There are two risk identification tools used by professionals in Harrow and supported by Harrow Council through training and care pathways. Download the leaflet for full details of the process: Harrow Domestic & Sexual Violence Care Pathways
There are also two interview processes: the CAADA-DASH is an interview tool for use with adult victims 18+. The Barnados Risk Identification Matrix is not an interview tool and should be used to help identify risk where children are present in the family/household. See below two downloads which provide an outline of how each system works:
Before going through any assessment ensure the victim:
Please note, risk identification tools help you make decisions about managing risk and increasing safety. Always use professional judgment. Risk is not static and may change. Risk assessments are not referrals.
- has time
- is safe to talk
- is alone
- knows where the perpetrator and children are
- understands why you are going through a risk assessment
Risk assessments should be conducted regularly and used as a prompt for further questioning and risk management.
Also refer to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Guidance for Professionals: November 2010 document
In an Emergency Always Dial 999