The Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation (FRAME),
produced by the Risk Management Authority in conjunction with partners,
sets out the standards of risk practice. These will apply to children and young people involved
with offending behaviour as well as to adults who offend. There are key aspects of
risk assessment and management practice with children and young people which
vary from such practices with adults. This guidance outlines these fundamental
differences in legislation, policy and practice as it relates to each of the 5 FRAME
standards, taking into account a tiered and proportionate approach to the level of
This guidance also forms part of the Scottish Government’s Whole System Approach
to addressing the offending behaviour of young people. This approach involves
putting in place a streamlined and consistent planning, assessment and decision
making process for young people involved in offending to ensure they receive the
right help at the right time. It works across all systems and agencies; bringing
together this government’s key policy frameworks into one holistic approach
to deal with young people who offend.
This guidance was last revised in November 2014.