The Cabinet Office are leading on taking forward the Race Disparity Audit, announced by the Prime Minister in August 2016 to publish Government data on disparities in treatment and outcomes in public services for all races/ethnicities, including white groups. The audit will include data covering health, education, employment and criminal justice, and where possible the data will be broken down by geography and income.

You can find the Prime Minister’s announcement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-orders-government-audit-to-tackle-racial-disparities-in-public-service-outcomes

After completing a departmental stocktake revealing key datasets containing relevant race data and data gaps the Cabinet Office are now analysing which data will feature on the website they are developing. This website will give all citizens access to race data, informed by diverse user research. The website will go live in summer 2017.

As part of their engagement with key user groups and to ensure geographic coverage across the country, the Cabinet Office would welcome your expertise to understand the challenges and issues, and how more national and local race data may be of use to help you improve public services and outcomes for different groups, and help identify how the audit could add value in Cornwall and the South West. They are particularly interested in understanding how the audit might be relevant to the white population.

You are invited to a round table discussion at County Hall, Truro from 2.00 to 3.30pm on Thursday 15th June.

Please contact svandike@cornwall.gov.uk to let her know whether you or a representative from your team can attend by 6 June 2017. Please note due to limited space, a maximum of two people per organisation may attend.