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Racism fear led to Awema scandal

A Wales Audit Office report says officials failed to act on warnings before a race equality body was engulfed by a funding scandal because they feared being accused of discrimination.

A Wales Audit Office report has found officials failed to act on warnings before a race equality body was engulfed by a funding scandal because they feared being accused of discrimination.

Some civil servants were worried about criticism if they tackled the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (Awema).

The body was wound up in February after "significant and fundamental failures".

Political reporter Arwyn Jones explains.

  • 18 Oct
  • From the section Wales