mixed race people

This study aimed to investigate the differences between ethnic groups in their contact with child welfare services in England. Analyses were conducted on three national datasets (the Children in Need Census, children on the child protection register and children looked after), and looked after children’s care histories were examined to see if over- or under-representation could be explained by factors such as differing rates of entering or leaving care. These analyses were supplemented by a review of relevant research literature.

This booklet is entitled Race Equality through Leadership in Social Care. Research has shown that organisations that are successful in this area of diversity are in that position because of effective leadership. This booklet does not question the leader’s commitment to race equality but acknowledges that the provision of culturally sensitive services and supportive employment practices can be very challenging.