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Managing Multiple Risks: Use of a Concise Risk Assessment Format



Risk management requires detailed understanding of circumstances affecting risk. Management of multiple risks necessitates different strategies to minimise different risks. Multi-agency work requires presentation in accessible formats. Limitations of existing procedures are discussed. The Concise Risk Assessment Format summarises key information, differentiating history, risk and protective circumstances, and management recommendations/requirements for a number of either disparate or related types of risk. Standardised risk assessment information can be incorporated. The Format allows information to be readily contributed, shared, and updated between parents, young people and multiple agencies.