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Historical Clinical and Risk (HCR): version 3 (CPD event)

Our two-day workshop examines the latest version of Historical Clinical and Risk (HCR), a comprehensive set of professional guidelines for violence risk assessment, formulation and management.

Date and time: Date for 2019 to be confirmed. 
Location: Forensic Academy, The University of Manchester
Fee: £599 (Manual, if required, is £75)
Book online: To be confirmed.
Contact us:
 Email or phone +44 (0)161 306 7802


Violence risk assessment is a critical part of service delivery in health care, social service, criminal justice, and occupational settings.

Version 3 of the Historical Clinical and Risk (HCR-20) is the latest version of a comprehensive set of professional guidelines for violence risk assessment, formulation and management based on the Structured Professional Judgement (SPJ) model.

Our workshop will enable attendees to understand the differences between the current and previous version of the tool and learn how to use it to assess, formulate and manage violence risk.

Who should attend?

This workshop will be of interest to professional staff working in mental health and social services, the criminal justice system, prisons and forensic mental health services who have experience with risk assessment, in particular the HCR-20 version 2 and other SPJ measures.

It will be of particular interest to professionals who currently use the HCR-20 regularly and are hoping to make the transition to version 3.

Learning objectives

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • highlight the main changes from Version 2;
  • understand the items and administration of the HCR-20 V3;
  • provide a rationale for using the HCR-20 V3 in clinical practice;
  • discuss recent UK research on V3;
  • use the HCR-20 V3 manual to assess, formulate and manage violence risk.

About the trainer

Cheryl Knowles

Cheryl Knowles is a Forensic Psychologist within an NHS forensic mental health care hospital in Lancashire. She is also an Honorary Lecturer at The University of Manchester.

She has wide-ranging experience in the use of risk assessment within prison settings, probation and forensic psychiatric care.

Her research interests lie in the areas of multi-disciplinary approaches to risk assessment and intervention planning, positive behaviour support, staff resilience and service user lived experiences in forensic settings.

How to book your place

Details of how to book will be made available here when a date has been confirmed.

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 7802