The NPCC and College of Policing jointly published the first iteration of the Plan on the 24th May 2022 to address race disparities affecting Black people and change a legacy of distrust. The public Plan Feedback survey was launched the same day and will enable anyone with expertise or an interest in the Plan to share their views and shape the final Plan.
Take a look at the 'Plan on a Page', for a one-page high level summary of the Plan.
Read the Plan to find out more about the Commitments, Outcomes and Workstreams.
We want anyone with expertise or an interest in the Plan, whether as an individual or an organisation to help us shape the final Plan.
The legitimacy and effectiveness of UK policing is built on relationships between the police and the public but there are long-standing challenges in our relationship with Black people. Levels of trust and confidence are significantly lower among some Black people and racial disparities exist that we cannot fully explain. This requires a significant and specific response to address the issues Black people face.
The British principle of policing by consent is built on the collective trust of society. With that trust comes cooperation, dialogue and crucial sharing of information that is essential for us to tackle crime. Trust is far too low among Black people, and we are less effective because of it. That is no longer sustainable. Building trust with Black people will mean better policing for all.
The relationship between policing and Black communities has been damaged. The overt racism many of the Windrush generation experienced included policing. From the Scarman report, following the 1981 riots across England’s major cities, through to the 2021 IOPC Operation Hotton report shows the reality that racism still exists in policing.
We want to know what you think
Please tell us your views by taking the Police Race Action Plan survey.