Managing risk

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Volunteer Now)

Volunteer Now was commissioned by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), to develop this publication, which contains minimum standards of best practice and guidance f

Governance Health Check

This governance health check is a self assessment tool which has been devised by the Developing Governance Group as a prac

Risk management: where can I get more information?

Want to know more about risk management?  Listed below are some of the most useful resources for organisations in the Northern Ireland voluntary and community sector.


Example risk management templates

The attached templates can be downloaded and adapted for use within your own organisation.

The simpler template (Word document) may be more appropriate for smaller organisations or those with limited experience of conducting risk assessment.  It requires less detail to complete and will make the process less cumbersome.

Larger organisations or those with more significant responsibilities may find it necessary to retain fuller documentation on risks identified and how they are managed.  The template for larger organisations (Excel spreadsheet) meets these requirements.

Worksheet: Rating risks

A simple tool to help you systematically analyse and categorise the risks faced by your organisation according to their likelihood and level of impact.

Legal responsibilities: where can I get more information?

Listed below (in alphabetical order) are a range of recommended sources of further information and advice regarding the legal responsibilities of Management Committees.

Health and safety information for small businesses

This booklet, entitled Protect your Profit, has been produced on behalf of the 26 Councils in Nort

Best practice in finance and governance (DSD)

A Department for Social Development best practice manual, published in 2005, outlining the standards of practice expected in voluntary and community sector organisations which they fund.

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