Bath & North East Somerset Council and SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) held a multi-agency meeting, on Monday 19 March, with a Bath school to address issues around a race-related incident which took place at the school recently.
The school – which is not being named so as to protect the identity of the young person involved – met with the Council, which is acting in a safeguarding capacity, and with SARI, which is representing the views of the young person and their family, in order to provide assurance that the school and other agencies are providing appropriate support to individuals involved and to look at what other effective actions can be taken.
The meeting gave serious consideration to a wide range of issues and reviewed the way forward. The school has stated that it recognises the seriousness of the incident and has made a commitment to working together with the Council and SARI to agree any further actions that could help victims, tackle offenders and to prevent such an incident ever happening again. The matter has also been referred to the police to investigate the alleged hate crime.
There will be no further comment at this time.