New CCA Good Practice Guidelines announced

Category Business Continuity legislative and regulatory

CCS support delivers further support for Category 1 and 2 responders

The Cabinet Office has published a set of Good Practice Guidelines for the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and further supports the Resilience Capability Programme.

The Cabinet Office state that they hope the new advice will provide greater clarity and guidance to assist Category 1 and 2 responders in the UK and builds on the support and resources already available for responders in both the public and private sector. The guidelines also aim to encourage and support responders in continuing to develop their capabilities in civil contingencies and emergency preparedness and touches on some elements of response and recovery, where relevant, by highlighting indicators of good practice.

The document builds upon the self-assessment tables in chapter 13 of Emergency Preparedness and helps to provide a consistent framework for self-assessment, peer review and more formal assessments, carried out by regulatory organisations, for Category 1 and 2 responders.

As part of a wider programme focusing on CCA implementation, the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) hope to collate a more extensive and detailed list of case studies which can be shared throughout the responder community.

A self-assessment tool is currently also being piloted which will enable responders to measure their compliance against the expectations set out in this document and which will sign-post them to relevant case studies and guidance.

To download the new guidance please click here