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  • 09 July 2016 The UK Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee has reported on an “alarming lack of consistency across forces” in England and Wales, which are still failing to embed the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics. They notedpolicing is to move on from controversies and scandals such as Hillsborough and undercover policing then reassuring the public of the integrity of those involved must be the first priority. Amongst other things the Committee commented that it is unacceptable that the Board of the College of Policing has not been able to increase its ethnic minority representation, an issue that it expects to […]

    Parliament report on College of Policing – “Alarming” inconsistencies in policing across forces must be addressed

    09 July 2016 The UK Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee has reported on an “alarming lack of consistency across forces” in England and Wales, which are still failing to embed the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics. They notedpolicing is to move on from controversies and scandals such as Hillsborough and undercover policing then reassuring the public of the integrity of those involved must be the first priority. Amongst other things the Committee commented that it is unacceptable that the Board of the College of Policing has not been able to increase its ethnic minority representation, an issue that it expects to […]

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  • Press Release: 21 May 2016 Home Affairs Select Committee ‘Police Diversity’ HC27. The NBPA welcomes the recently published report into ‘Police Diversity’ by the Home Affairs Select Committee. The NBPA agrees with the Committee that, ‘Urgent and radical action is needed if the Home Secretary’s ambition, which we share, of all police forces reflecting the ethnic profile of their communities, is to be realised’. The NBPA is delighted that the Committee has taken on board the written and oral evidence presented by NBPA President Janet Hills, around a lack of accountability and leadership on the important issue of Black Asian […]

    NBPA response to the Home Affairs Select Committee report – Police diversity

    Press Release: 21 May 2016 Home Affairs Select Committee ‘Police Diversity’ HC27. The NBPA welcomes the recently published report into ‘Police Diversity’ by the Home Affairs Select Committee. The NBPA agrees with the Committee that, ‘Urgent and radical action is needed if the Home Secretary’s ambition, which we share, of all police forces reflecting the ethnic profile of their communities, is to be realised’. The NBPA is delighted that the Committee has taken on board the written and oral evidence presented by NBPA President Janet Hills, around a lack of accountability and leadership on the important issue of Black Asian […]

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  • Legislation could ease diversity issues, MPs told 12 Apr 2016   A helpful move: Dal Babu Senior Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) policing figures have called for the introduction of a 50/50 positive discrimination law. Appearing before a Home Affairs Select Committee session discussing diversity on Tuesday (April 12), former Chief Superintendent Dal Babu, President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) Janet Hills and President of the National Association of Muslim Police Mustafa Mohammed outlined their support for the introduction of legislation requiring forces to recruit equal numbers of white and non-white officers. Similar laws were in place in […]

    President Hills gives evidence to Home Affairs Select Committee

    Legislation could ease diversity issues, MPs told 12 Apr 2016   A helpful move: Dal Babu Senior Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) policing figures have called for the introduction of a 50/50 positive discrimination law. Appearing before a Home Affairs Select Committee session discussing diversity on Tuesday (April 12), former Chief Superintendent Dal Babu, President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) Janet Hills and President of the National Association of Muslim Police Mustafa Mohammed outlined their support for the introduction of legislation requiring forces to recruit equal numbers of white and non-white officers. Similar laws were in place in […]

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds in its first PEEL legitimacy report that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) police staff and officers are more likely to be treated differently in disciplinary processes to their white colleagues. A force is considered to have legitimacy if those working in it are seen by the public consistently to behave fairly, ethically and within the law. These are important factors in building and maintaining the trust and cooperation of the public. PEEL: Police legitimacy 2015 – PDF, 11 February 2016   See also Police Oracle article… http://www.policeoracle.com/news/police_performance/2016/Feb/10/bame-officers–treated-differently–in-disciplinary-processes–report-finds_90877.html#comments NB. To read Police Oracle articles […]

    BAME OFFICERS ‘treated differently’ in disciplinary processes report finds

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds in its first PEEL legitimacy report that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) police staff and officers are more likely to be treated differently in disciplinary processes to their white colleagues. A force is considered to have legitimacy if those working in it are seen by the public consistently to behave fairly, ethically and within the law. These are important factors in building and maintaining the trust and cooperation of the public. PEEL: Police legitimacy 2015 – PDF, 11 February 2016   See also Police Oracle article… http://www.policeoracle.com/news/police_performance/2016/Feb/10/bame-officers–treated-differently–in-disciplinary-processes–report-finds_90877.html#comments NB. To read Police Oracle articles […]

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  • This week saw the House of Lords resume its consideration of the Immigration Bill. The spotlight fell on a controversial proposed offence of driving while unlawfully resident in the UK. https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/blog/peers-join-baroness-doreen-lawrence-opposition-divisive-planned-driving-offence

    Peers join Baroness Doreen Lawrence in opposition to divisive planned driving offence

    This week saw the House of Lords resume its consideration of the Immigration Bill. The spotlight fell on a controversial proposed offence of driving while unlawfully resident in the UK. https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/blog/peers-join-baroness-doreen-lawrence-opposition-divisive-planned-driving-offence

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