Achieving Level 3 of Equality Standard: Cheshire FRS is one of the first fire and rescue services in the country to attain level 3 of the equality standard for local government. A self assessment report highlighting the need to connect with the Polish community was instrumental in achieving the Standard.(Cheshire Focus)(Fire and rescure service)(Report)


CHESHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE IS celebrating after achieving Level 3 of the Equality Standard for Local Government--one of the first authorities in the country to do so through an independent assessment.

Following an intensive review, the external assessor praised the service for its progress in embedding equality and diversity across the organisation.

To achieve the Standard an in-depth self-assessment report had to be prepared and submitted and this was then checked by the external validator who also spent two days interviewing staff from across the service as well as some key partners.

The report concluded: 'The three elements of the assessment: the self assessment document, the supporting evidence and the interviews provided a consistent view of CFRS's achievements . …

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