Launch of a new network for people with disabilities and caregivers

To mark the start of Disability History Month * in November and December, Suffolk Constabulary announces the official launch of the new Disability and Carers Network (DCN).

DCN is an internal network of staff and its purpose is to help agents and staff with disabilities and those who care for a person with a disability thrive in the workplace through its members.

DCN will promote equal opportunities for members to ensure that high quality officers and staff are selected from the widest possible talent pool. He will also play a vital role in ensuring that members are treated openly and fairly, with dignity and respect.

While the DCN is primarily an internal support function for officers and personnel, membership is also available to anyone who supports the strategic objective of the DCN – they may be retired from the force, or be a member of the staff of the DCN. ” a partner agency, charity or community group that supports people with disabilities or cares for a person with a disability.

DCN President Insp Gary Chapman, who works in the Contact and Control Room said: “I am extremely proud to lead the new DCN. We are determined to act as a credible presence for officers and staff in relation to disability and care issues and to act as an advisory and advisory body.

“Collectively, we want to overcome all obstacles so that policing in Suffolk is an attractive and inclusive profession where diverse talents are encouraged and supported. “

For more details on how to join, please email: [email protected]

Disability History Month 2021 runs from November 18 to December 18, so watch the slider for future articles in the coming weeks.

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