Standard Data Requirement for the Person Centred Framework

Since NFCC’s launch of the Person Centred Framework, we have been encouraged by the adoption of the standards and methodologies documented within the framework by FRSs across the United Kingdom.

We’ve talked a lot about developing a standardised data collection system to support Home Fire Safety Visits (HFSVs), so we’re delighted to endorse the launch of the Standard Data Requirement for the Person Centred Framework.

We’d like to thank all FRSs who have contributed to the development of this part of the framework, which is intended as best practice guidance, giving each service something to work towards. Standardised data collection and monitoring practices will improve data collection systems and ensure that the data being collected is comparable across the country.

This launch is just part of a bigger data and digital ambition to encourage and support FRSs to improve data quality, encourage standardisation and develop standardised terminology. This includes, but is not limited to, encouraging electronic data collection and finding ways to improve data completeness and accuracy.

Ultimately the shift from property to person centred data recording systems, and increased multi-agency working, will greatly assist in addressing fire risk, how to quantify it and what actions need to be taken as part of HFSVs to complement local approaches.

As always, your feedback is encouraged and will help inform further future developments to the framework and the data requirement, and we’d welcome your thoughts via the feedback form below.

Neil Odin, NFCC Prevention Committee Chair and NFCC Prevention Programme Executive
Andy Hopkinson, NFCC Data and Digital Programme Executive