The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) is committed to delivering its responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty.
The duty requires the OPCCN 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.
Having due regard for advancing equality involves:
- Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
- Taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
- Encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
We meet this duty through a range of actions and activities promoting equality with the OPCCN, Norfolk Constabulary and our commissioned services.
We enhanced our Equality Impact Assessment procedure, which enables us to be more transparent with how we are ensuring we meet the duty.