West Yorkshire Police, United Kingdom
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
West Yorkshire Police is committed to providing the best possible service to our communities, ensuring everyone has fair access to all our services and treating everyone with respect at all times. We aim to integrate equality and human rights into everything we do to deliver a service which meets the needs of our communities and supports our workforce.
In accordance with our Purpose and Values, West Yorkshire Police will put our communities first, responding to their needs and concerns, and our officers and staff will act with compassion, humility and respect. Every police officer, special constable and member of police staff is responsible for delivering a fair and professional service, promoting equality for all.
How West Yorkshire Police will meet the Equality Duties
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Strategy
Our Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Strategy brings together the various aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that fall within policing boundaries, and strives to achieve a police service that has the trust and confidence of all communities and reflects the communities it serves. The strategy recognises that equality, diversity and human rights are an integral part of everyday business and is the responsibility of every individual involved or connected with West Yorkshire Police in whatever capacity.
West Yorkshire Police is a “Positive About Disabled People” employer, which guarantees an applicant with disabilities an interview if they meet the basic conditions for the job.
When reviewing or developing new policies, projects and working practices, Equality & Human Rights Assessments are carried out to ensure that people’s basic rights and the needs of diverse communities and individuals, such as those who may be the most disadvantaged or excluded in society, are consciously and properly considered.
Our vision for policing in West Yorkshire is making our communities safer and feel safer. In delivering our police service it is vital we gain the trust and confidence of all our communities and keenly promote diversity and inclusion for everyone.
We are committed to achieving a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, and in doing so, encourage individuals from minority groups and communities to engage with our recruitment and progression opportunities, as permitted within UK employment equality legislation.
West Yorkshire Police values difference and recognises that people with a variety of skills, attitudes and experiences, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, bring fresh ideas and perspectives. Encouraging and harnessing these differences can enhance our organisation by bringing together different viewpoints to continually improve how we deliver our policing service; making our services more approachable and relevant to our communities.
West Yorkshire Police, as required by other public bodies with more than 150 employees in the UK, must publish information to show how we comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010, which came into effect on 31st January 2012. You can find out more information about the Act and the Duty at the GOV.UK
Our equality information includes:-
- Executive summary
- Equality Plan, which outlines the equality objectives and a progress update, and
- Equality Data for how we deliver our services and about our workforce with a separate link to each dataset and a narrative.