The Local Resilience Forum
Cleveland Local Resilience Forum (CLRF) provides a structure to help agencies plan and prepare for major incidents and meet their statutory duties under law (the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005 and accompanying statutory guidance entitled Preparing for Emergencies).
- Is not a statutory body
- Operates on the boundary of Cleveland Police Force
- Comprises of a number of agencies details of which can be found under LRF membership
- Is Chaired by the Director of Community Protection at Cleveland Fire Brigade
- Has a secretariat provided by the Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit
- Establishes sub-groups as required to cover specific issues such as communications or flooding
Mission of the Cleveland LRF
The Forum exists to:
To have a robust and effective multi-agency planning and response framework that will deliver a coordinated, interoperable, accountable and professional preparedness and response capability to a major incident or emergency affecting the Cleveland LRF area.
LRF membership is made up from representatives of the following organisations and agencies.
Category 1 responders
- Local Authorities
- Ambulance Service
- NHS England Locality Teams
- Acute Hospital Trust
- Port Health Authority
- Environment Agency
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- Public Health England
Category 2 responders
- Electricity Distributors
- Gas Distributors
- Water & Sewerage Undertakers
- Telephone Service Providers (fixed and mobile)
- Railway Operators
- Airport Operators
- Highways Agency
- Health & Safety Executive
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
Whilst guidance recommends that meetings must be held at least every six months, the Cleveland LRF considered it both practical and reasonable to hold meetings three times a year, the timing of which has been carefully considered to enable appropriate deliberation of the latest risks and threats that Cleveland may face and allow partner agencies to meet this through planning, exercising and resource allocation.