The Respect Risk Identification Checklist (RIC)
Respect version of the CAADA - DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence) Risk Identification Checklist (RIC) for use in Domestic Violence Prevention Programmes (DVPP's).
For sometime Respect members have been asking Respect which risk assessment tool they should use. Whilst we have come to a view that any one of the established risk assessment tools is more superior than another, we do believe there is a strong case for our members using the risk assessment tool which helps them communicate most effectively with other professionals about risk.
The most widespread risk assessment tool in the UK is the CAADA DASH. Respect has remodeled this tool for use within DVPPs so that the RIC can be used easily when working with perpetrators of domestic violence and the information gathered can then be brought together with the information from the victim RIC so that one, overall, risk assessment can be done.
Respect has also developed a few additional questions specifically for those working with perpetrators providing some additional indicators of increased risk, or, highlighting where there may be more than one person at risk.
The revised tool has guidance attached to help organisations and individual practitioners develop their approach to risk assessment and management.
To download the Respect version of CAADA DASH RIC click here.