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Surrey's Local Resilience Forum

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 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. The LRF is also supported by Category 2 responders, such as Highways England 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.

List of Category 1 Responders

Emergency Services:

Local Authorities and County Councils:

Government Agencies:

Health Bodies:

List of Category 2 Responders

Transport Companies:

Utility Companies:

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Telephone

Health Bodies:

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
  • Warning and Informing Group
  • Risk Assessment Working Group
  • Adverse Weather Group
  • Training & Exercising Group
  • Telecommunications Group
  • Utilities Liaison Group
  • 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 for partners who are involved in preparing 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 & exercising courses on offer to partners.

Surrey Local Resilience Forum is also responsible for the writing of the Surrey Major Incident Protocol (SMIP). For more information on the Local Resilience Forum, please contact the Business Support Unit on:

Telephone: 0208 213 2800 / Email: (Please note that this inbox is not monitored out of hours)

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Files available to download

  • Surrey Major Incident Protocol (1.4 MB)
    Document which sets out the structure, arrangements and actions in place for response to a major incident in Surrey
  • SLRF Strategic Climate Change Guidance (831.9 KB)
    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.
  • SLRF Emergency Recovery Protocol (667.5 KB)
    Protocol for the recovery process to be followed in the aftermath of an emergency incident in Surrey
  • Community Risk Register 2018-2019 (490.4 KB)
    The Surrey Community Risk Register has been created to provide public information about the hazards that exist within the County and the control measures that are in place to mitigate their impact.