P9 Statutory and Non Statutory

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P9, M5 Statutory public services are created and maintained by the law. They are funded by the government which means they receive their money from the public’s taxes. They have the duty to serve and protect. Non-statutory public services are not created by law. They rely on charitable donations or funding such as lottery funding and are run by volunteers. They also work alongside the emergency services. All public services are there to service every citizen. Members of the public services have the job to serve the public; meaning they should treat everybody with fairness, equality and impartiality. These two types of agencies consist of the Police Service, the Fire Service, the Ambulance and Paramedic Service, the Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Coast Guard. Statutory public services Examples of the statutory public services are the Fire Service, the Police and the Ambulance Service. Each of these have many roles and responsibilities, some different when compared against each other. The Fire Service prevent fires; keep fires under control; quarantine hazardous areas, protect the lives of civilians; protect the environment and preserve evidence at the scene of arson. Today, the Fire Service The Ambulance Service saves lives; provides medical treatment and stabilisation at the scene and provides support to those involved with the casualty/patient. The Police Service keeps the Queen’s peace; firmly upholds the law; protects, reassures and helps the community; brings justice to those who break the law and acts with reasonable and fair

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