risk assessment

A child's place : why environment matters to children

Report of a project which canvassed children's views on how their local environment could be improved. It concludes that children's well-being and environmental issues are inextricably linked and that to improve local spaces for children some of the priorities of children's policy ought to be combined with the goals of sustainable development.

Multi-agency inspection : assessing and managing offenders who present a high risk of serious harm 2009

Report of a joint inspection which scrutinised arrangements for managing offenders whose past offending meant they might pose a serious threat of harm in the future. The report identifies what is working well, what needs to improve and makes recommendations for improvements to the Scottish Government.

Assessing risk in child protection

This paper aims to identify an effective way of feeding findings from research on child abuse commissioned by the Department of Health (1995) into child protection practice.

N.B. This resource is no longer available.

Managing risk : multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) and the housing of sex offenders in Scotland

Leaflet giving an introduction to the joint arrangements which have been put in place between responsible authorities (local authorities, Scottish Prison Service, police and health service) to assess and manage the risk to the public posed by sex offenders in Scotland. It also covers the housing of sex offenders in the community.

SCIE research briefing 1: Preventing falls in care homes

Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.

Managing risk in play provision: implementation guide

Guidance for play providers on how they can adopt an approach to risk management which recognises the benefits to children and young people of challenging play experiences as well as the risks.

Implementing recovery : a new framework for organisational change

Paper summarising the key organisational challenges facing mental health services in incorporating recovery principles into routine practice in mental health services.

Best practice guidance for restorative justice practitioners and their case supervisors and line managers (Scotland)

Guidance document produced to enable and encourage restorative justice practitioners in Scotland to provide a high quality service by laying down nationally recognised standards of best practice.

Changing professional practice and culture to get it right for every child: an evaluation of the development and early implementation phases of 'Getting it right for every child' in Highland, 2006-2009

Report describing and evaluating the progress of the Highland pathfinder of the 'Getting it right for every child' (GIRFEC) programme which was set up to help shape, develop and test the practice tools and training materials and inform the development of national guidance for the GIRFEC programme.