The Risk Management Authority's purpose is to make Scotland safer by setting the standard for risk practice to reduce reoffending and the harm that it causes

      Our duties focus on protecting the public by ensuring that robust risk assessment and risk management practices are in place to reduce the risk of serious harm posed by violent and sexual offenders

      working towards a safer Scotland

      What we do

      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 the practitioners who work within the field of criminal 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.

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      Great to get out and about delivering training. Wrapping up a day focused on case management of OLR’s in custody, looking forward to Day 2 and a focus on annual reporting. #riskmanagement @RMAScotland

      There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as we said goodbye to Yvonne, our CE. Thank you for everything you have achieved with us over the years. Your vision of ethical risk assessment and management makes us all very proud. We will miss you very much.

      Congratulations to Mark McSherry on his appointment as the RMA's new Chief Executive


      The RMA has delivered 27 Fundamentals of Risk Practice training courses to 568 justice social workers

      How we work

      We carry out our functions to promote effective practice through working closely with partners across the criminal justice system in Scotland; drawing evidence from national and international research and development programmes to advance a shared framework approach.

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