Today, during Race Equality Week (7th – 13th February), we are proud to share our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement.
Our statement sets out our intention to become a more inclusive, diverse network and our commitment to remove barriers to inclusion for people from all backgrounds. Our statement supports a society where everyone feels safe where they live and work, and in public spaces. It highlights how Neighbourhood Watch promotes a culture of respect and dignity and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.
The statement highlights that we want to reach supporters from a broader section of the community, engage with and represent diverse individuals and groups, and attract volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
The full statement can be read ourwatch.org.uk/diversity.
To further action our commitment to race equality, our CEO, John Hayward-Cripps, has made a public promise through the Race Equality Matters website to:
- set a zero tolerance to racism and microaggressions policy, with published, clear consequences for those that do not adhere
- build the mechanisms to identify, recruit, develop and promote ethnic minority people and develop the talent pipeline within the organisation
- support and develop Neighbourhood Watch to ‘take specific actions’ to address inequality across the organisation.