Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements Annual Report 2004/2005

Ministerial Foreword Statement by the Responsible Authority 1. MAPPA in Derbyshire 2. … the Achievements 3. … the Agencies 4. … the Offenders 5. … the Victims 6. … the Arrangements 7. … the Numbers 8. … the Management 9. … the Public 10. … Useful Contacts


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

Baroness Scotland Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management


Statement by the Responsible Authority
This is the fourth Annual Report about Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Derbyshire. Protecting the public by tackling sexual and violent crime is one of the highest priorities for the Police and the National Probation Service. During 2004/05, the duty placed on the Police and Probation Service has been extended to include the Prison Service. In addition, a duty to co-operate in multi-agency public protection arrangements has also been placed on a range of other agencies. Information exchange between agencies, together with joint assessment and management of offenders committing sexual and/or violent crime, are at the heart of the arrangements. We realise how concerned people are about those living within their communities who may pose some risk. Other than in exceptional circumstances, it is neither realistic nor humane that violent and sex offenders remain incarcerated in prison forever, and it is essential that there is proper monitoring, control and support for those who are released to live in the community. The arrangements under MAPPA ensure that key agencies are able to carry out this monitoring, provide support and, where necessary, carry out joint investigations. We are committed to improving how we work to further reassure the public and minimise the risk caused by these offenders. During the last year, there have been a number of developments which strengthen MAPPA. Firstly, Derbyshire has been successful in recruiting two members of the general public for appointment to our Strategic Management Board as lay advisers. Secondly, the introduction of VISOR (Violent and Sex Offender Register), a national database to record, risk assess and manage sexual, violent and other dangerous offenders, has been rolled out across Police forces nationally and during 2005/06, it will be extended to include the National Probation Service. This is another vital tool in assisting our work. In 2005/06, the introduction of “public protection” sentences under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 will be another important measure to effectively deal with dangerous offenders who will be kept in prison until they no longer pose a serious risk to the public. Senior managers from all the agencies involved will continue to oversee the development of and robustness of MAPPA, recognising the impact that sexual and violent crime has on individual victims, their families and communities.

David Coleman Chief Constable Denise White Chief Officer of Probation Bob Perry Area Manager HM Prison Service East Midlands



MAPPA in Derbyshire

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are administrative arrangements established for the purpose of assessing and managing the risks posed by sexual, violent or other dangerous offenders who may cause serious harm to the public. The arrangements start from the practical recognition that after being convicted and sentenced by the courts for crimes that cause personal harm there are some offenders who will continue to pose a risk to their victims and other members of the public. Not every crime is preventable, nor can all risks be eliminated but there are still real and positive measures we can take. MAPPA enables the relevant agencies to achieve improved public protection that none could provide alone. Since 2001 Derbyshire Constabulary and the Derbyshire Area and the National Probation Service, acting together, have been the Responsible Authority (RA) for establishing the public protection arrangements in Derby and Derbyshire, for reviewing their effectiveness, and for informing the public about them. With the Criminal Justice Act 2003 HM Prison Service has joined the Police and Probation Services within the RA. The Prison Service is also being brought together with the National Probation Service to form a new combined National Offender Management Service that will be responsible for the end to end management of custodial and community sentences. Focusing attention on the most serious and the most persistent offenders will be a priority for NOMS, just as the prevention and detection of crimes by these offenders is a priority for the Police. The MAPPA co-operating partner agencies share this commitment to effective public protection. Serious harm is personal harm or injury which is life threatening or traumatic, and from which recovery, whether physical or psychological may be difficult or impossible.

2. The Achievements
Public protection arrangements are continually evolving both in Derbyshire, and across England and Wales. Notable developments during the year have been:• implementation of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which has consolidated and tightened sex offender registration requirements, along with revising and extending extra powers that may be used to protect everyone - adults as well as children and vulnerable people - from abuse and exploitation; the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which have re-enacted and extended the public protection duty legislated in 2001. This has seen the Prison Service become part of the Responsible Authority, and brought about a reciprocal duty of co-operation between the RA and a number of other agencies and services;


progress towards a new Area Memorandum on public protection, as required by the Criminal Justice Act, which sets out the ways in which the partner agencies will cooperate. This will lead to some changes to local arrangements in the forthcoming year; introduction of the ViSOR database which will eventually hold details of all the offenders within the Arrangements. In 2005/06 the database should be extended from the Police to the Probation Service; the creation by Derbyshire Constabulary of a centrally managed but locally based Dangerous Persons Management Unit dedicated to policing activity in relation to sexual, violent and other identified dangerous offenders; agreement of a protocol for the exchange of information and intelligence between Derbyshire Constabulary and Derbyshire Probation Area when serious offenders are coming to the point of release, and during the subsequent period of supervision; the conclusion of an agreement with HM Prison Service (East Midlands Area) on the ways in which the Prison Service will work with public protection arrangements in the region, including Derbyshire; continuing development of the links between MAPPA and Area Child Protection Committees; this will be further strengthened in the future with the establishment of Local Safeguarding Childrens Boards (LSCB's)

3. The Agencies
Derbyshire Constabulary Protecting life and property is a fundamental aim and purpose of the Police Service, who work in partnership to achieve lasting solutions to problems of crime and disorder that concern the communities we serve. By working through MAPPA our goal is to reduce crime and the fear of crime by ensuring the most effective management possible of serious sexual and violent offenders. National Probation Service - Derbyshire Area The Probation Service provides advice to the courts in relation to the sentencing of defendants - particularly serious offenders, - and is directly responsible for the supervision of adult offenders given community sentences, and the supervision of prisoners released on Licence. The Service also offers a service to the victims of serious sexual and violent crime. Assessment of the risk of re-offending and the protection of the public from serious harm is awarded the highest priority in the work of the Service.


H M Prison Service One of the important ways in which the Criminal Justice Act (2003) strengthened the MAPPA was to make the Prison Service part of the Responsible Authority with police and probation in each of the 42 Areas in England and Wales. The Prison Service has been given this enhanced role in recognition of the important part it plays in protecting the public by keeping offenders in custody; helping them to address the causes of their offending behaviour; and by undertaking other work to assist their successful resettlement. As part of the Responsible Authority the Prison Service is now represented on each of the Strategic Management Boards (SMBs) in the 42 Areas. The Prison estate is configured differently from Police/Probation areas in that its establishments are contained within only 12 geographical areas and two functional areas – the High Security estate, and Contracted Prisons. For this reason arrangements for Prison Service representation on SMBs vary across the country, but each Prison Service Area Manager has entered into an agreement with the SMBs on how the Service will contribute both strategically and operationally to the MAPPA. The main focus of the Prison Service contribution is at an operational level. A number of measures have been put in place across the prison estate to ensure that this will be effective and result in: • Prompt identification of MAPPA offenders so that their details can be used in sentence planning arrangements, including interventions to manage and reduce risk Regular monitoring of the behaviour of those assessed as presenting the highest risk, and sharing information with police and probation colleagues All relevant risk management information being provided to multi agency meetings which help plan an offender’s release At least three months notification to police and probation of the expected release dates of those offenders who have been referred to the multi-agency public protection panel (MAPPP), and at least six weeks notification of those being managed at level 2 risk meetings No changes to release dates or arrangements being made without prior consultation with police and probation

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Playing an effective role in the multi agency risk management of MAPPA offenders requires good communication between criminal justice partners. The Prison Service has taken steps to ensure that there are dedicated points of contact for public protection at both Area level and in every prison establishment, and that these are published together with police and probation contacts to ensure better communication across the Responsible Authority. With the ever increasing MAPPA population, and proportion of those received into prison likely to grow with the introduction of the new public protection sentences, the inclusion of the Prison Service as part of the Responsible Authority will continue to be vital in protecting the public.


Derby City and Derbyshire County Youth Offending Services The Youth Offending Services are responsible for working with young people aged 17 and under who have committed offences, including those who have caused serious harm, and/or may themselves be vulnerable and at risk of re-offending or of becoming victims. The YOS have risk assessment procedures which link to MAPPA. Derbyshire County Social Services Department Social Services have a wide range of duties and responsibilities to provide services to some of the most vulnerable people in society, including children, older people and those with learning disabilities or experiencing mental health problems. As exemplified in child safeguarding arrangements and MAPPA it is consistent with these commitments to work in partnership to protect those who may be at risk. District Housing Authorities and Registered Social Landlords Local authority housing services and RSL’s work with a wide range of tenants and prospective tenants, including those in priority need like vulnerable victims and ex-offenders. Through co-operating in public protection arrangements housing providers can assist in protecting the public by providing appropriate accommodation that takes account of community issues. Derbyshire County Mental Health NHS Trust The Mental Health NHS Trust aims to provide a full range of high quality mental health services in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of users, carers and communities, and are committed to working in partnership. The Trust has a Forensic Service based at, and managed from, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, which includes a Criminal Justice Liaison and Assessment Team, along with other treatment resources. Derby City Council (Social Services and Housing Services) Local Councils with their various functions have an important part to play in public protection. Involvement may be from any of the Council’s Departments, but is most likely to involve legal, leisure, housing, or social services responsibilities. The services of the Council are integral to crime prevention, community safety and child protection, which as with MAPPA are most effectively achieved through partnership. NSPCC The NSPCC is a national charity committed to ending child cruelty: its services within Derbyshire contribute to that end. Within Derbyshire the NSPCC DOVE Project works with partners to provide interventions with offenders and others to protect children from sexual harm and abuse. The NSPCC also provides treatment services to address inappropriate sexual behaviour in children, and therapeutic services for children who have been victims of sexual harm. The NSPCC is represented at all levels with the child protection networks in Derby and Derbyshire, as well as in MAPPA.


4. The Offenders
Depending upon a number of factors, including the age of the offender or the victim, and the type of disposal or sentence imposed, a person prospectively comes within the scope of MAPPA if they commit any one of more than 150 different serious offences. For the purposes of the arrangements each offender is identified under one of three categories:Category One: Registered Sex Offenders Since 1 September 1997 any person cautioned or convicted for certain specified sexual offences has to provide information to the police about themselves. The requirement also applies to offenders who were serving a custodial or community sentence for a relevant offence on that date, but not to anyone who had previously been convicted but had finished serving a sentence before then. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 has both increased the number of offences that carry a notification requirement, and tightened the registration conditions. Under the Act an offender must:• • • • • • Tell the police within 3 days of conviction or release from prison of their name, date of birth and home address when convicted, and give their National Insurance Number; Notify any other name they are known by, and their current address Report any further change of name or address within 3 days of it happening; Notify any other address at which they stay for a total of 7 nights or more in the course of a year; Confirm their details in person within a year of the date of their first and every later notification; Notify their intention to travel abroad if it is going to be for 3 days or more, giving details of when and where they will be departing or returning to the UK, along with other information about their journey

Afterwards they have to:-

If an offender appears likely to present a risk of harm to anyone in a country to which they intend to travel, especially children, the courts can issue a Foreign Travel Order to stop them from travelling there for up to 6 months. Offenders convicted of sexual offences abroad can be brought under the requirements if a Court makes a Notification Order, following an application by the Police. Inclusion Period Registered Sex Offenders are issued with a notice by the court that they must provide their details to the Police. They come within MAPPA for as long as their registration lasts.


The period is set by law, linked to the type and length of sentence imposed:30 months imprisonment or more Admitted to hospital with a Restriction Order Less than 30 but over 6 months imprisonment 6 Months imprisonment or less; or if admitted to hospital without Restriction Order Conditional Discharge Indefinite Indefinite 10 Years 7 Years

Period of Discharge Caution 2 Years Any other sentence 5 Years Except for indefinite registrations these periods are halved for offenders under 18 years.

If a registered offender, (or an offender convicted of a relevant sexual offence before 1997) acts in a way that suggests members of the public may need to be protected from a risk of harm the Police can apply to a court for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO). This prohibits the individual from doing things named on the Order. Senior courts can also make a SOPO at the time of passing sentence if they are satisfied it is necessary in the interest of public or victim protection. The length of an Order is decided by the court, though the minimum is 5 years. The penalty for failing to comply with notification requirements, or giving false information can be up to 6 months imprisonment at Magistrates Court, or up to 5 years at a Crown Court and/or a fine. Category Two: Violent Offenders, and Other Sex Offenders These offenders have committed either a specified violent offence or a sexual offence that does not carry a registration requirement, but for which they have either:• • received a sentence of detention or imprisonment of at least 12 months, or due to insanity or disability been placed under a hospital or guardianship order

Depending upon the risk they present these offenders along with those Category 1 offenders who are given a custodial sentence will be a priority for the Prison Service and then for the Probation Service or Youth Offending Service when the time comes to plan for their management in the community as they are released on Licence in the later stages of sentence. Inclusion Period These offenders remain within the arrangements for the entire period of the Licence that forms part of the sentence imposed by the court, or following discharge from hospital after being sentenced under the Mental Health Act. The period of inclusion depends upon the length of the original sentence. An offender sentenced to less than 4 years imprisonment will be released after serving half the term imposed and then remain


under supervision until the three-quarters point of the sentence: after this they remain ‘at risk’ of having to serve the remainder of the sentence if they commit a further offence before the end of the sentence term. An offender sentenced to 4 years imprisonment or more is only released at the half-way point by a decision of the Parole Board, who must be satisfied that they do not present an immediate risk of re-offending or of causing harm to others. If the Parole Board is not satisfied that the prisoner should be released the offender will remain in prison until the two thirds point of sentence, when they are released under supervision until the three-quarters point, after which they are ‘at risk’ in the event of further offending. In cases of serious sexual or violent offending the Crown Court has the power to order that the offender will be under supervision for an extended period of up to several years, if it is satisfied this is necessary to protect members of the public from serious harm. These extension periods mean that the offenders behaviour can be monitored for a longer period, and allows them to be included in long-term sex offending or violent offending programmes. Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 a range of new sentences are being introduced aimed at ensuring that the most serious offenders stay in prison for as long as they remain a risk to the public; they will afterwards be under supervision for 10 years or more. Other serious offences will be liable to extended sentences for public protection that include lengthy periods of release under supervision. Category Three: Other Dangerous Offenders Whilst the first two categories of offenders are included within the Arrangements because of their offence and the disposal they have been given the offenders included under this third category have been identified by the co-operating agencies as additional persons who may cause serious harm. It may for example include offenders who:• • • • have an earlier offence which shows they may pose a risk of harm; were sentenced abroad for an offence which had it been committed in the UK would automatically have brought them within the arrangements; have received a sentence of under 12 months imprisonment but are considered to pose a significant risk have been convicted for an offence related to domestic abuse, if not otherwise included under Category 1 or 2

Inclusion Period The inclusion of these offenders and their management is decided through the arrangements rather than as a result of sentence or other disposal, and they are therefore discharged from the arrangements once the issues of concern have been dealt with, or where there are no further practicable steps to be taken.


Chalenging Domestic Violence ... Male offenders convicted of an offence related to domestic violence who are assessed as posing a continuing high risk of harm to a female partner may be required to attend the nationally accredited Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (IDAP) as part of a community sentence, or post-release Licence. This nine module programme firstly addresses all aspects of abuse, whether physical, emotional or sexual, and then moves on to teach skills for non-abusive behaviour. An important feature of the programme is the offer of information and support to victims and/ or current partners through a dedicated Womens Safety Worker employed by the Probation Service. Central to the programme is the regular exchange of information and management of risk, through level 2 or 3 MAPPA.

5. The Victims
Though offenders can and do commit crimes causing serious personal harm to people not known to them, there are also many situations where the offender was known to the victim before an offence took place. Domestic Violence is the most common form of assault: the majority of abused children are harmed by a known or trusted adult. These close relationships can sometimes make the experience of reporting a crime, giving evidence and living with the aftermath particularly difficult.
Through statutory victim liaison arrangements Derbyshire Probation Area contacted the partner of an offender sentenced to several years imprisonment for an act of life-threatening violence carried out after the couple had separated. There had been a history of domestic abuse to the relationship. The victim remained highly concerned that notwithstanding the prisoners good behaviour whilst serving sentence there was a continuing risk towards either her or any other future partner. The victims views were relayed through the victim liaison officer when a Report was prepared by home area probation officer for the Parole Board. The victim also submitted her views independently by letter. Having been refused Parole the offender had eventually to be released on Licence at the designated fixed point within the sentence. Through MAPPA planning the management plan included:• • • residence by the offender in Approved premises, at a distance from the victim attendance by the offender at a relevant approved programme to address the offence and victim issues a condition not to enter the Area where the victim was living

Additionally the victim was provided with a quick response alarm by the Police. The management plan was further reviewed through the Arrangements. Personal information about victims is kept separate from that held on an offender.


The prevention of repeat victimisation and reducing the chances that more people may become victims is central to the purpose of MAPPA. Victims of those offenders who have come within the scope of MAPPA as a result of serious sexual and violent crimes are entitled, if they wish, to receive a service from the Probation Service, who must contact them within 56 days of the offender being sentenced. Victims can then be:• • • • • • kept informed of the stages of sentence asked if they want to see specific conditions put on the offender when s/he is released from prison have their views submitted to the Prison Service or Parole Board who make the decisions about an offenders release, and the conditions that can be placed on them informed that the offender is being released told when a hospital order is coming to an end notified of any conditions that affect them or their family

As well as influencing the conditions included in release licences, the information from victims can also assist with the assessment of an offenders possible future risk, and therefore shape the plans made to manage them. The national charity Victim Support provides advice and support to the victims of crime, and to witnesses giving evidence at court through its related Witness Service.
Employment Restrictions that Protect Children… Amongst the offenders covered by public protection arrangements are those who have been disqualified from working with children by an order of the court. Whenever someone is convicted of a listed offence involving children and they receive a prison sentence of 12 months or more, the court must disqualify them from working with children unless it is satisfied they are unlikely to offend again. When sentencing to less than 12 months custody the Court can disqualify a person if it considers that they are likely to re-offend. Relevant offences include the supply of Class A drugs as well as a wide range of sexual and violent offences. A Disqualification Order once made, lasts for life. After 10 years the offender can apply to a Tribunal for the disqualification to be lifted, but must demonstrate they are no longer a risk to children. Whilst disqualified the offender is prevented from seeking any paid or voluntary work in a regulated position, such as teaching, health or social care, or take up other roles that may involve unsupervised contact with children. It is an offence for a disqualified person to gain such a position, and also an offence for an employer knowingly to offer a job to a person who is disqualified. Through MAPPA the Probation Service informs Job Centre Plus of restrictions to be placed on the employment and training opportunities to be offered to convicted serious offenders, including those who are disqualified from working with children.


6. The Arrangements
The lead community agencies for identifying relevant offenders are:Category 1 Derbyshire Constabulary NPS Derbyshire Area All Offenders Adult Offenders (18+) Juvenile Offenders (17 and under) Offender under Hospital or Guardianship Order

Category 2

Derby City, and Derbyshire County Youth Offending Services

Derbyshire County Mental Health NHS Trust

Category 3

Mainly the Police, Probation and Youth Offending Services, though any partner agency can draw a relevant offender to notice

All Offenders

Most registered sex offenders will first be sentenced to a period of custody, detention or a community sentence, and will therefore come to the notice of the Prison Service, Probation or Youth Offending Services as well as the Police. Violent offenders, and sex offenders not subject to notification requirements are likely to be known to the Police in addition to the Services primarily responsible for identifying them. Having identified the offenders to be included in the arrangements the responsible services carry out an individual assessment of the risk that each offender may pose, drawing upon information that can be shared between the partner agencies. For registered sex offenders this includes quarterly information exchange meetings held in each of Derbyshire Constabulary’s four operational Divisions. The process of assessment is guided by the use of accredited tools that have been developed in recent years, including:ASSET OASys Risk Matrix 2000 SARA for young offenders for adult offenders for sexual offenders for domestic violence perpetrators


MAPPA Risk Definitions Low Medium No current indicators of risk of harm There are identifiable indicators of possible risk of harm. The offender has the potential to cause harm but is unlikely to do so unless there is a change of circumstances There are identifiable indicators of risk of harm. The potential event is not imminent but could happen at any time, and the impact could be serious There is a clear and present risk of serious harm. The potential event is likely to happen imminently, and the impact would be very serious


Very High

As well as bringing together all relevant information staff must then conduct structured and evidence based assessments; formulate a risk management plan; record their decisions and actions, and act within established policies and procedures to take all reasonable steps to deliver high quality assessment and management for protection of the public. Each offender is then managed at one of three levels within the Arrangements:Level 1 Standard Management, where one agency is mainly responsible, though there may well be information exchange and liaison with partner agencies (local) inter agency management through Risk Strategy Meetings, where an offender poses a higher risk of harm and effective management involves continuing active collaboration and the commitment of resources from more than one agency The Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel for those ‘critical few’ offenders who:• pose a high risk or very high risk of causing serious harm, and • the risks require management through close co-operation at a senior level because of complexity or the additional resources necessary, or • whilst not a high risk or very high risk the case is notorious, or raises issues of public concern

Level 2

Level 3

Because risk assessment is a constantly changing process offenders may move from one level of management to another as circumstances alter. Level 2 meetings are held in Derby and across Derbyshire. The MAPPP meets monthly at Derbyshire Police HQ. It comprises senior operational managers from the core agencies, chaired by an independent MAPPA Manager.


Rupert was sentenced to imprisonment with a period of extended licence supervision for indecent assault on a vulnerable young adult. He claimed the act had been carried out for ‘educational’ purposes with the knowledge of the victims parent. On release Rupert had to notify his details to the Police in accordance with the requirement of sexual offences legislation. Accommodated in approved premises by the Probation Service, Rupert was excluded from the area of the town where the victim and her family lived, and also banned from attempting to contact them. The Social Services Dept. assessed and advised on protective steps that the victim and her family should take. Rupert was not given approval to resume his previous employment, which would have allowed unsupervised contact with members of the public. To address his distorted thinking about the offence Rupert was required to attend the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme provided by the NSPCC Dove Project in partnership with the Probation Service. Whilst being supervised on a community sentence by the Probation Service for theft offences Eddie described occasions when he had ‘groomed’ boys to sexually abuse them. When being seen by the Mental Health Service he also reported fantasies of abuse. Eddie was not considered to have a mental illness, though he was thought to have a personality disorder. More than 10 years previously - before sex offender registration was introduced Eddie had been convicted of a sexual offence against a teenager. There was therefore immediate concern when Eddie said that he had been inviting a boy to his house, and had also been talking with another boy in a local park. Based on the previous convictions, and drawing upon information exchanged through MAPPA, the Police applied for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), which stopped Eddie from:• being in the company of anyone aged under 18; • entering a recreational area designated for children's use; • going within 50 metres of any school site; • allowing or inviting anyone under 18 into his property; • seeking any work that would involve persons under 18; • engaging in a named recreational activity Through the SOPO Eddie was brought under the standard notification requirements for 5 years. Supervision of Eddie by the Probation Service was stepped up, including referral for further specialist assessment, whilst the Social Services Dept gave advice to the family of the boy who had visited Eddie's address.


7. The Numbers
The total number of offenders included in the Derbyshire public protection arrangements continues to increase and will not diminish within the foreseeable future. This is the result of the public protection provisions introduced by the Government through legislation; it is not related in a direct way to current levels of crime and offending. At 554 there are around 15% more sex offenders registered and being monitored through the Arrangements than a year ago. Because of the length of the registration periods sometimes for life - this figure is cumulative as recent offenders are added to the existing numbers at a higher rate than those whose period of registration has ended. There is a generally high level of compliance with the notification requirements, but a small number - 26 during the year - had to answer to the courts for not meeting their obligations in some way. If it is identified that an offender is behaving in ways that may be preparatory to offending an application can be made to a court for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order which will include prohibitions against engaging in conduct such as frequenting certain locations. A SOPO can also be made by a senior court at the time of passing sentence. Seven full Orders were made during the year. Where an offender is identified as posing a higher risk of harm and their management entails co-ordination between the core agencies they are referred to Level 2 management, or to Level 3 if the issues are acute or complex. In the course of the year 38 registered sex offenders along with 48 violent offenders or additional sex offenders, and 19 other potentially dangerous offenders were subject to management at Level 2, whilst 38 offenders were referred to Level 3 and managed through the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel. Particularly with the higher risk offenders managed at Levels 2 or 3 it is important to enforce the terms of post-release Licences if offenders show signs of not meeting their responsibilities to comply or be of good behaviour. Nineteen offenders were therefore recalled to custody for breach of Licence. But it is not possible always to prevent further offending, and 4 offenders including 3 under management at Level 3 were charged with new serious offences; this was 0.6% of all the offenders managed.


MAPPA Statistical Information 2004/2005 For the period 1st April 2004 - 31st March 2005 DERBYSHIRE (1) Category 1: Registered Sex Offenders
i The number of registered sex offenders on 31st March 2005 ia The number of registered sex offenders per 100,000 population ii The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement between 1 April 2004 and 21 March 2005 iii The number of Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPO’s) applied for; Intermin SOPO’s granted Full SOPO’s granted between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005 iv The number of Notification Orders applied for; Interim Notification Orders granted Full Notification Orders granted v The number of Foreign Travel Orders applied for; Applied For Imposed Between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005 554 57 26 10 2 7 0 0 0 0 0

(2) Category 2: Violent Offenders & Other Sex Offenders
vi The number of violent offenders and other sex offenders living in the Area between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2005 139

(3) Category 3: Other Offenders
vii The number of ‘other offenders’ living in the Area between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005 19

(4) Offenders Managed through Level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2 Local Inter-Agency Management
Level 3 viii The number of offenders in: Category 1 RSO Category 2 V&O Category 3 Oth O Who have been managed through Level 3 and Level 2 between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005 ix Of cases managed at Level 3 or Level 2 between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005 (viii above) the number who: • were returned to custody for breach of a Licence • were returned to custody for breach of a Restraining Order or Sexual Offences Prevention Order • were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 24 6 8 Level 2 38 48 19

4 0 3

15 0 1


8. The Management
The Derbyshire Area Arrangements are overseen by a Strategic Management Board of Chief Executive Officers or their delegates from the partner agencies, together with two unpaid lay members appointed by the Home Secretary to represent the community interest in public protection.
Members of the SMB are:Derbyshire Constabulary: HM Prison Service: Derbyshire Probation Area: Derby & Derbyshire Youth Offending Services: Derbyshire County Mental Health NHS Trust: Derby & Derbyshire Primary Care Trust: Derby City Council: Derbyshire County Social Services: Derbyshire District Authorities: NSPCC: Victim Support: And Lay Advisers Assistant Chief Constable (Chair) Governor, HMP Sudbury Assistant Chief Officer Head of Service Assistant Chief Executive Assistant Director Commissioning Assistant Director (Social Services) Assistant Director Housing Services Manager Area Children’s Services Manager Area Manager

The activities of the SMB are supported by a MAPPA Manager, seconded from the Probation Service to Derbyshire Constabulary HQ

The Board exercises responsibility for MAPPA on behalf of the Responsible Authority in respect of: • • monitoring and evaluating the operation of the Arrangements; establishing connections to support effective operational links to related arrangements such as Child Safeguarding, (Vulnerable) Adult Protection, and the Area Criminal Justice Board; preparing and publishing the Annual Report and other information materials; shaping the continuing development of the arrangements in response to new legislation, research, and areas identified for improvement through monitoring, review and audit; planning for common training needs which support effective joint working through MAPPA

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Looking to the future the Board intends to take these responsibilities forward and develop the effectiveness of the Arrangements through a continuing process of business planning and review.


Members of the public are welcome to raise questions about the Arrangements with the Lay Advisers, whose role is to provide a community perspective in public protection and offer constructive challenge to the ways that the statutory partners and co-operating agencies carry out their functions. In this way the Advisers both serve to increase the public accountability of the agencies, and help to identify ways in which public protection activities can further develop.
Lay Adviser Comment The purpose of a Lay Adviser in a Public Service Organisation is to bring in experience gained in the commercial world, and so to widen the base of knowledge available to those who would not otherwise have access to it. The Lay Adviser is also there to represent the interests of the public. My role as Lay Adviser therefore, is to apply such experience as I have, to the issues that are dealt with by MAPPA. In doing so, I have of course, obtained a good deal of information and insight into the way in which the relevant Agencies work and co-operate with each other. This enables me, as a member of the public, to bring my view of the public interest to the Strategic Management Board more effectively. The level of mutual co-operation in Derbyshire is particularly impressive and as an independent observer I can confidently endorse the professional and effective way in which the public interest is being served, in making safe provision for sexual and violent offenders, as well as protecting the public from their actions. D G Phillips

9. The Public
MAPPA can help to achieve better public protection by making sure that key agencies are working together to assess and manage the risks posed by identified sexual and violent offenders. But there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ sex offender or violent offender; their backgrounds are as ordinary and as diverse as the communities they come from, and live within. Moreover not every offender has been identified through the court process. Some crimes go unreported and offenders may as yet remain undetected or unconvicted. So there are both known and unknown offenders. Members of the public can help to maintain a safe society by: ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ understanding and supporting the public protection work of the agencies who exercise this responsibility; taking an informed and common sense approach to protect - so far as possible themselves, their families, friends and other people; approaching agencies and services for advice if there are concerns; reporting any suspected crimes to the Police for investigation

Public protection is the concern of everyone.


Stop It Now! Stop It Now! is an innovative campaign which takes the stance that sexual abuse is a preventable public health problem. It seeks to stop child sexual abuse by encouraging abusers and potential abusers to seek help, and by giving adults the confidence they need to protect children effectively. Backed locally by amongst others the City and County Area Child Protection Committees and the MAPPA partners, Stop It Now! Derby/shire is one of the first local projects of this national campaign. Stop It Now! believes we can all meet the challenge of recognising the signs of abuse before it happens and can take positive action to prevent it. For more information see ‘useful contacts’. A freephone helpline is available - 0808 1000 900.

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