Census 2021 and Form Filling: experiences of identifying within the forms.

Join us for this month’s CHAT Zoom on Tuesday 7th February 2023 7:00 – 8:30pm.

At the February CHAT we will be discussing the use of monitoring forms, how and why they are used and the choices we are faced with to complete them.

  • Do the ‘mixed’ boxes meet the needs of those completing the form?
  • Are you happy with the choices given?
  • Is it a straight forward choice?
  • How can the forms be improved?
  • Does it matter that mixed race people, families & couples are separated into different categories?

Join us for the CHAT and contribute to the shared experiences of mixed race people and families.

Could you become a member and be part of our regular Making Mixed Race Matter CHATS and discussions? An annual subscription is just £12.00 and you can join in the monthly chats, receive free copies of our bi-annual magazine PIH Mixed Race Matters, regular news bulletins and information, notifications of events plus the other benefits that come with being a member of the UK’s Mixed Race charity – People in Harmony. Making Mixed Race Matter!

Contact Us for membership queries, invites to CHAT Zooms and for details of the next meeting in March 2023!

Breaking Stereotypes With Data: A Report on Mixed Race Children and Families in the UK. Published by People in Harmony

‘Breaking Stereotypes with Data’ is the first of its kind to deliver robust academic research with nuanced guidance and care from a mixed race community organisation. This report shows a contemporary view of the lived experiences of mixed race people and families, and calls upon government, health services, local government, public services and other organisations to improve their services and practices for mixed race children and families.

The results confront and disprove any lingering negative stereotypes of mixed race children and families. Previous social research and the new interviews show us that negative perceptions still exist and have a measure of impact on mixed race families. Yet analysis of these data show that there is no basis to these stereotypes, specifically that mixed race children are ‘mixed up’, or that parents of mixed race children place them at a disadvantage.

Therefore, the report is ‘breaking stereotypes with data’, concluding that the lives of mixed race children and families are far more complex than stereotypes would have us believe.