The Resilience Advisory Board for Scotland (RABS) provides
advice to Scottish Ministers and the wider civil contingencies
community on strategic policy development.
The Board's Terms of Reference are:
- Provide strategic policy advice to Scottish Ministers and
others on how best to ensure that Scotland is prepared to respond
effectively to major emergencies;
- Promote a collective view of resilience, including business
continuity, response and recovery;
- Consideration of Scottish Resilience Framework Cycle, including
consideration of a Scottish Risk Assessment;
- Consideration of lessons identified and areas of concern
(including capability gaps); and
- Responsibility for oversight of task and finish groups
established to consider specific capability issues.
Membership includes representatives from a wide range of key
resilience stakeholders and from across the public, private and
voluntary sectors, including the Chief Fire Officers' Association
(Scotland); the Association of Chief Police Officers' Scotland
(ACPOS); the Scottish Ambulance Service; NHS Scotland; the Society
of Local Authority Chief Executives; the Convention of Scottish
Local Authorities; the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency;
Scottish Power; Network Rail and the Met Office.
RABS is chaired by the Scottish Government's Director General
Governance & Communities. There are normally at least
three meetings of RABS in a calendar year.