RESOURCES AND UPDATES

As part of our anti-racism and EDI work, Sing Inside will gather resources and information on this page which may be of interest to our volunteers and supporters working in criminal justice and on issues of race. If you have any questions about this content, or suggested additions, please contact info@singinside.org

  • Our anti-racism action plan (April 2022-March 2025)

  • Agenda Alliance and partners: 10-point action plan for tackling double disadvantage in the criminal justice system for Black, Asian minoritised and migrant women (January 2022)

  • Our statement on the release of the Sewell race report (April 2021) 

  • An open letter from the Runnymede Trust calling on the Prime Minister to #RejectTheReport, which Sing Inside co-signed

  • ‘A Record of Our Own’, research from the Zahid Mubarek Trust into the experiences of minoritised ethnic communities in prisons during the Covid-19 lockdown 

  • Women in Prison’s #StopThe500 campaign, which Sing Inside supports, asking the government to withdraw plans for 500 extra prison places for women, and to invest in community-based solutions which can stop women being swept into crime. (April 2021)

  • An update on our EDI work from our chief executive (February 2021)  

  • #CharitySoWhite, a POC-led campaign group tackling institutional racism in the charity sector. We have committed to their call to action and continue to use their questions to leaders of charities to frame our discussions and next steps around race 

  • A blog from our head of volunteer engagement, Kate, on the importance of gathering robust demographic data on our volunteer base

  • Our original statement from our chief executive Maisie on becoming an anti-racist organisation 

  • The 2017 Lammy Review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system. We support the recommendations of this review. 

  • We have received excellent consultancy support from Rebbecca Hemmings at Strawberry Words, who has helped our executive team, board and volunteers to begin learning and reflecting on inclusive, anti-racist and diverse practice.