Assessing Risk – Scotland, Aberdeen 24th October 2017

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£120.00

Assessing Risk, working with individuals convicted or accused of sexual offending, provides practitioners with a broad understanding of risk assessment issues in order to inform practice, rather than to provide a standardised risk assessment tool to be used for reports. The day will explore risk issues pertaining to clients living on their own in the community, clients subject to contact arrangements with children following the break-up of the family and clients living with families. Liaising with other professional will also be explored, including working with criminal justice and social work professionals, including Multi Agencies Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

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Date: 24/10/2017 at 9:30am
End date: 24/10/2017 at 4:00pm
Venue: Rubislaw Church Centre, 1 Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen. AB15 4AB
Trainer: Dr. Andrew Smith

Workshop Description

Assessing Risk, working with individuals convicted or accused of sexual offending, provides practitioners with a broad understanding of risk assessment issues in order to inform practice, rather than to provide a standardised risk assessment tool to be used for reports. The day will explore risk issues pertaining to clients living on their own in the community, clients subject to contact arrangements with children following the break-up of the family and clients living with families. Liaising with other professional will also be explored, including working with criminal justice and social work professionals, including Multi Agencies Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Topics covered will include

* Confidentiality and contracting with clients about risk
* Actuarial risk assessments
* Clinical risk assessments
* Assessing adult males accused or convicted of sexual offending
* Assessing adolescent males accused or convicted or sexual offending
* Assessing males who have been accused or convicted of internet sex offending
* Profiles of sex offenders and related risks they pose
* Assessing sex offenders in context

The trainer, Dr Andrew Smith, has worked in the area of sex offending as an expert witness for 14 years. He is also an ex-probation officer and trained counsellor, with his own counselling practice. He is a regular contributor to journals and books and is the author of Counselling Male Sexual Offenders: A Strengths-Focused Approach (a forthcoming publication by Routledge).