The NFCC’s Safeguarding Workstream has delivered a number of guidance documents and a self-assessment tool to enable services to assure and improve their capability in this area. We are grateful for all the feedback we received through the consultation, all of which has been considered. We have provided an explanation and rationale for the changes made in the table below.
The NFCC Prevention Programme is in the process of developing guidance to support services and more will follow over the coming months. It is recognised that currently limited national guidance is available but what is available now is to support services in their Prevention work, along with information about the Prevention Programme, can be found on … <a href="https://www.firestandards.org/standards/you-said-we-did/prevention-fire-standard/">Continued</a>
The CONSultation – now closed The Fire Standards Board commissioned the development of the Prevention Fire Standard through the National Fire Chiefs Council Prevention Committee. From this a working group was formed with representation from services across the country to support development work. It has also undergone a peer review process which included contact with … <a href="https://www.firestandards.org/standards/consultations/prevention-fire-standard/">Continued</a>
Consultation – Now closed A draft Safeguarding Fire Standard is now open for consultation. This has been developed with expert input from the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Safeguarding Committee and is underpinned by the NFCC Safeguarding Guidance for Children, Young People and Adults. How to participate For the purposes of this consultation, you are provided … <a href="https://www.firestandards.org/standards/consultations/safeguarding-fire-standard/">Continued</a>
The Fire Standards Board has announced the launch of its ninth professional Fire Standard; Safeguarding
The Safeguarding Fire Standard aims to ensure that fire and rescue services are doing all that they can to support safeguarding. Its desired outcome is that services work proactively to promote the safeguarding of those within their communities as well as employees and volunteers, reducing the risk of abuse, harm and neglect.
A further seven Fire Standards are currently in development by the Fire Standards Board. These include Safeguarding; Fire Investigation; Emergency Preparedness and Resilience; and Data, as well as three Leadership Fire Standards.
The Fire Standards Board (FSB) is delighted to announce the launch of its seventh professional Fire Standard – Prevention.