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The aim of Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is: “To establish and maintain effective multi-agency arrangements to respond to major incidents and emergencies, to minimise the impact of those incidents on the public, property and environment of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and to satisfy fully the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.”
The LRF’s chief officer group is responsible for overseeing the co-ordination of emergency planning within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The group meets regularly, is led by Nottinghamshire Police, and consists of senior managers from the principal emergency planning and response organisations.
The role of the LRF includes:
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 – and its regulations – places requirements on organisations which have a role in most emergencies.
These are known as category one responders, and include the emergency services, local authorities, the NHS, and some government agencies. Their responsibilities include:
The requirements to co-operate and share information are also given to organisations known as category two responders. These include operators of water, electricity, gas, telecommunications and transport infrastructure, and some other government agencies.
There is a third group that category one responders must bear in mind when carrying out their duties. These are generally voluntary agencies.
All of these organisations have an important role in ensuring the UK’s resilience.
Each area of the country has a multi-agency partnership called a Local Resilience Forum (LRF), which carries out this work. These are based on police-force boundaries.
Organisations meet through the LRF to build resilience to emergencies. This includes:
Each organisation remains responsible for fulfilling its own duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, but it is the LRF that provides the structure within which they co-operate.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a legal duty on those responding to an emergency to undertake risk assessments, and to maintain them in a community risk register (opens as PDF).
The main purpose of the community risk register is to inform communities about potential hazards, and the relative likelihood and impact of such events.
It is also used by emergency planners to prioritise their planning, ensuring it is proportionate to the risk. The community risk register does not cover all eventualities, nor does it suggest that a particular scenario will occur.
Should you require the Community Risk Register in hard copy, large print, Braille or other languages, please contact the LRF secretary.
Many other organisations, including voluntary agencies and the military, also support the work of the Local Resilience Forum.
If you have any queries about the work of the Local Resilience Forum, please contact:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0115 876 2981
We take privacy seriously, further details on how personal data is used within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum can be found in the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF)