We provide a variety of learning initiatives to support our justice colleagues in delivering effective risk assessment and management. This includes the Fundamentals of Risk Practice training courses which has been delivered to justice social workers and police since 2015.

We’re also often asked to present on risk-related subjects across various forums. If you think we may be able to help with a risk-related input or would like to find out more about the training we offer, get in touch.

Fundamentals of Risk Practice

This is a training course developed by the RMA to support risk assessment and management practice with individuals who present a risk of serious harm.  It was designed to provide knowledge and confidence around the skills, principles and processes that should be evident when assessing and managing risk of serious harm. This training is delivered to Justice Social Workers.

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This is a training course developed by the RMA and SPS to support those case managing individuals subject to an OLR and currently being managed within the SPS.

This course provides trainees with a background to the OLR, an overview of the Standards and Guidelines and guidance on producing different forms of Risk Management Plans as well as annual reporting.


Originally a two day face-to-face course co-delivered with Police Scotland to offender management officers, it was redeveloped during COVID-19 to a one-day online course.

These courses introduce the knowledge required to undertake the risk assessment process and prepare a Risk Management Plan. They have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of officers who have responsibility for assessing and managing those who pose a risk of serious harm. The course broadly covers the risk assessment process – identification, analysis, evaluation & communication and the principles outlined within our Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation (FRAME).


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