In May 2013 Merseyside Police was first awarded the NAVAJO Charter Mark and we proudly retained the Chartermark upon re-assessment in May 2016.

What is the Navajo Merseyside & Cheshire LGBTI Charter Mark?

Navajo is an equality mark supported by LGBTI Community networks across Merseyside. It is a signifier of good practice, commitment and knowledge of the specific needs, issues and barriers facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTI) people in Merseyside.

The application process was designed to assess organisations in terms of LGBTI friendliness and the application included five distinct elements:-

  • Practices and Policies
  • Training
  • Staff Recruitment & Engagement
  • Monitoring
  • Service Users and LGBT Engagement

Achieving the Charter Mark means that Merseyside Police has demonstrated that it:-

  • Promotes best practice in engaging with the LGBT+ community.
  • Recognises and is addressing the difficulties that our organisation may face in addressing the needs of the LGBT+ community.
  • Raise awareness among staff with regard to the particular issues that affect LGBT+ people in accessing our services.
  • Raises awareness of the particular issues in addressing the needs of our LGBT+ employees through good management practice (i.e. complaint processes, harassment policies, etc.)
  • Identifies innovative new ways of working to meet the needs of LGBT+ people;
  • Be fully aware of all legislative frameworks which impact on service delivery.

Navajo Mission Statement

Navajo promotes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGB&T) inclusive services to support the needs of all members of the LGB&T community.