Social policy

Resources on social policy, particularly as it affects the cultural sector.

  • Museums Change Lives

    November 16, 2016

    Museums Change Lives is the Museum Association's vision for the increased social impact of museums. It explores impacts under three headings: Wellbeing; Better places; Ideas and people. The vision is based on the following principles: Every museum is different, but all can find ways of maximising their social impact Everyone… more

    Tagged with: Good practice, Impact, Social policy, Working with communities

  • "Reads and Rights"

    October 12, 2016

    "In October 2015, Bath Spa celebrated Equality and Diversity week. As part of this, the library launched a year-long project entitled Reads & Rights - celebrating equality and diversity in the library collections. Each month the campaign focused on a specific theme including race, gender reassignment, disability, religion and beliefs, sexual… more

    Tagged with: Social policy, Equality & Human Rights, Diversity

  • Southwark Diversity Standard

    September 22, 2016

    Southwark Council have produced this Diversity Standard:"This Standard is our commitment to equality of opportunity, respect for diversity and preventing unlawful discrimination towards customers, service users and residents. It applies in respect of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex… more

    Tagged with: Social policy, Diversity

  • Open to all? The public library and social exclusion. Volume 2: Survey, case studies and methods

    November 02, 2015

    This volume includes the analysis of the survey of public library authorities carried out in Autumn 1999; the eight case studies; and an outline of the research methods used. Written by Dave Muddiman, Shiraz Durrani, Martin Dutch, Rebecca Linley, John Pateman and John Vincent. Resource (Library and Information Commission Research Report 85, 2000)… more

    Tagged with: Social policy, "Open to all?"

  • Race discrimination: key points for the workplace

    August 26, 2015

    Important new guidance from ACAS. “This guide offers employers, senior managers, line managers, HR personnel, employees and employee/trade union representatives an insight into how race discrimination can occur in the workplace, how it can be dealt with and how to reduce the chance of future discrimination.” [p4]Race discrimination:… more

    Tagged with: Social policy, Diversity

  • What about social justice? [opinion-piece]

    October 13, 2014

    Blogpost by John Vincent, which argues:"Libraries must be properly funded and properly staffed if they are to take their rightful place in the struggle for social justice – and working towards social justice has to be their core aim. Without that, what is their purpose?"Leon's Library Blog… more

    Tagged with: Social policy, Social justice

  • European Web Site on Integration

    February 18, 2014

    This website is an initiative of the European Commission and "provides policy makers and practitioners working on integration in Europe with a tool for the exchange of information and good practice."It includes up-to-date funding information; the latest news of integration issues across Europe; a collection of good practice (eg … more

    Tagged with: Migration , Social policy, Community cohesion

  • Write4Children (June 2013 issue)

    September 19, 2013

    This whole issue of Write4Children is devoted to "Diversity, Inclusion & Equality". It includes articles on- Representing Inclusivity and Diversity in Early Years Publishing- Same, Same but Different. Publishing culturally diverse children's stories in a changing world- Who Gets the Purple Plastic Purse? Beyond inclusion in children’s books- Dyslexia… more

    Tagged with: Black, ethnic minority and mixed-race people, Disability, LGBTQIA people, Social policy, Diversity

  • Social Justice Issues

    August 01, 2012

    Created by Jocelyn Clark c2011, this website is a companion site to The atlas of new librarianship, and includes definitions, 'conversation starters' and a list of further reading, as well as extensions to the atlas itself. "In The Atlas of New Librarianship, R. David Lankes offers a guide to… more

    Tagged with: Social policy, Social justice