RMA Corporate Plan
RMA Launch Plan for Making Scotland Safer

RMA Corporate Plan

We have continually transformed our approach to make sure we are always learning, developing and delivering effectively and we look forward to what’s next. Protecting the public has always been central to the work that we do.
Corporate Plan (2024-2029)
New Board Members
Scottish Government Public Appointment

New Board Members

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs has announced the appointment of Alain Zysset and Kieran McCartan to the RMA Board.
New RMA Board Members Appointed
What is the Risk Assessment Order?
RMA Blog

What is the Risk Assessment Order?

We look at what information an Assessor will look to include in a Risk Assessment Report, what we mean by analysis and why clear language is so important.
What is the Risk Assessment Report?
Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory
Supporting effective practice in risk assessment

Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory

RATED is our free resource to help you select and use the most appropriate risk assessment tool
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Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation
Scotland’s national policy approach to risk assessment and management

Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation

Developed in partnership with justice agencies, FRAME aims to develop a consistent and evidence-based approach to risk assessment and management
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RMA Blog: Eurocrim 2023
ENHANCING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE AND COLLABORATIVE CONNECTIONS

RMA Blog: Eurocrim 2023

Our Acting Effective Practice Lead, Julie Webber, writes about her experience attending Eurocrim, and how practitioners and academics across the world are approaching reintegration.
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Order for Lifelong Restriction Research
Take a look at some of our research

Order for Lifelong Restriction Research

Recently we’ve completed two research publications looking at the offending behaviour, and the experience, of individuals subject to the OLR sentence
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Making Scotland Safer

Corporate Plan (2024-2029)

The Offending Behaviour of Those Sentenced to the Order for Lifelong Restriction

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OLR DATA VISUALISATION

Explore a series of interactive data visualisations to help you understand the Order for Lifelong Restriction. We look at statistics including Risk Assessment Order outcomes, age of individuals at the time when they receive the sentence, and length of punishment part.

About the OLR

FRAMEWORK FOR RISK ASSESSMENT, MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION

Our FRAME policy is the approach to risk assessment and management in Scotland. It outlines guiding principles that should underpin the work of justice agencies who assess and manage risk.

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Understanding the Risk Assessment Order

Protecting the Public: Scotland’s Risk Assessment Order

Standards and Guidelines

We produce Standards and Guidelines for the Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) sentence. Our Standards and Guidelines for Risk Management also support the assessment and management of individuals who present a risk of serious harm.

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Training

We develop and deliver specialised training to support effective practice in risk assessment and risk management in Scotland, this includes our Fundamentals of Risk Training course which as been delivered to justice social workers and police since 2015.

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2022-23 Annual Report & Accounts Published

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Article image: New RMA Board Members Appointed
24 Apr, 2024

New RMA Board Members Appointed

We are delighted to welcome Alain Zysset and Kieran McCartan to the RMA Board
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Article image: What is the Risk Assessment Report?
16 Apr, 2024

What is the Risk Assessment Report?

The unique Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) sentence is reserved for those who are assessed as presenting a likelihood of seriously endangering the lives, physical or psychological well-being,…
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Article image: RMA Launch plan to Shape Future of Risk Assessment and Management in Scotland
16 Apr, 2024

RMA Launch plan to Shape Future of Risk Assessment and Management in Scotland

The RMA today publish a Corporate Plan defining our shared priorities in Making Scotland Safer over the next five years.
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Article image: Vacancy: OLR Lead
26 Mar, 2024

Vacancy: OLR Lead

This vacancy is now closed.
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Article image: Protecting the Public: Scotland’s Risk Assessment Order
02 Feb, 2024

Protecting the Public: Scotland’s Risk Assessment Order

Unique to Scotland, the Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) is a true lifelong sentence. It’s put in place to protect the public from the risk of harm an individual is assessed to present. In this article, we look at the start of the OLR process – the Risk Assessment Order.
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Article image: In Memoriam: Peter Johnston
30 Nov, 2023

In Memoriam: Peter Johnston

With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of our previous Convener Peter Johnston.
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Article image: RMA Blog: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice and Collaborative Connections – Eurocrim 2023
30 Nov, 2023

RMA Blog: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice and Collaborative Connections – Eurocrim 2023

Our Acting Effective Practice Lead, Julie, recently visited Florence to attend Eurocrim and learn all about the ways in which agencies across the world are approaching reintegration.
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Article image: Vacancy: Finance and Governance Lead
24 Nov, 2023

Vacancy: Finance and Governance Lead

Applications are now closed.
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Article image: Vacancy: Research Lead
10 Nov, 2023

Vacancy: Research Lead

Applications are now closed.
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Article image: Vacancy: Research Assistants
10 Nov, 2023

Vacancy: Research Assistants

Applications are now closed.
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