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Person Centred Framework

The NFCC Prevention Programme are pleased to announce the launch of the Person Centred Framework (PCF) to underpin the work of virtual and face to face Home Fire Safety Visits.
The cornerstone of all Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) prevention work has been how services can prevent fire, fire fatalities and serious injuries in the home setting. This document sets out the background of the sector’s prevention work in the home and introduces the Person Centred Framework (PCF) for the Home Fire Safety Visit (HFSV). It aims to support FRSs to deliver a standardised and evidence-based approach to a person centred HFSV.
The PCF has been developed by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in consultation with UKFRS and with the support of the Home Office. The NFCC recognises the need for further collaboration with the sector and its partners to develop the PCF further. NFCC believes that at the core of FRS prevention work is the explicit aim to reduce fire risk; to do this the individual or community must be at the centre of all that we do. NFCC has endorsed a person-centred approach to prevention (2018) which encourages FRS to work in partnership with others to address the underlying causes of fire fatalities and injuries.
We would like to thank all those who have been involved in developing this work, particularly those in the NFCC Home Safety Committee.  The further development of this work has formed a project as part of the new Prevention Programme. As well as providing guidance on the core components and the theory of change and logic model, it also provides an overview of the key milestones for delivery. This work will continue to be updated on the UKFRS and NFCC website.
Neil Odin, NFCC Prevention Committee Chair and NFCC Prevention Programme Executive