Goodbye to 2012: Maggie Jones
Author: Maggie Jones
Corporate author: Children England
Briefing series: Goodbye to 2012
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: January 2013
“…We have to be hopeful. My hopes are that the government listens better. We must take the deficit issue seriously but there are more supportive ways in doing this in order achieve greater racial justice. We could use the fact that we need to save money as a stimulus for co-producing services with these communities. Listening what they are saying will work for them and for their children…”
Goodbye to 2012 is a short video project produced by the Race Equality Foundation in collaboration with speakers from a number of voluntary, community and public sector organisations. Here Maggie Jones, Chief Executive of Children England gives her thoughts on how race equality has progressed in 2012, and her hopes for 2013.
Expressing her concerns about the impact of government cuts on children's welfare, Maggie argues that black and minority ethnic families in particular are likely to be affected, for example, by the reduction in top-ups to pupil premiums. She also highlights the difficulties faced by many voluntary and community sector organisations with the combination of reduced funding and increased demand for services.
The Goodbye to 2012 videos will be published on the Foundation's Youtube channel during January 2013. Your thoughts and feedback on the videos, and your own hopes for 2013, are much appreciated.
Give us your feedback and hopes for 2012 at #goodbyeto2012