Recovery versus risk? From managing risk to the co-production of safety and opportunity
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a recovery-focused approach to risk and safety and what this might look like in practice. Design/methodology/approach – Review of recovery approaches and the ways in which traditional approaches to risk might hinder people in their recovery journey. Consideration of the principles of a recovery-focused approach to safety. Findings – A recovery-focused approach to risk based on co-produced safety plans that enable people to do the things they value as safely as possible and shared responsibility for safety. Four key principles of a recovery-focused approach to promoting safety, autonomy and opportunity are proposed. Originality/value – A recovery-focused approach to risk and safety is central to the development of recovery-focused practice within services. This paper outlines such an approach.