Community Risk Register

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The United Kingdom Government publishes a National Risk Register, fulfilling a commitment made in the National Security Strategy.

We need to be ready and able to deal with potential emergencies and disruptive events; these can range from natural disasters like flooding or heavy snow to deliberate acts or attacks. Crises can happen suddenly (e.g. a chemical plant explosion) or develop gradually (e.g. a ‘flu epidemic or widespread industrial action).

Emergency planning should aim, where possible to prevent emergencies occurring, and if they do occur, good planning should reduce, control or mitigate the effects of the emergency.

The Government’s work is based on four main actions:

  • Risk assessment.
  • Preparation and planning.
  • Response.
  • Recovery.

Gwent Community Risk Register

Each Local Resilience Forum must publish their own Community Risk Register where they assess the likelihood of risks and hazards occurring in their area – in our case, the area covered by Gwent Police. The Gwent Local Resilience Forum analyses the risks which could affect Gwent and ensures that there are plans in place if an emergency did happen.

The risk assessments included in the register will only cover non-malicious events (i.e. hazards) rather than threats (i.e. terrorist incidents). This does not mean that we are not considering threats within our risk assessment work, but given the sensitivity of the information supporting these risk assessments and the potential for use by adversaries, specific details will not be made available via this website.

The Gwent Local Resilience Forum Community Risk Register can be downloaded to be viewed.