Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) are proud to serve one of the most diverse counties in England. Our aim is to embed positive practices that value all communities and staff by being effective, efficient, and responsive to their needs.
People Impact Assessments
We actively work to eliminate discrimination, harassment, and victimisation by having due consideration to the application of our policies and practices, through our People Impact Assessments.
This involves considering the impact on groups of people based on their protected characteristics and wider factors such as poverty, isolation, caring responsibility, homelessness, or any other disadvantage.
We recognise that policies are not enough to ensure dignity and respect for all, internally and externally.
The Service is committed to providing learning, development, and training to all staff to improve their knowledge and skills. As part of our sweep of mandatory training programmes, we have engrained the equality, diversity, and inclusion module.
We want to tackle any biases staff may have about people in work or in society. We have done this by developing our unconscious bias training that strengthens our talent management and promotional activity.
The term ‘Positive Action’ refers to steps taken to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and enhance undertaking of opportunities available communities.
It is designed to counteract the effects of stereotyping the kind of opportunities that should be available to society.
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