Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy 2021-2024
Cheshire Constabulary works closely with our colleagues, partners, and communities to ensure that our organisation is a diverse workplace, making sure the service we provide is inclusive and representative of those we serve.
This strategy aims to identify and build on the significant work that we have undertaken to embed diversity, equality and inclusion into our workforce and into the services we provide for local communities. It also ensures that there is clear direction and response from Cheshire Constabulary in line with local and national strategies.
Ensuring the perspectives of community stakeholders are used to strengthen our work, particularly through our external DEI Board and Independent Advisory Group (IAG).
Improving the accessibility of information we provide to local communities, particularly the Deaf community.
Reviewing our partnership activities in relation to offences targeted towards people with protected characteristics or perceived vulnerabilities, for example, Hate Crime and Domestic Abuse strengthening support offered to victims.
Strengthening partnership approaches to improving the quality of diversity data in relation to offenders and victims of crime.
Delivering effective strategies, such as Positive Action, focusing on attraction, recruitment, retention and progression so that our workforce becomes more representative of the communities we serve.
Increasing the number of officers and staff who share their diversity data and ensuring data is used to strengthen policy development and decision making, through measures such as Equality Impact Assessments.