Introduction

Assessing and managing the risk of violence is a core task of professionals working in mental health and criminal justice services. Psychologists, psychiatrists, police, prison staff, managers, nurses, social workers, probation officers are just some of the professions involved in minimising risk of harm. Violence risk assessment and management occupies a central role in legislation and features in the Care Programme Approach, Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements, and Dangerous Offender Legislation. Courts, tribunals and hearings are therefore increasingly requesting opinions on risk. Similarly, health and criminal justice services are increasingly articulating and governing risk assessment policy and procedure.

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Consultancy

Our team can provide consultancy to organisations on all aspects of the design, delivery and implementation of risk assessment policies and practices. We also conduct independent evaluations of organisations where violence levels are problematic.

Trainers and Consultants

Our trainers and consultants are internationally recognised as experts in the field of violence risk assessment. They are approved trainers and several members of our team have authored one or more risk assessment manual.

Training Workshops

Registration now open for the Annual Violence Risk Training Workshops held at the Edinburgh Royal Society between 29th April - 2nd May 2014. Click here for course details and registration information.

Our experienced Trainers and Consultants are also available to visit your facility to train groups of 20-40 individuals. If you would like more information on this please contact us on:

violencerisk@northernnetworking.co.uk