The CSSC (Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications): supports a joint approach to deal with COVID-19
The CSSC January to June 2020
The CSSC has been distributing messages for nearly 6 years with an average of 10 messages per month. However, a total of 207 messages have been sent by the CSSC in the first six months of 2020, averaging 35 per month with 54 messages in April, 42 in May and 64 in June.
The first messages concerning Coronavirus were sent on behalf of Public Health England on 23rd January 2020. Since that date, the vast majority of messages sent by CSSC in 2020 have been directly related to COVID-19.
It was very noticeable how a much wider group of authorities used the CSSC to cascade their messages to industry and the business community. The Authority Bodies that have used CSSC during 2020 to send messages include:
- National Counter Terrorism Police HQ
- Metropolitan Police Service – CPIE
- City of London Police
- GLA – London Resilience Group
- National Cyber Security Centre
- National Fraud Investigation Bureau
- National Police Chiefs Council – NEIU
- National Business Crime Centre
- HM Cabinet Office
- HM Home Office
- Security Industry Authority
- Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure
- Scottish Government
- Mayor of London
- Nottingham City Council
- Fraud Advisory Panel
- East Midlands Major Crime Unit (EMSOU)
- West Midlands Police (WMROCU)
- Essex & Kent Police Major Crime Group
- Transport for London
CSSC messages are now sent to a national cascade of 3,000 Industry Sector Leaders and Associates.
3,567 organisations and companies have registered via the CSSC website to receive messaging, since March 2014.
CSSC Project Director
See our archive of previous articles on CSSC