The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative increases messages during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative has continued to be prolific during the COVID-19 pandemic with a greatly increased number of authoritative messages sent to businesses across the UK.
Each message sent from the central hub in London is from a trusted source, including Central and Local Government Resilience and associated agencies, Metropolitan Police, HM Home Office and the National Police Chief’s Council, and has been verified and approved for circulation.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, there has been a substantial increase in requests by the authorities to send messages with a total of 303 sent in 2020. This pushed the monthly average up to over 25 for 2020.
As well as national messages, the central hub shares information on London initiatives that regional areas may find useful. Similarly, the regional hubs share best practice across the CSSC regions and within their own region. Local communities are reported to find this information very valuable.
Support for the CSSC can also be tracked with the remarkable growth in those registering as Industry Sector Leaders representing individual organisations, with well over half the registrations being made in the last 3 years.
And finally…. The CSSC– East Midlands Partnership was nominated as a finalist in the Outstanding Security Partnership category of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAS). Congratulations to them!
For further updates on CSSC, see related articles in our Police & Partnerships category.