Melton Borough Council

Protected Characteristics

Race and the law

More information on the protected characteristic of ‘Race ’ can be found here:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act/protected-characteristics

Race useful contacts and links:

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Great Britain’s national equality body which has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. They use their unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights.

Equality UK is a UK national support organisation that is empowering Roma to resolve employment, housing, education, healthcare and social welfare issues.

Multi Agency Travellers Unit  exists to provide a one stop point of access for the public, business, agencies and Travellers. This is for Leicester & Leicestershire.

National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups. One of the aims is to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with Gypsy and Traveller groups who are socially excluded.

Race Equality Foundation promotes race equality in social support and public services.

The Race Equality Centre is a voluntary organisation which promotes and seeks to implement a racially just, fair and equitable society which will enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Leicester and Leicestershire.

Runnymede is the UK's leading independent race equality think tank. They generate intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement