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The DICES® acronym is a registered trademark used by APT, the Association for Psychological Therapies, in risk assessment and management in mental health. It stands for;
It summarises a course from APT (The DICES® Risk Assessment and Management System) which features an approach to risk assessment and management which hinges on the research on the effectiveness of checklists.
Training to use the DICES® system is availabale in various formats, including a 2-day course (suitable for most people) and a 3-day course (covering everything in more depth with more discussion and examples, and is appropriate for ‘DICES® champions’ and senior staff who may wish to have that extra depth). Alternatively, if you only want one part of the system, there are three 1-day modules available on: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and demonstrating that you are assessing and managing risk.