risk management

Enabling risk, ensuring safety: self-directed support and personal budgets (At a glance 31)

This ‘At a glance’ briefing highlights some of the emerging findings from research and practice regarding risk taking and safety in the implementation of self-directed support and personal budgets. The briefing summarises research findings from UK and international studies and emerging practice. The aim is to highlight evidence of what may help or hinder risk enablement and adult safeguarding in the context of promoting independence, choice and control. It also provides some examples of how practice is developing.

Philosophy of care - a recovery focus

Pre-course reading handout for the STRADA one-day module, Substance Misuse in Pregnancy.

Unkind, risk averse and untrusting - if this is today's society, can we change it? (summary report)

The JRF’s recent public consultation revealed a strong sense of unease about some of the changes shaping British society. This Viewpoint continues the discussion about modern 'social evils' on the theme of ‘a decline in values’. Julia Neuberger argues that we can change society for the better by deliberately rebuilding trust, opening up our institutions, and stopping the ‘blame culture’ from preventing simple acts of kindness and altruism.

Managing the Risk : An Inspection of the Management of Sex Offender Cases in the Community

In January 1998, the Minister for Home Affairs announced that the Social Work Services Inspectorate would inspect all sex offender cases supervised by Aberdeen Social Work Department, and such cases in a sample of other local authorities across Scotland, to assess compliance with National Objectives and Standards. This is the Report of these findings.

Management of risk in everyday life (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series consists of a segment on the management of risk in everyday life. As almost every decision a person makes involves weighing up of the odds of success or failure and risk, risk management has become a popular area of sociological debate.

Host Laurie Taylor speaks with delegates at the British Sociology Association's conference in York to find out what aspects of risk they've been discussing. Dr. Iain Wilkinson, Professor Jane Lewis and David Denney join the discussion.

Report: issues of consent in relation to Baby K

This Review was commissioned on 21 February 2008 by the then Director of Children’s Services (DCS) for Nottingham City Council, where the High Court found that Nottingham Children’s Services had removed a baby from its mother unlawfully. The document provides a summary of events, review findings and recommendations.

Serious violent and sexual offenders: the use of risk assessment tools in Scotland

This report is organised into six chapters and explores a range of issues including the approaches to risk assessment by different professional groups and the progress of validation in respect of the different risk assessment tools in use. Comment is made on risk assessment in action, who carries out risk assessments, how they are carried out and the mechanisms that are in place to ensure a consistent approach to risk assessment within organisations.

Making choices: taking risks - a discussion paper

Paper highlighting some of the risk-related factors which may prevent older people living life the way they want. It also suggests some ways that social care can support people's aspirations and pinpoints some challenges.

Getting it right for children and young people who present a risk of serious harm: Meeting Need, Managing Risk and Achieving Outcomes

Scottish Government publication to help agencies and professionals working with young people who present a risk of serious harm to themselves and others, to strengthen their procedures and strive for excellence. It is a working document expected to grow and develop as new research is published, agencies use the self-assessment tool and provide feedback on its effectiveness, the Social Work Inspection Agency introduces its self-assessment toolkit, and 'Getting it right for every child' drives change in children’s services.