The Kent Community Risk Register
What is the Kent Community Risk Register (CRR)?
Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) partners are required to assess the risks in their area. KRF partners achieve this by working together to develop the 'Kent Community Risk Register'.
The risk register is informed by national guidance and developed locally with partners and subject matter experts. The final register is endorsed by the strategic representatives of all KRF partners.
The register has two key purposes:
1. To ensure that partners have a common perception and understanding of risks. The register ensures that all partners fully understand the likelihood of risks occurring and the impacts that will happen if they do.
2. To assure the people of Kent that risks are being researched and multi-agency plans are put in place to deal with them. The register also advises the public what they can do to protect themselves.
Types of risk
The register places risks into four categories. These categories are determined by assessing the 'likelihood' of a risk occurring and the various 'impacts' that the risk would cause. The categories are below:
How is likelihood determined?
The likelihood of a risk occurring is based on historical evidence, subject matter expert opinion and local expertise. The KRF constantly carries out a process called 'Horizon Scanning', in which we monitor various channels to forecast what may occur in the short, medium and long term (e.g. Weather forecasting).
How impact is determined: The impact is again based on subject matter expert opinion, historical evidence and local expertise. The impact is measured across four areas; economic impacts, health impacts, societal impacts and infrastructure impacts.