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Agenda item

Strategic Risk Management - Progress Report for 2019/20: Review 1 January 2019 - 31 May 2019


The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director, Resources which highlighted the strategic risks facing the Council and that gave an insight into the work carried out by the Corporate Risk Management Group during review 1 – 1 January 2019 to 31 May 2019 (for copy see file of Minutes).


The Risk, Insurance and Governance Manager informed the Committee that there were two new risks relating to Mountsett Crematorium and violence and aggression towards members and officers.  He added that one risk had been removed from the register relating to homelessness reduction.


In response to a question from Mr Robinson about the ‘failure to protect’ risks in children and adults services, the Risk, Insurance and Governance Manager explained that measures were in place and that detailed assessments were carried out, including inspections from Ofsted.  He assured members that good governance arrangements were in place.  Mr Robinson suggested that the key risks schedule include that detail to give assurance.


Councillor Robinson was pleased to see that the council were putting an emphasis on the risk of employees and members security but asked if any advice had been given to parish councils.  The Risk, Insurance and Governance Manager explained that these risks were applied to the County Council however he would find out with regards to the parish and town councils.



That the report provides assurance that strategic risks were being effectively managed within the risk management framework across the Council.



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Democratic Services
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