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Public Accountability and Inclusion

Equality and diversity for the CPS is fundamental to delivering fair prosecutions, achieving equitable employment practice and building the confidence of our communities. Our goal is to be a prosecution service that performs its role fairly and transparently, addresses barriers and disproportionality effectively and works with stakeholders and the public to improve our practice to achieve high quality prosecutions, a better working environment and deliver better justice for all.

The CPS is required to publish equality information to demonstrate its compliance with the General Equality Duty. We regularly publish information to demonstrate how we are meeting the requirements of the duty in relation to our employees and people affected by our policies and practices (victims, witnesses and defendants). These pages provide information on how the CPS is working to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it

The CPS is committed to making equality a day to day reality for employees, in our prosecution policies and practices and in our engagement with communities. These pages provide information on our equality and diversity policies, guidance, impact assessments and performance information relating to our priorities.

Policy and strategy

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CPS Equality and Diversity Objectives 2015-18

Description

This page sets out how we aim to end unlawful discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation; improve equality of opportunity between different groups; and foster good relations between different groups between 2015 and 2018.

Format

Available online in this section
CPS Equality and Diversity Objectives 2015-18

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CPS Equality And Diversity Expectations Statement for the Bar - 2012

Description

This document outlines the equality and diversity expectations set out for the Bar when prosecuting or seeking to prosecute on behalf of the CPS. Published in May 2012.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF (approx 400kb)
CPS Equality And Diversity Expectations Statement for the Bar - English - PDF
CPS Equality And Diversity Expectations Statement for the Bar - Welsh - PDF

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Equality and Diversity Statement

Description

The statement sets out the CPS's position on the importance of promoting and delivering equality and diversity in the department and in its wider work in ensuring a fair and just Criminal Justice System.

Format

Available online in this section
Equality and Diversity policy statement - PDF

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Equal Opportunities Statistics

Description

These statistics are for Minority Ethnic by Grade, Staff with Disabilities by Grade, Gender by Grade and P/T Staff by Grade.

Additional Notes

Available online
Equal Opportunities Statistics

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Accessible Communication: Public Statement

Description

This statement explains what we do to make sure that everyone can easily get the information they need, and that it is easy to understand.

Additional Notes

Available online
Accessible Communication: Public Statement
Accessible Communication: Public Statement - Welsh - PDF

Project Areas

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Violence Against Women and Girls

Description

This section outlines the CPS' dedicated strategy for tackling Violence Against Women and Girls as part of a cross-Government plan to combat the isaue.

Format

Available online in this section
Violence Against Women and Girls strategy

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Hate Crime and Crimes Against Older People

Description

These pages contain reports, polcies and guidance for tackling Hate Crime and Crimes Against Older People.

Format

Available online in this section
Reports, policies and guidance for tackling Hate Crime and Crimes Against Older People

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Employment

Description

This section provides information for policy and guidance on Equality in Employment and workforce diversity data.

Format

Available online in this section
Policy, guidance and data for supporting and developing equality in employment

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Community Engagement

Description

This section outlines how the CPS focuses on and supports Community Engagement at the national and local levels across England and Wales.

Format

Available online in this section
Policy and guidance on supporting and developing Community Engagement across England and Wales