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Supporting Ethnic Minority Police employees for Equality in Race
What SEMPER Scotland Means to Me

SEMPERscotland means different things to different people. Here’s a flavour of what some of our partner agencies said:

“As a partner organisation SEMPERscotland has proved an invaluable asset. Their drive, commitment and passion for an equal playing field have provided both expertise in organisational delivery as well as inspiration. Knowing that they are there as a resource for effective collaboration, has really boosts our confidence.”
The Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Association (SEMSA)

“SEMPERscotland means that our committed black and minority ethnic officers in Scotland can have the excellent support and network to ensure they can thrive and fulfil their duties to the best of their abilities, as well as reach their individual potential in the police force without hindrance of race or any discrimination.”
Migrants Right Scotland

“We have a good working relationship with and appreciate the work done by SEMPERscotland for our members.”
Scottish Police Federation

“As a national intermediary organisation that provides capacity building support to the ethnic minority voluntary sector, including SEMPERscotland, we are delighted to see the continued good work of the organisation as it not only officers invaluable support to ethnic minority police officers and staff, but also, support to Police Scotland in developing a more strategic approach to addressing race equality both within and outwith the Force.”
Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO Scotland)

“We believe in developing young leaders and SEMPERscotland has excelled in creating partnerships to reach out to young and fostering community relations. It will play an instrumental role in Police Scotland achieving its value-based policies.”
Active Life Youth Club

“As an organisation that works to protect the rights of minority ethnic communities, CRER is pleased to know that there is a body within Police Scotland helping to ensure that equality and fairness is entrenched in the Service’s procedures and policies.  By providing support internally to employees from a black minority ethnic background, and encouragement and reassurance to communities externally, SEMPERscotland’s contribution to the police service will be invaluable.”
Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)

“SEMPER promotes good relations between different groups of people within the Force and serves to protect BME staff against injustice and racism”.
Pakistani Society Information and Advice Centre

“The Black Leadership Network applauds the work that SEMPERscotland does, not only in providing mentoring and other support to black minority ethnic police officers and staff, but also in assisting with the development of a strategic anti-racist approach for Police Scotland.”
Black Leadership Network (BLN)

“The Gay Police Association has been working with our partners, SEMPERscotland from the very beginning. We have a joint Memorandum of Understanding and our objectives are the same, to assist and represent minorities within the police service and to work towards eliminating discrimination whatever form that may take.”
Gay Police Association (GPA) Scotland 

“We are indeed pleased and proud of the great role and difference SEMPERscotland has made to both our BME officers and the minority ethnic community in general.  It has given us confidence and a sense of belonging”
African Forum Scotland