St Helena Resilience Forum

The St Helena Resilience Forum is based on the UK model as per the provisions of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

The Resilience Forum replaced the previous structure and governance arrangements of the Disaster Management Committee.

The role of the Resilience Forum is to oversee Emergency Planning arrangements for the Island and task work based on an ongoing process of threat and risk assessment.

The Forum provides an opportunity for Cat 1 and 2 (and where appropriate Cat 3) responders, as identified within the Major Incident Response Plan, to contribute to the development of local resilience arrangements and contingency planning ensuring a solid foundation for the future.

Daily management of this function is delegated to the SHRF Programme Board; which meets on a quarterly basis. The Director of Policing chairs the SHRF Programme Board and has responsibility for ensuring contingency planning arrangements are maintained and adapted as required in the face of changes to threat and risk.  Members of the board have appropriate authority to make decisions and commitments on behalf of their department or organisation. Representatives from Cat 3 organisations are invited to attend as appropriate.

H.E The Governor and Senior Staff form the Executive Board of SHRF.  The Executive Board of the SHRF has strategic oversight for ensuring contingency planning arrangements are in place for St Helena. If necessary then the Executive Board makes strategic decisions to enable the programme board to successfully achieve their aims and objectives.

The Resilience Forum is coordinated by the Emergency Planning Manager, on behalf of the Director of Policing. The Emergency Planning Manager oversees the work plan and the progress of tasks actioned from the Board.