As of 1st October 2023, we will no longer be issuing any fire retardant interventions as part of our Safe & Well offer. This decision was made following a review, where concerns were raised that issuing these interventions was reinforcing unsafe behaviours. In addition, evidence was found that these interventions were not always being used properly, leading to an increased risk over time.
If you are an organisation who has a partnership with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services, you will have access to our Secure Referral Portal and will need to use this to submit your referral.
By completing the questions on our portal, this allows us to risk filter the case more effectively in our system and have the right level of officer deal with the case straight away.