The event forms part of the Food for Thought Programme, a partnership between Education Scotland, Scottish Government and BITC Scotland.
The programme was established in 2013 and supports schools with their food education plans which has significant wider impacts on their learning outcomes. Since being created, almost a thousand schools have benefited from this partnership.
Business in the Community has launched an updated version of its 2015 Race at Work survey, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A launch event in central London, marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of the McGregor-Smith Review of race in the workplace, which found that if Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) talent is fully utilised, the economy could receive a £24bn boost each year.
Business in the Community is inviting employers to take part in working groups throughout February, conducted through our research partner Avenir Consulting. These groups offer an opportunity to share best practice and learn from peers. The focus groups will also support and inform recommendations in the final research report which will be published in autumn 2018.
In the UK, 3.7 million children, 30% of the total number of children, live in poverty. Evidence shows that young people who grow up in poverty are less likely to succeed, at school and then at work.