Policy Details

Risk Management

Dated: 23 Nov 2013

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

POLICY TITLE: Risk Management

OWNING DIRECTORATE: Corporate and Strategic Services

AUTHOR: Strategy & Planning Manager

CONTACT DETAILS: 101 ext. 60196


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

BENEFIT OF POLICY: Enables 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


DESCRIPTION OF POLICY:

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 corporate governance arrangements and provides evidence to inform the Annual Governance Statement and Statement on Internal Control for the Police & Crime Commissioner.


SOURCE DOCUMENT: Not applicable

GROUPS AFFECTED: All staff

ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE RESTRICTIONS: None


This instruction is designed to avoid discrimination and in accordance with the Human Rights Act 1998 and its underlying principles.