Workplace adjustments resources support diversity in policing

Published on 2 December 2022
New toolkit supports forces to recruit and retain colleagues with disabilities and neurodivergences
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We've developed a workplace adjustments toolkit to help forces create a welcoming environment for colleagues with disabilities or neurodivergences. 

The toolkit of resources was created in collaboration with the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and officers and staff with neurodivergences and disabilities.

The resources in the toolkit include:

  • guidance about forces' legal workplace adjustments duties, good practice for workplace adjustment passports, and process maps for achieving Disability Confident scheme levels 2 and 3
  • case studies from forces
  • links to other helpful resources and organisations

More resources will be added to the workplace adjustments toolkit over time. If you would like to share your force's learnings, contact d&[email protected]

Why the toolkit was developed

The toolkit was developed in response to recommendations from the 2021 Discovery report into workplace adjustments.

The discovery report was commissioned as part of the Police Uplift Programme, which has led to many forces attracting new and diverse staff. It explored how forces can better support colleagues who are neurodivergent or have a disability, to attract and retain diverse staff who can use their skills and capabilities to help deliver a better service to our communities.

How it can be used

The resources in the toolkit can be used by human resources and inclusion teams to create initiatives that support their workforce with diverse needs.

They can also help line managers to understand the value of removing barriers for colleagues with disabilities or neurodivergences, support their wellbeing and help unlock their potential.

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