In cases where the Judge makes a Risk Assessment Order, a Risk Assessment Report (RAR) will be completed by an RMA Accredited Risk Assessor. The RAR is a report on the risk the offender being at liberty presents to the safety of the public. In preparing the RAR the assessor is required to have regard to the RMA Standards and Guidelines for Risk Assessment.
The following is the RMA Standard Statement for Risk Assessment:-
Risk assessment will involve the identification of key pieces of information, analysis of their meaning in the time and context of the assessment, and evaluation against the appropriate criteria. Risk assessment will be based on a wide range of available information, gathered from a variety of sources. Risk assessment will be conducted in an evidence-based, structured manner, incorporating appropriate tools and professional decision making, acknowledging any limitations of the assessment. Risk assessment will be communicated responsibly to ensure that the findings of the assessment can be meaningfully understood and inform decision-making. Risk will be communicated in terms of the pattern, nature, seriousness and likelihood of offending.
An assessment underpinning a risk management plan will evidence:
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