Update from CSSC summer 2023
Two CSSC regions (CSSC North-East & Yorkshire and East Midlands) provide updates on how this partnership between police, local and national government and the private sector helps business by distributing authoritative safety and security-related information.
The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) North East & Yorkshire
The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) North East & Yorkshire is a partnership between the public and private sectors in the seven counties of the North Eastern Region of England: Northumberland, Cleveland, County Durham, Humberside, North, South and West Yorkshire.
It is a two-way communications vehicle facilitating the information flow of important messages from key public services to local businesses within the region and enabling businesses to offer feedback to help shape the advice and guidance produced by public bodies in the future.
The key to this information conduit is the CSSC hub based at Kings Secure Technologies in West Yorkshire which operates as a dedicated point of contact between public and private sectors. CSSC North East & Yorkshire Hub is run by a Senior Management Board that oversees communications and an operational team that handles day-to-day activity and development.
The North East & Yorkshire region has support from key public and private sector partners, including police, councils, Environment Agency, Home Office and National Counter Terrorism Policing.
The recent newsletter of the North East & Yorkshire CSSC highlighted the work the group is undertaking, including promotion of ProtectUK and related counter terrorism training such as ACT Awareness E-learning.
Chairman Frank Andrew Davis (Andy) says: “As a region we are continuing to increase our network of ISLs and presence in multiple sectors. We continue to share information about threats that can directly or indirectly impact businesses and individuals across the region, and we are looking forward to letting more people understand the benefits that CSSC membership can bring.”
If you are interested in joining or learning more, please contact email@example.com. You can also follow the work of this hub on social media @CSSCNEYORKS.
Cross-sector Safety and Security Communication – East Midlands Region
The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) East Midlands Region covers the counties of Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.
The group works in partnership with the county police forces and local organisations to provide proactive security, to help improve business resilience, and reactive security information, when there has been a major incident.
Chairman Andrew Nichols says: “CSSC continues to grow as a security-led initiative across the whole of the UK, with all the regions now well established. In the East Midlands our management board is driving to grow our membership.” He continued: “DCC Paul Gibson (who is one of our board members) is currently acting as Chief Constable for Northamptonshire, on a secondment from EMSOU, and we wish him well on this temporary appointment. Following the Manchester Arena Inquiry we will be focusing this year on supporting the recommendations in the report.”
The aim of The East Midlands CSSC is to reach as many people as possible through connections to businesses, local organisations, charities, government bodies and other related groups.
Their recent newsletter included articles on enhanced first aid training in the work place, the responsibilities for business in helping to prevent terrorist attacks, and violence in the workplace.
If you are interested in becoming a member of East Midlands CSSC, visit www.thecssc.com/about-east-midlands. Your feedback at any time is always valuable so if you have any points you would like to share with them, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The more people we can share and exchange information with to keep us all safe, the better.