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Cabinet Office - National Resilience Strategy: Call for Evidence

04 August 2021

This Call for Evidence seeks public views to inform the development of a new National Resilience Strategy that will outline an ambitious new vision for our national resilience.

It seeks to understand current perceptions of risk and resilience, gather evidence on where improvements could be made, and gauge the UK’s appetite for change.

The Covid-19 pandemic and other recent crises have stretched governments around the world. This has demonstrated the importance of a resilient society with well-developed plans and capabilities, along with flexible response structures that can adapt and respond to the unexpected. There will be more major challenges in the future. We need a National Resilience Strategy to help us prepare for these challenges.

The Call for Evidence asks questions around six themes:

  • Risk and Resilience: Strengthening our ability to manage an evolving risk landscape depends on improving our ability to both predict and adapt to identified and unexpected challenges.
  • Responsibilities and Accountability: It is fundamentally important that all those involved in building resilience have a clear understanding of when, where and how to apply tools, processes and relationships effectively.
  • Partnerships: Resilience is not solely a government or public sector responsibility. Other parts of society play an essential role in building our collective resilience.
  • Community: A whole-of-society approach will be central to strengthening the UK’s resilience, with a revived effort to inform and empower all parts of society who can make a contribution.
  • Investment: The challenge of where to place investment in the risk cycle is one that affects the public and private sectors alike. As government, individuals and businesses, we face choices around what, and how much, to invest.
  • Resilience in an Interconnected World: UK resilience is closely entwined with the wider global context. Challenges and opportunities are frequently experienced on a global scale.

More information can be found here.

Read the Call for Evidence document.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in contributing to this, please submit your comments using the response form below to [email protected]

The deadline for commenting is the end of play on Monday 23 August.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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