In March 2013, working with the Chief Constable we developed the Joint Equality Objectives in line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duty Regulations, 2011). The Force and myself are required to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different groups when carrying out their activities.
Through public consultation and supported by other research in preparation for the police and crime plan we identified four equality objectives which are to:
We also have a duty to publish these equality objectives and information to demonstrate compliance with the Equality Act. Equality information is monitored on a daily basis to assist in the identification and elimination of gaps in the service provided to our communities and staff.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Northumbria Police will review these objectives annually.
A joint report has been produced to show the information collected and work undertaken in 2015 to help develop and improve our services, including our plans for future development. (See links below). The next report will be published in early 2017.