Alice’s concerns encompass the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, disproportionate police stop and search practices affecting BAME communities, inadequate housing, unemployment, overrepresentation of BAME children in care and the criminal justice system, knife crime, shootings, grooming, drug trafficking, and antisocial behavior linked to complex family issues. Additionally, she recognises the challenges faced by BAME communities in maintaining their cultural identity due to suspected gang activity, extremism, radicalization, as well as post-migration difficulties such as cultural differences, racism, discrimination, language barriers, and lack of social support. Persistent academic underachievement is also a matter of concern.
These issues have garnered significant attention in UK media and have been raised by parents and guardians within the BAME community. Alice’s growing concern reveals systemic flaws and a lack of understanding and awareness regarding the needs of BAME communities. Urgent improvements are needed to ensure equal and fair distribution of public services.
Alice is supported by a dedicated team of professionals across the UK, including legal representatives, social workers, health professionals, academics/researchers, mentors, and community leaders. Together, they strive to bridge the gap and improve communication between BAME communities and the UK mainstream.
BAME HUB -UK NETWORK C.I.C is eager to collaborate with local and national government entities, the police, the Home Office, educational institutions, charities, churches, mosques, health professionals, and community organisations to address these issues and work towards a more inclusive society.