News National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week- businesses urged to be vigilant

Businesses encouraged to be vigilant and proactive if they suspect suspicious behaviour

Following the international terrorism threat level having been raised to 'severe' a few months ago, there is an increased focus on ensuring that the UK is in the best position to deter and detect potential terrorist threats. As part of this process, the National Counter Terrorism Police Headquarters (NCTPHQ) and its partners have developed National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week which takes place next week, between 24 - 30 November 2014, across the UK. Law enforcement and other government agencies are advising communities, including the business community, to be vigilant and report anything they perceive as suspicious behaviour.

The Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications (CSSC) hub is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, local and national government organisations and private sector businesses and it is working with NCTPHQ to support the initiative. Businesses have a significant role to play in supporting this awareness week and CSSC encourages businesses to review their resilience and emergency preparedness planning, to be vigilant and be proactive if they suspect suspicious behaviour.

You can find further information about the National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week on the following link: http://www.nactso.gov.uk/ctaw2014 , this includes posters and briefing products that you can download and display back of house. Additionally, a range of guidance documents for businesses can be found within the 'Business Toolkit' section of the CSSC website (www.cssc.gb.com ) .