By law, category one responders have duties to plan and prepare for emergencies. In Staffordshire, this is done through the largest public sector partnership called the Staffordshire Resilience Forum (SRF).
The partnership approach promotes greater economy and efficiency, achieving positive outcomes through sharing existing resources, capabilities and knowledge for the benefit of Staffordshire’s communities.
All partners of the SRF contribute to the funding of the CCU. The CCU is accountable to the SRF through the CCU Strategic Leaders’ Meeting who represent the Unit’s stakeholders.
The corner stone of the SRF partnerships preparations for an emergency are its multi-agency plans. These are known as Staffordshire Prepared Plans and they are stored, maintained and exercised by the CCU on behalf of the SRF partnership.
All SRF members have a legal duty to appropriately warn and inform their partner’s organisations and the communities of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.