How Do We Know What To Plan For?
Each year the Government publish an annually reviewed National Risk Register. This details the Government’s current assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different civil emergency risks (including naturally and accidentally occurring hazards and malicious threats) that may directly affect the UK. It also provides information on how the UK and emergency services prepare for these emergencies.
Get more information on the National Risk Register
Community Risk Register
The West Mercia Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is required under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to assess local risks to our communities and present this information within a Community Risk Register which we must publish for the information of residents, visitors and businesses.
The West Mercia LRF Community Risk Register is a strategic level document. Its purpose is to assess the risks within the local resilience area so that the LRF can prepare, validate and exercise contingency plans. It allows the LRF to focus multi agency work on a rational basis of priority and need.
The Community Risk Register assists with identifying emerging issues and those where the risk or threat is increasing or decreasing. It can also assist in identifying gaps in capability, and inform the planning process in respect of the scale of response that may be required.
Read the Community Risk Register