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Diversity

Essex CRC and its employees are committed to working in a way that values diversity, achieves equality, promotes understanding and does not discriminate on improper grounds. Policy, practice and the behaviour of board members, managers and staff reflects this commitment which applies to the full range of our business: employment of staff; work with offenders; contact with the public and other agencies.

Essex CRC pledges itself to equal service for all our members, the offenders, victims of crime and our communities.

  • We recognise and value the uniqueness of each individual, the offenders and victims who receive our services
  • We embrace ‘difference’ and we are unequivocally committed to tapping into and contributing to the richness and innovation inherent in that difference
  • We will support and equip our employees so that they can achieve their full potential in providing and developing our services
  • Our services will be appropriate and effective for all offenders and victims
  • We will reflect through membership of our boards and the workforce the diverse communities of England and Wales
Staff Enabling Disability Reference Group (SEDRG) meets quarterly.
Minority Ethnic Reference Group Essex (MERGE) meets quarterly.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Group (LGBT) meets half-yearly.

 

“I have worked for Essex CRC (formerly Essex Probation) for over five years now…
Ian Ball…and in really varying roles – from Admin to Education Training & Employment, to Community Payback.

When I joined, I immediately signed up for the LGBT staff reference group. I had never been employed by an organisation that even had these, and was curious to know what it could offer. I was welcomed very quickly into the group and into the entire Equality and Diversity Team. Something I found extremely useful was that I could bring issues that were affecting my work to this group, for example working with a particularly difficult and openly homophobic service user.

“Over the years, Essex CRC’s commitment to Equality and Diversity has been consistently good, and our recent submissions to Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index is clear evidence of this commitment. Being an openly gay male, I’ve found that previous employers have not always been as supportive., However, since working for Essex CRC, I can honestly say I feel not only supported in my personal and work life, I feel encouraged and empowered to be exactly who I am.” ~ Ian Ball

 

Equality and Diversity Report 2014
Click to download our Equality and Diversity Report 2013

 

 

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