Fundamentals of Risk Practice

In conjunction with key partners, the Risk Management Authority (RMA) are delivering a range of training courses designed to support risk assessment and management practice with individuals who present a risk of serious harm. The training provision includes the following:


  • A 3 day course for criminal justice social workers

  • A two day course for offender management police officers

  • A one day for MAPPA level 2 and 3 chairs


Each course is designed to provide a grounding in the principles and process that should be evident when assessing risk of serious harm. For practitioners, the training aims to equip them with skills and confidence in applying these principles in practice. The training content is consistent with the Standards and Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Management published by the RMA.


For the priority group of 350 criminal justice social workers, training began in August 2015 and for the 220 offender management officers in January 2016. MAPPA chairs training has also been delivered across Scotland. 


If you have any questions regarding the content or delivery of this training, please contact Head of Development, Mark McSherry (