Equality and Diversity
Equality is about people and Diversity is about valuing – it’s that simple. At South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, we know embracing genuine equality and diversity is an ongoing journey.
Please read our Strategic Equality Plan for 2020-25, which introduces our strategic equality outcomes for the next five years.
The outcomes will be built into what we do, with every corporate action being related to one or more of them. This allows for us to accurately monitor improvements and increase our service to all of our communities.
Please Note: This is the FINAL DRAFT. Once the Coronavirus situation has passed, our Fire and Rescue Authority will be able to review and adopt it. After that has taken place, the FINAL VERSION will be uploaded (with changes, if any).
You can read our South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Equality Plan 2020-25 below:
If you want to have a look at how we did in 2020/21 in meeting our requirements under the Equality Act (2010) and the Wales Specific Duties, please read our Annual Equality Report 2020-2021
We are passionate about:
Certain groups are attacked, bullied, excluded from opportunities and denied access simply because they are seen as ‘less than’ due to their age, sex, disability, gender, accent, pigment, or who they love.
Equality Laws exist to address these real issues and, as a Service funded by the public, we work hard to not just comply with, but to also exceed, these legal requirements.
We recognise that the wide community we serve is rich and varied and we are dedicated to meeting different needs to the same high standard, as not everyone is the same. One of the very best ways for us to do this is to ensure the very best people, from our diverse community, are working for us.
From this page you can find links to:
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is a public body and it is vital that every person receives the very best from us.
Whether it is in our position as an employer or as a provider of services, Equality Laws (Equality Act 2010, Wales Specific Duties, etc) are in place to make sure we do just that.
From this page you can access: