Home Office: Training

Home Office written question – answered on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department have undertaken unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

1.) Training on unconscious bias is primarily provided through the Unconscious Bias eLearning package on the Civil Service Learning site. The table below shows the number of individual Home Office staff that have undertaken this course in each of the last five financial years:

Table 1: Take up of Unconscious Bias eLearning

Period

Number of staff

1 April 15 to 31 Mar 16

1,893

1 April 16 to 31 Mar 17

2,862

1 April 17 to 31 Mar 18

5,179

1 April 18 to 31 Mar 19

7,925

1 April 19 to 31 Mar 20

15,306

2.) In addition to the Unconscious Bias eLearning package the subject of unconscious bias has been included in the Diversity & Inclusion eLearning package on the Civil Service Learning site from May 2019. The table below shows the number of Home Office staff that have undertaken this course from 1 May 2019 to 31 March 2020:

Table 2: Take up of Diversity & Inclusion eLearning

Period

Number of staff

1 May 19 to 31 Mar 20

14,460

3.) Civil Service Learning also provide a half day workshop on unconscious bias, aimed at Senior Civil Servants. A total of 23 Home Office Senior Civil Servants staff have attended this workshop as shown below:

Table 3: Take up of Unconscious Bias workshop

Period

Number of staff

1 April 18 to 31 Mar 19

2

1 April 19 to 31 Mar 20

21

4.) It should be noted that all figures include permanent Home Office Civil Servants only; contactors working on behalf of the Home Office are not included.

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