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Co-operation and Information Sharing
Co-operation between organisations is fundamental to emergency preparedness. A large number of organisations will need to co-operate when responding to emergencies, so it is right that organisations co-operate closely in preparedness and planning as well. The Government aims to ensure all organisations co-operate in emergency preparedness, and robust co-operation arrangements are in place at every level. This section outlines who should co-operate, and how. It describes co-operation arrangements in place locally, and points out the emphasis placed on co-operation within the Civil Contingencies Act.
Information sharing is a crucial element of civil protection work, underpinning all forms of activity. A range of informal and formal information sharing mechanisms are available. The Government aims to make as much information available as possible about its own emergency preparedness arrangements, as well as encouraging other organisations to share information. This section outlines the benefits of information sharing, how it is done, and includes sources of further information about key sectors.
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