Policy Development

KREC works with other agencies to tackle inequality and discrimination at a strategic level.

KREC focuses on ensuring that Public, Private and Voluntary and Community Sector and Civil society organisations and individual citizens can hold Local Councillors and Government to account, both by working together, and by ensuring the data and transparency agendas focus on Equality. One such policy and project work, Kingston Race Equality Scorecard, was highly commended by Business in the Community. 

KREC’s work seeks to identify challenges to Race and Equalities in the Criminal Justice system and offer solutions to them. Our strategies include analysis on Hate Crimes and ASBOS, and their impact on communities, examination of how prevention strategies can be applied to reduce racist and violent crime, campaign against disproportionality in stop and search, and analyses of BAME groups as suspects in the populations.

KREC seeks to work with communities, policy makers and senior police officers to ensure that reforms to the police service are fair and inclusive.

KREC advocates that racial equality must be a primary and intrinsic part of any integration or cohesion strategies.

KREC challenges inequalities in Education, Employment, Housing and Health for all residents  in our local area of benefit and the region with data from Local Authorities, and continue to analyse these data to understand the nature of ethnic inequalities, and how we can respond to them.

KREC campaigns for tolerance, freedom of speech and equality during local and national elections; we work to hold Political Parties to account during election campaigns and challenge the activities of Far Right organisations and extremist views.

Listed below are some of the policy areas:

  • Human Rights
  • Children’s Safeguarding/ Protection
  • Adult Safeguarding

We also work with people/organisations to guide/support them with matters relating to: 

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Honour Killing/ Honour Based Violence (HBV)
  • Religious/Faith Abuse (ie witchcraft/ exorcism)
  • Forced Marriage