White privilege – a guide for parents

There is a lot of talk at the moment about ‘white privilege’. Your children will be encountering the term in school, and in mainstream media like BBC Newsround. The subject evokes strong emotions from a range of people – some of whom disagree with the use of the term at all.

At Barnardo’s we believe, as the UK’s largest children’s charity in the UK, we have a responsibility to raise awareness of all issues affecting children – no matter how difficult or uncomfortable. Four in five of our service users are white – and we know only too well the inequality and disadvantage they face daily.

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