We are excited to inform we have started our first piece of research.

 The focus of this research is the knowledge, understanding, acceptance and existing sexual and/or gender identity inclusive culture of Fire and Rescue Services (FRS's).

 The research will be undertaken in both qualitative participatory and quantitative forms and supported by the appropriate ethical research requirements; the data  collected will be confidential and the findings published in the report will be generic and anonymous. However if individual services wish to know more about the  outcomes relating directly to their own organisation, we will be happy to provide this information confidentially.

 This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a collective understanding of the position of all FRSs across the UK with the intention of producing a report which will allow  good practice and learning to be shared across the sector. We feel that during these times of austerity and the drive to ensure more efficient ways of working, it is  more important than ever that FRS’s lead the inclusion agenda in society. 

 The research will be undertaken between the 09th November and 07th December 2015, with the report published early in the New Year.

In this section we link to research which has been undertaken to support continuous improvement across organisations working towards the overall aim of a fully inclusive workplace. If you have an idea for future research which you think could support improvement, please contact us - our details are in the contact us section on the website.