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The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is a United Kingdom Act of
parliament which concerns how local authorities must act before,
during and after an emergency event. In regard to emergency
planning, its main requirement is that Local Authorities make plans
to allow them to prepare, respond and recover from an
To read more about theCivil
Contingencies Act click here
Under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) every part of the
United Kingdom was required to establish a Local Resilience Forum
(LRF) – a multi-agency group covering a policing area, which share
information and resources and respond together to any incident.
Visit the Cabinet
Office to find out more
Cheshire Resilience is the Local Resilience Forum set up to
prepare, respond and recover from emergency events in
Cheshire, Halton and Warrington.
An emergency is defined in Part 1 of the Civil Contingencies Act
An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human
welfare in a place in the UK, the environment of a place in the UK,
or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security
of the UK.
To read more about different types of major incidents, visit:
page on emergencies.
Click here for the
advice on this site about what to do in an emergency
You can check on the MET office and the
Environment office website
For more guidance and information about emergency planning,
government’s website on preparing for emergencies.