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Cost of diversity training

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Our Ref: Our Ref: NY8284 - Date: 16.03.2023

Our Ref: NY8284

Date: 16.03.2023


I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) 20 February 2023.

I note you seek access to the following information:  

I understand that the police and fire service leaders are having to do compulsory diversity training. The course is run by an external agency. As a tax payer how much has this cost.

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Provider details for DEI training:

  • Pearlcatchers

Contract price and duration:

  • £211,500.00 + VAT. Contract commenced 13.06.22 and was provisionally for 12 months, which is now due renewal. The programme is due to run until December 2023, which is included in this cost

The DEI content overview:

  • Leaders module 1 learning outcomes:
  • Welcome and Icebreaker Discussion
  • The 7Cs of Inclusive Leadership
  • Discrimination / Inclusion Continuum
  • Exploring Microaggressions and their impact
  • The Neuroscience behind Bias, Attitudes and Behaviours
  • Exploring and Disproving our own Stereotypes and Bias
  • Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
  • Positively dealing with Bias and Microaggressions
  • Learning Review and Next Steps
  • Leaders module 2 learning outcomes:
  • Continuation of the above along with covering the remaining 7C’s of Inclusive Leadership
  • 1498 delegates have attended training to date (across both modules) – training is ongoing

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Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.

If you have any queries concerning this request, please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Tina James-McGrath

Tina James-McGrath

Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire