Working with Partners
Sutton Council meets regularly with other agencies, both Category 1 and Category 2 responders, to ensure that the planning and response to any incident is coordinated effectively.
Borough Resilience Forum
The aim of the Sutton Borough Resilience Forum (BRF) is to coordinate, develop and implement a single forum for the integrated approach to emergency planning, and response to incidents within and around the London Borough of Sutton.
The forum is a multi-agency partnership between category one and two organisations as listed under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, and presents the opportunity for partners to regularly meet to:
- discuss risks within the borough
- develop plans for specific risks identified in the borough to ensure a coordinated response between multi-agency partners
- share best practice with other responders
- train and exercise as multi-agency partners - members of the BRF participate in at least two exercises per annum
South-West Emergency Planning Group
Local authority emergency planning teams within Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Wandsworth and Richmond meet on a quarterly basis to discuss planning, incidents that have occurred and opportunities to work together on plans, training and exercises.