In the UK over the past ten years, black people have accounted for 8% of those who have died in police custody, while accounting for only 3% of the UK population as a whole. Black people are four times as likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act as white people. And research has found that there are significant inequalities in the proportions of children from different ethnic groups in the care system.
With this context in mind, this panel discussion will look at how social work organisations and practitioners can address racism and promote anti-racism.
The discussion will cover: