Working with the community

CPS Mersey-Cheshire has been awarded the Navajo Charter Mark.

This recognises the work we've done to engage with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

The process to secure the Navajo Charter Mark is detailed and rigorous.

Ten separate criteria have to be met, covering both service delivery and employment.

Navajo assessors spent half a day at CPS Mersey-Cheshire, talking to staff and community representatives from the area's Local Scrutiny and Involvement Panel (LSIP).

The work of the CPS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network was crucial to the award of the charter mark.

It recognises the engagement work that has been delivered locally by the Network to LGBT communities.

The Network plays a vital role in promoting diversity and inclusion across the workforce and achieving equality for LGBT staff and service users.

Many thanks to Claire Lindley, Christopher Taylor, Nicola Inskip and other staff who supported the area in achieving the charter mark, which is awarded for two years.

During this time, an action plan will be developed to further improve our work on LGBT issues and strengthen the trust and confidence of the diverse local communities that we serve.

Workshop highlights disability hate crime

CPS staff recently held a one day disability hate crime workshop to raise awareness and understanding of disability hate crime and how it's identified. It also looked at the support that can be given to help victims and witnesses through the investigation and prosecution process. The workshop was attended by representatives from a range of groups and organisations that support disabled people in Merseyside.

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CPS meets football supporters

CPS lawyer Rob Girvan recently went to meet football supporters at a community event organised by the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) in Liverpool, along with the police and football academics, to discuss their concerns about how they are perceived and treated in the Criminal Justice System.