Equality and diversity

To fulfil its Public Sector Equality Duty as a listed public authority under the Equality Act 2010, ICIBI will prepare and publish its equality objectives at least every four years.

ICIBI equality objectives

In carrying out its statutory functions, as set out in the UK Borders Act 2007, ICIBI has three equality objectives:

  • to monitor and report on compliance with the Equality Act 2010 by the Secretary of State, their officials and others exercising functions relating to immigration, asylum, nationality or customs on their behalf, including reliance on paragraph 17 of Schedule 3 of the Equality Act 2010 (exception for immigration functions)

  • to ensure that its policies, processes, and practices are fair and transparent and comply with the Equality Act 2010

  • to promote equality, diversity and inclusion through its inspections and within the inspectorate

Through these objectives ICIBI seeks to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups
  • foster good relations between people from different groups

ICIBI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

ICIBI is committed to promoting the letter and spirit of the Equality Act 2010 by embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in everything it does.

The immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions performed by and on behalf of the Home Secretary involve and affect a wide range of other bodies, and touch everyone living in or seeking to visit the UK.

In order to inform individual inspections and the overall inspection programme, ICIBI will reach out through its website, and directly where possible, to capture relevant evidence and to try to understand and reflect the widest range of perspectives, interests and concerns.

Within the inspectorate, the EDI Staff Group will help the Independent Chief Inspector to ensure that policies, processes and practices, and inspection plans, take full account of ICIBI’s Equality Objectives and EDI Statement, and that these are updated as necessary.

ICIBI’s Equality Objectives and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement should be read in conjunction with its ‘Statement of Purpose’, ‘Vision’, ‘Values’ and ‘Expectations’.