In the North West, the adult social care Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workforce account for approximately 9% (around 16,000 people) of the total workforce. We also know that people who are from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds are more likely to contract COVID-19 and die from it compared to people who are White British. Therefore it is crucial that adult social care employers and managers act and respond effectively and timely, in order to protect Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic colleagues and communities.

To support this NW ADASS have developed what is intended to be a practical toolkit for managers working in any adult social care environment. It provides practical advice and guidance to organisations on risk assessing staff from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and identifying appropriate mitigations. The toolkit includes a range of references and links to examples of risk assessment tools currently being used across health and social care, which organisations can utilise in their own settings. It also includes a case study from the sector, and some useful links and ‘top tips’ for colleagues undertaking this important work.

Please also find a copy of a slide deck used to launch the toolkit through two webinar sessions between September and October 2020. A recording of the latest webinar can be found here.

BAME Toolkit Webinar 22.10.20

File name: 20201022-BAME-Toolkit-Webinar.pdf
File size: 1 MB
Published: 2020-10-22

If you have any feedback, issues, or questions, please contact nwadass@nwemployers.org.uk

NW ADASS BAME Covid-19 Toolkit (PDF)

File name: NW-ADASS-BAME-Covid-19-Toolkit-FINAL.pdf
File size: 238 KB
Published: 2020-09-11