FEHRS seek to champion a fair and equal society in Southwark by promoting diversity, tolerance and understanding with the aim of working towards the elimination of discrimination.

We are funded by Southwark Council to lead and chair the Forum for Equalities and Human Rights in Southwark (FEHRS) and also the Equalities and Human Rights Panel (EHRP).

Launched in January 2011, FEHRS meets quarterly and provides an opportunity for staff and volunteers of voluntary and community sector organisations in Southwark to discuss equalities and human rights related issues, engage with council consultations and receive information and briefings.  In addition, we invite a range of guest speakers to provide themed presentations. Agenda items are decided by those attending meetings.

Agenda and minutes of meetings are available here.

EHRP also meets quarterly. It acts as a critical friend to the council in relation to the Public Sector Equality Duty, including providing feedback and challenge when appropriate. It also reviews Equality Analyses undertaken by the council, and provides constructive feedback and challenge on these as well. It is a closed panel and there are currently 10 members from a variety of VCSOs representing many of the protected characteristics strands.  These include Citizens Advice Southwark, Southwark Law Centre, Southwark Pensioners Centre, Southwark Disablement Association, Metro Charity, Community Southwark, Southside Rehabilitation Association, Inspire, Latin American Women’s Rights service, Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers.

Agenda and minutes of meetings are available here.

FEHRS is open to all community agencies in the Borough.

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The Forum will be facilitated by the Strategic Support Coordinator, Tim Clark –

For any queries relating to FEHRS, please contact Operations – (Please note we do not give advice through this email)

We will aim to get back to all requests within two working days.