Community Engagement, Equality and Diversity (CEED)
Last updated: 15/04/2013
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Understanding and showing our commitment to Community
Engagement, Equality and Diversity is paramount to Cornwall Fire
and Rescue Service as we move along our improvement journey to be a
high performing, modern and inclusive organisation.
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, valuing
diversity and tackling social exclusion. We want to make sure that
equality and diversity is at the heart of everything we do.
We believe that strong communities are places where people feel
safe, where the environment is welcoming, where they feel able to
take action for the benefit of their community, where they feel
that their concerns are heard and responded to.
In short, this means a community where everybody matters.
Find out what we've been up in the community by viewing our page on
the latest CEED
Achieving the “Achieving” in Equality and
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is pleased to announce
that after a successful peer review earlier this year, they have
been assessed as “Achieving” against the Fire and Rescue Service
Equality Framework (FRS EF). CFRS is one of only 16 fire and rescue
services in the UK to be at the achieving level and aims to join
the four services that are at an “Excellent” level in 2015.
View the full Peer
report from the Local Government Association (LGA)
You can read more about what was involved in the assessment by
visiting the latest CEED news page - Background on the Equality and Diversity
Peer Review 2012.
What do we mean by equality?
Equality is about respect and not treating an individual or
group of people unfairly. It is about giving people an equality of
opportunity to access services and to fulfil their potential.
Equality is therefore based on the idea of fairness while
recognising everyone is different.
What do we mean by diversity?
Diversity is about all the ways in which people differ and about
recognising that differences are a natural part of society. No two
people are the same and this means that many different elements
make up our local community – something which should be celebrated.
Diversity is about treating people as individuals and making them
feel respected and valued.
Many myths exist about equality and diversity - it's not about
political correctness or about giving people unfair advantages, but
about respect for individuals and groups. Equality comes
about as a result of positive attitudes to diversity and the
needs of individuals, rather than from treating everyone the
Our Equality Impact Assessments
View Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's Equality Impact
National Equality and Diversity Strategy
National Fire and Rescue Service Equality and Diversity
Fire and Rescue Service Framework and Peer Challenge
Community Safety and Protection Case Studies
We undertake a range of activity within our communities and this
is celebrated in our case studies. Please take the time to visit
our case studies library for further
Educating children with elfs
Find out how Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service are helping to
educate children in the UK using the elfs (early learning fire safety) in the
Frequently asked questions about recruitment
and equality and diversity
Cornwall Council Equality and Diversity
All information on the Fire Service website can be made
available in alternative formats. Please contact us for
further information on 0300 1234 232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornwall Fire & Rescue