5.0 National Fundamentals of Risk Practice Training
The Scottish Government provided funding to facilitate the rollout of the Risk Management Authority's ( RMA) Fundamentals of Risk Practice Course during 2015/16.
The course supports partnership practices in the identification and management of risk of serious harm and was delivered to staff in Criminal Justice, Police, Scottish Prison Service and MAPPA Staff to build confidence to identify relevant offenders for whom MAPPA applies.
The course developed in partnership with the RMA aimed to introduce a robust, evidence-based process as well as strengthening risk assessment and management practice with individuals who present a risk of serious harm in the community. The training also sought to develop participant's understanding of the revised risk assessment and management templates published within the MAPPA guidance in July 2014.
This training marked a significant achievement in developing a consistent form of multi-agency risk management plans which are incorporated into the MAPPA Guidance and support the long term FRAME objective.
For more information on FRAME visit the Risk Management Authority ( RMA) website at: http://www.rmascotland.gov.uk/frame/
The training provision included:
- A 3 day course for criminal justice social workers
- A two day course for offender management police officers
- An awareness day for MAPPA level 2 and 3 chairs
During 2015/2016, the RMA trained 313 criminal justice social work staff. Police Scotland and the RMA jointly delivered training for 220 Police offender management officers and in March 2016, 100 MAPPA chairpersons received training.