Edinburgh Division Signs Up to LGBT Charter
Edinburgh Division is determined it will be an inclusive place to work and has pledged this promise by signing up to the LGBT Youth Scotland’s LGBT Charter.
The LGBT Charter guides and encourages organisations to support members of the LGBTQ+ community in every aspect of their public engagement, as well as LGBTQ+ members of their own workforce.
It is hoped that by committing to the Charter, our own workforce will thrive at work, and also that our communities will have confidence in the organisation to keep them safe and supported, and see us an inclusive employer.
Constable David Clark from Edinburgh Division’s Preventions, Interventions and Partnerships Department said: “We are very proud to be the first division within Police Scotland to sign up to this worthwhile charter and we hope it makes a clear statement that equality and diversity are at the heart of everything we do.
“Edinburgh Division is in an enviable position in terms of the number of officers we have trained and the technology available that enables us to support this and it is anticipated that other divisions will follow suit in the near future.
“I believe signing up to LGBT Charter will go a long way in supporting police officers and staff within our division as well as supporting members of Edinburgh’s LGBTQ+ communities.”
For more information on the LGBT Charter and LGBT Youth Scotland, please click on the following link: The LGBT Charter | LGBT Youth Scotland | LGBT Youth Scotland