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Security, Intelligence and Resilience

The Cabinet Office plays a central role in planning for emergencies and works with other government departments to ensure that the UK is prepared to deal with unexpected events.

Key Documents


Preparing for Emergencies

Guidance for the general public on how to prepare themselves, their families and their homes and businesses to cope during an emergency or disaster.

UK Resilience

News and information service for emergency practitioners on planning for and responding to emergencies.

Emergency Planning College

The Emergency Planning College offers training for organisations within and outside government, to help prepare them to deal with emergencies.

National Steering Committee on Warning and Informing the Public (NSCWIP)

NSCWIP encourages improvements in the arrangements for warning members of the public of an imminent or actual threat to life, health or property and to inform them of the appropriate action to take.

Intelligence and security

UK Intelligence Community

Explaining the national intelligence machinery in the United Kingdom.

Directorate of Security and Intelligence (DSI)

The DSI is to ensure that the Prime Minister and other senior Ministers are well served on cross-Government intelligence policy and security issues.

National Security Secretariat (NSS)

The NSS is responsible for supporting and advising the Prime Minister, and the Cabinet’s National Security Committee, on all areas of national security work, and ensuring the strengthening of the security of the UK and all of its citizens.

Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC)

The JIC is responsible for providing Ministers and senior officials with coordinated interdepartmental intelligence assessments on a range of issues of immediate and long-term importance to national interests, primarily in the fields of security, defence and foreign affairs.

Intelligence and Security Committee

The ISC has parliamentary oversight of SIS, GCHQ and the Security Service. They are responsible for examining and reporting on the expenditure, administration and policy of the three Agencies.

HMG Security Policy Framework

The HMG Security Policy Framework outlines the mandatory protective security requirements (including physical, information and personnel security) which all Government Departments and Agencies must follow.