12 Oct, 2018

Standards and Guidelines for Risk Assessment

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The Standards and Guidelines for Risk Assessment apply to an accredited assessor appointed by the High Court to undertake risk assessments regarding individuals for whom a Risk Assessment Order (RAO) has been made, and an Order for Lifelong Restriction is being considered. They also apply to any other person having functions in relation to the assessment of risk of serious harm.

The purpose of these standards is to ensure all Risk Assessment Reports (RAR) contain all the information they need to and meet the required standard. The standards and guidelines detail a series of mandatory elements which must be evident, and include guidance for assessors in conducting a thorough risk assessment. There is also a standardised RMA-approved structure for the Risk Assessment Report (RAR).

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