Amaze has recently shared this statement on our commitment to tackling racism, and we’re sharing it with Compass Card families in case you missed it.
Taken from: https://amazesussex.org.uk/amaze_news/tackling-racism-our-commitments-to-you/
Amaze is an organisation set up to empower children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and their families. We champion inclusion and lobby against inequality experienced as a result of a special educational need, disability or long-term health condition.
The brutal death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020 and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests brought institutional racism into the spotlight across the globe. The Covid-19 pandemic has also highlighted health inequalities between different communities. In response, we are making it a priority to consider how race and disability combine for many families in Sussex, and how this impacts their experiences of SEND services, including our own.
We are committed to moving from being a non-racist organisation to an anti-racist one, actively committed to eradicating intentional or unintentional racism within, as well as using our influence to call out racism in wider society.
As a starting point, we have published a set of commitments to our staff, volunteers, and service users. These are clear actions against which we can be held to account.
Read them here: Amaze’s role in tackling racism