Independent Advisory Groups advise on all aspects of equality and diversity, in particular the 'nine protected characteristics' arising from the Equality Act 2010.

Cheshire's IAG was set up in February 2004 and provides the constabulary with independent guidance and advice on policies, procedures and police operations.

The IAG is committed to working with Cheshire Constabulary in order to provide an independent voice in representing the interests of minority communities. It embraces the opportunity to provide an independent view on local community issues and welcomes the chance to be influential in shaping police service provision.

By being independent, members are able to see things from a different perspective and can anticipate how police responses to problems may be interpreted by the communities of Cheshire.

Members of Cheshire's IAG are happy to be contacted to advise on any matters linked to minority communities. Their contact details can be obtained from Paula Hewer (Engagement and Consultation Officer) during office hours.