Guidance

Provision of scientific and technical advice in the strategic co-ordination centre: guidance to local responders

Guidance on the establishment of a Science and Technical Advice Cell (STAC) within the multi-agency Strategic Co-ordination Centre (SCC).

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Provision of scientific and technical advice in the strategic co-ordination centre - Guidance to Local Responders

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This note provides guidance to local responders on the establishment of a Science and Technical Advice Cell (STAC) within the multi-agency Strategic Co-ordination Centre (SCC) in the event of an emergency where there is likely to be a requirement for co-ordinated scientific or technical advice, and invites local responders to consider collectively the implementation of these arrangements in each LRF area.

The note also summarises at Annex A the roles and responsibilities of those organisations with statutory duties for the provision of scientific and technical support in an emergency.

While some organisations have the same responsibilities across the UK, others’ remit may be limited to certain parts of the UK. These arrangements will be included in the next revision of Emergency Response and Recovery.