Emergency services sector update - September 2018

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Welcome to RSM’s latest emergency services sector briefing which provides a useful source of insight into recent developments and publications affecting the sector.

We look at Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC), Sir Thomas Winsor’s overview of the findings of inspections conducted over the last year, delve into the planned programme of inspections for 2018/19 and consider development of the fire and rescue service inspection framework. We also draw attention to some of the key statistics published across the sector including, data on crime outcomes and fire and rescue incidents. In addition, we shed light on the Home Office’s proposal to allow police and crime commissioners to sit and vote on combined fire and rescue authorities, following its consultation exercise.

Along with our summary of key publications, we consider collaboration assurance. We set out our approach to the development of a collaboration assurance framework (CAF), which involves creating an explicit reporting tool known as the collaboration assurance statement (CAS). We also provide an example of how 4questionnaires and 4action modules from RSM’s proprietary Governance, Risk, Compliance software, Insight4GRC (www.insight4GRC.com) could be of benefit to your organisation.

We hope you find this update a useful source of insight. As ever, if you have any queries, or have any suggestions for topics for future editions, please get in touch and we will be delighted to help.

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