Westway Project

Review into Institutional Racism at the Westway Trust

On 31 July 2018 Westway Trust commissioned The Tutu Foundation UK to undertake a comprehensive and fully independent review into institutional racism with regard to practices and policies of the Trust, both past and present.

The Review has adopted the definition of institutional racism as outlined in the Macpherson Inquiry.

“The collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture, or ethnic origin. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and racist stereotyping which disadvantages minority ethnic people”
Macpherson 1999:6.34

.The Review, led by Dr. Habashi FRSA of The Tutu Foundation UK, is examining concerns of institutional racism[1]; the scope of which centres on whether institutional racism has existed, (exists) within Westway Trust, if so, how it has manifested, and its impact on the communities served by the Trust.

The Review invites and welcomes submissions from individuals, organisations and interested parties in relation to the provision of services, funding and opportunities to gain benefit from the land under the Westway.

Further information and submissions

You can find out more about the review by going to the secure portal, which can be found at www.tutufoundationuk.org/the-review.

Contact and Support

If you would like support or help through the review process you can contact the following;

Secretary to the Review

Mrs Christine Okiya

Email: secretarytothereview@tutufoundationuk.org.

Mobile: 07950 417344


Joint Chair, Community Advisory Group to the Review, Chair, Westway 23* & OVCC

Niles Hailstones,

Email: nhailstones@yahoo.co.uk

Mobile: 07949 890 245

*Westway 23 have been designated by the Community Advisory Group to the Review to support and guide members through the review process.