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Our equality objectives

We have reviewed and refreshed our Equality Objectives to reflect those within the National Police Chiefs' Council Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy, following consultation with our internal staff support networks and our external Independent Advisory Groups. We have also established a governance structure to deliver against these objectives, which will help us to monitor our progress more effectively and ensure we are delivering positive outcomes.

Our objectives focus on:

Our organisation

Transparency and scrutiny - We will maximise the transparency of our organisations to ensure our activities can be scrutinised to enable explanation or give evidence to enable reform.

Developing our workforce - We will develop our staff to better understand diversity, equality and inclusion and the positive outcomes that will be delivered if we truly embed our response within our organisations. We will create an inclusive culture where people, no matter their background, feel confident to disclose their characteristics.

Understanding our workforce - We will better understand the composition of our workforce by ensuring we put in place systems which enable the collection, collation and analysis of workforce data across the nine strands of diversity. We will put in place effective strategies which enable formal and informal engagement with our staff and support networks to ensure we better understand how we can continue to develop an inclusive organisational culture which promotes and embeds diversity and equality.

Our communities

Understanding our communities - We will better understand the composition of our communities by ensuring that we put in place systems which enable the collection, collation and analysis of community data and information across the nine strands of diversity.

Increasing confidence - We will deal effectively with all reported hate crimes and incidents, recognising that failure to do so has a detrimental impact on the confidence those communities have in the police. We will ensure that the code of ethics is embedded in all we do and is pivotal in our interactions with those we come into contact with.

Engagement - We will develop effective engagement strategies which enable interaction with all communities, fostering strong relationships that build trust and confidence.

Our partners

Understanding the partnership landscape - We will work with partners to put in place systems which enable the collection, collation and analysis of data and information which identifies disparity in service delivery across the nine strands of diversity.

Tackling disparity - We will work with partners to implement whole system strategies to explain, where necessary reduce, and where possible eliminate disparity and enhance public service.

Joint service delivery - We will work with our partners to develop strategies which enable more effective public service provision across our communities.