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The EPS has expressed its horror at the devastating attack in Manchester.

Tony Thompson, Chair of the EPS, said:

“Our thoughts are with the victims and all those affected by the atrocity in Manchester. It was a calculated and callous attack that targeted children and young people.

“Our members – professionals working in the resilience and emergency response sector, including many who will be involved in the response to the bombing – will continue to play their role ensuring there is a determined response to such attacks, learn the lessons and plan for a safer UK.”

He urged employers to take up the counter-terrorist training offered by initiatives such as Project Griffin. This national counter terrorism awareness programme for businesses is designed to protect cities and communities from the threat of terrorism.

Project Griffin holds briefing events to increase public and employee awareness of how best to reduce and respond to the most likely types of terrorist activities. The events are presented by trained advisors delivering a range of counter-terrorism awareness modules. The EPS provides many of the approved trainers, having been approved and registered with the government’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

Guidance on prevention planning for where the public congregate, can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/375208/Crowded_Places-Planning_System-Jan_2012.pdf

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