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Dear Cleveland Police,

Please can you tell me:

How many staff/officers currently work full time on the Everyone Matters project?

What is the current Everyone Matters budget?

How many officers/staff have undertaken Everyone Matters training since the project was launched?

Yours faithfully,

James Jones

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Jones,

Enquiry Ref: 10616/2019

I acknowledge receipt of your request received by this office on 18th February 2019.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request by 18th March 2019. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and would hope to contact you should this be the case.

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Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
Tel: 01642 306832 or 01642 306825
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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Jones,

Enquiry Ref: 10616/2019

I write in relation to your request dated and received by this office on 18th February 2019 regarding 'Everyone Matters'.

In relation to the question;
'How many officers/staff have undertaken Everyone Matters training since the project was launched?'
We have commenced enquiries but have been asked to ascertain from you, is it in relation to all training under the banner of Everyone Matters or is there a specific area that you are interested in as Everyone Matters encompasses a large area of data.

This request will be ‘stopped’ on our database until this information has been received, once the information has been received and confirmed we will restart the process and your request be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances Cleveland Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

If you would like to discuss this matter please do not hesitate to contact this office on 01642 306825 or 01642 306832.

Yours sincerely,

Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
Tel: 01642 306832 or 01642 306825
E-mail: [Cleveland Police request email]

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your email. To clarify this is a request in relation to any and all training offered which includes ‘everyone matters’ in its title.

Yours sincerely,

James Jones

Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Jones,

Enquiry Ref: 10616/2019

I write in connection with your request for information dated 18th February 2019 and received by this office on that date. Below are the questions raised in your request and, following enquiries within the force the information that we have retrieved for you.

1. How many staff/officers currently work full time on the Everyone Matters project?
a) Everyone Matters is a joint initiative led by the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable and is about Equality, Diversity, Human Rights and more.
There are two dedicated members of police staff working full time on the management and delivery of the core Everyone Matters programme under the direct day to day supervision of a Police Officer of Superintendent rank allocated by the Chief Constable to dedicate a significant proportion of duty time to the overall direction of the programme. This structure is currently under review with anticipated further investment in professional expertise over the coming months.

Officers and staff from other departments also work under the banner of Everyone Matters to implement the strategy. These include staff from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Peoples Services, Corporate Communications and the Directorate of Standards and Ethics – in addition to Chief Officer leads in each of the three strategic delivery strands specifically ACC Jason Harwin (Serving Our Communities) DCC Simon Nickless /DCC Helen McMillan (Supporting Our People) and ACO Brian Thomas (Organisational Processes). In addition, the overall governance process in respect of Everyone Matters is undergoing a full refresh alongside the process to issue a revised an refreshed Everyone Matters Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, to incorporate all of the national NPCC Equality & Inclusion Strategy toolkits.

Overall governance is presently led on behalf of the Police & Crime Commissioner by the PCC’s Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer Simon Dennis.

A number of staff networks have been developed and continue to be developed under the banner of Everyone Matters, with those involved working within the ethos of the programme to build an inclusive environment for people.

Positive action work also continues as part of Everyone Matters, actively reaching out to the most diverse range of communities, an example of the result of this is that around 100 people from BAME backgrounds have applied to become a police officer in a recent recruitment campaign.

2. What is the current Everyone Matters budget?
a) The programme has a disbursement budget of £25,000 and has access to a Leadership Development budget of £30000.

The staffing budgets in respect of the professional programme management and delivery arrangements described above, form part of the core budgets of the respective Cleveland Police Directorates and the OPCC as the case may be.

3. How many officers/staff have undertaken Everyone Matters training since the project was launched?
a) In 2016 Cleveland Police launched the Everyone Matters programme, which delivers the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights strategy adopted within the organisation. The programme includes a comprehensive learning and development programme which consists of a core programme for all staff underpinned by bespoke sessions in conjunction with specialist departments such as the Directorate of Standards and Ethics).
Key elements of the programme have included to date:
• ACAS EDHR half day supervisor workshop
This workshop specifically looks at Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation within the workplace and the specific role and responsibilities held by line managers. It explores the Equality Act in detail, how managers can prevent and tackle inappropriate behaviour and how they can promote inclusion within their teams. In total, there have been 46 half day ACAS Supervisory sessions and 428 supervisors have attended the course.
• Words That Hurt supervisor session
This is an interactive session which allows people to explore workplace banter and everyday language and its impact. These sessions were delivered by Equality North East. The sessions have been delivered to address a specific issue and to be used as a preventative measure. Outcomes for this workshop are:
Ø Individuals and teams understanding the negative impact of workplace banter and it reinforces the standards expected.
Ø Individual self-reflection and a modification of language as appropriate
In total, 405 supervisors have attended this session within the organisational briefings.
• Mandatory ACAS EDHR e-Learning Package for all staff
An E-learning package developed and provided by ACAS covering Equality, Diversity matters and the Equality Act 2010. This package is a basic knowledge build for all staff and officers within the organisation. 1735 people have completed the ACAS e-learning package

• Unconscious Bias workshop and testing for managers
This is a bespoke day workshop delivered by Dr Pete Jones - covering the theory of unconscious bias, its implications and how it can be mitigated.

In the years 2017 - 2018, the Everyone Matters learning and development programme was refreshed and included:
• Community and Cultural Awareness
The programme consists of annual corporate sessions accommodating 50 participants underpinned by on-going bitesize pop up sessions, accommodating 10 - 20 people per session. The programme is developed and delivered in partnership with our staff and communities with the themes being subject to appropriate research. Some of the topic areas covered:
Ø Refugee and Asylum Seekers
Ø Dementia
Ø Learning Disabilities
Ø Vulnerability of street sex workers
Ø Islam
Ø Mental Health
Ø Young people in youth care settings
Ø Transgender

The session’s outcomes are:
• Increased staff knowledge and understanding to enhance service delivery to our communities.
• The development of positive links with our communities, including seldom heard groups.
• An improved individual response to diversity.
Overall, there have been approximately 500 attendees at these sessions.
• Show Racism The Red Card
This was a full day’s CPD workshop on tackling racism and hate crime in communities. This training aimed to:
• Explore the contemporary context of racism and hate crime, its causes and the consequences.
• Enable delegates to recognise racist incidents and hate crime and explore how to respond to them most appropriately.
• Encourage participants to embed equality throughout their workplace.
• Explore appropriate language relating to race, ethnicity and religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and disability
31 front line officers and staff have attended this CPD session.

• Everyone Matters In Practice
In partnership with Act Positive (specialists in attitude and behaviour change training) Cleveland Police has developed and implemented a new and highly interactive workshop, which uses film-based drama pieces, group discussion, and Self-reflection and group exercises.

The workshops challenge existing behaviours in a supportive environment whilst helping people to think, feel and act differently and explore the following objectives:
• How we recognise and understand the impact of bias in everyday situations?
• Reflect on one self and gain insight into personal responses to diversity and inclusion.
• How to contribute to the on-going discussion about Everyone Matters and how it can be brought to life in meaningful and practical ways?
• How we challenge attitudes and behaviour that do not support ourselves or our communities?

The Everyone Matters in Practice Workshops have been rolled out to the organisation commencing from November 2017. Overall the facilitators delivered 59 workshops to 524 attendees.

• Equality Impact Assessment Training Workshops

A full day’s workshop delivered by Equality North East to build knowledge for key members of staff across the organisation so that they are fully equipped to undertake and quality assure Equality Impact Assessments for policies, business changes etc.

45 individuals across the organisation covering all commands have been trained so far.

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If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office on 01642 306825 or 01642 306832.

Yours sincerely,

Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
Tel: 01642 306832 or 01642 306825
E-mail: [Cleveland Police request email]

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