The Risk Programme: Risk Improvement Managers (RIM) Network
Departments are responsible for taking forward most of the Strategy Unit report's recommendations – integrating responsibility for improvements with accountability for delivery - and they can look to the Treasury, the Delivery Unit, the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, the Strategy Unit, and others, for support and guidance in developing their risk management capabilities. Ministers and Permanent Secretaries and their Boards are vital in leading change, in particular to help support changes in behaviour.
Risk improvement managers (RIMs) in each department have been appointed to drive change within their organisation and form an interdepartmental network - helping to spread good practice.
In order to facilitate networking and efficient sharing of good practice in risk management across government, the Public Sector Benchmarking Service (PSBS) (External website) please note this link will open in a new browser window) provides access for public sector employees to discussion groups, knowledge banks, search facilities, document download facility, notice board, links, and enquiry service helpdesk/research facilities. Also, a database of examples of good practice on risk management has been established, hosted by the PSBS.
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