This course is aimed at anyone whose professional duties require them to engage with the media in resilience, response and recovery activities.
The course is aimed at those who have a Humanitarian Assistance role in Emergencies. Participants typically come from Responders who manage and plan service delivery in education, social services, housing, emergency planning, voluntary organisations, crisis support teams and Primary Care Trusts.
In 2008 the Civil Contingencies Secretariat commissioned Leeds University to produce a series of research reports collectively titled ‘Understanding Crowd Behaviour’. These reports are now being published as part of the body of UK Civil Protection Guidance.
While definitive, precise and infallible rules for event preparation and crowd management simply do not exist, these reports have distilled and interpreted what represents good practice and they will provide planners with clear direction, and supporting information, about the assumptions that can very reasonably be made about crowd behaviour.
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