Risk Register

Risk Register
Risk RefRisk ScoreDescription of RiskLikelihood ScoreLikelihood DescriptionImpact ScoreImpact DescriptionCurrent Direction of TravelExpected Direction of Travel*Responsible Officer
4 Very High There is a risk that  the increasing numbers and complexity of referrals from the dependant adult population will place an increased strain on demand led (statutory) services creating inappropriate waiting times  posing a threat to the independence and outcomes of service users. 4 Medium/      High 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer Social Care & Housing
46 Very High There is a risk that local nursing homes and domiciliary agencies will cease trading in the current market which will impact on the ability to commission appropriate support for vulnerable people  5 High 4 Significant Increasing Treat Chief Officer Social Care & Housing
49 Very High There is a risk that failure to properly reclaim and regenerate the British Site could lead to reputational and financial risks. 4 Medium/      High 4 Significant Increasing Treat Chief Officer Communities, Customer & Digital
56 Very High There is a risk that a continued increase in the looked after children population will see an increase in expenditure that will continue to adversely impact on the overall financial standing of the authority 4 Medium/      High 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer Social Care & Housing
67 Very High There is a risk that failure to recruit and retain sector wide social care staff will impact on our ability to assess and support our vulnerable residents in a timely manner. 5 High 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer Social Care & Housing
68 Very High There is a risk that the end of EU funding for employability projects in 2022/23 will impact on the MTFP, on the employability of our communities and on the prospects of our NEET and at risk of NEET young people. 4 Medium/
High
4 Significant Decreasing Treat Chief Officer Communities, Customer & Digital
72 Very High There is a risk that the Council fails to ensure that future generations living in Torfaen can benefit from biodiverse natural environment that supports their well-being 4 Medium/      High 5 Catastrophic Static Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
73 Very High There is a risk that the Council fails to become net carbon zero by 2030. 4 Medium/      High 5 Catastrophic Static Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
74 Very High There is a risk that the Council fails to adequately support, lead and facilitate the Borough to become net zero carbon by 2050. 4 Medium/      High 5 Catastrophic Static Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
1 Very High There is a risk that priority schools within Band B will not be improved because of a lack of funding.    4 Very High 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer, Education & Lead Director for Children and Young People 
14 High There is a risk that the demand for quality / affordable homes and housing needs will not be met if we are unable to increase supply due to lack of land availability and sourcing viable sites. 4 Medium/      High 3 Moderate Static Tolerate Head of PSSU
39 High There is a risk that the quality of private (rented) sector housing will not be improved due to a lack of investment. 4 Medium/      High 3 Moderate Increasing Tolerate Head of PSSU
58 High There is a risk to people, property and the environment from falling trees and falling tree limbs caused by Ash Die Back, a fungal disease affecting Ash trees (Franxinus Excelsior) 3 Medium 4 Significant Decreasing Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
63 High There is a risk that Out of County Placements for children and young people with complex educational needs are becoming more frequent and more costly. 3 Medium 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer, Education & Lead Director for Children and Young People 
64 High There is a risk that standards may fail to improve at the appropriate pace as a consequence of identified issues in the quality of teaching, learning and leadership in three of our secondary schools. 3 Medium 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer, Education & Lead Director for Children and Young People 
65 High There is a risk of potential disruption to service provision as a result of the Council experiencing significant difficulties in obtaining ICT equipment (laptops & desktop computers) that are suitable for business use due to the national shortages of these specific devices. 5 High 3 Moderate Static Tolerate Chief Officer Communities, Customer & Digital
8 Medium There is a real risk that the council could fail to maintain continuity of service provision in its buildings due to resource constraints and the aging nature of the asset including structure, plant and services. 2 Medium /    Low 4 Significant Decreasing Tolerate Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
11 Medium There is a risk that the council may become financially unsustainable if an appropriate corporate, service and medium term financial plan is not agreed. 1 Low 4 Significant Static Treat Assistant Chief Exec  (Resources)
12 Medium There is a risk that long term service delivery may be impeded without strategic workforce planning. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Decreasing Treat Assistant Chief Exec  (Resources)
17 Medium There is a risk that young people will  lose life opportunities by not being in employment, education or training (NEET) unless we are able to maintain our improvement in progressing more young people into EET. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Treat Chief Officer Communities, Customer & Digital
19 Medium There is a risk that the council may not be able to meet its statutory requirements to assess and place young people with learning needs up to the age of 25 when the act comes into force.  3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Treat Chief Officer, Education & Lead Director for Children and Young People 
21 Medium There is a risk that  without sufficient funding the condition of the council's highway network will continue to deteriorate. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
23 Medium There is a risk that we will not meet Welsh Governments Statutory recycling targets due to lack of participation of residents resulting in substantial fines to the Council. 2 Medium /    Low 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
28 Medium There is a risk that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site is endangered leading to the potential loss of World Heritage Site status and reputational damage to the Council. 1 Low 4 Significant Static Treat Chief Officer Communities, Customer & Digital
30 Medium There is a risk that the council's finances will be adversely impacted as a result of overspending against corporate budget limits. 3 High 3 Moderate Static Treat Assistant Chief Exec  (Resources)
32 Medium There is a risk that additional costs and /or a loss of productivity may be  incurred if sickness absence is not managed effectively and the increase in absence relating to poor mental health is not addressed. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Treat Assistant Chief Exec  (Resources)
48 Medium There is a risk that poor information governance and management could have an adverse impact on the council’s finances and reputation.  3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Treat Head of PSSU
54 Medium There is a risk of a weakened statutory local policy framework to determine planning applications / appeals after 31st March 2021 when the adopted Torfaen Local Development Plan reaches its end date. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Decreasing Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
61 Medium There is a risk we will fail to meet statutory recycling targets (64%) in 2020-21 due to some changes we had to implement as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, which could result in the Council incurring fines from Welsh Government. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Tolerate Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
69 Medium There is a risk that if the Council faces the loss of a number of HGV drivers without the ability to replace it could have an impact on service provision including, but not limited to, the collection of recycling and waste and the provision of winter services. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
70 Medium There is a risk that there could be movement of coal tips within Torfaen with the potential to damage property, assets or land. 3 Medium 3 Moderate Static Treat Chief Officer Neighbourhoods and PPP
71 Medium There is a risk that our ability to maintain accurate and safe care management records on Children, Families and Adults that are in receipt of statutory services if the Wales Community Care Information System (WCCIS) becomes unfit for purpose.  1 Low 4 Significant Decreasing Treat Chief Officer Social Care & Housing
76 Medium There is a risk that  due to the changes in Welsh Government Homelessness policy “No One Left Out” there will be a significant rise in homelessness cases and an insufficient supply of temporary accommodation to those individuals  owed a duty under the Housing Wales Act 2014. 3 Medium 2 Minor New Treat Head of PSSU
15 Low There is a risk that due to uncertainty over the Welsh Government’s level of supporting people funding, vulnerable people are unable to access housing related support services that help them to live independently. 1 Low 3 Moderate Decreasing Tolerate Head of PSSU
31 Low There is a risk that the council will incur substantial fines / possible removal of its card payment facility if the Payment Card Industry Standards are not met.  1 Low 3 Moderate Decreasing Treat Assistant Chief Exec  (Resources)
47 Low There is a risk that children who could benefit from early interventions will not receive support because children with higher needs are prioritised. 2 Medium /    Low 2 Minor Decreasing Tolerate Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

* Treat - To reduce the risk to an acceptable level by taking mitigating action(s)
* Tolerate - The Council may tolerate a risk where the risk cannot be mitigated cost effectively or is effectively mitigated by internal controls even if it remains high

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