Assessment and management of young people: guidance

Guidance for local authorities on the assessment of young people who present a risk of harm through sexually harmful and/or violent behaviour.


1. Risk Management Authority (2011) Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation. Paisley: RMA. Online:

2. The FRAME Working Group membership comprised the Scottish Government, Risk Management Authority, Social Work Inspection Agency, Association of Chief Police Officers, Association of Directors of Social Work, Scottish Prison Service, Chief Officer's Group, NHS Scotland, Skills for Justice Scotland and CJA Training and Development.


4. Lesley McAra, Susan McVie 'Youth Crime and Justice: Key Messages from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime' (2010) Criminology and Criminal Justice 10: 211-230

5. McNeill, F (2009) 'Young people, serious offending and managing risk: a Scottish perspective' in Baker, K, Sutherland, A (2009) Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice, Policy Press

6. Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (2014) National Youth Justice Practice Guidance.


8. SWIA (2010) Social Work Inspection Agency: Practice Guide - Chronologies. Online:

9. Muncie, J. (2004) Youth and Crime (2 nd edn), London: Sage

10. For a fuller discussion of this kind of issue see the Scottish Government's Draft National Guidance on Under-age Sexual Activity - Meeting the Needs of Children and Young People and Identifying Child Protection Concerns

11. See pp 37 -41 of Getting it Right For Children and Young People who Present a Risk of Serious Harm: Meeting Need, Managing Risk and Achieving Outcomes

12. Worling, J. and Curwen, T. (2001) ERASOR version 2.0, Safe-T Program

13. Lyons-Ruth, K. (1996). Attachment relationships among children with aggressive behaviour problems: The role of disorganized early attachment patterns. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64, 32-40.

14. McCarlie, C and Brady, A (2005) The Extra Dimension: Developing a Risk Management Framework. in Calder, M (2005) Children and Young People who Sexually Abuse: New Theory, Research and Practice Developments. Russell House Publishing

15. Jamieson, J., McIvor, G. and Murray, C. (1999) Understanding Offending Among Young People, Edinburgh: The Stationery Office.






21. National Concordat on the Sharing of Information on Sex Offenders

22. Report to: National CPC Chairs and Lead Officers Group

23. Oxford English Medical Dictionary


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