The best employers are those that recognise the importance of offering a balance between careers that meet organisational needs while recognising and valuing the importance of families.

At Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service we believe that everyone, regardless of whether they are pregnant or on maternity leave, should be treated fairly and have access to opportunities like every other employee.

The Service has policies that are intended to reflect the needs of families, right from when people get married (including same sex marriage) or register civil partnerships, through to when they start being responsible for children.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to review its policies in line with legislation and the changing needs of its workforce.