UK caste consultation guidance

The attached the guidance note and FAQs have been produced by seven leading UK organisations and leading academics involved in securing legal protection against caste-based discrimination.

• Guidance note

• FAQs

These will also be posted along with other useful documents on the soon to be live dedicated website:http://casteintheuk.org/

Most importantly here is the link to the caste consultation: https://consult.education.gov.uk/government-equalities-office/caste-in-great-britain-and-equality-law-1/

Some of the key things you need to know:

  • The deadline for the consultation is 18 July 2017.
  • If you are struggling to complete the questionnaire theguidance notewill become useful. Where there are some suggested answers, which you should put in your own words, keeping to the max 100 words as required.
  • If you answer only one question, please make sure it isQuestion 16that youstrongly agree to add caste to the Equality Act 2010.
  • The consultation is open to the UK residents only.

Please ensure that you complete the questionnaire before 18 July 2017 and share it with your networks and ask them to share it with their networks.

This is a crucial time as we need to send the new Government a powerful message that caste discrimination in the UK must be outlawed - and this must be done by adding caste to the Equality Act as agreed by Parliament in 2013.