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.