Local Resilience Forums and volunteer groups give evidence on UK's risk assessment
On 19 May, the Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning will hear from two panels of experts as it continues its inquiry into risk assessment and risk planning in the context of disruptive national hazards.
Possible questions include:
- Is the National Security Risk Assessment a useful document for LRFs and is it fit for purpose? How could it be improved?
- How do LRFs engage with the community, particularly vulnerable groups? What engagement do you have with volunteer forces?
- Is the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 fit for purpose? Do LRFs have adequate statutory footing and what do they make of the Government’s Integrated Review suggestion of creating a ‘Volunteer Cadre’ to support resilience?
- Do you have regular contact and established communication channels with central and local Government, both in ‘peace’ time and during an emergency?
- What, in your view, is your role in building UK resilience and responding to emergencies? What have you learnt from your experience responding to COVID-19?
You can follow the Committee on Twitter @LordsRiskCom