Decision details

Corporate Risk & Opportunity Register Quarter 2

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


Quarter 2 update


A report was presented by Paul Bond, Head of Legal and Democratic Services, providing an updated Quarter 2 Corporate Risk and Opportunity Register for the Cabinet Committee to consider and comment upon.


The Cabinet Committee noted that the Register would be presented to the next Audit, Risk and Governance Committee on 29 October 2018.


Highlights included:


CR1.1 – shortlisting had taken place and interviews for the permanent Chief Executive position would be held week beginning 8 October and interviews for the Executive Director – Education and Children's Services would take place week beginning 15 October.


CR1.2 – Service Challenge reviews were progressing in line with the agreed timetable and were due to be completed later in October.  These would be referred to Corporate Management Team, then Cabinet in December.


CR7 – The Audit, Risk and Governance Committee would be receiving a report on delivering major projects/schemes on time and within budget at their next meeting on 29 October 2018.  The assessment process issues were being addressed by Management Team.


CR8 – The Lancashire Parent/Carer Forum had now been established.


CR9 – A lot of progress had been made on the discharge of patients in a safe and timely manner from hospital into either their own home or enablement/short term care. County Councillor Gooch reported that delayed transfer of care from hospital figures had reduced by 40% when compared to the previous year. It was hoped that this risk would be able to come off the Register for the next quarter.


CR12 – This was a new entry on the Register 'Unlawful disclosure of personal or commercial data caused by a deliberate or accidental or technical breach, resulting in a risk to the rights and freedoms of the data subject or the intellectual property of the county council'.  Reported incidents could be categorised as follows:


  Theft/loss (mobiles/laptops)

  Human error (information sent to the wrong address)

Misconduct (accessing information an employee is not entitled to access)


It was reported that there were very few misconduct incidents although there had been an increase in reportable incidents as a whole across the country.  Various controls had been put in place to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations including a mandatory E-learning course for staff. Work was also being done to promote awareness and BTLS were looking at introducing a more secure software system.  The Cabinet Committee noted that numbers of reports to the Information Commissioners Office fluctuated but were very low (single figures).


Resolved:  That the Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement note the updated Corporate Risk and Opportunity Register.




Report author: Paul Bond

Date of decision: 04/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/10/2018 - Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

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