Project Description

Responding to Risk :

Co-creating Safety

This is a comprehensive course that provides an evidence-based, client-centred framework for promoting opportunity and safety when working with service users. It comprises two modules: Shared Understanding and Enhancing Safety.

For organisations making group bookings, there is an option of applied practice master classes. These will be tailored to the specific needs the service.



‘Shared Understanding’ enables students to work collaboratively with clients to develop a shared understanding of the factors relevant to navigating complex safety and risk issues.

Informed by contemporary evidence, participants will learn how to:

  • assess both short-term and long-term risk (relevant to the client and their situation)
  • integrate internationally recognised ISO 31000 Risk Management Guidelines and principles into practical Recovery-oriented working with clients
  • appreciate the roles of strengths, vulnerabilities, red flags and safety needs when working collaboratively with clients
  • develop evidence- based collaborative Recovery plans that will enhance safety



Enhancing Safety enables students to effectively collaborate with clients to apply evidence-based approaches to reducing risk, enhancing safety and promoting opportunities for growth.

Informed by contemporary evidence, participants will learn how to:

  • conduct a ‘short-term risk assessment’ in collaboration with a client
  • engage in proactive care planning that both promotes opportunities for well-being outcomes and reduces risk of harm
  • integrate ‘dignity of risk’ and ‘duty of care’ considerations
  • appreciate the role of ‘capacity’ when working with clients
  • outline the 4 elements of the ‘Improvement Cycle’ when monitoring client progress
  • use goal- directed approaches to integrate care with long- term risk management
  • demonstrate how to use measures of change that are client-focussed and Recovery-oriented.
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