Crisis Management

CST helps Jewish communal organisations to prepare their own crisis management plans for use in major incidents, whether terrorism related, or caused by any circumstance. CST works with major community partner groups including the Jewish Leadership Council, the Board of Deputies, UJIA, the Office of the Chief Rabbi, the Reform Movement and others. (Much of this work was formerly overseen by CST under the umbrella of JESS, Jewish Emergency Support Service, established after the Lockerbie bombing of 1989.)

CST strongly advises that all Jewish communal organisations and venues have crisis management plans for use in major incidents. These plans should be regularly reviewed and properly understood by all relevant staff and users.   

CST asks that all UK Jewish communal organisations and venues prepare their own crisis plans, and that they ensure coordination of such planning with their local CST office. CST will be happy to assist in the preparation of such plans. 

In the event of a major incident, CST will activate its own crisis management plan, and will advise other Jewish communal organisations and venues as necessary. The process will be coordinated via CST’s national security control room, in conjunction with Police. 

For further assistance and advice regarding crisis management, please contact CST at enquiries@cst.org.uk.   

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“I’ve now worked with CST on and off for about 11 or 12 years directly, and in that time I’ve seen it develop into a really professional organisation – well-funded, well-organised, delivers on its promises, very challenging, there’s no messing about... But it has my support and it has the Police service of the United Kingdom’s support – great partner, it delivers what it says on the tin and it does its best to keep safe and share intelligence and allow us to move forward together.”

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police