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Risk Management Collaboration

We have experience in advising in cases where there are overwhelming number of risk factors

Risk Management of Sexual Offenders in the community is one of the most complex and difficult tasks.  It is one area where the credibility and effectiveness of professional agencies is measured in the public domain particularly in the light of serious incidents and risk management failures. Risk management forms an essential role within social work, expending considerable amounts of time and attention engaged in complex decision-making dilemmas.

In some cases practitioners may become ‘risk averse’ in their decision making impeding the progression of restorative processes, rehabilitation, community integration out of fear of potentially aversive consequences if things go wrong. We assist in making difficult defensible decisions by exploring the cost benefits and the context of risk realities from an evidenced-based perspective.

Due to the dynamic nature of risk situations and their potential harm impact, WP-R consultants aim to respond with flexibility and immediacy whenever possible.

“The complexity of the world means that uncertainty and risks are features of child protection work. Risk management cannot eliminate harm, only reduce its occurrence”

Munro. E. The Child's Journey' (2010)

The aim of risk management is to reduce the likelihood and impact of harm to others by developing and enhancing protective factors (both extrinsic supports and intrinsic strengths). Achievement of this multi-faceted goal is a complex task requiring clear coordinated approaches.

At WP-R consultants promote the importance of contextualising risk-related behaviours so that a clearly designed risk management plan is directly linked to a robust risk assessment outline shared with all the agencies involved. We encourage this collaborative process as working in isolation can be professionally unproductive and potentially lead to mistakes.

WP-R has experience in advising in cases where there are overwhelming number of risk factors, and few (if any) protective factors.

For a free 30 minute consultation please contact us on 01206 878 178 or email enquiry@wp-risk.com

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Knowledge & Resources

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Practice guidelines to accompany legislative changes on siblings in care

18/04/2021

CELCIS is seeking views to feed into practice guidelines which will accompany some legislative changes to uphold the rights and meet the needs of brothers and sisters with care experience.

Changes are being made to Section 13 of the Children (Scotland) 2020 Act, and the Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 and most of these [...]

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Working households no guarantee for lifting families out of poverty

18/04/2021

Having an adult in the household in paid work is not sufficient to raise some families out of child poverty in Scotland, official statistics have shown.

While the risk of poverty is much lower for children where someone in the household is in paid work compared to those in workless households, not all work pays enough [...]

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£280 million boost for SEND provision

15/04/2021

The government has announced £280 million funding for special educational needs and disabilities provision.

The funding will be allocated to local authorities to enable them to create new places in early years settings, schools, academies and colleges. The funding can be used to contribute to the cost of creating a whole new special school, or by [...]

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