Who We Are

The CSW Resilience Team was formed on 1st April 2011 and is a single unified team of Emergency Planning Officers that represent the local authorities of Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

Each officer is able to work equally across any of the three authorities to meet the local needs of the sub-region.

Both in- and out-of-hours the team operates a 24/7 Duty Officer System to ensure an effective response to any incident occurring across the sub-region.

The resilience team covers an area of 870 sq miles (2,253 km2) serving a resident population of over a million.

The work of the CSW resilience team is dictated by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 this Act provides a single statutory framework for emergency response organisations to plan, prepare, respond and recover together.

The Act places a number of duties on Local Authorities which CSW Resilience carries out. These are:

  • Assess the risk of emergencies occurring and use this to inform contingency planning.
  • Put in place emergency plans.
  • Put in place business continuity management arrangements.
  • Put in place arrangements to make information available to the public about civil protection matters and maintain arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public in the event of an emergency.
  • Share information with other local responders to enhance co-ordination.
  • Co-operate with other local responders to enhance co-ordination and efficiency.
  • Provide advice and assistance to business and voluntary organisations about business continuity management.