The Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) North East Hub held its launch event on 16th April 2018. This embarked a partnership between the public and private sectors in the seven counties of the North Eastern Region of England with a combined population of over 8.5 million. (Northumberland, Cleveland, County Durham, Humberside, North, South and West Yorkshire).
CSSC North East Region has support from key public and private sector partners across the region including the Police, Councils, Environment Agency, Home Office and National Crime Agency. Now operational with over 35 industry sectors, each of which is headed by one or more Industry Sector Leads (ISLs), many of whom have a National/International reach within their industries.
In the event of a major incident, such as severe weather conditions or a terrorist attack, which could have a large impact on the region; The CSSC partnership with the emergency services and other authorities ensures that we can deliver authoritative accurate information quickly and efficiently enabling business operators to make the necessary decisions and share the information with their teams.
CSSC in the North East region is a two-way communications vehicle. It facilitates the information flow of important messages from our key public services to local businesses within the region and enables such 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. Kings Secure Technologies act as a dedicated point of contact between public and private sectors as well as handling the day-to-day activity of the CSSC.
It is our hope that the CSSC North East will grow and evolve as a communications network to suit the changing threat landscape. It is important to us that we provide businesses with the support they need from local public sector bodies to combat threats and improve their resilience and emergency response plans.