We received some interesting information this week that we wish to share with you.
The first document is created by NaCTSO, it provides useful information on training and information resources for those involved in security.
Both documents are available to members to download in full via the File Share section of the website (you must log in to download them) and we suggest that you read them to gain insight in this key area.
The second document is from CTPN and contains some very interesting information on the following areas:
The Anti-Radicalisation report discusses countering violent and hateful ideologies by tackling polarisation and isolation, promoting meaningful social integration and designing policy holistically. City-policy development can be a vital lever in the creation of welcoming, equitable and safe spaces for communities to grow and individuals to thrive. It is about creating cities that people feel are worth living for, worth investing in and worth protecting.
The public can play an important role in counter terrorism and it is imperative that investment is given to enhancing community preparedness so that residents will be better able to respond to, and recover from, an attack. This report highlights that community preparedness requires strong public, private and third sector partnerships, clear public awareness campaigns and training programs. Community preparedness activities provide the means to achieve community resilience. This must be an ongoing and holistic process.
Humanitarian Assistance and Psychosocial Care
Effective humanitarian assistance and psychosocial care following a terrorist attack should be characterised by a far-reaching approach that seeks to support those directly affected but also their friends and relatives, first responders and the wider community. It shouldcomplement the recovery process by supporting transitions to a “new normal”.
Protecting Major Events and Crowded Places
Improving resilience against the threat of terrorism at major events and crowded places is increasingly important to the way in which cities are designed and managed. This demands a holistic, whole-system approach that considers the connectivity and interdependencies between city systems through creative infrastructure and technological solutions, training and exercising, and innovative strategies to manage crowds and counter emerging threats.
Strategic leadership is particularly important in crisis management to successfully navigate inherently unpredictable, complex and high-impact situations. Leaders can enhance their strategic coordination by promoting trust and inclusivity, investing in infrastructure that supports multi-agency working, and planning, training and exercising at a strategic level.
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