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From April 2017 there will be a statutory duty on all three emergency services to collaborate, in order to improve efficiency. In order to meet the demands of this new statutory requirement, emergency services must overcome organisational barriers to integration.

On this Implement the Duty to Collaborate course delegates will gain the necessary tools and skills to help them collaborate to deliver a more cost-effective and efficient emergency service.

Delegates will identify and resolve the key challenges to integration, develop methods to overcome organisational boundaries and comply with the new duty to collaborate.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to Implement the new Duty to Collaborate
  • Overcome organisational boundaries to successful collaboration
  • Learn how to share information with other organisations
  • Consider the best model of integration for your organisation
  • Create an action plan to ensure the effective integration of emergency services
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Understand the Latest Legislation on Emergency Services Collaboration

  • Understand the Government position on emergency services collaboration
  • Examine the measures in the new Policing and Crime Act 2017:
    • the Duty to Collaborate on the three emergency services
    • governance provisions which enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to take responsibility for fire and rescue in their area, where a local case is made
  • Learn from different types of successful collaboration
  • Know where to find further information and share experiences
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Collaborating for Success

In this interactive session, delegates will identify in groups and with the trainer, organisational barriers and how they can resolve them to implement the Duty to Collaborate. 

  • Develop productive working relations with other senior members of staff
  • Identify and overcome the key organisational barriers to collaboration
  • Improve efficiency, through sharing services
  • Create an effective command structure between the different services
  • Reduce the overlap between services, by being more efficient with resources
12:00 - 13:00

Success Story – Emergency Service Joined-Up Working

  • Learn from best practice at how West Mercia Police and fire service share the same facilities
  • Facilitate greater information sharing between organisations
  • Train staff to carry out other emergency services duties
  • Deliver more cost-effective and efficient services to your local residents
  • Enhance communication between different services
  • Align resources to ensure effective integration
  • Determine the best model of integration for your organisation
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Implement the Duty to Collaborate through Successful Integration

In this session, delegates will work in groups, and with the trainer to create an action plan to successfully integrate emergency services to implement the Duty to Collaborate.

  • Learn how to share services and structures
  • Develop strategies to effectively implement integration
  • Learn from best practice examples of successful integration
  • Generate systems and processes to ensure effective collaboration
  • Fully prepare your staff for integration
  • Utilise your leadership skills to implement the new integration Duty
  • Create an action plan to successfully integrate services
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Victoria, London

One Drummond Gate, Pimlico,, London, SW1V 2QQ