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.


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

Committee of Europe (2010) Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on child friendly justice. Online:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Risk Management Authority (2006) Standards and Guidelines for Risk Assessment. Paisley: RMA

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

Risk Management Authority (2013) Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory .

Risk Management Authority (2013) Standards and Guidelines for Risk Management. Paisley: RMA

Scottish Government (2008) Preventing Offending by Young People: A Framework for Action.

Scottish Government (2011) Criminal Justice Social Work Reports and Court Based Services Practice Guidance 2010.

Scottish Government (2010 ) National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland.

Scottish Government (2013) Getting it Right for Every Child.

Scottish Government (2013) Whole Systems Approach: Scottish Government Approach to Young People Who Offend.

The Stationary Office (1968) Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

The Stationary Office (1995) Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

The Stationary Office (2010) Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

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

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


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