Are you confident your school sports club church camp is protecting children from sexual abuse as well as it can?

BOKRIM ensures your answer is yes.

Traditional child protection isn't working. 

Every child and vulnerable adult should be as well-protected from sexual abuse as possible, yet child sexual abuse is increasing. 

Current child sexual abuse prevention is based on compliance, requiring criminal background checks, training, limiting one-to-one interactions, and reporting suspicions of abuse.  These controls contribute to child safety and were a reasonable initial response to the abuse crisis when it first emerged twenty years ago. 

But despite the continuing rise in sexual abuse, they haven’t materially changed.  These controls are not enough – on their own – to protect children from sexual abuse.  

Sexual abuse and misconduct (SAM) risk has grown exponentially in the last 10 years.

At the same time SAM frequency has been increasing, all the main costs of SAM risk – reputation, disruption, and financial – have risen sharply and are still rising.  The scale and scope of SAM risk are now so significant that risk management best practices are necessary to manage it. 

Yet most organizations are still only using the compliance-based controls, which means most organizations are not protecting children as well as they would like and are not protecting themselves from the rising costs of SAM risk.

The significant and growing mismatch between the rising scale of SAM risk and the traditional approach to managing it is the main reason the insurance industry is withdrawing from SAM exposure. 

With what we have learned over the last ten years, we know we can do better.

We know that when people learn there is more they can do to protect children beyond compliance, they do far more than compliance requires of them.

We know that when people realize compliance doesn’t protect them as protectors, they do yet more than compliance requires, which further increases child protection.

We know that risk management best practices are the most effective practices at protecting children and vulnerable adults as well as the people and organizations protecting them.

We know that any organization, whatever its size, sector, budget, or previous risk management experience, can use risk management best practices to protect children, vulnerable adults, and themselves, without meaningful additional cost or excessive time demands.  

We know many organizations even save time and/or money.

Welcome to BOK Risk Management.

BOKRIM has developed BOK (for Body of Knowledge) Risk Management© – or BRM for short.  BRM is based on two principles:

1.  The more you know about risk, the less risk you have.

2.  The more you know about managing risk, the better you manage it and the more you reduce it. 

BRM is a risk knowledge-generating engine made of two elements: The BOKSURE Application and the SAM Risk BOK.

The BOKSURE Application

The online BOKSURE application guides a SAM risk manager through all the steps of SAM risk management best practices.

The three steps to manage SAM risk like an expert

1. Assess

A SAM Risk Assessment ensures you understand the types and forms of SAM risk that are the consequence of your organization's nature.

 

Our tools let you assess what SAM risks you have and understand where they are concentrated, who they impact, and the different ways they impact different people.

2. Customize

When you understand your SAM risks, you can customize a SAM risk management system that keeps both children and your organization as safe from SAM and its consequences as you can make them.

 

You select principles to guide your decisions, choose controls that make sense for your risks, and create activities that are practical for your organization.

3. Manage

Once customized, your BOKSURE system means you can monitor controls, constantly improve them, respond to all kinds of SAM-related incidents, and manage change.

 

You will perform all the activities necessary to manage SAM risk well and you will be able to credibly demonstrate you are managing SAM risk well.

The SAM Risk BOK

The SAM Risk BOK is a body of knowledge containing everything BOKRIM knows about SAM, SAM risk, and SAM risk management. 

The SAM Risk BOK is constantly updated with everything BOKRIM learns about SAM, SAM risk, and SAM risk management. 

BOKSURE and the SAM Risk BOK Together

Every organization looking after children and vulnerable adults wants to protect them and itself as well as it can.  Accelerating change, increasing uncertainty, and rising stakeholder expectations about child protection make both more difficult and more important.

BOK Risk Management transforms how well SAM risk can be managed so that any organization can manage SAM risk like an expert.