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BASW Cymru: Response to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill

Written evidence based on focus group discussions on Part 4 of the Bill held on 21 May 2021 with Wales-based organisations and individuals

The contributors to this evidence included individual representatives and advocates from the Gypsy and Traveller communities in Wales alongside or representing a number of civil society advocacy, social justice, legal, cultural and criminal justice agencies.

TGP Cymru is a Wales-wide children and families advocacy charity; Race Alliance Wales is a collective of organisations working to tackle racial injustice; BASW Cymru is the Welsh arm of the British Association of Social Workers; The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Workers Association aims to improve social work competence and confidence when working alongside GRT communities and the Romani Cultural and Arts Association is a community-led organisation working through the arts with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across Wales. Contributions also received from Gypsies and Travellers Wales founding members of the Association of Gypsies and Travellers in Wales.