Positive Risk Taking

Trish O’Hara

Posted on November 4, 2017 by Caroline Bartle

Most of the choices that people make in life naturally involve some
element of risk. Avoiding risks altogether can limit life opportunities,
and impact negatively on quality of life.  People want choice and
control for themselves and safety for those they care for. This is
because risk is a concept that tends to have negative connotations, but
people take considered risks all the time and gain many positive


So what is stopping our services effectively undertaking positive risk assessments, what are the barriers?


Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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