risk assessment

Report that summarises the work completed in Phase Two of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) Shared Learning Initiative, aimed at improving the protection of adults at risk.

It outlines the process through which a framework of standards for adult protection and a format for risk management and protection planning for adults at risk of abuse was developed.

This information note outlines the provisions in the new Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 which aims to improve safeguards for children by preventing unsuitable people from working with them.

This report reviews the literature relating to the assessment and management of sex offenders and serious violent offenders, and therefore requiring special measures.

It is aimed at those in the criminal justice, social work and other agencies who play an active part in risk assessment and risk management.

The report covers four broad areas: the background policy, legislative proposals and provisions covering sexual and violent offenders; risk assessment methods; the current tools available in this area for these offender groups; and risk management.