Lincolnshire Police Dyslexia Assessors – National Recognition
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Over 1000 submissions were made for these awards and Lincolnshire Police featured as one of eight teams shortlisted, with extremely tough competition from some very large organisations such as HSBC.
Our in-house Dyslexia Assessment Team have supported over 90 Officers and Staff in force since they were trained 12 months ago, providing comprehensive reports on workplace adjustment recommendations, 365 accessibility features and discussions with Line Managers to implement supportive changes. They have also supported the wider force to make training inputs more accessible and raising awareness around these 365 features that can help all of us all with efficiencies and planning of work. In addition, there is fast-tracked screening and support for those undergoing promotion exams and board processes to ensure they have the best possible chances of success.
The team is made up of Officers and Staff led by Hayley Measures in the EDI Team and 14 assessors across the force.
Zara McArdle, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, praised all of our assessors, saying “I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our assessors, who volunteer to support their colleagues and have made a real impact for their peers and the wider force. Each assessment takes a lot of time and concentration, and they juggle their commitments to ensure they manage to support everyone who applies. You are a real credit to the force, and I sincerely appreciate all you have done and are doing.”
We proactively offer all staff the opportunity to self-refer as well as join our well-supported Neurodiversity Network as a member or an ally. As a member of Neurodiversity in Business, we also offer access to a whole host of resources via our Neurodiversity Hub.