Risk and resilience

Posted on 06/10/2016 by Ed Hammond. Tags:

A publication on risk, resilience and scrutiny – exploring how scrutiny can help to develop and sustain a positive risk culture in local authorities. 

This is the second of three briefings being published over 2015/16 to help scrutiny practitioners to understand and tackle major change.

In June 2015 we published “The change game”, the culmination of a year of research and targeted support to nine areas in England and Wales. In January 2016, we published the first of this year’s briefings, on return on investment. Both set out to explore, and provide practical assistance on, some of the key opportunities for overview and scrutiny around transformation and major change.

This guide complements those publications by looking in more detail at risk. The focus on policy development around major change means that we will not look at the relationship between scrutiny and audit in the context of risk, however, the council’s audit function will still be a key partner for scrutiny. Efforts to integrate an understanding and engagement with risk and risk management into scrutiny’s work will naturally require meaningful co-ordination with those audit functions.

About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfGS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.