FAQs - Risk Assessors

What is the RMA's role in the OLR process?

The introduction of the OLR and all associated legislative provisions was handled by the Scottish Government. The RMA has a statutory duty to put into place the standards and guidelines for a risk assessment under the auspices of a RAO or an Interim Compulsion Order. The Standards and Guidelines is available to view on the publications page of this website. When a Judge is considering imposing an OLR he will order a Risk Assessment Order and appoint an RMA Accredited Risk Assessor to carry out a risk assessment and report back to the court in the form of a Risk Assessment Report (RAR). The RMA is responsible for accrediting and providing training to the Assessors who will prepare the RAR. THE RMA will also approve all Risk Management plans prepared during the nine months following the imposition of an OLR and annual reports for the duration of the sentence.


How do I become an Accredited Risk Assessor?

The RMA Accredited Risk Assessor pack sets out the process that a person must follow to become an Accredited Risk Assessor.


How do you find out who has been accredited?

The register of RMA Accredited Risk Assessors is available here. Alternatively you can contact us if further information is required.


For specifc enquiries for those interested in becoming a Risk Assessor, open this link.