Diversity and Inclusion Objectives

In line with recommendations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission our objectives are an integral part of the business plan.  The majority of our key Diversity and Inclusion activity is delivered through the Equality Action Plan, and scrutinised by a Diversity and Inclusion Board made up of staff members from different areas of the organisation.

Workforce Information

We are passionate about our workforce. Recording and publishing information about the diversity of our employees helps us ensure no-one is experiencing disproportionate disadvantage in accordance with the general equality duty.  A report on workforce diversity is provided to the Authority’s Human Resources Committee at least once a year. This latest report is for 2019/2020.

Engaging with Communities

Engagement with the community and our employees is a continuous process and evidence/data is used to tailor the services we provide and employment practices we introduce.  WYFRS’s priorities are our most vulnerable communities who are at risk from fire, fire related injuries and road traffic incidents.

Each District’s Risk Reduction Plan describes the partnerships and initiatives designed to reach those most at risk, strengthen links with local communities and make the most vulnerable groups safer.  Examples of outcomes achieved for the community and employees can be found in our case studies.

In addition to on-going consultation with all our employees we have worked with a wide range of local communities including new parents; people with dementia and their carers; various religious groups, people with learning difficulties; gypsy and travellers; and young people.

If you require further information please contact Diversity and Inclusion by emailing: diversity.inclusion@westyorksfire.gov.uk

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