Compact monitor urges BME groups to raise their voice

Black and minority ethnic groups are being encouraged to use race legislation to demand a better say in government partnerships with the voluntary sector.

Richard Stone, spokesman for the Compact Working Group, said groups should use laws such as the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000 to "demand a place at the table".

Stone was speaking in advance of a conference on minority representation this week organised by the group, which monitors the Compact on relations between the sector and the Government.

"Our conference last year was about what the Black and Minority Ethnic Code was," he said.

"This year we are asking how to really use it to achieve what we want."

According to the group, many partnerships are still not truly inclusive, with poor representation of minority ethnic organisations, particularly in local strategic partnerships in the UK's poorest areas.

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