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About the LRF

Our aim is to provide strategic oversight and co‑ordination of emergency planning in Derbyshire in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.  Our purpose is to ensure effective individual Category 1 responses and multi-agency collaboration to fulfil the statutory duties placed upon us by the Act. 


    The LRF meet three times a year in January, May and September and is chaired by the Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, Rachel Swann.

    Members of the LRF are at executive level with sufficient seniority within their organisation/sector to make decisions and commit resources. 

      Secretarial support is provided by the Derbyshire County Council’s Emergency Planning Team.

      Roles and responsibilities of individual members

      • To reflect the views of the organisation/sector that they represent in meetings and be sufficiently briefed and able to make decisions.
      • To ensure that there are communication mechanisms in place within the organisation/sector that they represent to enable information about the priorities and decisions of the LRF to be disseminated.
      • To act on what the LRF has agreed. 
      • To Influence any consequent changes to policy development/service delivery in their own organisation and sector.
      • To influence the alignment of mainstream budgets within their own organisation/ sector to key priorities.

      Last updated: 11 Feb 2021, 4:20 p.m.