Resize Text:

Switch to:

Equality & Inclusion

Our vision is for South Wales Police ‘to be the best at understanding and responding to our communities’ needs’. We know that this cannot be achieved without prioritising equality and diversity and working to achieve real outcomes.

We acknowledge that there is always much more to do in order that everyone in South Wales can live free from discrimination, harassment, inequality and disadvantage. We hope that our Equality Action Plan will bring us closer to our vision by building on the progress already achieved in promoting equality and diversity.

Joint Equality Plan

The publication of our Joint Equality Plan 2019-2023, sets out our joint determination to ensure that South Wales Police delivers on our key equality objectives. This document sets out our plans to ensure that equality is given the focus it needs and that progress is continually monitored. The equality objectives contained in this Equality Action Plan are those we have chosen as the key areas we need to pursue to meet our aims under the General Duty: Equality Act 2010. They have also been identified in consultation with representative organisations.

A copy of our Easy Read version our Joint Equality Plan is available here

 

Progress Updates

Progress against objectives will be outlined in our annual reports and annual monitoring information.  The Commissioner receives regular reports on progress and scrutinises outcomes. 

Monitoring and Equality Information from previous years can be accessed below: 

Annual Monitoring 

Equality Information

 

The Equality Act

The Police and Crime Commissioner works to ensure that those who work or interact with us or South Wales Police, are treated fairly and with respect and that they are not discriminated against because of any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.  These include:

  • Age
  • Disability (including physical, mental, sensory and learning disabilities)
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage or Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race (including race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin)
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

When carrying out his role, the Commissioner and South Wales Police must also have due regard to the need to:

  1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited under the Act,
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it,
  3. Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Equality and Inclusion - Priority Areas 

Some of the other priority areas of focus regarding equality and inclusion for the Commissioner and his team are:

  • Encouraging diversity into South Wales Police
  • Encouraging Hate Crime reporting and victim satisfaction
  • Monitoring stop & search use and telling the public about stop search
  • Encouraging use of the Keep Safe Cymru Scheme (for people with specific communication needs)
  • Engaging with the public

Welsh Language Standards

In Wales, the Welsh Language is also recognised as a strand of equality.  For more information on our Welsh Language duties, click here.

For more information on our equality and inclusion work, contact Hannah Jenkins-Jones (Hannah.jenkins-jones@south-wales.police.uk or 01656 869366)

Upcoming events

Latest Tweets

Latest News

Location of first ground-breaking Residential Women’s Centre revealed

  • Site in Swansea will pioneer new approach to tackling female offending
  • Local women to be diverted away from crime with bespoke support
  • Government inv…
Read More >

Young people leaving prison to be offered package of support aimed at preventing…

Homelessness charity, Llamau, will lead an innovative new project supporting young people in Wales who are at risk of homelessness, issues with resett…

Read More >

Funding secured to continue vital violence prevention work across Wales

Today the Home Office have announced that the South Wales Police & Crime Commissioner will receive a further three years of funding to continue vi…

Read More >