The Burning Work Protocol is a collaborative project between Windrush Defenders Legal C.I.C. and a coalition of community representatives, academics, and social practitioners. The objective is to address racial disparities within immigration and criminal law enforcement that disproportionately harm African Caribbean people in Britain.
The Protocol pursues three aims when working with our coalition, cross government working groups, and local councils to ensure that African Caribbean people can participate in the design of policies that better serve the needs of the community.
Through research and archival practice the Protocol reviews how British immigration and criminal law has affected the lives of African Caribbean people in relation to their experience within five themes: Criminal Justice, Education, Business and Employment, Health, and Community Cohesion.
The Burning Work: Protocol pursues its aims through a structure of coalition building, independent forums and policy design workshops with civil servants across government bodies and local councils.
The project aims to have a positive impact on the lives of African Caribbean people by addressing the systemic issues that lead to serious harm and by involving them in the policy design process.