Equalities in Employment

Publication

The CPS has made significant progress on equality in employment in recent years. The CPS is committed to further progressing equality in employment and to developing a high performing prosecution service which utilises and values diversity at all levels. There is a clear link between equality and diversity in employment and prosecutions, therefore we need to ensure that our workforce is reflective at all levels of the communities we serve.

Through the CPS People Strategy, we are committed to fairness and inclusion and respecting individual differences whilst pursuing a common purpose where the workforce is treated fairly and feels valued for the contribution every member of staff makes. This section provides links to policy and guidance on Equality in Employment and workforce diversity data.

Policy and Guidance

Dignity at Work

This provides guidance as to acceptable standards of behaviour within the CPS.

Available online in this section and also to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Dignity at Work
Dignity at Work - PDF

An Employee's Guide on Violence against Women

This guide sets out the CPS' approach, as an employer, when an employee experiences or perpetrates any form of violence under the Violence against Women umbrella.

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
An Employee's Guide on Violence against Women PDF (approx 150kb)

'Access for All' Disability Action Plan

Access For All identifies the work that is being done across the CPS to improve the experience of disabled staff, and their colleagues and managers, at work and to promote disability equality. It also identifies a range of related actions that will enable the organisation to make continued improvements in this area of work.

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
'Access for All' Disability Action Plan PDF (approx 76.7kb)

Performance Information

Equality in Employment Report

2018-19

These reports provide a detailed analysis of our workforce representation, our employment policies and practices, recruitment, retention and engagement of staff for groups by protected characteristics of gender, age, ethnicity, religion/belief, disability status and sexual orientation.

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF:
Equality in Employment Report 2018-2019 - PDF (approx 441kb)

Workforce diversity data

These data (associated with our Equality in Employment Reports) give an annual overview of diversity within the CPS workforce

Available in the Underlying Data section of this site:
Workforce diversity data

Archive publications by year

Equality in Employment Reports

2017-18

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF:
Equality in Employment Report 2017-2018 - PDF (approx 708kb)

2016-17

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF:
Equality in Employment Report 2016-2017 - PDF (approx 367kb)