SOLO and Link Officers

Our communities of practice are a group of like minded professionals that work (or have an interest in) an area of housing practice.

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About

This Forum is to support those staff who have responsibility for the rehousing of offenders on licence while minimising risk. It concerns liaison with the prisons, the courts and the police, working with the offender in the community to ensure that an address is sustainable and continues to meet need, and the appropriate management of information both within the landlord organisation and with partner organisations. It also involves managing wider communities to seek engagement, understanding and confidence.

Who is it for

This community of practice is for those RSL and LA members with specific responsibilities as SOLO’s and RSL Link Officers and will meet three times per year.  

Key Content

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Fulfilling MAPPA responsibilities

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Liaising with prisons, the police, social work, etc, to ensure the appropriate rehousing and management of an offender on licence in order to minimise risk

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Conducting Environmental Risk Assessments

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The appropriate sharing of information with internal colleagues and with partner organisations to ensure the continuing safe management of the offender

Services

Publications and reports

SOLO’s and RSL Link Officers Forum Report, November 2022

Report of the meeting of the SOLO's and RSL Link Officers Forum at which the relationship between the police and social landlords in managing offenders in the community and the implications of the Bail and Release from Custody Bill were discussed.

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