Westminster Social Policy Forum

Improving blue light services - integration, regulation and innovation

May 2018


This seminar focused on the next steps for improving blue light emergency services, looking at developments in integration, regulation and innovation.


Delegates considered the potential impact of the Policing and Crime Act (2017), which includes paving the way for PCCs to take over fire and rescue services in areas where a local case is made - as well as the practical challenges for implementing the Act’s new duty for police, fire and ambulance services to work together more closely.


Attendees also assessed future priorities for regulation as HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS), formerly HMIC, extended its new remit to cover fire and rescue services.


Further sessions focused on the future for co-location of estates and coordinated procurement, as well as key issues around operational integration and the practicalities of utilising shared emergency services headquarters. The seminar also took place ahead of the rollout of the Emergency Services Network, and followed the reports from the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee which raised concerns over ensuring that the network is fully operational by 2020.



Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Social Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates