Not only do we have a moral and legal obligation to promote equality, we are required to act in line with the Equality Act 2010 which covers the following personal characteristics;
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion and belief
- sex and sexual orientation.
To ensure equality and diversity is considered in everything we do, we have six core objectives;
- improve ways that our force interacts with people with protected characteristics, such as;
- ensuring services and information are accessible
- engaging with and understanding our communities
- enhancing partnership working to improve service delivery.
- support vulnerable victims;
- people with protected characteristics
- domestic and honour based victims
- victims of anti-social behaviour.
- ensure people with protected characteristics are happy with the service they receive from us. We also want to understand what else could improve satisfaction levels.
- build a diverse workforce through recruitment, retention and progression of our employees. We do this by engaging with under-represented groups in our communities and members of our workforce.
- build levels of workforce satisfaction, particularly people with protected characteristics. This ensures fair treatment, respect, dignity and equal opportunities.
- integrate ethics and equality into the core of our business and evidence how we’re meeting the duties of the Equality Act.
View the full equality objectives and key achievements report 2018.
Equality and diversity statistics
To provide the best possible support to everyone, we aim to build a force that reflects the diverse communities we have in Cambridgeshire.
Minority groups and those with disabilities are currently under-represented within the organisation. We are progressing our workforce so that we don't discriminate or stereotype against recruitment opportunities, our staff and our communities.
For a full list of our workforce statistics, including officer and staff ethnicity and gender, visit the POLICE.UK website.
View equality data statistics for 2019 to 2020.
View duty equality report 2019