Consultation on CPS’ Draft Statutory Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Objectives 2019 – 2022
The broad purpose of the equality duty is to integrate consideration of equality and good relations into the day-to-day business of public authorities.
The Equality Act 2010 requires all public bodies, including the CPS, to publish equalities objectives at least every four years. The aims of the objectives are to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in the CPS.
The delivery of equality and diversity outcomes is integral to everything we do and shapes our approach to the treatment of defendants, victims and witnesses. It is at the heart of attracting, retaining and developing a high-calibre, valued workforce that reflects modern Britain.
The CPS is conducting a public consultation on its updated statutory Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Objectives 2019-2022. These replace the 2015-2018 Objectives.
Please read the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Objectives, including the questions to which we would like feedback, and let us know what you think.
You can also download a PDF copy of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Objectives 2019-2022, if you prefer.
Our equality, diversity and inclusion objectives are aligned to our corporate objectives and equality, diversity and inclusion strategy. They set out what the CPS will do over the next three years to:
- continue to meet the general and specific duties as set out in the Public Sector Equality Duty;
- make measurable progress on equality and diversity; and
- how we will go about doing this in partnership with a number of stakeholders.
The consultation will seek views two main areas of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Objectives:
- Are the outcomes we are seeking to achieve the right ones?
- Will the proposed key activities for year one contribute to the delivery of these outcomes?
- Are there any other outcomes you would like to see that haven’t been included?
- Do the proposed outcomes help us to have regard for the three aims of the general duty which are:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- There is also an opportunity for respondents to add any other general comments they may have about the proposed outcomes and activities.
How to Respond
It would be helpful if you could give your feedback using our online form (see below) for ease of analysis.
Please use the same form if you wish to submit a hard copy of your response to the postal address below.
If you are replying by email, we would be grateful if you would not attach any other documents to the consultation response form document. There are limits on the size of documents that we are able to accept and any completed response form document which has an attachment runs the risk of not being delivered. If you wish to send an attachment to us, or raise any queries that you have on the consultation, these can be submitted separately to the same e-mail address shown above.
We would prefer electronic submissions if possible but, if you would rather submit your feedback in hard copy it can be returned, by the same date, to:
Equality Objectives Consultation
Crown Prosecution Service
10th Floor 102 Petty France
London SW1H 9EA
Please include your name, organisation (if applicable), postal address, telephone number and email address in any response.
We have published this paper in Easy Read so that you can tell us what you think about it. Click here to read it.
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Ymgynghoriad Cydraddoldeb ac Amrywiaeth
Crown Prosecution Service
Llawr 10, 102 Petty France
Llundain SW1H 9EA
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If you require a copy of the consultation papers in any other format, for example, audio or large print, please contact the e-mail or postal addresses above.
After the consultation closing date, we will consider every individual response received. A summary of the consultation responses will be published on the CPS website in accordance with the Government's guidelines.
We look forward to receiving your response.