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What is The Race Offenders Register?
Similar to schemes such as the Sex Offenders Register, Clares Law, Sarahs Law and the Medical Register - the Race Offenders Register will be used to assist employers to stamp out racism and abusive behaviour within their organisations.
What are we asking for?
We are calling for an amendment to the following three UK legal Acts;
- Crime and Disorder Act 1998
- Criminal Justice Act 2003
- Public Order Act 1986, part 3
Our desired outcome is, all convicted for hate crimes under the legal Acts mentioned above, the individual in question is submitted to a race offender’s register which would operate similar to the current child sex offender disclosure scheme, which many know as the sex offenders register. In addition, we would also like the amendment to include submissions to the register for internal investigations/tribunals that lead to proven race related misconduct similar to the medical register.
Tangible solution for change
The register will allow employees to know if individuals in question are known for a history of racial abuse and behaviours to determine if they would cause further prejudice and discrimination within the workplace, intimidate staff/services users and whether they would be best fit for decision making and roles of authority within multi cultural/diverse working environments.
- Like the sex offenders register it will hold those who commit and are convicted/cautioned of racial and discrimination acts accountable for their actions as their employment prospects would be restricted.
- Similar to the Medical Register we are asking for it to hold information in regards to serious professional race related misconduct following appropriate investigations that lead to employment dismissal. This will allow organisations to decide whether an individual's bias views on race will be impaired in decision making and roles of authority within multicultural and diverse organisations. Also the implementation of an independent race and discrimination related tribunal body with external adjudicators that consider and challenge complaints of race discrimination and abusive behaviours within the workplace.
- Similar to Clares Law and Sarahs Law, we are asking for a simple and effective checking process based solely on race convictions, cautions and misconduct history for all roles within multicultural and diverse organisations that do not require DBS checks during the recruitment selection process. The race offender register will let people with authority know if a person has a record/history for race related convictions/misconduct.
This initiative is not to simply name and shame but to take another positive step forward in combating racism head on.
With an act like this in place, it would allow citizens of the UK to become more aware of how their racial abusive and discriminating behaviour towards other citizens from different races, cultures and religions could potentially affect their employment.
How will it
As part of the drive to further protect citizens and have zero tolerance to all forms of racial abuse, prejudice and discrimination, the register will provide reassurance for citizens that both employers and employees will be held accountable for ensuring that their workplace is safe, welcoming and fair to all races and cultures inline with their Equality and Diversity policies.
The register would also provide those targeted by race related abuse and discrimination, faith in the country’s justice system that those proven to act in such ways will be held accountable and that organisations will take such offences and misconduct serious.
The Race Offenders Register will aim to change the behaviours of citizens with biased views based on race with a view of restricting their employment and career opportunities within diverse and multicultural organisations.
Individuals with bias and negative views on an individuals race, should not be allowed to hold authority or power in the decision making of UK citizens.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE, AS FOLLOWING LEGISLATION IT MAY LOOK DIFFERENT.
**ALL CONVICTIONS, CAUTIOUS AND DISMISSALS WOULD BE ADDED TO REGISTER FOLLOWING APPROPRIATE COURT HEARINGS AND WORK TRIBUNALS**