Tackling Race Disparity in the Public Sector

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Zamila Bunglawala, Deputy Director - Strategy and Insight, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office
  • Dr Habib Naqvi, Policy Lead - NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England
  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Adviser - Diversity and Inclusion and Staff Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
  • Yvonne Dowie-Shosanya, Deputy Head of Project Race, Ministry of Justice
  • Wayne McCollin, Former Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Lothian and Borders FRS (event chair)
  • Further speakers TBC


In October 2017, the Racial Disparity Unit released a long-awaited audit in the form of the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website. This has collated data from various government departments and frontline services to provide insight on the impact racial disparity has on daily life in the UK. In response, the government has proposed several steps to tackle social injustice particularly looking at employment, justice and education.

Join Westminster Briefing this April where you will hear from the Racial Disparity Unit. Find out what the website means for you and how you can use it to. Hear how the government is responding and learn from best practice examples from organisations already taking steps to improve the quality of services for all people. 

Key issues to be addressed:

  • the racial disparity audit, methodology and headline outcomes
  • Outlining the new Web service and what it means for public services
  • Understanding the data and using it to inform decision making processes 
  • Using the information to identify and explain disparity
  • Gaining access to information and using it to improve understanding of race disparities
  • Taking this forward when making decisions and improving public service outcomes
  • Improving public services based on collected information
  • Common barriers and overcoming them
  • Turning data into actionable intelligence
  • Raising awareness among senior management about available data and how it can inform decision making
  • Transparency and publishing your data

The issues will be divided into sessions entitled:

  • Outcomes of the Cabinet Office Audit and Recommendations
  • Next Steps, Regulations and Guidelines
  • Best Practice for Public Service Employers

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in reducing racial disparity in the workplace, including: employers; HR officers; equality officers; trade union and representative groups; staff networks.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com or Tel: 0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: oliver.johnson@dodsgroup.com 

Tuesday 10th April 2018

11.00am - 3.45pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector & Non for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
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