Engaging & Understanding BME Communities in Kingston with a Particular Focus on the Muslim Community.

Lead Research Organisation: Kingston University
Department Name: Sch of Social Science


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Description The report identified the different barriers to engagement amongst three BME communities in Kingston, Muslim, Korean and Tamil.
It also explored in detail issues faced by young Muslims in Britain in the wake of the heightened concern with radicalisation and terrorism, and the way the latter lead to disengagement and alienation.
Exploitation Route Although research has been done in this area, barriers to engaging BME communities continues to be a complex issue. Our research in Kingston provides detailed empirical and ethnographic case-study data, that can form the basis of wider comparative analysis
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Healthcare

URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/RES-173-27-0152/outputs/read/78cc5584-92e8-49e8-985a-b4376541e3eb
Description Our findings were submitted in a report to the Metropolitan Police in Kingston who disseminated the report to other stakeholders (the Safer Kingston Partnership and partners at the Royal Borough of Kingston). The report informed working policies and training. On the basis of the findings we also organised a series of community workshops (attended by police officers, community workers and residents) and training sessions for Kingston policer officers.,
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Policy & public services

Description Your voice : your community : your Kingston 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact a series pif workshops held throughout Kingston Borough (6) to share the findings of the research with local stakeholders and to stimulate thinking about community and barriers to engagement.

Representative from different communities, community workers and police officers shared their views and entered into discussion about barriers to local engagement. During the sessions participants shared knowledge and reflected on their practices/working practices and how they might be influenced by assumptions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011