Our equality objectives

We have set ourselves four equality objectives.

  • To ensure that in line with current inspection methodology, that every inspection adopts an approach, framework and question set proactively, where appropriate, that addresses aspects to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • To make sure all our staff are treated fairly, and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, while at work.
  • To make our organisation accessible to all.
  • To understand and draw from the communities we serve through effective recruitment – attracting the best talent from all backgrounds.

As a listed public authority in the Equality Act 2010, we are required to prepare and publish these objectives at least every four years. They also provide a way for us to fulfil the Public Sector Equality Duty, which we have committed to meeting. The Duty requires public bodies like HMCPSI to consider the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups
  • Foster good relations between people from different groups

Reviewing and developing the objectives

To produce these objectives, we involved a representative group of HMCPSI staff which included the organisation’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion.  This group reviewed the previous objectives and made recommendations to the Senior Management Team. The group with the Diversity and Inclusion Champion, will keep the objectives under review to assist the organisation in ensuring the objectives are being delivered.