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MAPPA

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is a process through which the Police, Probation and Prison Service work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community. 

The purpose of MAPPA is to help to reduce the risk of harm and re-offending behaviours of sexual and violent offenders. This is in order to protect the public including previous victims from serious harm. http://www.mappa.justice.gov.uk/

Who attends MAPPA meetings

The representatives must have the authority to make decisions committing their agency’s involvement, including committing resources. Otherwise, the effectiveness of the multi-agency may compromise the risk management plan.  

The representative must have relevant experience of risk/needs assessment and management and analytical and team-working skills to inform discussions. Such experience and skills can usefully contribute both to the management of specific cases and on case management generally. 

MAPPA Categories of Offenders

There are three categories of violent and sexual offenders who are managed through MAPPA. 

Category 1: Certain Sex Offenders are required to register with the Police their name, address, and other personal details. The length of time an offender is required to register with the Police can vary between 12 months and life* depending on the age of the offender, the age of the victim and the nature of the offence and sentence they received. *Offenders placed on the sex offenders register for life have a right of appeal.

Category 2: Certain Violent Offenders who have been sentenced to 12 months or more in custody or to detention in hospital and who are now living in the community subject to Probation supervision. 

Category 3: Other Dangerous Offenders who have committed an offence in the past and who are considered to pose a risk of serious harm to the public. 

For further information please click on the following: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-public-protection-arrangements-mappa--2

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