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Priti Patel takes action to implement Windrush recommendations

By July 22, 2020National News

Priti Patel set out the action the Home Office is taking in response to the Wendy Williams Windrush Lessons Learned Review. 

This will include comprehensive training for everyone working in the Home Office to ensure they understand and appreciate the history of migration and race in this country. Every existing and new member of staff working for the Home Office will be required to undertake this learning. 

Greater emphasis will be placed on taking a more compassionate approach to individual applications and decision makers will be empowered to use their own discretion and pragmatism. 

The department will also increase engagement with civil society and the public at an early stage to build evidence for policy. A move which the Home Secretary said would change the Home Office’s openness to scrutiny. 

To ensure the Home Office reflects the diverse communities it serves, diverse shortlists for senior jobs and specialist mentoring will be introduced. This will ensure more Black, Asian and minority ethnic people will be in senior roles to drive cultural change. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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