Australian Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory

The Catalyst Consortium has partnered with the Scottish Risk Management Authority to produce an adapted version of the Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (RATED) tailored to the Australian setting (Aus-RATED).
The RATED is intended to assist practitioners to apply appropriate risk assessment tools as part of a structured approach to assessment, in which risk assessment instruments can assist with the identification of risk factors, needs and strengths of an individual. It provides relevant research information on each instrument included in the Directory and highlights the strengths and limitations that the assessor should take into account when applying a tool as part of a holistic risk assessment process. It aims to provide a summary of the empirical evidence to inform a balanced individualised approach to assessment and to contribute to effective and ethical practice.