MAPPA

MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and is the process by which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community

All offenders under the MAPPA process are assessed to establish the level of risk of harm they pose to the public and then risk management plans are worked out for each offender to manage those risks.

MAPPA allows agencies to work together effectively to implement the plans by sharing information and meeting regularly.

There are three levels of MAPPA management, which are based upon the level of multi-agency co-operation with higher risk cases tending to be managed at the higher levels.

A Strategic Management Board sits in each area and oversees the MAPPA process. It is made up of the Responsible Authorities (Police, Probation and Prison Services) and the Duty to Co-operate agencies (Local Authority Social Care Services, Primary Care Trusts, other NHS Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities, Jobcentre Plus, Youth Offending Teams, Registered Social Landlords which accommodate MAPPA offenders, Local Housing Authorities, Local Education Authorities and Electronic Monitoring Providers).

MAPPA is an effective, well-established set of arrangements and only a small number of offenders actively managed under the arrangements go on to commit further serious offences.

However, the arrangements are not fool proof and no system of community offender management can eliminate risk completely.

In Cleveland, a pilot scheme has been introduced for parents, carers and guardians to enquire about whether a named individual who has access to their children is a registered sex offender, to complement the safeguarding procedures that already exist.

MAPPA Report 2011 - 2012

Teesside MAPPA Annual Report 2012-13