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Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 by Mind Map: Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004
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Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004

Background

made up of two parts.

single framework for civil protection in the UK to meet challenges of twenty-first century.

Part 1

clear set of roles and responsibilities for those involved in emergency preperation and response at local level.

Category 1 organisations at core of response to emergencies e.g. Ambulance Service, subject to full set of civil protection duties:

Category 2 organisations, ''co-operating bodies'' heavily involved in emergencies that affect their sector e.g. transport companies.

Category 1 and 2 organisations will come together to form local resilience forums, which will help co-ordination and co-operation between responders at the local level.

Part 2

Updates 1920 Emergency Powers Act to reflect new developments and current and future risk profile.

tempory special legislation (emergency regulations) to help deal with most serious emergencies.

Last resort action.

Enhancement programme

Objectives:

objectives met vis range of projects, organised into 4 phase programme.

Effectiveness

Depends on close working relationship between Civil Contingencies Secretariat and local responder community