Public Sector Equality Duty Objectives
In line with the Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duty our equality objectives are summarised below. Our objectives are taken from our Inclusivity Strategy and Action Plan 2012-2015.
- To continue to self assess against the Fire and Rescue Service Equality Framework and report on progress through the publication of an annual equality report.
- To increase the diversity of our workforce and volunteers.
- To ensure that Equality and Diversity issues are considered in the procurement of goods and services.
- To ensure that we map our local communities and take account of the diverse needs of those communities / vulnerable people in planning and delivering our services.
- To monitor and take appropriate action on levels of community satisfaction and perceptions identified through surveys and consultation.
- To consider the potential impact of our policies and services in line with the Equality Act 2010, with regard to the protected characteristics of our staff and service users, through our Equality Impact Assessment process
Fire and Rescue Service Equality Framework (FRSEF)
The FRSEF was launched in 2009 and replaced the Equality Standard for Local Government (ESLG). GMFRS are currently working towards excellence under the Framework.
Public Sector Equality Duty - Specific Duties
Under the Public Sector Equality Duty we are required to publish data annually on equality in the workforce. Information on our 'Workforce Profile' and the 'Diverse Communities' we serve can be found by clicking on the links below.
- The information listed on the 'Workforce Profile' has been taken from data supplied voluntarily by all the staff and covers gender, ethnicity and disability.
- Information on our 'Diverse Communities' is taken from the most up-to-date information available and is updated as and when new data is available.