Thames Valley Police celebrates National Inclusion Week 2022
National Inclusion Week (26 September-2 October 2022) is dedicated to the importance of inclusion and taking action to create diverse and inclusive workplaces.
We aspire and are working hard towards having a police force that truly reflects the communities we serve. Our region is increasingly diverse and it is important our workforce reflects this.
As an employer, Thames Valley Police (TVP) is committed to its people, and wants to provide the best possible support, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential and be at their best in the service of our communities.
“People are at their best when they feel safe and their wellbeing supported, allowing them to focus on fulfilling their role to the best of their ability.” – Chief Constable, John Campbell QPM
Throughout this year’s National Inclusion Week, our force has celebrated internally recent achievements, such as our soon-to-be-launched Race Action Plan, becoming a Leader in Disability Support, being UK’s first police force accredited to being Menopause Friendly, and just this week being awarded ‘Most Open Workplace’ at the inaugural Menopause Friendly Employer Awards 2022.
In photo: DS Kelly Gardner and DI Natalie Beresford receiving Most Open Workplace Award at the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards 2022 on TVP’s behalf
When speaking about the recent achievements related to menopause, Detective Inspector Natalie Beresford, Menopause Action Group (MAG) lead, said: “I am so proud of what we have achieved for our force. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our organisation, our Chief Constable, our Chief Constable’s Management Team, and our MAG members, who have done this in addition to their daily jobs. The accreditation and recent award are recognition of the hard work we’ve put into it in such a short period of time, all of us coming together to push this important project forward.”
Special guests also joined our TVP NIW celebrations this year, with Jaswant Kaur Narwal, Chief Crown Prosecutor CPS Thames & Chiltern Area, and ACC Elliot Foskett, North Yorkshire Police, sharing video messages and chairing online events with our force, sharing key messages about inclusion and diversity.