Protection through partnership

Derbyshire
Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Contents
Ministerial foreword Introduction by The Responsible Authority Agencies MAPPA in context Sentencing sexual and violent offenders Offenders covered by the arrangements Including victims The MAPPA partnership How the arrangements work Managing offenders Safeguarding those at risk or vulnerable If a serious offence happens MAPPA Statistical information MAPPA co-ordination, the strategic management board and business planning Business plan 2007/08 Contacts 2 3 4 5 5 8 10 11 14 18 19 20

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Ministerial foreword
These are the sixth MAPPA annual reports, and the first with a foreword by the Ministry of Justice. I want, first of all, to underline the Government’s continued commitment to these arrangements. Protecting the public from dangerous offenders is a core aim for the new Department. Just as the effectiveness of MAPPA locally depends on the quality of working relationships, we will work with the Home Office, the Police, and others, to develop the best possible framework within which the MAPPA can operate. On 13 June, the Government published a Review of the Protection of Children from Sex Offenders. This sets out a programme of actions which include developing the use of drug treatment for sex offenders and piloting the use of compulsory polygraph testing as a risk management tool, enhancements to the regime operating at Approved Premises, and also a range of actions impacting directly upon the way the MAPPA work. I want to highlight two of them here. Firstly, research tells us that the arrangements are already used successfully to disclose information about dangerous offenders but we think this can be improved upon. MAPPA agencies will be required to consider disclosure in every case. We will pilot a scheme where parents will be able to register a childprotection interest in a named individual with whom they have a personal relationship and who has regular unsupervised access to their child. If that person has convictions for child sex offences and the child is at risk, there will be a presumption that the offences will be disclosed to the parent. Secondly, as MAPPA has developed over the past 6 years, best practice models have been identified which show that specific roles and approaches are required to ensure it is managed effectively. We are committed to strengthening MAPPA arrangements and ensuring that robust performance management is in place. To achieve this, we intend to introduce new national standards, which will ensure a consistent approach across Areas and we will be making available £1.2million to support Areas in implementing the standards. We aim to do everything that can reasonably be done to protect people from known, dangerous
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offenders. We know that there is always room for improvement. I commend this annual report to you as an indication of the commitment, skills and achievements of the professionals, and lay advisers, in managing and monitoring this essential, often difficult area of business.

Maria Eagle MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Introduction by The Responsible Authority Agencies
Derbyshire's Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) have been strengthened again during the course of the year with the proposed introduction of a deputy to the MAPPA Manager, an additional MAPPA Administrator, significant staff increases within the Derbyshire Police’s Dangerous Persons Management Unit and the introduction of Police Lead Level 2 Strategy arrangements in addition to those led by the Probation Service. All of these reflect the increasingly complex nature of this work and the priority being given to it by all partners. The forthcoming year brings new challenges and opportunities for us all. We are yet to fully appreciate the implications that will soon arrive with the revised MAPPA national guidance, but there is no doubt that these will bring extra work and responsibilities, whilst at the same time providing us with new tools and new opportunities to protect the communities of Derbyshire. During the course of this year the ViSOR system for managing sex offenders will be extended beyond the Police Service into the Probation Service and again this will provide new opportunities for effective partnership working. Assistant Chief Constable Peter Goodman commented "this has been my first year as Chair of the Derbyshire MAPPA Strategic Management Board. It has been a pleasure to take over the responsibility for the current arrangements, which could bear scrutiny in comparison to any arrangement in the Country. I have been impressed by the obvious commitment of all the partners to dealing effectively with those dangerous and sex offenders who pose the greatest risk to the community of Derbyshire. The Responsible Authority and its partners are determined that we will continue to develop and enhance our arrangements, to actively scrutinise our effectiveness during the forthcoming year and to ensure that we remain effective in this key area of public protection".

Peter Goodman Assistant Chief Constable (Operations)

Denise White Chief Officer of Probation

Bob Perry Area Manager HM Prison Service East Midlands

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MAPPA in context
Sexual or physical violence and abuse affects both those who become victims, and the wider community. Such crimes violate the basic right of women, men and children to be accorded respect and dignity, and to live lives free from fear. The ultimate aim of all efforts to address sexual and other forms of violence must be to reduce how often it happens and the consequences when it does. To achieve this a three tiered national strategy is being developed. The distinctive contribution of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements is to provide a co-ordinated approach to the management of existing offenders who have been dealt with serious offences in order to reduce the likelihood of re-victimisation or of other people becoming the victims of such crimes.

Tier 3
Existing victims Managing risk of re-victimisation of adult and child victims

Tier 3
Existing perpetrators Bringing offences to justice Managing offenders Treating offenders Sharing information

Tier 2
At risk of victimisation Work to safeguard vulnerable children Work to safeguard vulnerable adults

Tier 2
At risk of offending Treating young people who sexually harm Work with adults at risk of offending Sharing information and vetting

All Prevention through education work • Raising public awareness • Alcohol harm reduction Creating a safer environment

Tier 1

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Sentencing sexual and violent offenders
Most offenders come under Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements as a result of a court sentence. The sentencing of sexual and violent offenders is decided independently by judges and magistrates, taking into account advice from the Sentencing Guidelines Council, within the law laid down by Parliament. The 'dangerous offender' clauses of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which took effect from April 2005, are aimed at dealing effectively with sexual and violent offences. Offenders convicted of any one of more than 150 specified offences are assessed by the Court as to whether or not they pose a significant risk of serious harm to the public. Where the Court is satisfied that this is the case, a public protection sentence must be imposed. For serious specified offences - those which carry a maximum sentence of 10 years custody or more - the court will hand down either a sentence of life imprisonment, where this is available, or alternatively impose a sentence of Indeterminate Public Protection (IPP), which has a similar effect. These sentences combine a tariff, or minimum period to be spent in custody, with an indefinite period of continuing detention which lasts until the Parole Board agrees that the offenders risk is manageable under Licensed release in the community. In a few cases this will never happen. For specified offences that carry a maximum sentence of less than 10 years the Court will impose an Extended Sentence of Public Protection (EPP); this combines a tariff term with a lengthier than usual period of supervision under Licence in the community. The effect of these sentences is to make an offender subject to criminal justice management and interventions for a longer period than would have been the case had they been given a fixed sentence based solely upon the relative seriousness of their offence. For as long as their Licence lasts they can be recalled to prison if they fail to comply, or behave in a way that puts the public at risk. Other offenders convicted of sexual or violent offences can be given standard determinate sentences.
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Every offender sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or more for a specified offence is included under MAPPA. Also covered are other offenders who become subject to sex offender registration as a result of receiving any other qualifying disposal or sentence for an offence listed in Schedule 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Offenders covered by the arrangements
Three categories of offender are included under MAPPA

Category 1 Registered sex offenders
The UK is one of seven countries in the world to have a register of sex offenders. Before registration arrangements were introduced in 1997 we had little or no information on the current whereabouts or significant movements of offenders convicted of sexual offences once any supervision associated with a sentence was over. Since the notification requirements started we have steadily built up a fuller picture than ever existed before about where these offenders are living. 609 Registered sex offenders in the community at 31 March 2007 The overall trend is for the number of registrations to grow as recently sentenced offenders and released prisoners are added to those already subject to the notification requirements. In time the number will level out with the number of new registrations balancing those whose period of registration has ended. Most offenders come under registration requirements after receiving a qualifying sentence for a relevant offence. The offences and disposals that result in registration are fixed by law, as are the lengths of registration.

Registration - how long does it last for?
30 months imprisonment or more
(up to Life or Indeterminate Public Protection)

Provide details of any foreign travel lasting 3 days or more Have their photograph taken, if required In Derbyshire it is also standard procedure to record an offenders DNA. Registered sex offenders must attend a prescribed police station at least once a year to confirm that their recorded details remain correct. Information on Registered Sex Offenders is now kept on the Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) database which has been implemented in all UK Police forces, and will in future be extended to the Prison and Probation Services. Derbyshire Constabulary have primary responsibility for identifying and monitoring registered sex offenders in Derby and Derbyshire, although in the initial period following sentence these offenders are very likely to be under supervision to either the Probation, Youth Offending or Mental Health Services as well. Each of the Constabulary’s four Divisions has a dedicated Dangerous Persons Management Unit (DPMU). If an offender does not comply with registration conditions they can be cautioned or prosecuted. The maximum penalty for noncompliance is up to 5 years imprisonment, or a fine, or both. 26 Offenders dealt with in 2006/07 for breaches of registration, etc requirements Where registration requirements alone are not felt to be sufficient, the Police can seek a Sexual Offences Prevention Order through application to a Court. These Orders contain individual conditions to prohibit the offender from engaging in behaviour that is linked to the way they offend. SOPOs may be made either at the time of sentencing for a relevant offence, or later if the offender shows signs of behaviour that causes concern. In Derbyshire most Orders are made in conjunction with sentencing. 37 SOPOs made on Derbyshire Offenders in 2006/07 Breaches of SOPO conditions are dealt with in the same way as breaches of the standard registration requirements.

Indefinite Hospital admission with a restriction order Indefinite Less than 30 months but over 6 months imprisonment 10 Years 6 months imprisonment or less 7 Years Hospital admission without restriction order 7 Years Cautioned 2 Years Conditional discharge Period of Discharge Any other disposal
(eg. community order or fine)

5 Years Except for indefinite registrations and discharges the period is halved for offenders aged under 18 years A very small number of offenders come under the registration requirements as a result of a caution or reprimand for a relevant offence. It is also possible to include an offender convicted abroad for an offence that would have led to registration in the UK by applying to a court for a Notification Order. 1 Notification Order obtained during 2006/07 The main conditions of registration include obligations upon the offender to: Notify their current details to the Police within 3 days of conviction, or following release from prison or restricted hospital Notify any later change of address within 3 days Also register any other address within the UK at which they stay for a total of 7 nights or more in any 12 month period
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Managing Registered Sex Offenders (RSO's)
Derbyshire Constabulary Police Headquarters ViSOR MAPPA Co-ordination Unit Central Public Protection Unit

The number of RSO’s at Divisional Dangerous Persons Management Units A Division Amber Valley & Erewash B Division High Peak & Derbyshire Dales C Division Chesterfield Bolsover & North East Derbyshire D Division Derby City & South Derbyshire 114 62 179 254

Category 2 Violent offenders and other (non-registrable) sex offenders
In some instances sex offender registration is triggered only when thresholds linked to the age of the offender, the victim, or the type and length of sentence are met. A few sexual offences do not result in a registration requirement. But where an offender receives a sentence of 12 months imprisonment or more for a specified offence that does not incur a registration requirement - for example a sentence of less than 30 months imprisonment for indecent assault upon an adult female - they are still included under MAPPA. However, it is not only sexual offences that can result in lasting harm. The physical and psychological consequences of other kinds of violence can equally be severe and enduring. So there are a substantial number of violent offences specified in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 that bring an offender under MAPPA following the imposition of a custodial sentence of 12 months or more. These include the small number of offenders convicted of murder. The majority of offenders under this second category have been convicted for offences of assault, wounding or robbery, but there are over sixty others, including harassment. 405 Violent offenders and other sex offenders managed under Derbyshire MAPPA during 2006/07 Most adult Category 2 cases will be identified by the Probation Service who supervise these offenders on Licence. Offenders under 18

years of age are the responsibility of the Derby City and Derbyshire County Youth Offending Services, whilst the Derbyshire County Mental Health NHS Trust Services undertake the social supervision of offenders made subject to Hospital Orders with restrictions under the Mental Health Act 1983. These offenders details are not yet recorded on ViSOR, though progress towards achieving this is expected in the course of the next year. Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 offenders given a standard determinate sentence of 12 months or more are automatically released at mid point of the term imposed and are then supervised on Licence. Licences contain a number of standard conditions to ensure the offender co-operates with supervision and lives a law abiding life. These can be supplemented and strengthened by the addition of further conditions that require an offender either to do or not to do certain things. These extra conditions are added if they are necessary to reduce reoffending or protect the public, and are proportionate to the risks presented by the offender. Where an offender contravenes a Licence by failing to report as instructed, breaching a condition, or acting in a way to indicate other people may be at risk they are subject to a process that leads to a return to custody. 79 Offenders managed at MAPPA Level 2 and Level 3 returned to custody over the course of the year

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Category 3 Other 'Potentially Dangerous' offenders
There are other potentially dangerous offenders who come to the notice of the Police, Prison and Probation Services, or partner MAPPA agencies. Unlike the Category 1 and Category 2 cases whose inclusion follows automatically from a registration requirement or the imposition of a qualifying sentence for a specified offence, this third category is referred into the arrangements. The grounds for doing so are that the offender has received a criminal justice disposal for an offence that shows they are capable of presenting a risk to the public, and they are currently assessed as presenting a high risk of serious harm which needs to be managed through co-operation between the key agencies. This might include, but is not limited to: Persons previously included as Category 1 or 2 offenders, who continue to pose a risk Individuals convicted for offences related to domestic violence and abuse, where the threshold for inclusion under Category 1 or 2 has not been met Offenders whose deteriorating lifestyle shows propensities for violence Organised criminals whose activities could result in major harm to members of the public Persons engaged in domestic extremism It is the responsibility of all the partner agencies to identify and refer these offenders to MAPPA. In Derbyshire most are identified by the Probation Service in the course of supervising offenders on community orders or other sentences. 192 'Other' offenders referred to MAPPA in the course of 2006/07 These three categories are not separate. Although some offenders commit only sexual offences, and some just commit violent offences, a number may commit both, and of these a number may also break the law in other ways. Over time an offender may therefore be included under different categories

Period of inclusion
Registered sex offenders are included within MAPPA, irrespective of whether they are assessed as high, medium or low risk, for as long as the registration period lasts. In the case of indefinite registrations this means for life. Some young men convicted in their teens or young adulthood for serious offences can therefore expect to be included for the next half century or more. Violent offenders and non registrable sex offenders remain within MAPPA until their Licence period has expired. For those given shorter determinate sentences this may be for a few months only, whilst for offenders receiving Indeterminate Public Protection sentences the Licence will continue for a minimum of 10 years after release. Although the supervision element of a Life Licence may be lifted the Licence itself continues indefinitely and the offender is always liable to recall at any time if grounds exist for doing so. Disqualification Orders (which prevent an offender from working with children) also bring a person within the scope of MAPPA indefinitely unless a successful application is made to lift the order. Other potentially dangerous offenders remain within MAPPA until their risk of serious harm is reduced, or there are no further practicable joint measures that can be taken.

Including victims
When planning for the community management of offenders the protection of victims is of first importance. Most victims of sexual offences are female, both adults and children, whilst most perpetrators are men. Domestic Violence, which makes up 17% of all violent crime is also committed mainly by men against women. Such offences re-inforce gender inequalities in society. But sexual, physical, and other forms of violence also occur within same - sex relationships, and men and boys can be victims too. Much public violence, in particular, involve acts of harm by some men against others. Sometimes a person may be the victim of an offence carried out by a person they do not know, but often - and especially in the case of sexual offences - a victim will have known the

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perpetrator beforehand in some way, possibly closely. Addressing the needs and circumstances of individual victims and survivors requires different responses, with support and information being available throughout the criminal justice process. This is reflected in the Victims Code of Practice (2006). In connection with MAPPA any person who is the victim of a specified sexual or violent offence for which the offender is sentenced to at least 12 months custody, (or detention under a Hospital Order), is given an opportunity within 8 weeks of sentence being imposed to meet a Victim Liaison Officer (VLO) from the Probation Service and be offered: A point of contact through which they will be able to express any concerns or anxieties about the offender; General information about the custodial process and likely supervision arrangements if and when the offender is released; The opportunity to be contacted at key stages during the offenders sentence - for example, a move to a lower security establishment, consideration for a community based work placement, or a temporary release on Licence during the later stages of custody; The opportunity to express their views, usually through a written report submitted by the victim liaison officer, about the offenders eventual conditions of release Information about Licence conditions that affect them or their household In these ways the interests of victims are directly taken into account within the MAPPA planning process. Information provided by victims themselves can serve to inform the overall assessment of risk that an offender presents, so that other members of the public too can be safeguarded. Victim Support Derbyshire, part of the national charity Victim Support provides support and advice to victims of crime, and - through the Witness Service - to those providing evidence at Court. Victim Support is also represented on the Derbyshire MAPPA Strategic Management Board.

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The MAPPA partnership
The primary responsibility for MAPPA is exercised jointly by the Police, Prison and Probation Services because the arrangements cover convicted sexual, violent and other offenders. But the value of MAPPA lies in the quality of partnership. Around half the resources needed to manage offenders effectively in the community come from other services and agencies in the statutory, voluntary and independent sector.

Derbyshire Constabulary is committed to protecting the citizens it serves by working to reduce violent crime and the fear this causes in communities. Managing those identified as having committed serious or sexual offences, or those who may do so is central to this aim, and best achieved through partnership, working to reduce the risk of offending. The purpose of the Probation Service is to prevent re-offending and protect the public from harm. Derbyshire Probation Area prepares reports to assist the Courts and the Parole Board to make sentencing and release decisions, and supervises offenders on community sentences and in the later stages of a custodial sentence if released on Licence. Supervision combines elements which punish,

help, change and control offenders in proportion to the risks they pose, drawing appropriately upon the resources of partner agencies and providers. The Service also offers a service to the victims of sexual and violent offenders sentenced to a years imprisonment or more. The Derby City and Derbyshire County Youth Offending Services both exercise an equivalent role where offenders are under 18 years of age. HM Prison Service seeks to help offenders live useful and law abiding lives, and has responsibility for containing and managing prisoners on whom custodial sentences have been passed by the courts. The operational

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contribution of the Prison Service to MAPPA includes the prompt and accurate identification of relevant offenders; monitoring their behaviour during sentence, sharing risk assessments with the Police and Probation Services; contributing to pre-release MAPPA meetings and making planned arrangements for the offenders release. But effective protection for individuals and communities often requires the resources and skills of other agencies as well. Derbyshire County Mental Health NHS Trust when offenders have mental health problems, including psychiatric illnesses or certain personality disorders. Derby City and Derbyshire County Childrens Social Care and Adult Social Care (formerly Social Services) if there are child safeguarding or vulnerable adult issues, or where the offender is themselves a service user. Childrens Social Care includes education service issues, where these are engaged. Derby City and the Derbyshire District Housing authorities, and Registered Social Landlords, who can help to identify or provide suitable social housing into which offenders can most safely be resettled, taking account of the whereabouts of victims and community facilities. Department of Work and Pensions, which through Job Centre Plus, applies relevant restrictions to offers of employment and training made to offenders. The NSPCC, who through the DOVE Project provide a sex offender assessment service in Derbyshire, and in partnership with the Probation Service deliver accredited groupwork programmes for sex offenders: this is consistent with the charity's commitment to end child cruelty. Apart from the NSPCC these additional services have a duty to co-operate with the Arrangements. Working together through MAPPA means that more can be done to protect the public than would happen if agencies worked alone.

How the arrangements work
All identified offenders are assessed for the risk of serious harm they may present to victims and the public. It is never possible to predict the future behaviour of any individual with complete certainty, but most persons included under MAPPA have admitted to, or been convicted of serious offences. Past behaviour can be the best guide to future behaviour. Nonetheless some offenders will never be convicted again, whilst others might commit another offence at almost any time. By putting together a picture of an individual offender and their circumstances from the information held by several agencies we are able to achieve a better and more robust assessment of how likely it is that they will re-offend, and what the harm or adverse consequences might be if they do. Because the circumstances of peoples lives change, the likelihood of re-offending can alter over time too, so assessments need to be updated if there are significant changes in factors linked to the likelihood of offending. When assessing risk of harm there is no such thing as 'no risk' only a current assessment indicating:

Risk Level
Low Current evidence does not indicate a likelihood of causing serious harm There are identifiable indicators of a risk of serious harm: the offender has the potential to cause serious harm but is unlikely to do so unless there is a change of circumstances There are identifiable indicators of risk of serious harm: the potential event could happen at any time and the impact would be serious There is an imminent risk of serious harm: the potential event is more likely than not to happen imminently, and the impact would be serious

Medium

High

Very High

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Making these assessments is aided by use of accredited risk assessment tools. The two arms of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) - the Probation and Prison Services - use the Offender Assessment System (OASys), regarded as the most advanced tool of its kind in the world. The Youth Offending Services use ASSET, a similar document geared to the needs and risks of young people. The Police and other agencies involved in monitoring sex offenders in the community make use of Risk Matrix 2000, validated for predicting the likelihood of reconviction for another offence. Other assessments can be added to these, including mental health assessments, or those which measure the effectiveness of treatment interventions undertaken in prison. Every single offender who comes within the scope of the arrangements is managed at one of three levels. The management level is based firstly upon the assessed risk of serious harm and secondly the extent to which protection of the public requires the continuing active coordination of work and contributions to the risk management or victim protection plan from more than one agency. Levels of management link resources from the agencies to the risks presented by the offender. Level 1 Standard Management, where one agency is primarily responsible, with information being exchanged or liaison taking place with other agencies, as necessary Level 2 Public Protection Strategy Meetings, where an offender poses a high risk of serious harm requiring planned collaboration and the commitment of resources from more than one agency Level 3 The Multi Agency Public Protection Panel for the 'critical few' high or very high risk offenders who requiring an enhanced level of co-ordination, or cases where there is media interest and/or significant community concern Persons assessed as posing a low or medium risk of harm, and those high risk offenders
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being managed mainly by a single agency will be included at Level 1 of the arrangements; this is the majority of offenders. Information may still be exchanged on these people. In each of the Police Divisions in Derbyshire there are quarterly inter-agency review meetings to look at whether there is new information on registered sex offenders. The Probation Service also convenes information exchange meetings on offenders, where this is useful for reassessing changes of circumstance and risk. High and Very High risk offenders are referred to local risk management meetings, known as Public Protection Strategy Meetings. These are based on the four Police and Probation Divisions. The meetings will decide whether an effective risk management plan can be delivered by a single agency or requires continuing collaboration between two or more of the core agencies. 364 Offenders managed at level 2 in 2006/07 The most complex, notorious and highest risk cases are referred to the Area level Multi Agency Public Protection Panel, which meets every month at Derbyshire Constabulary HQ. The Panel comprises a core membership of senior operational managers from the principal agencies, chaired independently on behalf of the Responsible Authority. The meetings are also attended by the key professionals directly involved and responsible for the management of the case. Level 2 meetings and the Public Protection Panel bring together the knowledge of the agencies and their resources in order to construct an effective risk management plan and thereby strengthen protective measures to safeguard victims or members of the public. 28 Offenders managed at Level 3 in 2006/07 These levels of management are not fixed, but change over time as risk management measures are put into effect, or as circumstances change and the assessment of risk is revised.

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements for the identification and management of sexual and violent offenders
Offender Categories 1 2 & 3
Identification & information sharing Category 1 Category 2 All registered sex offenders All violent and non registered sex offenders sentenced to 12 months or more imprisonment including mental health orders Any other offender posing a risk of serious harm

Category 3

Management Levels 1 2 & 3
Risk assessment & risk management Level 1 Level 2 Ordinary management with information sharing Public Protection Strategy Meetings where active involvement of more than one agency is required MAPPP for the 'Critical few' The offender is assessed under OASys as being high or very high risk of causing serious harm and presents risks that can only be managed by a plan that requires close co-operation at a senior level due to complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it requires or not assessed as high/very high risk but the case is exceptional due to media scrutiny and/or public interest in the case is very high

Level 3

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Managing offenders
Individual offenders are as diverse as our society and therefore reflect the same range of class, ethnic, religious and other differences. Similarly offenders do not all present an identical risk of re-offending. So effective management of each offender’s risk needs to focus on those factors associated with known and identified risks. This usually means combining constructive and restrictive restrictions. Constructive interventions help towards changing an offender’s behaviour in order to lower the likelihood of re-offending. They include direct individual work with offenders to alter their behaviour, by for example including them in accredited programmes; addressing behaviours linked to re-offending like alcohol or substance misuse; improving employability, or assisting an offender to obtain and keep suitable housing. Restrictive interventions, as reflected in Licence conditions and civil preventative orders place constraints on what an offender can do, with the intention of controlling behaviour; this is combined with monitoring of the offenders activities and conduct. Restrictive interventions help to reduce the possible risk of harm. Offenders are managed under MAPPA at the level which provides the contributions from the core partner agencies to match what is needed to lower the likelihood of re-offending and reduce the risk of serious harm. • Entering chat rooms or using messaging services • Operating a computer which did not retain the history of websites accessed • Having unsupervised contact with any child outside his own household Although presenting as a 'model prisoner' the Prison Service identified that Adrian did not acknowledge his offending and was supported in this by his partner. Through MAPPA Level 2 meetings the partner agencies planned for Adrian's release, addressing issues of victim, child and public protection; accommodation at release; and interventions to address his risk of offending. Through the Probation Service's Victim Liaison Officer the views of the victims family were sought. Adrian was released from prison on a Licence containing standard and additional conditions: • Not to contact the victim or enter the areas where she resided • Not to live in the same household as anyone under the age of 18, without approval • Not to undertake any form of work involving children under 18 • Not to access the internet • To attend the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme On release Adrian had to register his details with the Police. It was agreed through MAPPA that he could not return directly to the family home, but that this would be phased over time under supervision and monitoring by Probation, Childrens Social Care and health professionals. MAPPA meetings were complemented by conferences under child safeguarding arrangements which stipulated the circumstances under which Adrian could return home following the birth of a new child into the family. This was backed by the powers in the Licence. Adrian complied with the conditions of his Licence including reporting to the

Case study A
Adrian was convicted and sentenced to eight months imprisonment with an extended 3 year period of Licence for an offence of meeting a female child following sexual grooming. In cyberspace he had met two 14 year old girls. Using texting and messaging services he sought to encourage one of them to enter into a relationship with him. He gained sexual arousal from describing the behaviour he wished to engage in with the victim. At the time of sentence a SOPO was also made to prohibit Adrian from: • Downloading or viewing images of children
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Probation Service, and attending the C-SOGP with the NSPCC. The home circumstances continued to be monitored by the agencies, including the Police. Through co-ordinated and planned work by the partner agencies, which also linked to child safeguarding arrangements, measures were accordingly put in place to restrict Adrian's opportunities to offend, protect persons potentially at risk, and require him to undertake work to reduce his own risk of re-offending.

The challenge of how to treat and risk manage sexual offenders is therefore considerable. In many cases men will have to overcome their own shame and embarrassment in order even to begin thinking about their behaviour. They also need to be encouraged to face up to their motivation for offending, and to make the necessary connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. This might involve disclosures about sexual inadequacy, sexual orientation or illegal sexual interests. Such matters are - for understandable reasons stigmatised socially, and this can itself be a barrier that leads men to ‘bottle up’ the reasons that lead them to offend. But if they take the difficult step of acknowledging the relevant factors they can be helped to change their thinking and more importantly, their behaviour, and to learn and practice the skills they need to live an offence-free life. Offence-focussed treatment in a group setting often provides the only opportunity for men openly to discuss issues that relate to their sexual offending. This can be a release and the catalyst to a healthier way of thinking and behaviour. Ultimately, the aim of treatment is for offenders to learn skills to self-manage their risk. This is because their risk goes with them wherever they are, whether or not they are subject to external restrictions placed upon them by courts and the other agencies involved. Offenders whose high level of risk and problematic attitudes require long-term controls to be placed upon them will remain a challenge for risk management, but it is right that men should be directed and given opportunity to take personal responsibility. This, in turn, will help to reduce the number of future victims and protect the public, both adults and children. D. Matthews Childrens Services Manager DOVE Project Derby

Why sex offender treatment?
How often do we hear it said that all sex offenders are the same? If we accept this view, then it is just a small step to saying they should all be dealt with in the same way. When people say this they are usually thinking in terms of punishing rather than treating sex offenders to change their behaviour. But prison alone does not deal with all the issues posed by sex offenders. The reality is that sex offenders are not all the same. Whilst it is certainly true that most offenders are men, they rarely fit a single stereotype of loners living shadowy lives. For most men who commit sexual offences, their offending behaviour is one aspect only of who they are. They can also be adults with responsibilities as parent or carers, employers or employees, and be people with skills that in other contexts can be put to good use. The range of men who are convicted of sexual offences is reflected in the variety of behaviours that sexual offending represents. These extend from ‘private’ acts such as viewing child sexual abuse images to public acts such as indecent exposure, and from voyeurism to the almost unimaginable and personally intrusive behaviour. As with individual behaviours, the motivation for offending also varies. This can be true of persons who may begin offending out of unhealthy curiosity, but then continue their behaviour motivated by their own overpowering sexual and emotional needs.

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Internet sex offending
Motives for viewing and collecting sexualised images of children can differ. But even if the viewing of indecent images over the internet, or by messaging, does not lead on to direct abuse this is not a 'victimless' crime. The viewer is colluding with the original act, and by creating a demand is encouraging more to be perpetrated so that this can be satisfied. For sentencing purposes the taking, making, showing or distributing of indecent images of any person under 18 years of age is graded into five levels, according to seriousness.

acting in ways that cause disruption within the premises or local neighbourhood. Schools and registered facilities for children within the vicinity of Approved Premises have been informed about them and their purpose. Failure to comply with the terms of a residence requirement or breach of hostel rules can itself result in recall to prison. When an offender moves from a hostel the address at which they live remains subject to approval for as long as a Licence lasts. Case study B For offences of indecency with two boys he had met in a local park Brett was convicted and sentenced to 27 months imprisonment with a 42 months extended Licence. When first released to reside in Approved Premises Brett was recalled to prison for breach of Licence when it was found that he was loitering around places frequented by children. Despite being included in a prison treatment programme the final assessment was that Brett had gained little from his attendance due to personality factors. The planning for Brett's re-release, when it eventually came, was co-ordinated through MAPPA Level 3 meetings. With assistance from the national Public Protection Unit arrangements were made for him initially to be placed in a specialist hostel with enhanced monitoring, followed by transfer to Probation Approved Premises. Brett's Licence contained numerous extra conditions, but was of limited duration due to the period of time he had spent in custody. However he continued to co-operate with the Probation Service after it had ended. To provide continuing restrictions upon his behaviour the Police successfully applied for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order. In conjunction with this an assessment was conducted by a therapist from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a national charity with specialist skills in the assessment and treatment of sex offenders.

Approved Premises
The additional Licence conditions that can be imposed on sexual or violent offenders may include requirements either to live at a specified address, or in Approved Premises, previously known as Probation or Bail hostels. These are approved by the Government for the supervision of defendants on bail, or offenders on community orders or Licences. There are over 100 Approved Premises across England and Wales, including one in Derbyshire. Together these provide more than 2200 places for offenders. For serious offenders released on Licence, who are now the majority of residents, the direction to reside in Approved Premises marks a controlled move from custody into the community under tighter restrictions than would be provided by moving immediately into standard community housing. Additional measures include curfews overnight, or at particular times during the day, (such as school starting and finishing times); 24 hour staffing; CCTV; checking of movements, associates and behaviour; room searches, and drug testing. Where applicable and if the offender is not already employed there is encouragement to use time constructively through engaging in activities to develop educational, social and living skills or to pursue training and job search. Approved Premises provide additional monitoring to manage an offenders potential risk when they first return to the community and begin the process of resettlement. Hostel residents are subject to clear rules and expected standards of behaviour, including not
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With advice from the Police, the local authority and housing provider identified social housing in which Brett could be accommodated. Additional support and monitoring was provided through an independent sector provider. Discussion took place with a denominational child protection adviser to look at how Brett's wish to be involved in church activities might be managed. And based on the LFF assessment a referral was progressed through Brett's GP for the Mental Health Services to address the anxiety factors resulting from post traumatic stress that were seen to underlie his risk of offending.

Steps were also taken through child safeguarding conferences to protect the children. On release Cameron was offered and co-operated with appointments offered by a Consultant Psychiatrist, and abided by the restrictions placed on his behaviour.

Disclosure of information
In the UK there is no public right to information about the details of individual sexual or violent offenders, but MAPPA meetings and the agencies responsible for the management of these offenders actively given consideration to providing information to members of the public where it is necessary to protect someone from significant harm. This is in addition to information provided to victims, the exchange of information between agencies for the purposes of child or vulnerable adult protection, and the notifications to Job Centre Plus on restrictions to be imposed on offers of training or employment. Disclosure of personal information is lawful only if it is necessary and proportionate, and where the same result cannot be achieved in any other way. When deciding about disclosures account has to be taken of the rights of victims, offenders and other members of the community affected, including in some cases other members of an offenders own family. The protection of an identifiable member of the public from harm for example a new partner and her child - will always be given precedence over the offenders right to privacy. Each year in Derbyshire there are a number of such disclosures. Exceptionally, where an offender has failed to co-operate with their management arrangements and has disappeared their details may be placed on the 'Most Wanted' section of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre website www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ceop. Under the Child Sex Offender Review announced by the Government in 2006 further attention has been given to the managed disclosure of information to parents or carers of children about sex offenders who have regular unsupervised access to children in a private context.
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Case study C Cameron was convicted of assault against his partner and given a Community Order for 2 years with an additional condition to attend the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (IDAP) provided by the Probation Service. Due to mental health problems, resulting from drug misuse Cameron could not be included in the programme. Eventually he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. For his discharge a meeting was held between Probation, Police, Childrens Social Care and Mental Health workers. The Police Domestic Violence Unit provided advice and an alarm for his partner, who was willing for him to return home. When Cameron shortly thereafter committed an act of criminal damage at the house he was remanded in custody, and the Probation Service fast tracked proceedings for breach of the Community Order. During the resulting prison sentence planning was taken forward through MAPPA meetings to re-accommodate his partner and children with the help of local housing services,; to secure an Anti-Social Behaviour Order putting restrictions on places Cameron could go, his behaviour in public places, and persons he was allowed to approach.

Safeguarding those at risk or vulnerable
Few crimes are more damaging or evoke stronger reactions than sexual or violent offences against children. Fortunately the crime perhaps most feared by any parent or carer the sexually motivated abduction and killing of a child by a stranger - is rare in Britain. Around half a dozen cases happen each year, a figure that has remained broadly the same for more than a decade. The impact on any family directly affected is however inevitably devastating, as press reporting - with which many people can identify - reflects. Evidence available shows that around four out of every five offences against children are not committed by a stranger, but by either a member of the childs own household, their extended family and circle of acquaintances, or by someone in their wider social or community network. Perpetrators of sexual offences against children are not all 'paedophiles' - that is, men with a recurrent and intense attraction only or primarily to children. Some people commit offences against children or other vulnerable persons because they have the power and opportunity to do so as these victims are often less able to protect themselves. Those most at risk are children with some form of disability, missing, or who are being lookedafter (through the care system), and children in families where there is domestic violence. Also it is not exclusively children who are at risk. Adult sexual violence and abuse is more likely to be experienced by people with a disability, persons engaged in prostitution, people who have been abused as children, and young women who have been drinking. In addition to the immediate effects, the long term consequences of violence and abuse include a range of health and social problems, and in some cases self-harming behaviour or offending. Child abuse also affects educational attainment and other life chances. When an offender is dealt with for offences against children or vulnerable adult victims it can be particularly important to put measures in place through release Licence conditions or Sexual Offences Prevention Orders to impose limits upon behaviours linked to what they have done, such as:
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Not to undertake any form of work involving children under the age of 18 (or 16) Not to stay, even for a night, in the same household as a child Not to have unsupervised contact with a child, without the prior approval of a supervising officer and/or Childrens Social Care Department Not to enter into, or go within 50 metres, of any recreational or leisure facility used by children To notify any developing relationships Being in the company of anyone recognised by a statutory agency as being a vulnerable person Where an offender is under supervision the conditions that restrict opportunities to gain access to potential victims go alongside others that require the offender to attend programmes or other forms of treatment to manage his own risk of re-offending. For some offences that involve children an offender may also be placed under a Disqualification Order that permanently prevents them from working in a regulated position within health, education or social work, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. It also bars them from public appointments to bodies that exercise responsibilities in relation to children, such as school governing bodies. Becoming subject to a Disqualification Order brings an offender within the scope of MAPPA. An Order is never lifted unless a Care Standards Tribunal is satisfied that the person no longer poses a risk to children. Within Derbyshire there are connections between MAPPA and both the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards. There are also links with the combined Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Vulnerable Adult Partnership, (formerly known as the Adult Protection Committee). There is a common recognition that keeping current or potential vulnerable victims safe from harm, and managing offenders who may cause them harm both require multi agency information sharing and joint working.

If a serious offence happens
Through MAPPA the Responsible Authority agencies and co-operating partners seek to take all reasonable steps possible to keep the risk of serious harm posed by offenders to the public at a minimum. Priority attention is therefore given to those who have previously committed serious offences and are currently assessed as being most at risk of offending again. But it is never possible to foresee exactly how a person is going to act, however well founded the assessment of their behaviour and risk may be. Offending remains a matter of personal responsibility, and nothing done through MAPPA or by the partner agencies changes this. Risk management measures and interventions are designed to strengthen how an offender lives and manages their own life. If an offender commits a serious offence it does not necessarily mean that anyone other than the offender has been at fault. But where an offender managed through the arrangements does commit a further offence it is important for us to review whether they were properly assessed and learn lessons that will help to manage other offenders and better protect the public in future. 2 Offenders Managed at Level 2 charged with a Serious Further Offence in 2006/07 If the offender charged with a serious offence has been under supervision by the Probation or Youth Offending Service there are mandatory investigative procedures to be followed. When the offender was subject to MAPPA these are reported to the MAPPA Strategic Management Board. Steps are also underway to introduce multi agency serious case reviews. In the meantime the MAPPA Strategic Management Board may seek an independent review of how the case was managed, or co-operate with other serious case procedures, such as those undertaken by Local Safeguarding Children's Boards where a child has been the victim of serious harm. In Derbyshire we also look to learn from and apply the lessons from reviews into serious further offences carried out in other Areas of the Country.

MAPPA statistical information
Derby & Derbyshire Area 1 March 2006 - 31 March 2007 Category 1: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO's)
The number of RSO's living in the area on 31 March 2006 A Division 114 B Division 62 C Division 179 The number of RSO's per 100,000 head of population 62 The number of RSO's having a registration requirement who were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of requirements 26 The number of: Sexual Offences Prevention Orders applied for 41 Interim SOPO's granted 1 Full SOPO's imposed 37 Notification Orders applied for 1 Interim Notification Orders granted 0 Full Notification Orders imposed 1 Foreign Travel orders applied for 0 FTO's imposed 0 D Division 254 Total 609

Category 2: Violent Offenders and Other Sexual Offenders (VSOs)
The number of violent offenders and other (non-registrable) sexual offenders living in the area 405

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MAPPA statistical information
Derby & Derbyshire Area 1 March 2006 - 31 March 2007 Category 3: Other Offenders (Oth O)
The number of other potentially dangerous offenders living in the area 192

Offenders managed through Level 2 & Level 3 MAPPA
The number of offenders in: Category 1 RSO Category 2 VO&OS Category 3 Oth O Total Level 2 95 83 186 364 72 1 2 Level 3 20 2 6 28 7 0 0

Number of cases managed: Returned to custody for breach of a Licence Returned to custody for breach of a Restraining Order or Sexual offences Prevention Order Charged with a serious sexual or violent offence

At 609 the total number of registered sex offenders appears lower than the year before; this is due to previous over counting of those currently living in the community. The underlying trend is still for the number to grow steadily. A total of 26 breaches of registration requirements were detected and prosecuted. The active approach to obtaining Sexual Offences Prevention Orders pursued by Derbyshire Constabulary continued throughout the year, with 37 further Orders being secured. In most instances these were made by a Court at the time of sentencing, although a small number were made on later application. Orders can include one or several conditions designed to place proportionate restrictions on an offenders behaviour. One offender was sent to prison for breach of a SOPO. The number of identified Category 2 Violent Offenders and non-registrable sex offenders grew to 405. These offenders are mainly known to the Probation Service, though offenders aged 17 or under are supervised by the City and County Youth Offending Services, whilst the social supervision of offenders given Hospital Orders is carried out by the County Mental Health Service. Centralisation of the co-ordination arrangements for Level 2 meetings helped to identify significantly more Category 3 'potentially dangerous' offenders referred for multi-agency assessment and management. The 192 offenders included under this category had committed a wide range of current or
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previous offences. Better identification of domestic abuse - which can be associated with a risk to the safety and welfare of any children in the household - appears to be the primary reason behind the growth in this category. In all 364 offenders were referred and managed at Level 2 at some point in the year. The main agencies involved at this level were the Police and Probation Services, with other agencies included according to individual circumstances. Those managed, in addition to the category 3 cases, were 95 registered sex offenders and 83 violent, etc offenders. This marked a small decrease, and slight increase respectively in the numbers for 2005/06, within a larger overall rise due to the 'other' offenders referred and included. At the highest operational level, that of the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel, 28 offenders were managed over the course of the year, though at any given point in time the number was usually around 15 to 20 individuals. For the second year running there has been a reduction in the number seen to need Level 3 management, as the Panel works to sharpen its focus upon those who are properly the 'critical few'. The sanction of recall to custody for noncompliance with Licence supervision was applied to 79 offenders managed at either Level 2 or 3. Reasons for recall ranged from not reporting at times instructed to evidence of behaviour that might have foreshadowed further offending. This amounts to 20% of all offenders

managed at these levels, but a higher percentage of those eligible to be recalled, as this option is not available if an offender is on a community order. It will never be possible to eliminate the possibility that offending will recur. Two offenders managed at Level 2 were charged with a serious further offence, of which one was a sex offender and one a Category 3 'other' offender. This represents under 0.2% of the entire number included under the Area's MAPPA during the year.

MAPPA co-ordination, the strategic management board and business planning
To support the work of the partnership, and co-ordinate the joint assessment and management activity carried out at Level 2 and 3 of the arrangements, a jointly funded MAPPA Co-ordination Unit is co-located within the Public Protection Unit at Derbyshire Constabulary HQ. The Unit also services the work of the MAPPA Strategic Management Board. Chaired by an Assistant Chief Constable the Board oversees the arrangements of behalf of the Police, Prison and Probation Services who jointly form the Derbyshire Responsible Authority, and the co-operating partners. The SMB comprises membership from: The Responsible Authority (RA) • Derbyshire Constabulary • National Probation Service Derbyshire Area • HM Prison Service (East Midlands) In discharging its responsibilities the RA must consult two Lay Advisers appointed by the Secretary of State Duty to Co-operate Partners • The Derby City, and Derbyshire County Youth Offending Services • Derby City Council (Housing, Education and Social Care Services) • Derbyshire District (Housing) Authorities, and Registered Social Landlords • Derbyshire Primary Care Trusts • Derbyshire County Council Social Care Services (Education and Social Care Services) Voluntary Co-operating Partners • NSPCC (Midlands and West) Additional Stakeholder Partners • Derbyshire 'Supporting People' • Victim Support Derbyshire The main Board meets four times a year. It is responsible for: Directing the continuing development of the arrangements resulting from further legislation, national policy or guidance and from monitoring the local arrangements Monitoring and evaluating how the Arrangements are working, including the number of offenders being managed, any serious further offences, and points that have been identified from individual cases which exemplify wider issues that need attention Fostering connections with the Area Criminal Justice Board, Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Childrens Boards, and other related arrangements Publication of the Annual Report and other information about MAPPA Training arrangements which support working together under the arrangements

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In reviewing achievements under the Business Plan for 2006/07 the SMB has seen progress in: Strengthened MAPPA Co-ordination arrangements Additional staff to manage the ViSOR database Improved procedures within the partner agencies for identifying MAPPA offenders Improved identification and monitoring of the number of offenders referred and managed at Level 2 of the arrangements Increased referral of 'domestic violence' cases Utilising the arrangements for managing organised criminals Securing a significant number of SOPOs for restrain the behaviour of serious sexual offenders Establishing twice yearly arrangements for independent scrutiny of cases managed at Levels 2 or 3 Maintaining effective links with related arrangements, including the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Childrens Boards; Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Partnership and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships Developing a communication strategy to build professional and public awareness and understanding of the arrangements There will be continuing developments in these areas, and a number of others, during 2007/08. As Board Members the Lay Advisers role is to bring a community perspective to the work of the partnership, and to provide independent scrutiny and purposeful suggestions on how they might further improve.

earlier in the year, when we had the opportunity to meet MAPPA members from other parts of the country, participate in workshops and receive updated accounts from expert speakers. We regarded this overall as being a valuable experience. This year our duties have developed to include periodic reviews of some randomly selected case records. In this exercise we have been joined by two other voluntary workers with professional expertise in different areas of case management. Senior Police and Probation managers are on hand to receive our views and answer any queries. This exercise is yet a further means of assuring the general public of the integrity of MAPPA case management. DG Philips

MAPPA Lay Adviser report
I am confident that, even with rising numbers of sexual and violent offenders living in our Community, the management and supervision of these offenders by MAPPA continues to protect the public. My fellow Lay Adviser and I attended the MAPPA national conference weekend
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Derbyshire
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

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Derbyshire Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are established in accordance with Sections 325-327 Criminal Justice Act 2003, and Section 69 Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000, for the purpose of assessing and managing the risks posed by sexual, violent and other dangerous offenders who may cause serious harm to the public. The Responsible Authority (RA) for MAPPA in Derbyshire is the Chief Constable, the Derbyshire Probation Board and the Area Manager, HM Prison Service (East Midlands) [on behalf of the Minister of the Crown exercising functions in relation to prisons], acting jointly. The RA is assisted by Lay Advisers appointed by the Home Secretary to represent the community interest. The RA recognises a fundamental duty to deliver effective public protection through multi-agency public protection arrangements, working in partnership with social care, health, housing and other agencies having a duty to co-operate. Integral to the purpose of the arrangements is protection and re-assurance for the victims of relevant offenders, and public awareness and confidence in the public protection work of the MAPPA partners. This Business Plan identifies priorities for action that will be taken forward by the RA though the MAPPA Strategic Management Board during 2007/08, aimed towards achieving outcomes of: • Protection of the public from serious harm, especially victims, children, vulnerable adults, and other 'at risk' persons or groups • Controlled criminality and the reduction of crime and re-offending • Community safety • Offenders awareness of the effects of crime on victims and the public • Public confidence in the criminal justice system and understanding of the public protection work of agencies • Compliance with the legal and human rights of victims, offenders and members of the community.

Business Area 1
MAPPA Development

Business Area 2
Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy

Business Area 3
Strategic Partnerships

Business Area4
Communications & Media

Business Area 5
Training & Development

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Business Area 1
MAPPA Development Aim Delivery Milestones
SMB 11/07 SMB 04/08

Resources
SMB Members

Outcome(s)
Demonstrated reporting RA, Dtc & stakeholder partners Continued multi-agency funding commitments

SMB to maintain effective SMB Members accountability and reporting to report arrangements to RA and Dtc partnership agencies SMB to maintain multi-agency budget provision to support the work of the partnership & MAPPA Co-ordination SMB to agree budget and secure/confirm agency commitments. Budget Lead & NPS Derbyshire SMB Review Agreed action plan Action Plan implementation progressed SMB to keep MAPPA co-ordination capacity under review. Appoint Dep. Co-ordinator Appoint ViSOR Administrator To review Area arrangements against revised National Guidance, and implement changes necessary or expedient SMB Review (draft) Benchmarking report + action plan produced

Proposed 08/09 budget by 11/07 confirmed funding by 03/08

SMB Members MAPPA Manager Finance Manager NPS - D

To improve the efficient conduct of SMB business, and capacity to deliver strategic aims and operational aims

07/07 11/07 03/08

SMB Members MAPPA Manager Core agency personnel to be confirmed

Restructuring of SMB business activity and increased capacity to transact business

To sustain MAPPA Co-ordination and administration capacity in line with evolving business needs

11/07

SMB Chair

03/08

MAPPA Co-ordination unit capacity MAPPA Manager extended DCI Public Protection SMB Dep Chair

07/07 01/08

Agreed action plan to revise area MAPPA Manager arrangements in conforming with revised guidance SMB SMB chair Standard docs SMB Dep. Chair introduced evidenced MAPPA Manager structured assessment and MAPPA defensible Co-ordination decision making Unit MAPPA Chairs

To introduce standard MAPPA documentation set (national, local)

Introduce standard docs (agenda, minutes templates, etc) across Area Additional docs upon receipt of national guidance

By 09/07

By 03/08

To undertake Lay Adviser recruitment and develop LA roles

Confirm current LA intentions Agree re-appointment/ recruitment process Arrange recruitment & appointment

Decision 07/07 SMB 11/07

SMB Chair

Lay Adviser MAPPA Manager membership (x2) maintained Constabulary HR Dept

To Sec of State by 03/08
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Business Area 2
Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy Aim
To develop interim solution database to support (i) operational co-ordinator (ii) operational and strategic planning

Delivery
Under scoping study

Milestones
07/07

Resources
MAPPA Co-ordination Unit Information Systems Unit NPSD

Outcome(s)
Database in place supporting activity

Prepare proposal 08/07 Develop 10/07 database for implementation Revised Quarterly Reports to SMB drawing upon information resources of: MCU NPSD Derby YOS Derbyshire YOS Derbyshire County Mental Health NHS Trust SMB Meetings 04/07 07/07 11/07 01/08

To further develop monitoring reporting on: • number of offenders Categories 1, 2, 3 • referrals and deregistrations management at Levels 2 and 3 • Analysis of risk management thresholds at Levels 2 & 3 • Diversity profile of offenders (esp. Levels 2 & 3) • Attendance and level of co-operation of core (and other) agencies at MAPPA meetings • Disclosures required • Number of Serious Further Offences (Levels 1, 2, 3) Core agencies to (implement and/or) maintain systems for identifying (i) MAPPA nominals (ii) Serious Further Offences (Levels 1, 2 & 3) To develop quality assurance (Levels 2 & 3) through revised processes

MCU and Core agency databases/infor mation and monitoring systems

Expanded data sets and analysis prepared to support SMB monitoring and delivery

Report to SMB Agencies to undertake/maint 01/08 ain systems work

SMB Members (+core agency staff) MAPPA Manager/MCU DCI Public Protection

Accurate data provided by core agencies for SMB and public reporting

Quality Assurance Review Group

10/07 03/08

Lay Advisers IAG/Other SMB Members MCU/ Constabulary PPU

Quality sampling reporting to SMB

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Business Area 2
Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy Aim
To extend ViSOR database to NPS Derbyshire (Category 2 & Category 3 nominals)

Delivery
Identify Area Rep. Establish implementation group Liaise with ViSOR Implementation Mgr Implementation plan (i) Agencies to submit SFO notifications and reports

Milestones
04/07 04/07

Resources

Outcome(s)

MAPPA Manager Implementation plan prepared Agency personnel (Probation, Police) National ViSOR Team Implementation Plan actioned ViSOR in place and functioning

06/07 10/07

Quarterly

To receive reports/action plans from Serious Further Offence review

To commission Serious Case Reviews where required or necessary (national guidance)

(ii) SMB to Upon adoption commission of national upon guidance recommendation through SCR review group (national guidance)

SFO's notified, Core agencies Action plans (Police, Probation, YOS, reported Mental Health) MAPPA Manager SCR's commissioned for learning, as required

Business Area 3
Strategic Partnership Aim
To report upon MAPPA to the Derbyshire Criminal Justice Board

Delivery
RA agencies to provide and submit reports

Milestones Resources
03/08 SMB Chair SMB Dep. Chair MAPPA Manager DCI Public Protection

Outcome(s)
CJB informed re. MAPPA

To maintain functioning links between MAPPA Derbyshire and the Derby City and Derbyshire County Safeguarding Children Boards

Maintain strategic and operational cross membership Exchange and co-operation in business planning Contributing to JAR's Attendance by MAPPA Manager at LSCB meeting, as required Annual Report circulation

Continues

SMB Members Level 3 Members

Functioning links maintained

Evidence of cross-referencing MAPPA Manager of issues of LSCB Managers common concern Complementary integrity of arrangements MAPPA Manager maintained to achieve protection of public and children
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Business Area 3
Strategic Partnership Aim
To maintain connections with the Derby & Derbyshire Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Partnership

Delivery
MAPPA Manager attendance at SVAP Annual report circulation Initiate discussion with SP Scope and draft protocol Secure approval from SMB and SPCB

Milestones Resources
SVAP Meeting Schedule 12/07

Outcome(s)

MAPPA Manager Functioning links maintained between respective arrangements MAPPA Manager Memoranda agreed on SP Managers operational etc linkages between the arrangements to support safe communal housing of offenders

To negotiate and conclude memoranda/protocols with Derby City and Derbyshire County 'Supporting People' arrangements

09/07 12/07 01/08

Business Area 4
Communications & Media Aim
To progress the SMB Communication Plan to extend awareness and understanding of MAPPA To develop a Media Plan

Delivery
Communications Plan

Milestones Resources
Review 11/07 Agency Communication Officers MAPPA Manager

Outcome(s)
Increased awareness

Convene group to plan media plan

09/07

Core agency communication officers MAPPA Manager

Plan produced for implementation

To publish the MAPPA Annual Report and Statistics in accordance with Sec. of States Guidance

Prepare annual report Produce design Publication

06/07 08/07 10/07

MAPPA Manager Report produced Constabulary Graphics Dept.

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Business Area 5
Training & Development Aim
To initiate steps to develop an Area multi agency training plan

Delivery
SMB to establish training sub-group (Probation lead)

Milestones Resources
Report to SMB Partnership by 02/08 Agency Training Officers (etc)

Outcome(s)
Plan produced, and content of training and delivery programme confirmed

To provide training for (Level 2) MAPPA Chairs

Training event(s) scheduled/held

12/07

Consistency in conduct of Level 2 meetings, MAPPA Manager including use of standard agenda etc to support defensible decision making Probation Training Unit SMB members, Agency training officers (etc) Training provided to staff, reported to SMB (to assist future planning of public protection training) National training materials received and incorporated into local multiagency training events (c.f. Area training plan)

To identify single/joint agency training that contributes to (joint) public protection work

Agencies to report on relevant training delivered

03/08

To further develop Area MAPPA training upon receipt of national training materials

To be provided by NOMS PPU

02/08

MAPPA team PPU @ MoJ + national training group

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Contacts
MAPPA Co-ordination
MAPPA Manager Derbyshire Constabulary Crime Support Department Butterley Hall RIPLEY Derbyshire DE5 3RS Tel: 01773 572241

Derbyshire Probation Area
Assistant Chief Officer Derbyshire Probation Area HQ 18 Brunswood Road MATLOCK BATH Derbyshire DE4 3PA Tel: 01629 55422

MAPPA Lay Advisers
C/o MAPPA Co-ordinator Derbyshire Constabulary Crime Support Department Butterley Hall RIPLEY Derbyshire DE5 3RS Tel: 01773 572241

Victim Support Derbyshire
Area Manager Room 10 Kings Chambers Queen Street DERBY DE2 2XE Tel: 01332 349129

Derbyshire Constabulary
Superintendent, Public Protection Derbyshire Constabulary Crime Support Department Butterley Hall RIPLEY Derbyshire DE5 3RS Tel: 01773 572808

Further Information Stop It Now!
www.stopitnow.org.uk National Helpline Tel: 0808 100 900

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
www.ceop.gov.uk

Keeping Children Safe from Sex Offenders (leaflet) www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/child-safe/keeping-children-safe

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