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Violence risk assessment training for local mental health services

Tanya Garrett (University of Birmingham, UK)
Renarta Rowe (Reaside Clinic, Birmingham, UK)

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



This article describes an initiative undertaken by a clinical team in a medium secure unit to manage their workload by offering training in structured violence risk assessment to local mental health professionals. The HCR‐20 violence risk assessment tool was used in this context. A number of half‐day training sessions were offered to a multidisciplinary audience in three local areas in the West Midlands covered by the team. This initiative was evaluated by feedback from participants, which suggested that the training was well‐received and considered broadly useful.


Garrett, T. and Rowe, R. (2004), "Violence risk assessment training for local mental health services", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 13-17.



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