The CFO purpose of an equality policy is to provide a statement which acts as a public commitment to promoting equality in line with the Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010). The CFO Equality policy shall be a publically accessible document on the CFO website and be updated and released annually via a bulletin to internal staff and contracted prime providers.
The policy will be annually reviewed to ensure equality remains a central aspect throughout the entirety of the CFO3 programme.
An equality strategy for the National Offender Management Service is currently in existence, which is applicable to CFO employees (to view the policy please click here).
The policy states CFO will deliver better outcomes for staff and offenders by:
The CFO equality strategy focuses on the importance of protected characteristics within the workplace, ensuring equality and diversity feature in recruitment processes, promoting public sector duty and improving diversity within the workforce. It is crucial for CFO employees and all stakeholders to recognise the importance of protected characteristics, especially when delivering provision to CFO participants. As the CFO Equality Strategy states CFO have a legal duty to deliver services in line with the provisions of the Equality Act (2010). The legislation within the Equality Act underpins the meaning of diversity and includes 9 protected characteristics:
For the CFO Equality Policy and implementation plan please click here.
To view the CFO prime providers equality policies please see below