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Multi agency working- The Local Resilience Forum

Many organisations have a role to play in responding to a major emergency and the effectiveness of the response is dependant on the ability of these agencies to work together in a combined, coordinated manner which is best developed through training exercising, and effective communication.

The Act aims to formalise multi-agency working at a local level requiring appropriate organisations to participate in Local Resilience Forums (LRF). LRF membership is currently based around Police areas; therefore Bridgend County Borough Council is part of the South Wales LRF along with the surrounding councils for Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

Each LRF group is made up of representatives from Category One (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Local Authority, Natural Resources Wales, Coast Guard, NHS bodies) and Category Two (utility companies, Highways Agency and transport providers) responder organisations. Category two responders are requested to attend relevant meetings if their expertise/opinions are required, though they may attend any meeting they choose if they feel it appropriate. Representatives from voluntary sector organisations, such as the RVS and British Red Cross can also participate.

There are LRF sub groups which focus on particular issues that require a multi-agency approach; they include Communications, Flooding, Training and Exercising and Fatalities.

For more information on any of the issue covered in these pages, contact the Emergency Planning Team on (01656) 643300.

Last Updated: 28/03/2014
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