How we measure progress?

Everyone Matters – How we measure progress?

Cleveland Police has a wide range of equality data and information available to inform decision making and to guide its work across the Everyone Matters programme. The working and operational environment of policing is complex and it is acknowledged that pinpointing the direct relationship between a specific activity and a specific impact is often challenging, particularly in relation to equality and diversity areas. Cleveland Police has a robust governance framework in place to ensure that all equality data and information is evaluated regularly.

For example the Everyone Matters strategy group will scrutinise areas such as grievance and staff survey results to assess our working environment and the needs of our staff and the Tactical Performance Group will assess areas such as Hate Crime and Stop Search to assess the impact of our services on our communities to help service development and improvement. In addition data and performance information is also subject to evaluation at forums such as our Strategic Independent Advisory Group.

On an annual basis Cleveland Police produces a comprehensive annual Equality Report setting out key equality data and summarising our main equality-related activity during the preceding year. The Report also provides an insight into the challenges faced by Cleveland Police and our priorities for the year ahead. The annual report is also supported by the regular publication of equality information and updates.

Our approach to Equality Data Publication

Cleveland Police must publish information to show how we comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010 and to demonstrate progress in line with our Everyone Matters programme.

In considering what information we publish we have thought about what information people might be interested in, what information other police services and other public sector bodies publish and the guidance published by the Government Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Whilst we have given thought to what people might want us to publish, we also welcome suggestions from the communities of Cleveland. If you have any suggestions for future publications please e-mail us at: [email protected]

Equality Data Disclosure and Capture

All Cleveland Police are encouraged to share their diversity details by recording them, confidentially, on the electronic ORACLE Human Resources system.

The data helps evaluate the performance of Everyone Matters programme, and to identify issues that might need addressing.

We acknowledge that our declaration rates in relation to ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief and disability continue to be lower than we would like them to be and that system changes are required to provide a more user friendly and effective data capture process.

This area remains as one of our key equality objectives for 2018/19. Work will include activity to increase declaration rates, system improvements and regular communications to increase staff awareness as to the how information will be used and its importance.