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PROTECTING

THE PUBLIC

Multi Agency
Public Protection
Arrangements in
Bedfordshire

Annual Report
2004-2005
Section One

Ministerial Foreword
by Baroness Scotland
The work being undertaken to improve the safety of practice must become the hallmark of these
communities through the Multi-Agency Public arrangements. Similarly MAPPA must integrate with
Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is vitally important other public protection mechanisms dealing with
and a priority for government. The annual reports for child abuse, domestic abuse and racial abuse.
2004/5 provide evidence of that active engagement.
For me one of the most exciting developments in this
Violence and sexual abuse are unacceptable
arena in the last 12 months has been the
wherever they occur and it is evident that through
appointment of lay advisers to assist the Responsible
MAPPA such offenders are identified and better
Authority in the oversight of the arrangements. As
managed than ever before. As the number of
ordinary members of the public these lay advisers
offenders within MAPPA continues to grow as
represent a diverse, able and committed group of
expected there is clear evidence that the Responsible
people who are now helping the statutory agencies
Authority, that is the local police, probation and the
to oversee the work being undertaken through
Prison Service, is addressing these additional
MAPPA and communicate with the public more
demands by strengthening local partnerships, using
effectively. Without a growing sense of public
new statutory powers to restrict the behaviour of
knowledge and confidence about this work much of
offenders, returning offenders to custody where they
the benefits of the public protection arrangements
breach their licence or order, and using the findings
will be lost.
of research and inspection to strengthen national
guidance and local practice. I hope this annual report will be useful, informative
and re-assuring to local communities. The agencies
Although it is never possible completely to eliminate
and individuals who have contributed to the
the risk posed by dangerous offenders, MAPPA is
achievement of MAPPA locally are to be
helping to ensure that fewer people are re-victimised.
commended.
The active implementation of the Criminal Justice Act
(2003) during the last year has clearly enhanced the
ability of a number of agencies including health,
social services and housing to work collaboratively
with the Responsible Authority in assessing and
managing those sexual and violent offenders in our
communities who pose the highest risk of serious
harm. For the continued success of MAPPA this Baroness Scotland
Minister of State for Criminal Justice and
collaboration together with the scrutiny of policy and Offender Management
Section Two

Introduction

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements The MAPPA Strategic Management Board has a
(MAPPA) were established in 2001, and have critical role to play in this process, by overseeing and
provided a firm statutory basis for the work that reviewing the operational activities of the two panels.
police and probation jointly undertake to protect the Membership of the Board has been further enhanced
public from both sexual and violent offenders. From this year through the contributions of two lay
April 2004 the Prison Service joined the advisors, appointed in February 2004. Their input is
Arrangements as a third statutory partner, to support highly valued, and brings a greater degree of
and strengthen the work of the MAPPA and its two community involvement to the management of
local public protection panels. public protection.

The Arrangements recognise that only a small Much of the casework involved is complex and
minority of offenders will never be released from detailed in nature, but through the MAPPA case
prison. For those who are returned to the studies, the report reflects some of the operational
community, having served their sentences, the joint action that has taken place.
MAPPA provides a means of putting safeguards into
Sexual and violent offences are crimes that hugely
place to protect the public.
affect the lives of victims and their families, and raise
This report details the work that has been deep concerns in local communities. Only a very
undertaken in Bedfordshire by the two panels during small proportion of the total number of offenders
2004-2005. In particular, it demonstrates the dealt with in Bedfordshire pose a risk that merits
importance of joint working by all the agencies referral to the panels, but the MAPPA framework
involved, to build a comprehensive ongoing picture ensures that protection of the public is given the
of the offender’s behaviour. This ensures that highest priority by all concerned.
arrangements are in place that will assist the
offender’s rehabilitation, while ensuring the greatest
level of protection for the community.

Gillian Parker Ben Emm Danny McAllister


Chief Constable Chief Officer Area Manager
Bedfordshire Police Bedfordshire Probation Area HM Prison Service
Section Three

Key Achievements

The role of the Prison Service in MAPPA ● Regular monitoring of the behaviour of those
2004-2005: assessed as presenting the highest risk, and
sharing information with police and probation
One of the important ways in which the Criminal
colleagues
Justice Act (2003) strengthened the MAPPA was to
make the Prison Service part of the Responsible ● All relevant risk management information being
Authority with police and probation in each of the provided to multi agency meetings which help
42 Areas in England and Wales. The Prison Service plan an offender’s release
has been given this enhanced role in recognition of
● At least three months notification to police and
the important part it plays in protecting the public by
probation of the expected release dates of those
keeping offenders in custody; helping them to
offenders who have been referred to the multi-
address the causes of their offending behaviour; and
agency public protection panel (MAPPP), and at
by undertaking other work to assist their successful
least six weeks notification of those being
resettlement.
managed at level 2 risk meetings
As part of the Responsible Authority the Prison
● No changes to release dates or arrangements
Service is now represented on each of the Strategic
being made without prior consultation with police
Management Boards (SMBs) in the 42 Areas. The
and probation
Prison estate is configured differently from
Police/Probation Areas in that its establishments are Playing an effective role in the multi agency risk
contained within only 12 geographical areas and two management of MAPPA offenders requires good
functional areas – the High Security estate, and communication between criminal justice partners.
Contracted Prisons. For this reason arrangements for The Prison Service has taken steps to ensure that
Prison Service representation on SMBs vary across the there are dedicated points of contact for public
country, but each Prison Service Area Manager has protection at both Area level and in every prison
entered into an agreement with the SMBs on how establishment, and that these are published together
the Service will contribute both strategically and with police and probation contacts to ensure better
operationally to the MAPPA. The main focus of the communication across the Responsible Authority.
Prison Service contribution is at an operational level.
With the ever increasing MAPPA population, and
A number of measures have been put in place across
proportion of those received into prison likely to
the prison estate to ensure that this will be effective
grow with the introduction of the new public
and result in:
protection sentences, the inclusion of the Prison
● Prompt identification of MAPPA offenders so that Service as part of the Responsible Authority will
their details can be used in sentence planning continue to be vital in protecting the public.
arrangements, including interventions to manage
and reduce risk
Working with Bedford Prison Probation Public Protection Teams
In Bedfordshire the prison service joined both the The implementation of key sections of the new
police and probation services in becoming the Criminal Justice Act from April 2005 has led to the
responsible authority in April 2004, and these three creation of public protection teams within the
agencies now ensure that the MAPP arrangements probation service. Offender managers within these
are implemented across Luton and Bedfordshire. We teams will have specific responsibilities for the
have enjoyed a very positive and supportive working supervision of offenders identified by the MAPP
relationship with our local prison, HMP Bedford, panels. The new arrangements will ensure they have
dating back to before its adoption as the third additional time to work more intensively with
responsible authority. But Bedford is predominantly a individual offenders referred by the panels.
remand prison, hence many offenders within its care
will not normally fall within the MAPP arrangements. Memorandum of Understanding

However, for several years our operational work has All agencies undertaking MAPPA work now operate

been supported by the input and expertise of the within a clearly defined framework and protocol –

public protection officer at Bedford Prison, who has the memorandum of understanding. This provides

assisted the probation service in making links terms and conditions under which the public

between the needs of offenders within prison, and protection panels operate. In particular, the

how best to safely manage their return to the memorandum defines how information is to be

community. shared and the terms of confidentiality that apply. At


the strategic level it places on each agency a duty to
One of the problems that the probation service has co-operate in the MAPPA process, and clarifies the
often faced in working with prisoners is that they key role that each agency will play in effective risk
may be in distant prisons, where regular face-to-face management.
visiting is problematic. Thanks to the input from the
prison’s public protection officer, and his Work with Victims
understanding of risk management issues,
The probation service Victim Liaison Unit in
arrangements have been made, on occasions, to
Bedfordshire has always worked in close conjunction
have offenders managed through the MAPPA
with the MAPPA process. A unit representative
transferred to Bedford towards the end of their
attends meetings of the MAPP panels to represent
sentence. This has enabled the local probation officer
the views and concerns of victims and Bedfordshire
and the local MAPP agencies to plan for the
was among the first areas to invite victims to attend
offender’s release far more easily and effectively.
panel hearings to express their personal views, where
this was deemed necessary and appropriate. To
strengthen links between the MAPPA process and
Section Three Continued

work with victims of serious crime, the decision was


taken in 2004-2005 to establish the victim liaison
team alongside the MAPPA unit. Both are now ❛❛ I was pleased to be appointed
as a lay advisor as I believe it is
housed in the same building as Victim Support,
providing a far greater degree of collaboration and right that members of the
an holistic approach to work with victims. community should be involved.
As a magistrate of 20 years, I bring
Appointment of Lay Advisors an appreciation of the difficulty in

A very significant development for Bedfordshire has


making decisions which affect
been the successful recruitment of two lay advisors people’s lives. ❜❜
to join the Strategic Management Board. The process Lay Advisor
of recruitment took place in February 2004, and later Bedfordshire Strategic Management Board
this year they are to undertake national and local
training to better prepare them for their role. The
process for selecting lay advisorswas a rigorous one,
with a lengthyapplication and interview process. process as violent offenders. Offenders may also be
Bothof our lay advisors are local people whoare placed on the system if they are identified as
already involved in many differentactivities within ‘potentially violent’. In the future registration may be
their local communities, and whose commitment and extended to other categories, including those subject
objective approach to the management of highrisk to mental health orders, and repeat domestic
offenders will be very beneficial to our work. violence offenders.Key police staff have been trained
on the system which is located within the public
Improving Risk Management protection unit at police headquarters. VISOR is a
Several significant developments will now secure system with limited access permitted to police
enableBedfordshire to become more effective in the staff working within the public protection field, but
process of risk management. In November 2004 there are plans for probation and prison service staff
Bedfordshire Police implemented the VISOR (Violent working in public protection to be linked to the
and Sex Offenders Register) system. VISOR is the database. In addition, the co-location of police public
largest national computer system to be introduced protection staff alongside their counterparts from the
into police services since the establishment of the probation service is now proceeding in Bedfordshire,
Police National Computer (PNC). It provides a and is anticipated to have been finalised within a few
computerised national intelligence database that months. This will allow far greater collaboration
records all offenders placed on the Sex Offender between the two services, providing an enhanced
Register, and those identified through the MAPPA level of public protection for the local community.
Section Four

How the MAPPA


Operates Locally
The work of the multi-agency public protection assist the panels. The co-ordinator will decide which
panels is often a complex and painstaking process, agencies should attend to discuss a particular case,
involving a number of local agencies. As well as alongside the core agencies – police, probation, and
those agencies that have overall responsibility for the prison service. He is assisted by an administrator,
public protection – police, probation, and the prison who arranges and records meetings, and is
service – others such as education, health, housing, responsible for general organisation.Panel meetings
social services and Victim Support may also be are usually arranged on a monthly basis to facilitate a
involved. There are two levels of MAPPA involvement review of each ongoing case, and to discuss new
in Bedfordshire: the Strategic Board, made up of referrals. Arrangements are also in place to call
senior managers from all participating agencies, who emergency meetings if necessary.The concerns and
oversee the management of the scheme, and the fears of victims are central to the panel’s discussions
two multi-agency public protection panels – one and, as previously mentioned, victims may be invited
serving Luton and the south of the county, the other to attend panel meetings to more fully understand
focussing on work in North Bedfordshire and Mid their anxieties and meet their needs.Here we
Bedfordshire. The work of the MAPPA is funded highlight several of the cases dealt with during the
jointly by the probation service and police. A MAPPA year in Luton and Bedfordshire, which illustrate the
co-ordinator – a senior probation officer – is high level of intervention and monitoring that is
responsible for overseeing all cases and advising on undertaken, and the information sharing and
them at panel meetings. He will call meetings to support from other agencies which plays such a vital
discuss new referrals, and is responsible for collection role in underpinning the work of the panels.
of case materials and other relevant information to

CASE STUDY ONE – Disclosure to the Media


Background offender to all local leisure facilities, so that all
An offender with previous convictions for indecent managers and staff were alerted.
exposure to children was released from prison on Outcome
licence. The offender had gained access to leisure The offender was identified visiting a local leisure
facilities to target children at play. facility and police were immediately informed. He was
Risk assessment detained and returned to prison. The local media
It was felt that the risk of re-offending was significant, received information about the case from other
and that measures should be adopted to protect the sources, but needed to confirm that the details given
public. Conditions were attached to his licence to to them were correct before printing a report. It was
prevent him visiting leisure facilities. recognised that it was in the public interest to reveal
Risk management that action had been taken to protect the public, and
Police circulated details and a photograph of the confirmation was given to the press.
Section Four Continued

CASE STUDY TWO – Domestic Violence and Child Protection


Background the circumstances, the panel decided to place
The offender, a 32-year-old male, was referred him in a local probation hostel but it was
to the MAPP panel by his supervising probation agreed that another out-of-area hostel would,
officer. The offender was serving a three year in time, accept him, provided his behaviour in
custodial sentence for violent offences when the local hostel was acceptable. As a
reports were received from the prison that there precautionary measure, police, the local housing
had been numerous incidents whilst he was in department, and the probation service victim
custody in which he had been extremely hostile liaison unit arranged for the ex-partner to move
to prison staff. Letters to an ex-partner, which to alternative accommodation. Police made
had been intercepted, stated that he intended regular checks at the new address following the
to harm her on his release, and to gain access offender’s release. They also attended the hostel
to their children with or without her permission on the day of the offender’s release to assist,
and that of the courts. The original offences did should his behaviour be unmanageable. In
not relate to his ex-partner, and the victim in addition, the offender was flagged on police
the original case was not particularly fearful of intelligence systems.
him, but had requested that he did not return Outcome
to live nearby, as they had been neighbours. On release the offender was initially very angry
Risk assessment at being compelled to reside at a probation
The level of violence displayed in prison, a hostel, but he co-operated well with his
previous history of domestic violence and other supervising probation officer, and began to
violent crimes led the panel to make an discuss his previous offending and his response
assessment that the offender presented a very to situations in which he did not get his own
high risk of causing further serious harm on way. He assured both staff at the hostel and his
release from prison, and that his threats to gain probation officer that he would comply with the
access to his children and harm his ex-partner requirements of his licence and would not
were serious. It was agreed he also represented attempt to contact his victim, his ex-partner, or
a high risk of harm to probation service staff his children. He gradually showed an increased
and others in authority. awareness of the consequences of violent
Risk management behaviour and a desire to change and find
The case was referred to the Home Office for legitimate work. After further progress he was
consideration for a placement in specialist accepted in the out-of-area probation hostel,
Dangerous Offender accommodation. Whilst he and from there moved into his own
met the criteria, the offender refused to co- accommodation. He has now not come to the
operate with the strict regime at the unit, attention of police for a considerable period of
threatened to harm staff members, and was time, and has made no attempt to contact his
therefore not accepted. Referrals were then ex-partner. He has followed the advice of his
made to probation hostels out of the supervising probation officer and applied
Bedfordshire area, to seek alternative through the courts to gain access to his
arrangements for his release. However, no children.
suitable place could be found immediately. In
CASE STUDY THREE – Dealing with mental health issues
Background mental health social worker. Should his behaviour
A 30 year old man had a history of committing deteriorate, the panel agreed that he would need to
robberies at the behest of other offenders to obtain be recalled to prison.
money for them, and his bizarre behaviour was Outcome
known to intimidate members of the public into The offender agreed to stay in hospital for a period of
parting with cash. There were also numerous assaults time for assessment, but during this time became
against his immediate family, who were therefore aggressive towards staff and brandished a knife at
reluctant to allow him to reside at home. He had been them. He was arrested and, as his behaviour had
in and out of prison serving short-term sentences over significantly deteriorated, he was diagnosed as being
the past few years. His behaviour was identified as mentally ill.After being charged with further offences
associated both with drug misuse and mental health and being recalled to prison for breach of his prison
issues, but it was difficult to separate the two. As he licence, he was re-sentenced under the Mental Health
had no diagnosable mental illness, he had not been Act. Reports to the panel from the psychiatric services
deemed eligible for the long term psychiatric care and indicate that he will be in treatment for a long period.
support that he undoubtedly needed. He will not be released without an extensive care plan
Risk assessment and support. If he is well enough to be released he will
He was assessed as being at high risk of committing remain subject to conditions imposed by the Home
further violent acts against members of the public or Office mental health unit, and will be returned to
his family. He was known to carry weapons and to use hospital if he fails to comply with these conditions.
them against family members or members of the
public, usually when encouraged by other offenders.
When he appeared to be unwell, or under the
influence of drugs, there was a heightened risk that he
would commit further violent offences.
Risk management plan
The case came before the panel prior to his release
from prison. No suitable accommodation was available
on release from custody, and his family refused to
allow him to return home. His psychiatrist agreed to
accept him as an in-patient for a period of assessment,
but the only further option was to find private rented
accommodation. The panel did not view this as
acceptable, but realised that the offender could not
remain in hospital indefinitely. It was agreed
provisionally that when he left the hospital he would
need to be placed in supported accommodation with
daily appointments to see his probation officer or his
Section Four Continued

CASE STUDY FOUR – Return to Prison of a Sex Offender


Background Risk management
A 50 year old male was referred to the panel when his Police established a monitoring programme, which
housing officer visited his address and noticed he had took effect immediately after the panel meeting.
bags of sweets in his home. He had a previous history Outcome
of indecent assaults on female children at public places Hours after the panel had taken its decision and
such as parks, which he would frequent, and look for implemented the monitoring programme, police
opportunities to offend. visited a local park and observed the offender entering
Risk assessment it, and so breaking the condition of his licence. He was
The prison licence conditions for this offender stated detained, and immediately recalled to prison. In prison
that he should not go within 100 yards of a school he revealed to his probation officer that he had been
playground or park. The panel agreed that immediate planning to re-offend and was looking for an
action was needed to monitor him, in order to protect opportunity to approach children. He remains in
the public from what appeared to be the imminent custody, where he will serve the rest of his sentence.
likelihood of further offending against children. His case will be referred back to the panel for further
consideration prior to his final release.
Section Five

Statistical Information

1. REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS (RSOs)

i. The number of registered sex offenders living in Bedfordshire on 31 March 2005 335

ia. The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population 59

ii. The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either cautioned or 15
convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005

iii. The number of a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for (b) interim SOPOs granted a) 14
and c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts between 1 May 2004 and 31 March 2005 b) 3
c) 14

iv. The number of a) Notification Orders applied for (b) interim Notification Orders granted a) 0
and c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts between 1 May 2004 and 31 March 2005 b) 0
c) 0

v. The number of Foreign Travel Orders a) applied for and b) imposed by the courts between a) 0
1st May 2004 and 31st March 2005 b) 0

2. VIOLENT OFFENDERS AND OTHER SEXUAL OFFENDERS

vi. The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 [3], [4] and [5]) 79
of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) living in the Area between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005

3. OTHER OFFENDERS

vii. The number of “other offenders” as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) 3
between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005

4. OFFENDERS MANAGED THROUGH MAPPA LEVEL 3 & LEVEL 2

vii. The number of MAPPA offenders in each of the three categories managed LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2
through Level 3 (“the critical few”) and through local inter-agency RSO 3 26
risk management (Level 2) between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005 V&O 7 26
Other 0 3

ix. Of the cases managed at Levels 3 or 2 between 1 April 2004 and


31 March 2005, the number managed who:

a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence 3 12


b) Returned to custody for a breach of a restraining order or sexual offences 0 0
prevention order
c) Charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 0 1
Section Five Continued

A total of 335 sex offenders were registered in 2004- and the probation service, and this resulted in three
2005, which includes those who have been on the offenders being returned to custody for breach of
register previously and will continue to be registered their licence. These are generally minor
for some considerable time to come. The minimum infringements, eg. a failure to report at the allotted
time for registration is five years, and the maximum is time, but the conditions of the prison licence are
for life, so that the register continues to show a year strictly adhered to, and any violation by a Level 3
on year increase. offender results in an immediate return to custody.
No offenders within this category were charged with
Police sought and were granted 14 Sexual Offences
a further serious offence during the period.
Prevention Orders (SOPOs) during the period. These
impose restraining conditions. They prevent an For the first time this year offenders who are
offender convicted of offences under Schedule 3 or 5 classified as posing a Level 2 risk are featured within
of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 from putting any the statistical information. Level 2 cases are those
member of the public at risk of further sexual harm, assessed as having the potential to pose a serious
eg. to stop a sex offender going to a swimming pool risk. Thus these cases are closely monitored and
or open public space. The court must be satisfied supervised. As with Level 3 cases, any breach of the
that an order is necessary to protect the public or any prison licence will result in a return to custody, while
particular member of the public from serious harm, any other indicators of deterioration in behaviour or,
and the minimum duration for a full order is five for example, mental condition, will result in
years, with no upper limit. reclassification and action by the MAPP panel. A total
of 55 offenders were placed within the Level 2
During 2004-2005 Bedfordshire managed a total of
criteria during the year, of whom 12 were returned
10 offenders who were defined as Level 3 cases –
to custody and one was charged with a further
those identified as the “critical few” who pose a
offence (although this did not proceed following
high and imminent risk in the community, comprising
further investigation by police)
of five sex offenders, one domestic violence offender,
and four convicted of other violent offences. In each
instance support and advice is provided to victims, by
Victim Support and by the probation service Victim
Liaison Unit. In every Level 3 case a high degree of
monitoring and supervision is in place from police
Section Six

Strategic
Management Board
The Strategic Management Board has continued to
provide a strong multi-agency framework within PERSPECTIVES ON PARTNERSHIP:
which the work of the local MAPPA is held to
Education:
account. In September 2004, a local MAPPA
conference was organised by police and probation
❛❛ Membership of the Strategic
Management Board allows me to
co-chairs. Over 70 people attended from a variety of
bring an education perspective to the
agencies, with representatives at both strategic and
meetings. It has also given me an
operational levels. The conference provided an
insight into the importance of multi-
opportunity for colleagues to learn about the
national developments in public protection, through agency partnerships to manage levels

contributions from Det. Chief Insp. Tim Bryan, of the of risk to the public and to children
Public Protection and Courts Unit at the Home and young people in our schools.
Office, and a colleague from the VISOR team. Inputs
A working protocol has been
from local police and the probation service provided
developed to ensure appropriate
a Bedfordshire perspective on the number of
attendance and information sharing by
offenders managed through the MAPPA process, and
the Education Welfare Service at risk
the action staken by agencies to assist in managing
panel meetings. The close working
risk and keeping the community safe.
relationship and trust that has
developed with other Board members
has enabled me to confidently seek
PERSPECTIVES ON PARTNERSHIP:

Child Protection:
advice about any concerns. ❜❜
❛❛ It is only through effective Carol Younger,
information sharing and inter-agency Bedfordshire Local Education Authority

working that children will be


safeguarded and the public protected.
Quarterly management reports are provided to the
Bedfordshire Social Services is
Strategic Management Board, which focus both on
committed to working within the
the numbers of offenders coming under the
MAPPA framework to strive to develop
jurisdiction of the MAPP arrangements, and the
safer communities. ❜❜ nature of their offences. If there are cases where
Nicky Pace, there are concerns about any aspect of risk
Head of Children’s Services, management practice, or where the offender has
Bedfordshire County Council committed another offence, these are brought
before the Board for detailed discussion. The Board
Section Six Continued

has also been briefed on the introduction of the be nominated to ensure information and feedback
Criminal Justice Act, and the implications for on the work of the MAPPA in Bedfordshire are
agencies engaged in public protection work. reported to the LSCB, thus ensuring that child
protection issues are informed by any developments
The Board has an expectation that any learning from
in public protection arrangements. At present the
case reviews and inspections will be shared with
named link officer is the Assistant Chief Probation
Board members, and progress on the implementation
Officer who co-chairs the Strategic Management
of developments will be reported back. Locally, a
Board, and also sits on both the Luton and
review and inspection of all cases covered by the
Bedfordshire LSCBs. In order to further promote joint
MAPP arrangements has been planned for June
working, the MAPPA co-ordinator will also attend
2005.
both LSCBs to share information, and discuss the role
The Board will form part of the review process, that agencies within the LSCBs can play in the
playing an important role in identifying both good management of offenders covered by the MAPPA.
and poor practice, and will contribute to an action
plan to be drawn up in response to the findings.

Bedfordshire has recently seen its Area Child


Protection Committees changed to become Local
Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB). The Strategic
Management Board has reviewed its links to the new
LSCB, and agreed that a named link person should
Section Seven

Contacts

Bedfordshire Probation Area Address Phone

Lis Pace Bedfordshire Probation Area 01234 213541


Assistant Chief Probation Officer Head Office
lis.pace@bedfordshire.probation.gsx.gov.uk 3 St Peter’s Street
Bedford MK40 2PN

Chris DeSouza Luton Probation Office 01582 413172


MAPP Panel Coordinator Frank Lord House
chris.desouza@bedfordshire.probation.gsx.gov.uk 72 Chapel Street
Luton LU1 1QX

Bedfordshire Police Address Phone

Debbie Simpson Bedfordshire Police 01234 842343


Detective Chief Superintendent Police Headquarters
debbie.simpson@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk Woburn Road
KempstonBedford MK43 9AX

Force Co-ordinator Sex & Dangerous Offenders Unit 01234 842356


Bedfordshire Police
Police Headquarters
Woburn Road
Kempston
Bedford MK43 9AX

HM Prison Bedford Address Phone

Peter Clarke HMP Bedford 01234 373011


Head of Custody St Loyes
Bedford MK40 1HG

Dave Midlane HMP Bedford 01234 373195


Public Protection Officer St Loyes
Bedford MK40 1HG
DPPJ 11231

Published 2005 by Bedfordshire Probation Area, 3 St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2PN