Diversity Statement

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The National Policing Improvement Agency is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and human rights. Our vision of driving continuous improvement across policing can only be achieved by making full use of the talents and resources of all our staff.  By recognising and valuing individuals' unique differences, we will be better placed to develop understanding and confidence amongst all groups of people within the NPIA, the police service and the communities we serve.

We aim to develop the NPIA as an organisation which represents and reflects the diversity of backgrounds and cultures in which the organisation operates.  We aim to ensure that in our organisational structures, decision-making processes, our ways of working, communicating and managing, diversity is welcomed and embraced.

We will treat all individuals both within and outside the NPIA with whom we associate openly, fairly, with dignity and respect.  We will provide a working environment free from any harassment, bullying, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, ensuring equality of opportunity throughout all our processes and practices.

All members of staff, contractors and suppliers will be expected to actively demonstrate their commitment to these principles and be encouraged to challenge unacceptable behaviour in relation to issues of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, mental health, religion, age, sexual orientation, or for any other reason of difference. 

We will ensure that all our policies and procedures reflect these principles.