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Our Core Code of Ethics

Everything we do is guided by the Core Code of Ethics for Fire and Rescue Services in England, which has been jointly developed by the National Fire Chiefs Council, the Local Government Association and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. 

The Core Code of Ethics complements the Service's four existing values; we are open to change; we are professional in all we do; we value and respect others and we are One Team working together.

By incorporating the Code in our guiding set of values, we are committed to championing ethical behaviours that help to improve organisational culture and workforce diversity, ensuring that communities are supported in the best way. 

The five ethical principles are:

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Putting our communities first

We put the interest of the public, the community and service users first.

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We act with integrity including being open, honest and consistent in everything we do.

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Dignity and respect

Making decisions objectively based on evidence, without discrimination or bias.

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We are all positive role models, always demonstrating flexibility and resilient leadership. We are all accountable for everything we do and challenge all behaviour that falls short of the highest standards.

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Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)

We continually recognise and promote the value of EDI both within the FRSs and the wider communities in which we serve. We stand against all forms of discrimination, create equal opportunities, promote equality, foster good relations, and celebrate difference.

You can read more about the Core Code of Ethics on the Local Government Association website. 

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