Equality and inclusion
Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company is committed to embracing diversity and equality in every aspect of our work.
“Diversity underpins all of our work and goes beyond the legal requirements of equality legislation.
“Diversity is about recognising, valuing, respecting and celebrating differences between individuals as well as utilising their skills, talents and experiences to the full. It is about accounting for inequalities and disadvantages as well as varying and adjusting the service to meet diverse needs.
“We believe this can be achieved through creating a mutual understanding, respect and learning culture based on inclusion, effective cross-cultural communication and a willingness to challenge accepted practices that contribute to meeting the needs of our diverse staff, victims of crime, offenders and all sections of community.”
Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company diversity statement
We are committed to making our services accessible to all those we supervise. This includes providing access to interpreters where required, and discussing with individuals any concerns they may have or adjustments they may need for diversity reasons.
We are an equal opportunities employer and strive to ensure our policies and practices, take account of all nine diversity strands. We offer a number of staff support groups where staff are able to access information and advice or enter into discussion with other staff on a range of diversity issues.
We aim to ensure all our staff are aware of diversity and equality. This is reflected in their working practice with colleagues, those we supervise and partner organisations. We provide a range of staff training opportunities to achieve this.
In 2008 we introduced improved diversity monitoring for staff and those we supervise, helping us to gain greater understanding of the people we work with and the requirements they may have.
Northumbria CRC’s equality strategy sets out how we ensure that our delivery of services and employment practices are fair, accessible and appropriate for the diverse communities in which we operate, and for the people we supervise and employ.
It outlines how we intend to embed equality and human rights in policy and practice over the next three years, 2015-2018. It also sets out how we will meet our legal obligations in line with the Equality Act 2010, and our extended public sector equality duties.
Northumbria CRC’s equality and inclusion plan complements and sits beneath our equality strategy.
It also contains a performance framework and identifies six strategic equality objectives and will help contribute to our company's corporate vision “communities in which people live free from crime and the fear of crime”.