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COPFS welcomes Stonewall Scotland to discuss supporting LGBT staff

COPFS was pleased to welcome Stonewall Scotland and guests to the Scottish Prosecution College in Glasgow today.

The "Diversity Champions" seminar discussed the role that managers can play in supporting LGBT staff and fostering a diverse team. Our Equality Champion Ruth McQuaid opened the event, and spoke about the work done recently in COPFS to educate managers about how they can more effectively support LGBT staff.


Ruth said:

"I am delighted that Stonewall Scotland chose to host their Diversity Champions event with us.

"This is an ideal opportunity for a variety of different organisations to meet and share experiences on how best to support managers, be it through mentoring, workshops or other forms of training.

"Our actions over recent years highlight our continued commitment to being an equal opportunities employee, and we will make every effort to improve on this success in the future."

David Casey, Leader of the "Proud in COPFS" network, emphasised the importance of engaging with managers to discuss how best they can support LGBT staff.

He said:

"Managers play a pivotal role in ensuring that a person can come to work, be themselves and feel supported in the workplace. Events like this highlight the importance of fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce."

COPFS is currently number 30 in the Stonewall Top 100 UK Employers and earlier this year was named Top Public Sector Employer in Scotland by Stonewall. Our staff network Proud in COPFS is four years old tomorrow and has played a pivotal role in embedding LGBT equality within the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service