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Racist Incidents - Recognising, Recording, Reporting, Responding to and Preventing Racist Incidents

Racist Incidents - Recognising, Recording, Reporting, Responding to and Preventing Racist Incidents

Racially motivated incidents occur both in and out of school, this is often due to media or community influences. To ensure that pupils are aware of the seriousness of racially motivated incidents and bullying it is vital that a whole school approach is adopted.

All staff in schools need to develop their knowledge and confidence on how to effectively recognise, record, report, respond to and prevent racist incidents.

Although it is no longer a legal requirement to report racist incidents to the Local Authority (LA), this is considered best practice as it enables LAs to monitor trends regarding victims, perpetrators, type of incident, local influences and target resources appropriately. Racist incidents and bullying can be reported on KELSI on the Real Time "As it Happens" Survey.

Ofsted Judgements

Inspectors will make a judgement on behaviour and attitudes by evaluating the extent to which:

  • leaders, teachers and learners create an environment where bullying, peer-on-peer abuse or discrimination are not tolerated. If they do occur, staff deal with issues quickly and effectively, and do not allow them to spread.

Ofsted Guidance Education Inspection Framework Updated July 2023

How Can the Equality Diversity Inclusion Team Help?

The Equality Diversity Inclusion Team (EDIT) provide specialist advice, support and training which will enable all staff in educational settings tackle racist incidents and bullying.

Racist Incidents: recognising, recording, reporting, responding to and preventing racist incidents training is available bespoke to schools or via our training area.

For more details and information on how EDIT can help, please click one of the boxes below.

Support Organisations

Anne Frank Trust: Runs a schools project to teach young people about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, the consequences of unchecked prejudice and discrimination, and cultural diversity.

Educate Against Hate: provides teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

Show Racism the Red Card: Provide resources and workshops for schools to educate young people, often using the high profile of football, about racism.

Kick It Out: Uses the appeal of football to educate young people about racism and provide education packs for schools.

Tell MAMA: Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse, MAMA can also refer victims for support through partner agencies.

Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group: Independent members of this group are representatives from the Muslim community and will assist and advice on all relevant issues.

Feedback From Our Racist Incident Training

Contact Us

You can get in touch with us using our designated contact page - contact EDIT here!