The Risk Management Authority has a primary focus of supporting developments in risk practice.
Often this involves responding to needs identified by partners, such as increasing practitioner confidence and competence in risk assessment and management processes. A notable success in this area is the development and delivery of The Fundamentals of Risk Practice training – the RMA developed this demanding programme of courses for criminal justice social workers, Police Scotland staff and MAPPA Chairs to provide a grounding in the principles and processes that should be evident when assessing and managing risk of serious harm (RoSH). Additionally, a police practice course was co-developed and delivered with Police Scotland to enhance understanding of community risk management.
A further area in which we take a lead role is the application of risk assessment tools and research into their use – to this end the RMA developed the Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (RATED) to assist practitioners.
From generic training on LS/CMI, to more specific and specialised training on assessing and managing the critical few who present a risk of serious harm, the RMA is active in supporting practice.
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