Organisations, care teams and individual practitioners should benchmark their current practice against the principles in this guidance and consider ways of applying them in daily practice. They should also examine the list of tools in the guidance and ask how they can improve their practice by including one or more of them in their risk assessment and management processes.
The guidance balances care needs against risk needs and emphasises:
positive risk management
collaboration with the service user and others involved in care
the importance of recognising and building on the service user’s strengths
the organisation’s role in risk management alongside the individual practitioner’s