What is the Local Resilience Forum?
Surrey's Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is a multi-agency partnership made up of representatives from local public services, including the Emergency Services, Local Authorities, NHS England and the Environment Agency, which are all Category One Responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The LRF is also supported by Category Two Responders, such as National Highways and utility companies.
The Surrey LRF brings together all agencies with a significant role to play in responding to and recovery from the effects of emergencies, and was formed to meet the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The LRF aims to plan and prepare for local incidents and large scale emergencies.
Category One Responders
- Surrey Police
- Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
- South East Coast Ambulance Service
- British Transport Police
Local authorities and county councils:
- Surrey County Council
- Elmbridge Borough Council
- Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
- Guildford Borough Council
- Mole Valley District Council
- Spelthorne Borough Council
- Surrey Heath Borough Council
- Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
- Runnymede Borough Council
- Tandridge District Council
- Waverley Borough Council
- Woking Borough Council
- NHS England South (South East)
- NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board
- NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board
- UK Health Security Agency
- UK Health Security Agency - GOV.UK
- Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
- Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Non-emergency patient transport services only for parts of Surrey)
Note: Surrey County Council also provide health services in relation to public health and adult social care
Category Two Responders
Other health partners:
- CSH Surrey
- First Community Health and Care
- Practice Plus Group
- HCRG Care Group - High quality community health and care services
- Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services
Plus: GP practices, dentists, pharmacists and opticians
- Ministry of Defence
- Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
- St John Ambulance
- British Red Cross
This work is supported by a network of sub-groups, each of which brings together multi-agency partners to deliver more detailed planning in areas. The current sub groups include:
- Community Resilience Group
- Welfare Group
- Command, Control, Coordination and Communication Group
- Risk Assessment Working Group
- Adverse Weather Group
- Training and Exercising Group
- Surrey Comms / Warning and Informing
- Local Authority Group
Other responsibilities of the forum
Each year the Surrey Local Resilience Forum publishes the Surrey Community Risk Register (PDF).
The Surrey Local Resilience Forum also delivers a programme of training and exercising for partners who are involved in preparing for and responding to incidents. Please contact the Surrey LRF Business Support Unit via the details below if you would like to enquire about any of the training and exercising courses on offer to partners.
Surrey Local Resilience Forum is also responsible for the writing of the Surrey Emergency Response Plan (SERP) and the Surrey Local Resilience Forum Recovery Protocol. For more information on the Local Resilience Forum or copies of these plans, please contact the Business Support Unit on:
Telephone: 0208 213 2800 / Email: email@example.com (Please note that this inbox is not monitored out of hours)
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Files available to download
Surrey's Local Resilience Forum - Strategic Climate Change Guidance (PDF)
This guidance document explores the projected risks identified by the Climate Change Risk Group, the likely impacts on Surrey, and how this relates to the Surrey Community Risk Register.
Surrey Community Risk Register 2023 to 2024 (PDF)
Surrey’s Community Risk Register provides information about hazards that exist within the County and details the measures in place to mitigate their impact.