Policy Details

Risk Management

Dated: 23 Nov 2013

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED 

POLICY TITLE: Risk Management

OWNING DIRECTORATE: Corporate and Strategic Services

AUTHOR: Corporate Governance Manager

CONTACT DETAILS: 101, Ext. 36166

EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Complete

AUTHORISED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NATIONAL GUIDANCE: AVAILABLE

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AIM OF POLICY: To ensure foreseeable risks to the business of the Force are identified, planned for and mitigated effectively.

BENEFIT OF POLICY: To enable the Force to demonstrate how it will achieve the aim.

REASON FOR POLICY: The Account and Audit Regulations 2003 (amended England 2006) require public sector bodies to publish, with their annual financial statement, an annual assurance statement including an outline of the organisation's arrangements to effectively manage risk

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A range of internal and external risks may threaten the ability of Northumbria Police to successfully achieve its aims and objectives.

Northumbria Police deals with such threats through effective risk management - planning for events which have the potential to damage the assets, reputation or objectives of the Force.

Northumbria Police seeks to reduce the likelihood of such an occurrence and to mitigate its effect, should it happen.

Effective risk management forms part of the Force's governance arrangements and provides evidence to inform the Annual Governance Statement and Statement on Internal Control for the Police & Crime Commissioner.

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GROUPS AFFECTED: All staff

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