Working with partners in an emergency

The response to most large scale emergencies involves more than one organisation.  It is important that multi agency partners work together to provide a coordinated and effective response to emergencies.

Gwent Local Resilience Forum

Based on the Gwent Police area, the Gwent Local Resilience Forum brings together all multi agency partners that have duties under Civil Contingencies Act 2004.  As a multi agency group we produce joint plans and procedures enabling us to respond to incidents seamless manner.  The training and exercising we do together reinforces our understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities.  You will find more information on the Gwent Prepared website.

Community Risk Register

The UK Government publishes the National Risk Register which assesses the hazards and risks that could affect the United Kingdom.

Locally, before we put plans and procedures in place, we also need to identify the potential risks that may affect the communities of Gwent and understand what their consequences might be.

The Gwent Community Risk Register is published to inform our communities of the range of emergencies that could occur and what is being done to address them.  The Community Risk Register can be downloaded and viewed in more detail.

Our partners

Listed below are links to our Gwent Local Resilience Forum partners, plus some other useful links providing further information on emergency planning in Wales and the UK:

  • Wales Resilience
  • UK Resilience

Emergency services:

  • Gwent Police
  • South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
  • Welsh Ambulance Services NHS
  • British Transport Police
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency

NHS in Gwent:

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Public Health Wales

Local authorities:

  • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Newport City Council
  • Torfaen County Borough Council

Other responders:

  • Welsh Government
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • The Met Office
  • Health and Safety Executive


  • British Telecom
  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
  • National Grid
  • Wales and West Utilities
  • Western Power


  • Canal & River Trust
  • Network Rail
  • South Wales Trunk Road Agent
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