20.3 The AIM Project
Last updated 12/11/2018
The AIM Project
The AIM (Assessment Intervention Moving on) project developed an assessment framework model in Manchester in 2000. The assessment framework model covered the domains of the Department of Health Assessment Framework, plus ASSET, ASSET Risk of Serious Harm and an additional dimension of assessing sexualised behaviour. It was based on the principle that the welfare of children is paramount and the primary objective of undertaking work with young people who abuse others is to prevent future victims. The Framework was revised into AIM2 in 2007 and again in 2012, based on further research and evidence in respect of young people aged 12-18 years. The AIM project exists to oversee the development of the assessment framework and provides training and support to promote its use alongside an assessment model for children under 12 years and other models for the identification and management across key agencies of children and young people who harm sexually.
Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (GMPS) has taken the view that the AIM2 model of assessment meets the requirements for this group of children and young people (see Section 7.8, AIM2 Assessments for further details on contents of assessment). GMPS seek to support use of the model across each of the LSCB areas to ensure consistency of service delivery.