After the emergency services have initially dealt with the major incident, responsibility for its management (depending on the type of incident) may transfer from the Police to the Local Authority.
The role of the Local Authority post-incident is basically to ‘restore normality’ i.e. individuals, the community or businesses getting back to how they were before the major incident occurred. This process may take days, months or even years depending on the severity and extent of the incident.
NHDC will also take responsibility for media, public and local briefings during the recovery stage of the incident in consultation with Hertfordshire County Council.
Sources of information on emotional support following for those affected by an incident are available via the Trauma web page.