Corporate Diversity

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's equality and diversity journey started in the 1990s.  Today, equality within West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is about making 'At Risk' members of the diverse communities of West Yorkshire safer.  It's about delivering the 2011-2015 Service Plan.

Corporate Diversity provides expert advice and guidance to senior managers, Members and employees to:

  • ensure the Authority meets its statutory responsibilities and legal duties under the Equality Act 2010, particularly the Public Sector Equality Duty;
  • support the successful delivery of prevention, protection and response services to vulnerable individuals and families. Those most at risk from death, injury or harm from fires or other emergencies, because of their lifestyles, include: older people, younger people, people with mobility issues, people with mental ill health, drug or alcohol users and people living alone;
  • maintain 'Excellent' Level in the Fire and Rescue Service Equality Framework: the performance management tool used by West Yorkshire Fire and rescue Service to ensure we comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty. This focuses on 5 areas: leadership and promoting inclusion, accountability, effective service delivery and community engagement, employment and training, and evaluation and sharing good practice.

 

Meeting our Equality Duties

Find out how we comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and ensure our services are appropriate, accessible and meet community members' needs - particularly those who are most at risk from death, injury or harm from fires or other emergencies: Meeting Our Equality Duties 2011-2015 (PDF Document - Opens in a new window) (PDF Document - Opens in a new window) (pdf 929kb)

 

Equality Analysis

Under The Equality Act 2010, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service must publish information to demonstrate our compliance with the general and specific duty, including details of any equality analysis we carry out. Equality analysis is a way of identifying the potential impact - adverse or positive - that our policies, procedures or services may have on the communities we serve and members of staff.

For more information, contact the Corporate Diversity Department, email: equalityanddiversity@westyorksfire.gov.uk