People in Harmony

People in Harmony

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Social care
  • Young people

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National - Britain


People in Harmony (PIH) is the UK mixed race charity for mixed race people, families and couples. The charity has been providing information and support for 50 years to members, researchers, statutory bodies and the general public.

The charity commissioned cutting edge research into the lives of mixed race children and families in England and published the report "Breaking Stereotypes with Data". The report confronts the pervasive nature of lingering stereotypes, concluding that the lives of mixed race children and families are far more complex than these stereotypes would have us believe.

There is still racism in our public services and initiatives are still needed to address that as well as the issues that are experienced by mixed race people and families. Understanding is limited as to why there are variations in educational attainment across the ‘mixed’ groups and why eligibility for free school meals should differentially affect this. Similarly, the reasons for a disproportionate number of mixed race children in care is poorly understood, especially in terms of the contribution of social class and economic disadvantage to these differences.


The organisation works to influence and improve ways in which public services such as education, health, social care are delivered to mixed race people, families and couples with discussion and debate, research, campaign and the arts. A wide range of educational resources around the issue of mixed race is produced, a newsletter is published and high quality annual conferences are organised by the charity.

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