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.

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


Forthcoming Events

RSL Link Officer Forum

Supporting the rehousing of offenders leaving prison.
10th Jul 2024

Publications and reports

Environmental Risk Assessment Documentation

Analysis of relevant documentation used by local authority SOLO's to capture outcomes of Environmental Risk Assessments

Managing Conflicts between Homelessness Duties and MAPPA

Brief report of responses to a member query about conflicts between homelessness legislation and MAPPA requirements.

MAPPA Allocations through Choice-Based Letting

Report collating responses received to a member query about the challenges of allocating tenancies to MAPPA cases through choice-based lettings

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