Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A Citizens Survey titled ‘Moving on from BAME Terminology’ went public on the 3rd to 31st of October to gather the views of people working and living in Trafford regarding which term should be used to describe people’s ethnicity. This is in response to the Government’s recommendations that public bodies stop using the term ‘BAME’ (black and minority ethnic) in their public documents and instead use the term ‘ethnic minorities’


That the Executive:


1.    Reviewed the summary analysis and feedback from the Citizens Survey for ‘Moving on from BAME Terminology’.


2.    Agreed that the results of this survey will be used to help determine an acceptable and appropriate term to use in the Council’s future documents and publications


3.    Approved the proposal that specific terms to describe various ethnic groups be used in Council documents as far as is possible and practical.


4.    Approved the proposal that the term ‘ethnically diverse communities’ be used in the Council’s future documents and publications instead of 2 BAME – Black and minority ethnic.

Publication date: 14/03/2023

Date of decision: 13/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/03/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 22/03/2023

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