Arson Control Forum (ACF)

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The aim of the Arson Control Forum is to achieve a sustained reduction in the number of deliberate fires and related deaths, injuries and property damage. Organisations attending the Forum include:

  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • Chief Fire Officers Association
  • Association of Chief Police Officers
  • The Crown Prosecution Service
  • The Police Superintendents Association
  • Police Federation of England and Wales
  • Communities and Local Govt
  • Home Office
  • Forensic Science Services

As you will know Arson is the no.1 cause of fire in the UK. It has a terrible affect on people’s lives. As well as a number of lives being lost in tragic circumstances, communities can be significantly affected as homes, schools, workplaces, open spaces, in fact every aspect on society can and has been blighted at various times in recent years. Deliberate fire setting also has implications for the environment and our heritage and can affect the quality of people’s lives on a day to day basis.

The new Arson Control Forum website undertakes a range of functions. Primarily it is a source of information to both the public and all agencies involved in arson reduction. This will be done through having public and private areas on the site. It provides examples of good practice from across the country, hosts Government research into Arson and provides information and updates from the Forum.

In addition the website will act as a means of posting and answering questions, and acts as a virtual community to anyone who is interested in arson reduction. Links to partner organisations, other useful websites and sources of data are also available. You can view the website at: