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Recommendation 18

Values and Culture in Fire and Rescue Services

Recommendation 18: 

By 1 August 2023, chief fire officers should provide assurances to HMICFRS that all parties are supported in relation to ongoing investigations.​

RBFRS action: Various routes of support are available to all staff – EAP advice and guidance line, the opportunity to raise issues through the anonymous reporting platform as appropriate, line manager support, chaplains, Blue Light Champions and a named HR adviser is provided as a point of contact in all formal processes, both for the complainant and those under discipline investigation.  Complainants and individuals subject to discipline are also provided a nominated welfare officer.   

Action: Complete