Improving workplace equality and diversity in the National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies

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2016 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
16 June 2016

Conference, Disabled members are concerned about monitoring, or the lack of it, within the National Probation Service (NPS) and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs)

In the 2016 report “Equality Analysis of NPS Operating Model: Service Users and Staff” shows that staff declaration rates for disabled staff (and many other protected characteristic) in the NPS are at 42% which is well below the 60% threshold on which meaningful analysis can be provided.

Conference, this is unacceptable. The collection of diversity information is essential, it helps organisations to identify where they need to focus their resources on strengthening diversity, measure progress and build a successful and diverse workforce.

Disabled workers face barriers even in getting a job and once in work can face barriers in carrying their role or getting promotion, without effective monitoring these barriers will not be identified and there will be no change to the workforce make up.

Conference calls on the Police and Justice Service Group Executive to work with the National Disabled Members Committee to:

1)Raise the concerns about workforce monitoring within NPS and CRCs

2)Seek to improve response rates amongst our members and promote workplace monitoring to our members

3)Seek to work with NPS and CRCs to improve workforce monitoring generally amongst their workforces