Having recruited BAME candidates into our services, one of the greatest challenges that we face as organisations, in particular disciplined uniformed organisations, is that of retention . There’s been much research around the retention rates, that differ across all uniformed and military organisations, that demonstrate that there is much room for improvement. In our research, a common issue that arises is that of the disproportionality all discipline procedures start brackets and potentially dismissals and brackets between BAME staff and white staff.