needs to be taken to tackle prejudice. We want to have challenging discussions with city leaders and partners about how to bring about real change that gives everyone the same access to opportunities and progression.’

Tracey Gore, Chair of Liverpool’s Race Equality Taskforce

One

Health

We will focus on health inequalities including the disproportional impact of Covid-19 on BAME people, as well as wider health inequalities, mental health as well as access to all forms of health provision.

Two

Education

We will look at all aspects of education including school choice and admission procedures, attainment, exclusions, racism policy and procedures, teacher and governor representation, early years’ provision and access and experience in post-16 education and higher education.

Three

Employment skills and access to the economy

We will focus on employment opportunities for BAME people in Liverpool and how to improve opportunities for progression.

Four

Criminal Justice

We will focus on policing service and impact on Black and racial minority people, police in schools, youth offending, sentencing and prisons, and protecting vulnerable young people from exploitation.

Five

Culture

We will focus on access to cultural institutions, from the point of view of inclusion in all aspects of the cultural offer in this city.