Workforce Race Equality Standard 2020

Published: 1 October 2020 Page last updated: 12 May 2022

We are pleased to publish our Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report for 2020.

This is our fourth year of reporting on the experiences of BME staff to ensure equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace.

We still have lots of work to do in other areas such as ensuring BME representation at senior levels and reducing the gap in bullying and harassment. We will be developing a robust action plan with the Race Equality Network and other colleagues to raise and accelerate our ambition in achieving a fair and inclusive workplace.

Kirsty Shaw - Chief Operating Officer and Race Equality Network Sponsor:

“At CQC we are highly committed to improving the experiences of our Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues and having an inclusive environment for all. We welcome this year’s WRES report to help us gain an understanding of areas we have made developments and where we need to prioritise. We have implemented a range of initiatives to progress the race equality agenda and our newly formed Action for Race Equality Group will support us in accelerating our ambitions. We will continue to work with the Race Equality Network and wider colleagues across the organisation to make the improvements we want to see.”

Peter Wyman - CQC Chair

“The CQC board welcomes the publication of this year’s WRES report. We know from our data that we have made some improvements but we also know we still have lots more work to do. We are committed to playing an active role in a supporting and developing the diverse and rich talents of our colleagues, ensuring CQC becomes an exemplar organisation and an inclusive place for all.”