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      We're currently seeking a Head of Effective Practice to lead on national policy development and engagement with justice agencies in Scotland.

      Become an Accredited Assessor

      We're currently seeking experienced, confident Risk Assessors from Psychology and Psychiatry disciplines to become RMA Accredited Risk Assessors.

      2020-21 Annual Report and Accounts

      We've published our 2020-21 Annual Report and Accounts including details of our work on Assessor Accreditation, Internet Offending, and our review of the UK Counter Terrorism and Sentencing Bill


      RATED is our directory intended to assist practitioners in selecting and applying risk assessment tools.

      About Us

      We set the standards for risk assessment and risk management to reduce the risk of serious harm and make Scotland safer

      Interested in Accreditation?

      RMA Accredited Assessors play a vital role in the Scottish criminal justice system. We’re currently seeking experienced and confident Risk Assessors to become accredited by the RMA, to complete complex Risk Assessments for the High Court.

      Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (RATED)

      The Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (RATED) contains evaluation of the evidence for seventy-four risk assessment tools. The tools are designed to assess various types of offending from intimate partner violence, stalking, internet offending and other sexual offences, in addition to those intended to measure violence and general risk of offending. Three categories of tools are intended to assess the risk of youth offending; and there is also a category dedicated to ‘responsivity issues,’ encompassing tools intended for personality, neurodevelopmental and other mental disorders.

      Our Team

      The RMA works closely with partner agencies to develop and promote risk assessment and management practices that are proportionate, meaningful and legitimate. And by supporting those who work within the field of justice, helping them to carry out their work effectively and consistently, we contribute to our wider purpose of reducing reoffending and the harm that it causes.

      Framework for Risk Assessment Management and Evaluation (FRAME)

      The Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation (FRAME) outlines the policy approach to risk assessment and management in Scotland. It outlines the agreed values, guiding principles, and standards that should underpin the work of justice agencies who are involved in the assessment and management of risk posed by those who are involved in offending behaviour.

      Our publications

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