The Scottish Government wants to ensure that statutory and
voluntary sector responders can work together effectively -
maximising the nation's ability to respond effectively to
emergencies and major incidents.
Research and practical experience both point to the importance
of prior engagement between organisations if they are to rely on
each other during an emergency or period of major disruption.
The Scottish Government has produced The Voluntary
Emergency Responders Guide to provide information for Category
1 and 2 responders on the capabilities of voluntary sector
organisations that have a national footprint, and
for whom emergency response work is a core function.
Many areas across Scotland already benefit from excellent
relationships with both national and local voluntary agencies in
the context of emergency response. This document is intended to
support and supplement these current
This is a living document which we will review and update
us if you would like to comment or offer suggestions on
any area of this document, or if your organisation would like to
feature in it.