Equality and Diversity
Equality is about a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner must show how it promotes equality and make sure it does not discriminate when providing services and employing people.
Public Sector Duty
In October 2010, the Equality Act introduced a Public Sector Equality Duty which requires the OPCC, when carrying out internal and external functions, to have due regard to the need to:
- 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.
The Equality Duty applies to staff of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, and members of our communities who share Protected Characteristics.
For more information on policing activities, please visit the Gwent Police website.