The Welsh Assembly is represented within the UK Government in relation to civil protection. Both departments work closely together to ensure that UK civil protection policy and planning is tailored to Welsh needs. A dedicated team in the Welsh Assembly Government supports multi-agency co-operation in Wales on issues relating to civil protection and emergency preparedness.
As in England, Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) are the principle mechanism for multi-agency co-operation on civil protection issues. The respective Chief Constables presently chair the LRFs in Wales.
The Welsh Resilience Forum (WRF) provides a national forum for multi-agency strategic advice on civil protection and emergency planning. The forum meets quarterly and is chaired by the First Minister or the Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration. Risk assessment at a pan-Wales level is undertaken by the Wales Risk Assessment Group reporting to the WRF.
A number of other groups in Wales provide forums for discussion and co-ordination on civil protection, including:
Joint Emergency Services Group
Wales Media Emergency Forum
Welsh Borders Resilience Group.
The following diagram illustrates the structure for resilience in Wales