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New event added: Discover the Southend Zimbabwean Network | 13 June 2011

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Equality Act comes under the Red Tape Challenge | 12 June 2011

Just in case you haven’t seen this, the Equality Act is open to the Red Tape Challenge from 9-30 June.

Posted in: Equality & Human Rights, Diversity, Positive Action | Administrations | United Kingdom

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"Grave concerns that children still being abused and unlawfully treated in custody" | 8 June 2011

The Children's Rights Alliance for England has published Use of force on children in custody: submission to Lord Carlile of Berriew QC's 2011 public hearing, which sets out the inequalities in protection for children in different types of custodial establishments; criticises 'the absence of children's accounts of their care and treatment' in Ofsted inspection reports; and makes seven immediate priorities for legislative and policy change.

Posted in: Administrations | England | Young offenders

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Libraries Change Lives Award 2011 Finalists announced | 8 June 2011

The three projects in the running for this prestigious annual award are:

1. The NEALIS project (North East Accessible Library and Information Services)

Providing improving library, information and reading services to blind and partially sighted people throughout North East England, this is a wide ranging partnership project across a variety of organisations including 12 public library authorities, and is endorsed by the Society of Chief Librarians and Share the Vision Six Steps pledge.

2. Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults With Learning Disabilities (Kent Libraries and Archives)

An innovative project that welcomes adults with learning disabilities into libraries and works with them to develop services that meet their needs, and help them to lead more active lives in their communities.

3. Our Tyneside & The History Club (Newcastle City Libraries)

A pioneering partnership that engages adults with learning difficulties with their local heritage and family histories through practical, skill-developing activities, guided tours and talks in a safe and friendly environment.

Further info and links to the videos of the three finalists on the CILIP website.

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Social inclusion/exclusion | Disability - learning disabilities | Disability - visual impairment

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New event added: Asylum Dialogues at the V&A Museum | 8 June 2011

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New event added: The Big Event | 7 June 2011

  • Date: 19/06/2011
  • Venue: Southend High School for Boys, Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea SS0 0RG
  • Details: View full event details

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