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Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Integrated Management Of Offenders

Section 10-11 – Assessing and managing risks posed by certain sexual offenders

74.Sections 10 and 11 contain provisions which require the police, local authorities and the Scottish Ministers (in practice the Scottish Prison Service) to establish joint arrangements for the assessment and management of risk posed by sex offenders, certain violent offenders and those offenders considered to be a continuing risk to the public. Health Boards are also included as a responsible authority tasked with establishing joint arrangements with the other responsible authorities (i.e. police, local authorities and the Scottish Prison Service) for the assessment and management of risk posed by “mentally disordered offenders” who also fall within the categories of offender specified in subsection 10(1).

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