The Risk Management Authority have published the report "The Evaluation of the Implementation of Stable and Acute 2007 in Scotland".  

The aim of the study was to examine the implementation of the SA07 which took place during 2007.

 The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) and Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW) agreed to assess all registered sex offenders using SA07 in the community by October 2008 and the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) by end of March 2009 for those serving sentences of 6 months and more. 

The original objectives of the study were to:

  • Evaluate the contribution of SA07 to risk assessment and management of sexual offenders in Scotland from a practitioner and managers perspective.
  • Examine scoring practice.
  • Identify any difficulties or examples of good practice.
  • Make recommendations for improvement in practice and quality assurance.
  • Disseminate findings to agencies.