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Our commitment to Inclusion

At British Transport Police, we pride ourselves on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to ensure that our workplace is as inclusive as it can be and that everything that we do helps our people to feel safer, happier and more productive at work. We know that this makes us a better employer and also helps us to attract, recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Having a diverse workforce is good for business and ensures that we provide the very best service for all our service users; whether they work or travel on the railway network.

We also want everyone who chooses to work or volunteer for us to be actively involved in making sure that we are a fair, ethical and inclusive employer where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone at BTP has a role to play in creating the organisation that we want to be, and one that strives to ensure a culture of belonging for everyone no matter their identity, background or culture.

We know that our diversity of thought is what makes us stronger. That’s why we want to make sure that our workplace is as inclusive as it can be, and that everything we do helps our people feel safer, happier and more productive at work.

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Our support associations/networks

We’re proud to champion our support associations. These are networks of employees who join together as a community in the workplace based on a shared identity, background, cultures or similar life experiences.

These networks provide all of our employees with a safe space to be able to speak openly and honestly about the issues that matter most to them.

All of the networks (referred to as Employee Support Associations) also work collaboratively with each other, to ensure that all of our people receive the right support. We recognise that everyone is different so it’s important to our networks that they have strong connections with each other, to ensure everyone can be supported no matter who they are.

The Ability Network

The Ability Network supports employees with a disability or who experience a condition that impacts on their day-to-day activities. The network also supports those who care for dependents with disabilities.

For more information, please email us.

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Association of Muslim Police (AMP)

The AMP raises awareness and understanding of Islamic issues throughout the Force, highlighting areas of concern, providing advice and guidance on policies and procedures, highlighting any areas for concern and encouraging positive attitudes towards Islam. It is open to all employees.

If you would like further information you can email us.

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Christian Police Association (CPA)

The CPA is a national organisation that has branches in most Forces across the UK, including BTP. They promote and foster positive friendships amongst Christian employees.

For further information please email us.

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Female Police Association (FPA)

The FPA raises awareness and understanding of issues affecting women within the Force and provides an inclusive community for women to connect and grow both professionally and personally.

If you would like further information you can email us.

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Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association (GRTPA)

The GRTPA gives all employees who are from a Gypsy Roma or Traveller background a supportive forum to share and discuss the issues which affect their working life. It also fosters good relationships between the police and GRT communities by providing advice and guidance to UK police services.

For more information, please email us.

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Hindu Police Association (HPA)

The HPA supports and provides a friendly network to all employees from a Hindu background. The network also provides advice and guidance to the Force on operational matters relating to, or impacting on, those from the Hindu faith.

For more information, please email us.

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Jewish Police Association (JPA)

The JPA promotes the understanding of the Jewish faith within the Force by providing advice and guidance on religious, cultural and community issues. It’s part of a larger national network with access to a range of exciting opportunities, from development courses to networking and social events.

For more information, please email us.

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LGBT+ Support Network

This is our employee-led network consisting of LGBT+ employees and their allies across BTP. The network raises awareness of LGBT+ issues through events and actively contributes to the development of BTP policies to achieve our equality and diversity objectives.

For more information, please email us.

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National Police Autism Association (NPAA)

The NPAA's helps the Force in supporting neurodiverse employees and acts as an advocate for the concept of neurodiversity. BTP has a large number of employees, some of whom have a disability. Some disabilities are visible, some aren’t. Some people may choose to identify their condition as a disability, some may not. Either way, it is important to know you may still be afforded protection and support. The NPAA also supports those with conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD.

For more information, please email us.

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Police Pagan Association (PPA)

The Police Pagan Association (PPA) is the national organisation that supports Pagan Police Officers and staff. With members in almost every police Force in the UK, the PPA works together to develop the relationship between Pagan communities and the police service. The PPA also tackles issues surrounding Paganism in the police service and in the community. By working with partner agencies, partaking in community events, public surgeries and raising awareness of Paganism, they aim to enhance the relationship between the UK's police services and the diverse communities that they serve.

For more information about Paganism, or about BTP's branch of the Police Pagan Association, please email us.

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SAME (Support Association for Minority Ethnic Staff)

The Support Association for Minority Ethnic staff (SAME) is the staff support network for all officers and staff from an ethnic minority background. SAME offers wellbeing support, advice and guidance to employees and to the organisation in order to raise awareness and a greater understanding of the issues affecting those from ethnic minority backgrounds.

If you would like further information you can email us.

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Sikh Police Association (SPA)

The SPA supports and provide a friendly network to all employees from a Sikh background. The network also provides advice and guidance to the Force on operational matters relating to or impacting on those from a Sikh background.

If you would like more information, please email us.

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