Aims and objectives

The general objective of LRFs is to make sure that the seven statutory duties stated in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) are achieved within a multi-agency environment. These are:

  • cooperation
  • information sharing
  • risk assessment
  • business continuity management
  • emergency planning
  • warning, informing and advising the public providing advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary organisations (local authority only)

The above principles run as a 'golden thread' in everything we do. However, in Wiltshire and Swindon we want to be more specific as to what this means to our LRF and put the seven statutory duties into a local context. Below outlines our local strategic aim as a collective:

Strategic Aim

'To plan an effective and efficient coordinated multi-agency response within Wiltshire and Swindon to an emergency or major incident'

In order to deliver the above aim, we have set ourselves a number of strategic intentions which enable us to meet the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

Strategic Intentions

  1. To develop a robust structure, enabling the Wiltshire & Swindon LRF to be responsive and able to fulfil its responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004
  2. To undertake a continual risk assessment process and maintain a Community Risk Register
  3. To support the development of plans and capabilities, based on risk, necessary to respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents. Organisations to provide support and resources where gaps are identified
  4. To support individual organisations in providing public information and advice on civil contingency issues in order to encourage the development of community resilience. This will include promoting and raising awareness of the LRF
  5. To engage in an ongoing programme of multi-agency training and exercising to ensure that plans and capabilities are fit for purpose
  6. To facilitate and promote cooperation, information sharing and good practice at a local, sub-national and national level
  7. To maintain a close relationship with DCLG RED team in order to consider the implications of new legislation, policy initiatives and decisions at a national level
  8. To develop and maintain relationships with the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Health Resilience Partnership (LHRP) to enhance local resilience

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