Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Local Resilience Forums are required to ensure that events or situations which threaten serious damage to the people or our environment, are identified, and where possible, controlled or mitigated against.
It is a document that shows which risks have been identified that can affect an area, including the assessment of each risks impact and likelihood. The risks are presented in a matrix that allocates a risk rating according to government guidelines, It is a living document and is reviewed and updated in accordance with the national risk assessments produced annually by the government
For more information on your local risk go to The Community Risk Register (CRR) can be found on http://www.suffolkresilience.com/community-risk-register/
Further information on risk and risk assessments can be found on the UK Resilience web site at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/risk-assessment-how-the-risk-of-emergencies-in-the-uk-is-assessed.