Alarm Launches Highways Claims Management Manual

Alarm Launches Highways Claims Management Manual
13 Aug 2015

Alarm Launches Highways Claims Management Manual

The Alarm Insurance Special Interest Group has today launched its Highways Claims Management Manual, the first and only document to feature all the relevant aspects on managing highways claims from the specific perspective of the risk / insurance manager.

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A risk success story!

A risk success story!
5 Aug 2015

A risk success story!

The risk success story: improving performance in risk management compares performance and progress on risk management from 2010 to 2015 using statistics and information from Alarm CIPFA Benchmarking. It tells the story of improved risk management performance despite the sustained austerity of recent years.

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Alarm launches Webinars for Members

Alarm launches Webinars for Members
5 Aug 2015

Alarm launches Webinars for Members

In response to Members' changing needs, Alarm has introduced Webinars, a series of one hour interactive online training sessions that Members can attend for FREE without leaving the office.

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2016 Alarm Conference - Call for Speakers

2016 Alarm Conference - Call for Speakers
24 Jun 2015

2016 Alarm Conference - Call for Speakers

Would you like to deliver a workshop session on Risk Management, Insurance and Legal Matters, for Blue Light Services, Community and Charity Organisations, or the Housing Sector?

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2015 Alarm Risk Award Winners Announced

2015 Alarm Risk Award Winners Announced
23 Jun 2015

2015 Alarm Risk Award Winners Announced

The 2015 Alarm Risk Award winners were announced at the Dinner held at Conference Aston, Birmingham on Monday 22 June, during the 2015 Alarm National Educational Forum. The Awards were hosted by comedian, John Martin.

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Alarm Launches Freedom of Information Guidance Document

Alarm Launches Freedom of Information Guidance Document
27 May 2015

Alarm Launches Freedom of Information Guidance Document

In response to queries raised by members relating to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests around insurance matters, Alarm has produced ‘A good practice guide on handling information requests relating to Insurance’.

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Alarm Risk Awards Shortlist Announced

Alarm Risk Awards Shortlist Announced
21 May 2015

Alarm Risk Awards Shortlist Announced

The Alarm Risk Awards celebrate those public service and community organisations who have maintained effective and innovative forward momentum in the management of risk. We are delighted to see the Alarm Risk Awards finalists continue to demonstrate resilience within the sectors in which we operate, despite the financial challenges we have all faced over the past few years.

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The Crown Commercial Service Consults Alarm on New Government Insurance Framework

The Crown Commercial Service Consults Alarm on New Government Insurance Framework
12 May 2015

The Crown Commercial Service Consults Alarm on New Government Insurance Framework

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are seeking feedback from Alarm Members on their draft insurance framework documents.

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Alarm Launches New Member Benefit

Alarm Launches New Member Benefit
12 May 2015

Alarm Launches New Member Benefit

Alarm has created a new, relevant and useful online resource exclusively for Members by Members. Alarm is therefore keen to encourage Members to share their resources with other Alarm Members in the form of internal strategy documents, internal procedure notes, procurement documents, standard letter suites etc.

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Alarm Discussion Forum Update

Alarm Discussion Forum Update
28 Apr 2015

Alarm Discussion Forum Update

In response to Member feedback, we have moved the Alarm Discussion Forum to LinkedIn. The Alarm LinkedIn Discussion Forum still provides an area for Alarm members to share knowledge and expertise with like-minded professionals.

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Alarm Call for 2015 Board Nominations

Alarm Call for 2015 Board Nominations
15 Apr 2015

Alarm Call for 2015 Board Nominations

Alarm is currently seeking nominations for the Alarm Board of Directors. This year there are three, 3 year posts available. The Board of Directors are responsible for the overall management of the company including the setting of its strategic direction and the management of all financial and governance matters of the organisation.

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Alarm Member Survey Results

Alarm Member Survey Results
19 Mar 2015

Alarm Member Survey Results

As part of our on-going commitment to develop and improve services, earlier this year we conducted a Members’ survey to discover Members' preferences in a number of key areas; this includes how they prefer us to communicate, what services we provide and what we should be focusing our resources on in the future. A summary of the key questions and responses received are included here.

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The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the major changes

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the major changes
11 Mar 2015

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the major changes

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 have finally been implemented with effect from 26 February 2015. So what are the major changes?

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File on 4 programme: Insurance and child abuse

File on 4 programme: Insurance and child abuse
26 Feb 2015

File on 4 programme: Insurance and child abuse

Members may be interested to hear the File on 4 programme on Radio Four, aired this week, on the subject of ‘Insurance and child abuse’.

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Cracking Down on Fundamental Dishonesty

Cracking Down on Fundamental Dishonesty
18 Feb 2015

Cracking Down on Fundamental Dishonesty

The newly enacted Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 enshrines in law the requirement for judges to dismiss personal injury claims where there is exaggeration that can be described as ‘fundamentally dishonest’, even if there are genuine aspects to the claim.

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Proposed Court Fee Increases

Proposed Court Fee Increases
10 Feb 2015

Proposed Court Fee Increases

The Government has announced it’s intention to introduce “enhanced court fees” which will apply to all money claims over £10,000, including personal injury.

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Highway maintenance code on the road to recovery?

Highway maintenance code on the road to recovery?
6 Feb 2015

Highway maintenance code on the road to recovery?

A review of the national Code of Practice for highway maintenance will be welcomed by highway authorities who have criticised the current guidelines for setting impossibly high standards.

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Alarm Needs You! Vnuk and the Potential Insurance Implications?

Alarm Needs You! Vnuk and the Potential Insurance Implications?
4 Feb 2015

Alarm Needs You! Vnuk and the Potential Insurance Implications?

The DfT is currently engaging with stakeholders, conducting an impact assessment in relation to potential changes to existing motor third party liability legislation. Unless the DfT arranges specific exemptions, under the EC judgment in Vnuk it may become an offence to keep any of the equipment listed in the enclosure without having formal third party motor cover in place. This may therefore present a huge administrative and cost burden to Member organisations. Alarm is therefore keen to represent Members in this consultation and are inviting responses to a few specific questions.

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Alarm 2015 Member Survey

Alarm 2015 Member Survey
8 Jan 2015

Alarm 2015 Member Survey

As part of Alarm's ongoing commitment to member satisfaction we are asking all Alarm Members to complete the 2015 Member Survey. We want to know what you value about Alarm, what is really important to you in your role and how we can improve membership for you.

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Vnuk -v- Zavarovalnica Triglav ECJ judgment - what are the implications for you?

Vnuk -v- Zavarovalnica Triglav ECJ judgment - what are the implications for you?
6 Jan 2015

Vnuk -v- Zavarovalnica Triglav ECJ judgment - what are the implications for you?

The recent important decision in the European Court of Justice in the matter of Vnuk -v- Zavarovalnica Triglav will have wide ranging implications for the insurance arrangements for Members' motor fleets and equipment.

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Alarm Launches Report 'Restructuring Risk - How To Manage Risks During Organisation Change'

Alarm Launches Report 'Restructuring Risk - How To Manage Risks During Organisation Change'
10 Dec 2014

Alarm Launches Report 'Restructuring Risk - How To Manage Risks During Organisation Change'

This new report from Alarm details the outcomes of the Alarm Wales Seminar held 22 May 14, which explored the risk and insurance implications of organisational restructuring, either internally or involving two or more organisations via voluntary or compulsory mergers. The overarching lesson from the seminar was that restructuring can be achieved successfully, but it requires careful planning, with leaders at all levels taking informed decisions and communicating clearly with colleagues and partners. The learning from this seminar will provide risk managers with information to help colleagues make informed decisions and demonstrate their value to their organisations.

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Alarm to Produce Standards and Guidance on Information Risk and Governance

Alarm to Produce Standards and Guidance on Information Risk and Governance
10 Dec 2014

Alarm to Produce Standards and Guidance on Information Risk and Governance

Information has never been more important to public service organisation. As the quantity, diversity and nature of the information that organisation hold, manage and share changes, so will the threats and vulnerabilities they face.

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Why attend the Alarm National Autumn Forum?

Why attend the Alarm National Autumn Forum?
8 Oct 2014

Why attend the Alarm National Autumn Forum?

5 key reasons to attend Alarm's first ever National Autumn Forum, taking place on 11th & 12th November at Selsdon Park Hotel in South Croydon. The Autumn Forum will feature ‘Risk Tips, Tools & Tactics’ that delegates will be able to apply back in the workplace, aiding the effective delivery of vital services to the public and our communities.

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Sponsorship 2015

Sponsorship 2015
11 Sep 2014

Sponsorship 2015

Alarm is delighted to release the 2015 Sponsorship Brochure. Inside, you will be able to find full details of how to become a Corporate Sponsor, Forum Sponsor or Alarm Risk Awards Sponsor, as well as details of the Supplier Directory and Associate Membership.

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Alarm Launches RIPA Good Practice Guide

Alarm Launches RIPA  Good Practice Guide
3 Sep 2014

Alarm Launches RIPA Good Practice Guide

Alarm is delighted to announce that the guide has been endorsed by Simon Johnson, Partner and Director at Watmores Solicitors. "In an area where much uncertainty has arisen amongst insurers, local authorities and practitioners, the RIPA guide is an excellent, straight-forward and user-friendly document that removes the confusion in an area where time and expense may hitherto have been devoted by local authorities to unnecessary applications to Magistrates for permission to carry out surveillance within the context of insurance claims."

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Alarm National Autumn Forum - Bookings Open

Alarm National Autumn Forum - Bookings Open
20 Aug 2014

Alarm National Autumn Forum - Bookings Open

The first Alarm National Autumn Forum is now open for bookings. Alarm is delighted to be offering a second National Forum in 2014 offering members heavily discounted learning and networking opportunities. The Autumn Forum will focus on 'Risk Tips, Tools & Tactics' and is taking place on 11th & 12th November at Selsdon Park Hotel in South Croydon. Workshop sessions have been divided into three streams Risk, Insurance & Legal and Soft Skills which have been identified to support members in the workplace.

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Call for Speakers: 2015 National Educational Forum

Call for Speakers: 2015 National Educational Forum
24 Jun 2014

Call for Speakers: 2015 National Educational Forum

Alarm is seeking submissions on Risk Management, Insurance and Legal Matters, for Blue Light Services, Community and Charity Organisations or the Housing Sector, for the 2015 National Educational Forum. Deadline for submissions: Friday 12 September.

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2014 Alarm Awards Winners Announced

2014 Alarm Awards Winners Announced
24 Jun 2014

2014 Alarm Awards Winners Announced

The Alarm Award winners were announced at a glittering Awards Ceremony held at The Palace Hotel, Manchester on Monday 23 June, during the 2014 Alarm National Educational Forum. The Awards were hosted by BBC's 'Voice of the Balls' Alan Dedicoat.

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Alarm Launches 'Managing the Risk of Fraud: The Alarm Standard for Risk Advisors' (2014)

Alarm Launches 'Managing the Risk of Fraud: The Alarm Standard for Risk Advisors' (2014)
26 May 2014

Alarm Launches 'Managing the Risk of Fraud: The Alarm Standard for Risk Advisors' (2014)

Alarm has this week launched ’Managing the Risk of Fraud: The Alarm Standard for Risk Advisors’ (2014). The Standard will assist risk advisors, working in conjunction with business managers, to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place to manage the risk of fraud well in advance of any occurence.

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Call for Speakers: 2014 Autumn Forum, South East Region

Call for Speakers: 2014 Autumn Forum, South East Region
11 Apr 2014

Call for Speakers: 2014 Autumn Forum, South East Region

Alarm is seeking submissions for the 2014 Autumn Forum being held in the South East region. We are particularly keen to receive proposals that include case studies, award winning initiatives, new tools or techniques, soft skills and submissions which support aspects of Alarm’s Core Competencies in Public Service Risk Management.

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Risk Protection Arrangement for Academy Trusts

Risk Protection Arrangement for Academy Trusts
10 Apr 2014

Risk Protection Arrangement for Academy Trusts

Alarm notes the publication by the DfE of further details on the proposed risk pooling scheme, now titled 'Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA)'.

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Academy Insurance Roundtable Update

Academy Insurance Roundtable Update
20 Mar 2014

Academy Insurance Roundtable Update

Following the Education Funding Association (EFA) February announcement regarding pooled insurance for academies and free schools, Alarm has been working with partners and sponsors to find out more about the new scheme.

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Chairmans Charity 2014

Chairmans Charity 2014
3 Mar 2014

Chairmans Charity 2014

This year the Alarm Chairman Wayne Rigby, has chosen to support Prostate Cancer UK.

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Academy School Insurance

Academy School Insurance
25 Feb 2014

Academy School Insurance

Following the announcement made by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), concerning future insurance arrangements for academy and free schools, and the development of a risk pooling scheme, Alarm has arranged a roundtable discussion with key sponsors to discuss the concerns of all parties.

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Welcome to Alarm's New Website

Welcome to Alarm's New Website
18 Feb 2014

Welcome to Alarm's New Website

After months of research, dedication and hard work Alarm is delighted to welcome you to its new website. The new design has been developed by researching Alarm members’ current use of the website and improving the user experience.

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Academies Risk Revealed

Academies Risk Revealed
17 Feb 2014

Academies Risk Revealed

The academy trend has gathered incredible pace over the past few years and while bringing many opportunities to schools, the threats should not be ignored. In response, Alarm has published ’Academies Risk Revealed’, discussing the reality of life for academies in England and the risks they have to manage.

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