About the South Wales Local Resilience Forum
South Wales Local Resilience Forum (SWLRF) was established as a
requirement of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and provides the
principle mechanism for multi-agency co-operation at the local
level, bringing together all the organisations who have a duty to
co-operate under the Civil Contingencies Act, along with others who
would be involved in the response to any major emergency.
Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, we have a legal duty to
identify potential risks to local communities in the South Wales
Police area. The risks identified fall broadly into the categories
of natural events, human diseases, animal diseases, major accidents
and malicious attacks such as metal or cable theft. This is called
a Community Risk Register.
The Community Risk Register helps emergency planners from
different organisations to work together to prioritise, plan and
respond to these risks should they occur.
If a risk is included in the Community Risk Register, it
does not mean it will happen.
It means we know it is a possibility, and we have made
arrangements to reduce its impact on the community and
The Community Risk Register only covers generic non-malicious
events such as natural, health-related or industrial hazards,
rather than threats such as terrorist incidents.
It is important that emergency planners from different
organisations are prepared for emergencies, but it is also
important that YOU are prepared.