Cumbria Resilience Forum

One of the key requirements of The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 was for Category 1 and Category 2 responders to form a 'Local Resilience Forum' based on Police areas. In Cumbria, this is known as the Cumbria Resilience Forum.

The Cumbria Local Resilience Forum (CLRF) consists of all organisations and agencies involved with emergency response in our communities.

The Cumbria Local Resilience Forum was formed in 2005 following the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 which required organisations across specific areas to work together to prepare, respond and recover from different emergencies.

Aim and objectives

The aim of the LRF is to make sure that the duties stated in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) are achieved within a multi-agency environment. These are to:

• co-operate with other local responders
• share information with other local responders
• assess the risk of emergencies in the area
• put in place business continuity management arrangements.
• put in place arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public in the event of an emergency.
• provide advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary organisations about business continuity


The Civil Contingencies Act divides responding organisations into two categories:

Category 1 responders - the organisations at the core of the response

Category 2 responders - the "co-operating bodies" that are less likely to be involved in the core planning work but may be heavily involved in incidents.

Click on the following link for the member organisations LRF Partners


Members of the forum are governed by key pieces of legislation:

Cumbria Local Resilience Forum Executive and Programme Board meet throughout the year. Although attendance is restricted to the Local Resilience Forum Membership enquiries about meetings can be made to

Diary of meetings.

Cumbria Local Resilience Forum Executive Board sets out a Strategic Plan every three years - Cumbria Local Resilience Forum Strategic Plan 2020 to 22 (PDF 870KB)

Freedom of Information requests regarding Cumbria Local Resilience Forum should be made through Cumbria County Council.