It is the aim of the College of Policing to have an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce that values the difference people bring to the organisation. The Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010 sets out that public bodies must have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. It also requires public bodies, to publish equality objectives and relevant workforce data. Our objectives will be reviewed at least every four years and our workforce data will be published annually.
The equality duty covers the nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. The purpose is to integrate equality considerations into the day-to-day business of public authorities and compliance is a legal obligation.
The College has developed this report to help us comply with the public sector equality duty. It includes a diversity analysis of our workforce data as well as setting out our equality objectives to take continue to promote and develop our equality and diversity.