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Response and recovery

Civil emergencies

Response and recovery arrangements should follow a common set of underlying principles but be flexible and able to be tailored to reflect individual circumstances. This common framework contributes to a cohesive multi-agency response and good shared situational awareness. Response and recovery objectives The response to and recovery from any emergency or major incident needs to […]

Planning

Civil emergencies

Civil emergencies response is based on consequence management.The capability and capacity to respond is based on the anticipated requirements identified through a robust planning process with partners. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) places a duty on Category 1 responders to work together to plan and prepare for civil emergencies. Planning is necessary to understand […]

Command, control and coordination

Civil emergencies

In the event of an emergency or major incident, it is necessary to establish a dedicated command structure. The civil contingencies command and control structure is based on strategic, tactical and operational commands. The principles of command and control are scalable and can be applied across different levels from national to local and in a […]

Legislation

Civil emergencies

Forces require robust and flexible emergency planning and interoperability arrangements to meet legislative requirements. This page looks at the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) and relevant Statutory Instruments. Civil Contingencies Act 2004 The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) and associated guidance deliver a single framework for civil protection in the UK. The CCA is separated […]

Mobilisation

Civil emergencies

Mobilisation is the process that supports mutual aid. Mobilisation may occur in response to spontaneous or pre-planned events and it is based on a tiered response. A force which requests mutual aid is referred to as the host force and a force which supplies mutual aid is referred to as the donor force. See also […]

Supporting material

Civil emergencies

Checklists Checklist 1 – police role in major incidents The police role in major incidents is to: save life and prevent further loss of life in conjunction with the other emergency services prevent escalation of the incident coordinate the response phase of the incident (some exceptions apply) coordinate and communicate between the emergency services, local authorities […]

Reference material

Civil emergencies

Civil emergencies APP contains references to the following: Air Accidents Investigation Branch website The Bellwin Scheme of Emergency Financial Assistance to Local Authorities Cabinet Office (2004) The Lead Government Department and its role – Guidance and Best Practice Cabinet Office (2006) Expecting the unexpected: business continuity in an uncertain world Cabinet Office (2011) List of […]

Civil contingencies

Civil emergencies

Civil emergencies require a professional, structured and coordinated response from all the emergency services. Police, fire and ambulance services need interoperable arrangements to manage major or complex incidents successfully and to meet legislative requirements. This guidance covers police contingency planning and response to civil emergencies, regardless of the cause. It focuses on interoperability between agencies […]

DVI roles and responsibilities

Civil emergencies

Senior identification manager The senior identification manager (SIM) is a senior police investigator and leader responsible for managing all aspects of the identification process. The strategic commander appoints the SIM where there are fatalities or there is an expectation of fatalities. See SIM Initial Actions. Senior investigating officer An emergency or major incident may require […]

Civil emergencies

Civil contingencies and disaster victim identification.

Last modified: July 2021