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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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


Fulfilling MAPPA responsibilities


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


Conducting Environmental Risk Assessments


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


Latest News

Scottish Fuel Fund

Funds secured by HACT and Melville are now available for housing associations to access, providing vouchers to support residents with rising fuel costs.

Publications and reports

RSL Link Officers Practice Exchange Forum Report July 2023

Brief report of the meeting of RSL Link Officers held online in July 2023

The Impacts of the Outing of Offenders in the Community

The main findings of an academic study into the prevalence of the outing of offenders in the community on social media, and the impacts these have on the parties involved.

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.

Past Events

RSL Link Officers Forum

Forum meeting of those RSL staff that have responsibility for minimising the risks associated with the housing of offenders in the community
21st Jul 2023

SOLO’s Forum

In person meeting of local authority SOLO's
30th May 2023

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