Race Equality: Good practice

Examples of work and activity across London boroughs aimed at improving race equality and addressing challenges within the sector and across local communities.

The first annual report from the London local government Tackling Racial Inequality programme. We have been running and driving action for around 2 years. Our first annual report reflects on the progress we have made and outlines what we want to achieve in the next year.


London Borough of Hackney: Workforce Diversity & Inclusive Leadership. Recognising that the council will be best placed to successfully support those they serve through a more inclusive and diverse leadership, in 2018 Hackney embarked on a major corporate equality programme, supported and promoted by a team of trained champions across the organisation.

London Borough of Camden: Zero Tolerance of Racist Abuse in Adult Care Settings. In response to concerns raised by staff, Camden Council’s adult social care service has articulated a zero tolerance approach to racism and any form of prejudicial behaviour - and developed a Memorandum of Understanding as a way of putting that approach that into practice.

London Borough of Sutton: new approach to anti racism in children’s social care and safeguarding. Sutton's Children Services have adopted a dynamic and innovative approach to deliver anti-racism practice by employing an Anti-Racist Practice Lead. 

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham: Get Ahead. Hammersmith & Fulham have established a career development programme, centred around an individual's needs, that helps to grow their own talent pool.

London Borough of Bromley: Inclusive recruitment and professional development. Bromley are undertaking a range of activity to embed inclusivity and support professional success within the organisation.

London Borough of Southwark: Southwark Stands Together. Ambitions, activity and actions underway in the local authority to establish an anti-racist organisation.

Westminster City Council: Westminster Police and Council Mentoring Scheme. In partnership, the local authority and Metropolitan Police Service have set up a mentoring scheme pairing local police officers with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff within the council to share their experiences of community policing.

London Borough of Barnet: Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Dashboard. Barnet have been developing a tool to help understand the EDI picture across the council and benchmark against other boroughs.

London Borough of Waltham Forest: Safe Space Clinic. Waltham Forest have established a Safe Space Clinic - led by the council's Race Equality Network - which aims to give staff a voice, address inequality and to do working alongside senior management. The Clinic is grounded within the ethos: change will only happen if we work together.

London Borough of Ealing: Cultural Competency. Ealing have implemented a range of actions to increase cultural competency within the organisations to both improve the working environment and relationship with local residents.

Draft products developed by the Tackling Racial Inequality programme's Data Task Group:

London Councils response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities consultation on Ethnic Disparities and Inequality in the UK


You may also be interested in our repository of good practice that demonstrates activity to tackle ethnic disproporitonality in the criminal justice system.