Cleveland Fire Brigade works in partnership with a whole host of organisations to make our communities safer places to live and work in.
We presently work with Local Authorities, the NHS, Cleveland Police, National Probation Service and many more to deliver educational and engagement programmes which aim to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, reduce health inequalities and which educate and inspire children and young people to achieve their potential.
Through our partnerships we also support the Health and Wellbeing Agenda, as well as the Stay Safe and Warm Campaign, Ageing Well, Welfare Reform and troubled families to name but a few areas of our work.
Our partnerships ensure our communities receive the best possible prevention, protection and response services.
NHS England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) in England work together to share information (where relevant, proportionate and necessary) to allow fire service personnel to undertake home safety assessments for those would most benefit from a visit.
The majority of fire deaths in the UK occur amongst the elderly population. However older people are most vulnerable to fire and a number of other risks. A home visit from the FRS is proven to make them safer and can reduce risk significantly.
In one area of the United Kingdom where this work has been piloted since 2007, there has been very significant reductions in fire deaths and injuries which has developed into a current trend well below the national average. So we know this work can save many lives.
The FRS and NHS will continue to work together in the future to ensure the visits undertaken by the FRS are effective in helping to make making people safe and well.
Cleveland Fire Brigade also sits on the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board. This is a statutory body underpinned by the Care Act 2014 which came into force on 1 April 2015. There is a longer history of shared practice in relation to safeguarding adults work across the four Tees Local Authority Boroughs, but the Board is now responsible for developing strategies to reduce risk and prevent harm, and to respond effectively when abuse and neglect occurs. Our vision is ensuring our safeguarding arrangements act to help and protect adults.
For further information please read the following documents:
- Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2014-15
Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2014-15 – Easy Read
If you would like to discuss the possibility of working in partnership with us, please contact on 01429 872311.