Course Details

How can you tell which individuals pose the most significant risk to children? Accurately identifying and interpreting risky behaviours is the key to successful risk assessment and offender management.

Grounded in practical application for frontline safeguarding, this course trains participants in how to acquire and analyse the relevant information and then how to accurately report the risk.

Topics covered include:

  • What is risk?
  • How to recognise risky behaviours & what to do next
  • Critical facts about risk assessment
  • Specialist risk assessment tools to take away and how to use them
  • Interview protocol for identifying risk factors
  • Clinical risk assessment skills
  • Use of polygraph
  • Overview of static & dynamic risk factors
  • Management in the community

This course is essential for all those who work with children, have a safeguarding responsibility and want to develop a culture of safety within their organisation. It provides core knowledge and skills for those who work either directly or indirectly with offenders and their families. It is particularly relevant to offender managers, social workers, and public protection officers. By the end of the course, participants are able to:

  • Identify critical facts about risk assessment
  • Recognise risky behaviours and know what to do next
  • Understand specialist risk assessment tools
  • Comprehend issues related to the implementation of approaches to clinical risk assessment
  • Understand the benefits of polygraph
  • Better understand the key issues related to managing sex offenders risk in the community
  • Ask the right questions to facilitate a more accurate evaluation of risk

Date: 10th and 11th December 2018 (two-day course)
Location: Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Cost: €350
*Limited spaces available

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Forensic Solutions trains nationally and internationally. If you wish to discuss running one of our courses in your area we have special rates for block bookings and are happy to design a training event customised for your agency’s specific needs. The training enables police forces, social care services and other multi-agency partners to join together to benefit from a special rate, eliminating the cost of travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Reviews of this Course

I learned so much. So well prepared and delivered. My head is spinning with new and useful information which will really help my practice.

Social Worker

’This is a fantastic course and tears down my own preconceptions of sex offenders, what way I now need to think about it in the wider sense, and how to plan interviews and carry out effective assessments.

Social Worker

Well delivered, interactive training. I particularly appreciated how the trainer related this to his own clinical experience and the way the training was broken down.

Social Worker

Really insightful and informative, what was most helpful was the perspective on assessing risks and the different components of this.

Police Officer



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