We are committed to making our communities safer. We will achieve this by proactively approaching everything we do with fairness and impartiality, engaging and supporting all aspects of diversity in our communities.
We welcome and appreciate differences
Diversity helps create the strongest team possible for our service and helps us connect more easily with everyone in the communities we serve.
Simply put, it makes us more effective and efficient.
We continually develop our relationships with partner groups, so we are able to “hear” those whose voice might be quieter.
This is everyone’s responsibility and we work hard to make sure that every contact counts and every opportunity is taken to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
We will understand our workforce and community, drive positive change and outcomes keeping the whole of our community safer.
Be visibly inclusive
Demonstrating inclusive behaviour and leadership throughout the organisation.
We will be known for valuing our workforce and the communities we serve.
Be attractive and accessible to all
We will foster good relationships and be able to engage effectively with diverse communities.
Our staff are passionate about serving our communities.
Equality Act & Public Sector Equality Duty
We need to meet our obligations in relation to the Equality Act 2010, under which we have a legal duty to promote equality, and the Public Sector Equality Duty.
The legislation covers the Protected Characteristics
We have identified five areas to focus on:
- Knowing your communities
- Leadership, partnership and service commitment
- Community engagement and satisfaction
- Responsive services
- A skilled and committed workforce
We have a number of staff networks run by staff for our staff including: