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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

December 2014

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the Regional BME Network on regional and national news and policy developments for the BME voluntary and community sector. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing


Keeping our children safe: Raising awareness in BME Communities

The Safe Network, which provides information and resources to keep children safe, has launched an updated version of Keeping our children safe: Raising awareness in black and minority ethnic communities.

Multi-faith safeguarding hub launched

The Safe Network, which provides information and resources to keep children safe, has announced the launch of a new safeguarding resource for faith groups, the Multi-faith safeguarding hub.

Together in Service Spotlight Awards

On Wednesday 19 November at FaithAction’s Too Significant to Ignore national conference in Westminster, Together in Service presented their Together in Service Spotlight Awards to eight projects, including East Midlands social enterprise Communities Inc.

Heritage Lottery Funding for BME-led organisations

Taking place on Friday 5 December from 11am to 2pm, including lunch, at Victoria Centre, Wellingborough, this free funding advice event is for BME-led organisations who wish to undertake a heritage project, exploring history nature or cultural tradition.

East European Roma - Cultural Awareness Training

Taking place on Tuesday 3 February at Nottingham Conference Centre this event will enable delegates to immerse themselves in Roma culture for a day, find out the do’s and don’ts for engaging with East European Roma communities, and bring along their own practice issues to trouble-shoot with the trainers.

Health on the margins - Commissioning to tackle health inequalities in Gypsy & Traveller communities

Taking place on Thursday 26 February at Aston University, Birmingham this conference will focus on commissioning outcomes for Gypsies and Travellers.

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