The Diversity/Trust Steering Group is a formal Constabulary forum chaired by the Assistant Chief Constable, Ivor Twydell and meets on a bi-monthly basis.
The group is made up of representatives from the following:
In addition to the above, there are senior representatives from all areas of the Constabulary including both operational functions and support functions to ensure that the group is representative of the Constabulary and that progress is made in all our business areas.
Specifically, the Trust Steering Group seeks to do the following:
To ensure the Constabulary develops and delivers policies to help build trust and confidence among all communities in line with the Chief Constable's 'Vision 2010', and has suitable arrangements in place to consult effectively with those communities
To continue to develop the strategic direction of the Trust Initiative and the Diversity Strategy
To advise and develop policy on diversity matters and to initiate appropriate organisational responses and in so doing to exploit good practice
To monitor and review progress regarding race and community relations and diversity matters, including compliance with legislative duties
To monitor progress against the Diversity Strategy and Diversity Action Plan
To monitor progress against the Race Equality Scheme and supporting action plan and monitor the outcomes of the statutory monitoring requirements under the RES
To examine and drive forward progress on recommendations and good practice contained within HMIC, ACPO, APA and other national strategies, policies and publications, and in particular the:
The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report
ACPO Diversity Strategy
ACPO/APA Breaking Through Action Plan
The ACPO Race and Diversity Programme for the Police Service
To assist ACPO in the development of the diversity agenda service wide
To monitor via the Trust Monitoring Reports, operational issues, grievances, complaints and employment tribunals and to identify and disseminate opportunities for organisational learning
To examine racial incidents and hate crime trends and initiate action as appropriate
To commission research and reviews as appropriate
To engage with staff, police authority and Independent Advisors
Gloucestershire Constabulary provides an interpreting service to its communities. This gives people who don't speak English as their first language an easier way to communicate with us when they make initial contact by phone or in person.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It allows us to be faster and more professional and ultimately improve the way we communicate with the diverse communities we serve. Interpreters for over 100 languages are available within minutes.
For non-emergencies call: 101