June 08, 2023 | Police/Staff Recruitment and Promotion
What is your process or procedure for vetting of transgender people? Please provide documentation setting out the process/procedure.
Do you have a separate and/or confidential vetting process or procedure available for transgender people?
Do you require a person's gender history to be disclosed as part of vetting?
Is the Protected Characteristic of sex (registered at birth) recorded and maintained for all officers and staff on their vetting file?
Is the Protected Characteristic of sex (registered at birth) recorded and maintained for all officers and staff on their employment file?
When you request a reference for a person who you know to be transgender, will you make the request using only the prospective colleague’s name and gender since transitioning, or will you also provide previous names and gender(s) that are known to you?
Where a reference request is received (from another force or employer) for an existing colleague who has transitioned their gender, will you provide their full gender and name history to the prospective employer?
Name and gender records are held on the Police Elimination Database (PED) with the content of these fields being that which was originally detailed by the person when they gave the DNA sample unless subsequently amended. Do you have a process for amending the details on the PED so that the name and gender records of an employee who transitions during your employment can be changed? Please provide documentation setting out the process.