A Little About Us
We are a non-profit organization focusing on diversity and integration-related issues within the UK. We also work in conjunction with the police, Army, Royal Navy, Air-Force, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance services and others to ensure the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) are well represented in these organizations. This is by promoting diversity and equality for all in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, as we believe that a society that embraces equality and values diversity will help to enable everyone to feel involved and included in the society – especially in employment sectors.
At Diversity Watch, we promote cultural awareness in schools as a mechanism that schools can use to promote cross-cultural integration and peaceful co-existence among children from diverse cultures. This also enables us to preserve and maintain our cultural heritage as we are committed to making a difference and promoting equal opportunities amongst societies, and we aim to create safe and healthy communities who are thriving and co-existing, no matter their race or creed.
At Diversity Watch we take pride in promoting positive changes and working to make a difference in society. Therefore, we have every faith that our service will be effective and will continue, in the future, to make a lasting change within local communities.
To critically analyse the findings from conducted surveys and interviews from BME’s, to establish their perceptions concerning the barriers and challenges they encounter in police recruitment process and why they are underrepresented in the UK police.
To acknowledge and understand the barriers attached to BME candidates, In order to see a growth in diversity within law enforcement agencies in the UK.
To provide a service that is sympathetic and understanding of every culture’s needs, whilst at the same time improving the trust and confidence in the police force.
We believe that by promoting diversity in the police force will assist in the continuation of a more developed diverse police service in the future.
We believe in bringing people together to share ideas and create sustainable neighbourhood ideas.
We intend to work in-conjunction with the police force to implement this development and extend our influence.
We are committed to making a difference and promoting equal opportunities amongst societies, and we are determined to ensure that we create safe and healthy communities who are thriving on peaceful co-existence, no matter the race, which is and should be every communities paramount goal.
We hope to establish national advertisement framework that will promote BME representation and identify the problems they face during the recruitment process.
Conducting research to identify the key factors why BME’s are underrepresented in the UK police and the challenges they encounter during recruitment process.
Deliver monthly/bimonthly workshops and training sessions to over 500 people throughout the year.
Design an effective complaint structure in conjunction with the police force on how BME can channel their complaints when/if they feel they have been treated unfairly by the police.
To understand the risk factors in an individual’s background which may influence gang and youth violence crime; and inspire these individuals to overcome these challenges in order to prosper and succeed.
Improve efficiency, accessibility and effectiveness within the criminal justice system, alongside introducing new opportunities for individuals involved in crime or at risk of becoming involved.
Promote BME recruitment within Law enforcement and bridge the gap between the police and communities.
Develop effective solutions within communities, to reduce the risk of crime.
To respond to present and projected demographic changes in the UK.
To provide an environment that facilitates open and honest discussion of the sensitive issue of diversity in the law-enforcement agencies.
To propose legislative and regulatory policies that address diversity in the law-enforcement agencies.
To facilitate services that will ensure no employee or client suffers direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of gender, gender identity, age, race, religion, belief, disability, sexual orientation or marital status in an organisation and institution.
To promote equal opportunities amongst communities who have been diminished by society, and ensure that we create safe and healthy communities who are thriving on peaceful co-existence, no matter the race.
To improve communication and integration between people of different ethnic, racial, social and cultural background.
We strive to create equal opportunities for all who have been diminished by society and ensure that they will not be discriminated against.
We aim to enhance public trust and confidence within the police force and improve efficiency, accessibility and effectiveness within the criminal justice system.
Diversity: We know it takes people with different ideas, skills and cultural backgrounds to create healthy communities and ensure that the police reflect the communities they serve. We encourage BME recruitment and differences of opinion in order to make a change.
We strive to minimize discrimination and support the need for growth in diversity.
We support methods to develop community cohesion and reduce the risk of crime.
Diversity Watch directors will be responsible for the management of the project; including the delivery of bespoke training that will educate BME on issues such as race related hate crimes, as well as the delivery of Early intervention schemes for young adults to promote meaningful alternatives. Our directors have excellent knowledge, understanding and skills through life experiences on the issues at hand, and this will be used to tailor their workshops and training. In the aspect of engaging with the community,
Diversity Watch has five volunteers who are professionals in their various fields.