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ANNUAL REPORT

2006/07
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Contents Ministerial Introduction


2 Ministerial Introduction These are the sixth MAPPA annual reports, individual with whom they have a
and the first with a foreword by the Ministry personal relationship and who has
of Justice. I want, first of all, to underline the regular unsupervised access to their child.
3 Introduction Government’s continued commitment to these If that person has convictions for child
arrangements. Protecting the public from sex offences and the child is at risk,
4 Key Achievements dangerous offenders is a core aim for the there will be a presumption that the
new Department. Just as the effectiveness offences will be disclosed to the parent.
of MAPPA locally depends on the quality of
6 How the MAPPA operate locally working relationships, we will work with Secondly, as MAPPA has developed over
the Home Office, the Police, and others, the past 6 years, best practice models have
to develop the best possible framework been identified which show that specific roles
14 Statistical Information
within which the MAPPA can operate. and approaches are required to ensure it
is managed effectively. We are committed
18 Strategic Management Board On 13 June, the Government published a to strengthening MAPPA arrangements
Review of the Protection of Children from and ensuring that robust performance
Sex Offenders. This sets out a programme of management is in place. To achieve this,
20 Business Plan 2007/08 actions which include developing the use of we intend to introduce new national
1 MAPPA Development Strategy drug treatment for sex offenders and piloting standards, which will ensure a consistent
2 Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy the use of compulsory polygraph testing as approach across Areas and we will be
a risk management tool, enhancements to making available £1.2million to support
3 Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy
the regime operating at Approved Premises, Areas in implementing the standards.
4 Training Strategy and also a range of actions impacting directly
upon the way the MAPPA work. I want to We aim to do everything that can reasonably
Back Cover highlight two of them here. be done to protect people from known,
dangerous offenders. We know that there
Contacts Firstly, research tells us that the arrangements is always room for improvement. I commend
are already used successfully to disclose this annual report to you as an indication
information about dangerous offenders of the commitment, skills and achievements
but we think this can be improved upon. of the professionals, and lay advisers,
MAPPA agencies will be required to consider in managing and monitoring this essential,
disclosure in every case. We will pilot a often difficult area of business.
scheme where parents will be able to register
MARIA EAGLE MP
a child-protection interest in a named
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
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Introduction Key Achievements


Those concerned with the Gloucestershire Multi-Agency Protection Arrangements This year’s report details the sixth year of offenders and violent offenders, and public
(MAPPA) have continued during 2006/07 to build on the already highly effective operation of the MAPPA in Gloucestershire protection have been progressed.
measures in place to safeguard the public from high-risk offenders. and builds on previous reports which can be
obtained along with those from other areas Protecting victims from domestic abuse and
This year was the sixth year MAPPA has existed A victim focus has been at the heart of a on www.probation.justice.gov.uk. holding perpetrators to account was a key
and the focus has been on consolidating the number of recent developments with a strong theme in 2006/07 and remains so. More
advantages offered by the Prison Service emphasis on appropriate and proportionate The strength of the MAPPA system lies in good domestic abuse perpetrators are now managed
becoming a responsible authority alongside disclosure of information to victims, inter-agency co-operation where agencies with within MAPPA. 2007/08 has seen the
the Police and Probation Services and by the thereby involving them, where necessary, often different aims and objectives and working introduction of Multi-Agency Risk Assessment
statutory duty placed on other agencies to in determining protective measures and practices, come together to focus on the Conferences (MARACs) and a more rigorous
co-operate. at the same time offering reassurance. common aim of protecting the community risk assessment process. These conferences
Similarly the process by which the risks from those offenders who have the potential focus on the victim(s) of the abuse – usually
The Key Achievements Section of this Report posed to victims of domestic violence are to cause serious harm. Strategically all women and children, involve statutory and
provides some examples of the improvements assessed and addressed has been enhanced relevant agencies are signed up to the voluntary agencies and agree measures
that have been delivered. This delivery has not least through the establishment of MAPPA duty to co-operate arrangements. that can be put in place to protect them.
been underpinned by the combined experience Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences
and expertise of the agencies concerned (MARAC) across the County. Informed by the More agencies are now using MAPPA, and The national violent and sexual offenders
and through the effective prioritisation and product of a comprehensive risk assessment individual practioners in different settings database (ViSOR) provides public protection
co-ordination of their efforts by the Strategic process, the variety of agencies that come have been trained or briefed on the staff in the county with instant access to
Management Board (SMB) and the local together at the MARAC are able to consider arrangements. More specialist practitioners information on all sex offenders required
MAPPA meetings. The perspective offered and tailor actions to seek to mitigate the receive specific training in risk assessment to register throughout the UK. This enhances
by the Lay Advisor members of the SMB risks that appertain to individual cases. and the management of sex offenders and the whole assessment and management
continues to be both helpful and influential. violent offenders. process by strengthening the exchange of
The relationships with other groups responsible 2006/07 has been yet another demanding information between the MAPPA agencies.
for safeguarding the public and bringing but successful year during which much The MAPPA Strategic Management Board has
offenders to justice, for example the has been achieved to ensure the County of responsibility for producing and implementing Communicating how MAPPA operates both
Safeguarding Children and Local Criminal Gloucestershire remains as safe as possible. annually a business plan and in this regard locally and nationally is critical. A national
Justice Boards, remain as effective as ever. some key pieces of work have been completed MAPPA communication programme has
during this reporting year. been produced and locally work is
Evidence of this effectiveness is demonstrated ongoing to ensure this is delivered
by the fact that only one serious further Y BALL The profile of MAPPA has been raised nationally to meet Gloucestershires needs.
Chief Officer, Gloucestershire Probation Area
offence was committed during 2006/07 by by specific cases that have come to public
an offender under the supervision of the attention through the publication of enquiry A new training plan for all agencies involved in
MAPPA, this represents just 0.45% of all reports. Locally the Board has ensured that MAPPA has been produced and will commence
TIMOTHY BRAIN
cases managed. This record is maintained by Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Constabulary the recommendations from enquiry reports when the revised MAPPA national guidance is
the investment all of the agencies concerned have been communicated, scrutinised and published later this year. The implementation
make in policing the most serious offenders actioned. Likewise recommendations contained of this guidance will form a central piece of
in the County. DAVID CHALMERS within Inspectorate reports on managing sex work for the business plan of 2007/08.
Governor HMP, Gloucester
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REGIONAL PUBLIC The Pathfinder Project intends to deliver on

PROTECTION INITIATIVES –
a number of key actions during its lifetime.
These include improving offender high risk
How the MAPPA operate locally
2006/7 transfer protocols, providing better training
for the Chairs of MAPP Panels, investing
THE SOUTH REGION PUBLIC PROTECTION in improving the risk management and
a) What is MAPPA? e) What is a Risk Management
The Multi-Agency Public Protection Plan?
PATHFINDER PROJECT assessment skills of practitioners involved
Arrangements enable the relevant agencies to This will describe the actions to be taken
With the support of the Police and Her in MAPPA, promoting regional consistency,
and improving public relations profiles. share information about offenders to complete by local agencies to reduce the likelihood of
Majesty’s Prison Service, the SW Probation
an assessment of risk of serious harm, harm occurring. This will include measures
Region was successful in securing money
As this report is being prepared, all MAPPA and put together a risk management plan. to protect past/potential victims, conditions
from the centre to set up a Public Protection
Pathfinder Project. The Project Manager, Areas await receipt of new government in licence on release from prison, working
Mal Munday, Assistant Chief Officer, was MAPPA guidelines and the outcome of the b) Which offenders fall with the offender to look at causes of
appointed in Oct 2006. The project will run Child Sex Offender Review now published, offending and ways to manage behaviour.
both of which will further strengthen
within MAPPA?
until March 2008. The vision for the project All sex offenders required to register. Violent
is to ensure that public protection informs co-operation and effectiveness within the
system. These principles are reflected in the
offenders who receive a prison sentence of f ) How does it work?
all decision making and lies at the heart of
12 months or more. Other offenders assessed Relevant agencies have responsibility for
all organisational activity. The overall objective Cross Government Plan on Sexual Violence
as posing a high risk of serious harm. identifying MAPPA offenders. For example
is to deliver a step change in improving the and Abuse (April 2007) which represents
the police refer into MAPPA sex offenders
quality of public protection practice across an important step in targeting and bringing
to justice those who commit serious offences, c) What agencies are involved required to register and Probation violent
the region, aiming to get our practice and
offenders who have been to prison. Other
processes right on every occasion, ensuring whilst ensuring as much as possible that in MAPPA? agencies that have been, or will be involved
fewer victims and safer communities. victims and communities remain protected The Police, Probation and Prison Service are
from the actions of individual offenders. are identified and requested to obtain
the lead agencies working with Children &
All agencies working within Criminal Justice It is for this very purpose that MAPPA exists, relevant information.
Young Persons Directorate, Youth Offending
face the challenge of improving public and it is encouraging to see the continuous
Service, Housing, Job Centre Plus, Health
confidence in the system. Government figures improvements that each MAPPA Area is Where an offender is assessed as posing
and Group 4S.
indicate that violent crime is decreasing producing year on year. a high risk of serious harm a MAPPA
overall, but it is accepted that the public may meeting is convened. The Relevent Agencies
not perceive this to be the case. The Project d) What is a risk assessment? representatives are invited to attend.
has sought to address this perception by By sharing information the assessment will At the meeting information is shared to
promoting consistency between the five determine who is at risk from the offender? inform the risk assessment and a multi-
MAPPA Areas which make up the SW Region, What is the offender likely to do? What agency risk management plan is constructed.
through case file benchmark exercises, practice could trigger that behaviour? When could it A date is set to review and update the
audits, and making better links across the happen? Risk is assessed in terms of the risk risk management plan.
Region at a strategic level. A good example to the public, known adults, children, self,
of this was the MAPPA Regional Conference other prisoners, staff. Ongoing communication between the agencies
held in March 2007 where staff and managers involved is critical as circumstances that
were able to come together to learn more affect the risk assessment can change quickly.
about how to continuously improve practice, Offenders within MAPPA are managed at
systems, and procedures. either Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3.
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g) What are the different Risk Management in Agencies involved in Risk Management
levels of management of Gloucester Prison
MAPPA offenders? Public protection is a key priority for
Level 1 management is often described as HMP Gloucester. All offenders entering
single agency or ordinary risk management. the establishment are risk assessed using Youth Offending Gloucestershire
Level 2 management involves a multi-agency relevant information gathered from a range Service Domestic Violence
meeting on offenders assessed as posing of contributing agencies. This helps to Work with young Services & Advocacy
Health Service Probation
a high risk of serious harm. Offenders who formulate a comprehensive risk management offenders to break Project (GDVSAP) Work with the offender
plan which is aimed at managing risk whilst Deliver assessment and patterns of offending Offer information
are assessed as posing the very highest risk treatment which includes to challenge behaviour
in custody and to ensure the public are and offer constructive and support to and increase victim
of serious harm are managed at Level 3 – mental health services,
protected following release. alternatives to stop victims of domestic awareness. Programmes
by the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel providing psychiatric young offenders abuse to reduce the are run to reduce
(MAPPP). treatment which can being adult likelihood of repeat
The Public Protection Team at HMP Gloucester violence and sexual
control behaviour offenders. victimisation. offending, attendance
is based within the Offender Management and reduce risk of
h) What is the Multi-Agency and Interventions Unit where it operates as re-offending both as
at which is required in
licence on release from
Public Protection Panel an integral part of offender management. in-patients and prison or as part of
(MAPPP)? The Unit is staffed by probation and prison in the community.

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actions taken in real Gloucestershire cases. are informed of release details and any Police
Actions need to include both constructive
Registered
outstanding risk issues. Monitoring of
Social Landlords
and prohibitive interventions and identify offenders behaviour Victim Liaison Provide specialist
contingency arrangements should the risk results in immediate Job Centre Plus Victim enquiry officer managed accommodation
management plan break down. For offenders enforcement action Are advised of and victim support by for offenders which
subject to licence on release from prison which can mean a offender history linking with victims to involves support and
this could result in an immediate recall court appearance in order that safe ensure their views are oversight.
back to prison. or return to prison. employment is heard by agencies
obtained which does involved which leads to
not place the specific conditions in
offender at risk of licences such as not to
re-offending. contact victim, not to
enter an exclusion zone.
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Multi Agency Public Protection Panel meeting. Who does what?

HOUSING MANAGER ASSISTANT CHIEF OFFICER PROBATION CHAIR MINUTE TAKER DET CHIEF INSPECTOR
As Housing Manager I provide information on relevant As Assistant Chief Officer (offender management) for I co-ordinate the I record the I am the Senior line manager for HQ Public Protection Unit and police
housing legislation and housing options available. Gloucestershire Probation Area I am responsible for all discussion to information shared representative at the MAPPP. The role includes ensuring that all
I liaise with colleagues across Gloucestershire and aspects of offender management. Probation staff with a determine what at the meeting relevant police information is properly shared with the panel in order
information from MAPPA meetings ensures that the very wide range of offenders from the point of sentence is the risk, to and the concerns to effectively assess and manage the risks posed by the ‘critical few’
relevent offenders are most appropriately placed through to the end of their statutory supervision. The ACO who and when. of the panel and in our communities. It also requires advising on possible proactive
in order to minimise the risk to the public. role on the MAPPA panel thus enables Probation to: We then identify ensure the actions strategies, committing the necessary police resources when
– Bring an expertise in supervising offenders what agencies, identified for the appropriate and ensuring that actions aimed at strengthening the
– Ensure that there is a joined up approach by working risk management risk management plan are effectively carried out.
VICTIM ENQUIRY OFFICER together, can plan are accurately
in terms of policies and practice
The purpose of the VLO is to communicate victims’ – Ensure that probation resources genuinely follow risk do to protect noted. I ensure
thoughts and feelings to the panel. In many cases, individuals and the minutes are APPROVED HOSTEL MANGER
– Liaison with senior colleagues in other areas
victims have suffered serious physical or emotional challenge the distributed within I am the Ryecroft Manager and also have middle manager responsibility
when transfer out of county is required
damage and it can be reassuring for them to know that offender. 5-7 days. for offender accommodation in Gloucestershire Probation Area. A number
their views will be represented. In cases where there is – Liaison with the Home Office over cases
requiring additional funding. of the offenders who are managed by the MAPPP are considered for
an ongoing risk to a specific victim, the VLO is able to Ryecroft or other Approved premises so my membership within the panel
contribute to risk assessment and risk management to is crucial in this respect. I enjoy being involved in the management of
ensure that consideration is given to the protection of Level 3 offenders, and by working to the inter agency model, I believe that
victims in order to reduce the possibility of further harm. the concept is a thorough process that nurtures good working practice
and effective levels of public protection. It is ‘What Works’ at its best.

HEAD OF REDUCING RE-OFFENDING AT HMP GLOUCESTER


Being based in HMP Gloucester and a MAPPA panel member
PSYCHIATRIST
I am responsible for ensuring that relevent information
is available to the panel in respect of all Gloucester prison Advice on risk assessment and management options
reviews and where necessary to gather information for offenders who suffer from mental disorder.
from across the wider prison estate. I also ensure that Providing a psychological perspective on offenders
any actions attributed to HMP Gloucester, as part and their offending behaviour. Knowledge of local
of a combined action plan, are completed within mental health services and expediting referrals
the required time frame. to or communication with those services.

PSYCHOLOGIST CHILDREN & YOUNG PERSONS DIRECTORATE


Forensic psychology is the science of risk assessment As a Head of Service and Lead for Child Protection in the
and offending behaviour programme work aimed at Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYPD) I sit on
reducing and managing risk. That knowledge enables the the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel and the Strategic
forensic psychologist to provide the panel with objective Management Board. When I attend MAPPP I share
assessments of risk and to explain the likely impact of information about offenders known to CYPD but
any offending behaviour work individuals I contribute to all of the cases being discussed by looking
have undertaken or might undertake. The forensic at each one from a child protection point of view.
psychologist involved in the Gloucestershire MAPPP This is what MAPPA is about – sharing information and
is also a prison psychologist and is able to provide pooling expertise – in order to formulate a jointly owned
information on the prison system and prison procedures. multi-agency public protection risk management plan.
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Case Example 1: Case Example 2


The Male Offender The Young Male Offender (18 years)
The male offender was referred to the Risk Management Plan The young male offender was referred to the Risk Management Plan
Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel k Child Protection Case Conference convened Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel by the k Mental Health Services to be approached
(Level 3) by the police. Agencies represented k Children placed in a place of safety Probation Service. Agencies represented to provide further assessment
at the meeting included Police, Probation, k Police Domestic Abuse officers maintained at the meeting included Probation, Police, k Learning Disability team to be approached
Prison, Housing, Children & Young Persons ongoing contact with the partner Prison, Children & Young Persons Directorate, to re-engage
Directorate, a Psychologist and Psychiatrist, k Information provided to offender with Youth Offending Service, Learning Disability k Supervised accommodation to be sought
Domestic Violence Project. Both senior regard to alternative accommodation Services, Mental Health, Accommodation k Referral to Forensic Psychologist
managers and operational staff were present. k Contact with offender’s GP to request Providers. Both senior managers and k Community Order to be returned to
psychiatric Services intervention operational staff were present. Court for additional requirements
Background k Information provided to offender with k Children and Young Persons Directorate
k Recent charge of serious assault on partner regard to access to services for alcohol Background (formerly Social Services) to undertake risk
not proceeded with in court misuse k Convicted of offences of harassment assessment of younger family members
k Had been on court bail out of k Information gathered to assist further of adult females k Police to ensure Crown Prosecution Service
Gloucestershire, returned to the prosecution. k Targeted victims are aware
family home k Previous similar convictions as a juvenile k Referral to Connexions.
k 3 young children living within the home Outcome k Subject to supervision by the Probation
who had witnessed violence k Children’s names were placed on Service Outcome
k 1 child had previously been physically Child Protection Register k As a young person had been assessed k Mental Health Services agree to fund
assaulted by the offender k Core group of professions identified as having a learning difficulty specialist assessment
k Partner pregnant to work with children and mother k As an adult did not meet criteria for k Learning Disability Team re-engage
k Previous convictions for assaults on current k Legal action commenced to protect children learning disability k Support provided by mental health project
partners which had resulted in prison k Offender and partner separate k Specialist supervised accommodation k Supervised accommodation obtained
sentences k Ongoing support to partner from provided as a young person which was k Assessed by forensic psychologist
k Previously been subject to supervision domestic abuse partner agencies no longer available as an adult k Additional conditions attached to
by the probation service k Offender moves to alternative k Remanded in custody prior to sentence – Community Order
k History of alcohol misuse accommodation potentially homeless on release k A failure to comply to additional
k History of self harm and suicide attempts k Offender receives psychiatric intervention. k Violent incident in previous requirements resulted in swift return
k Threats previously made to agency staff accommodation involving staff to court and enforcement action taken
involved. Current Position k Some self harm issues in custody. k Connexions team obtained employment
k Children legally protected opportunities.
Risk Assessment k Offender not charged with any further Risk Assessment
k Assessed as posing a very high risk of offence against partner or children. k Assessed as posing a high risk of Current Position
physical and psychological harm to partner serious harm to females k A further offence of harassment of adult
k Assessed as posing a very high risk of k High risk of serious harm to children female resulted in short custodial sentence
physical and psychological harm to the k Medium risk of serious harm to staff – and imposition of restraining order. Mental
children especially female staff Health Services specialist assessments
k High risk of harm to himself k Medium risk of serious harm to self. led to funding being agreed for specialist
k High risk of harm to staff. residential unit meeting his particular
needs and offending profile.
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Examples of level 2 cases where disclosure has taken place


k Offender with history of violence to advised of history and employment
Statistical Information
female partners terminated in order to protect public.
– New partner advised of offending history k Offender with history of sexual offending The following statistical information details MAPPA activity within Gloucestershire
in order to protect her. against young boys for the reporting period 1st April 2006 - 31st March 2007
k Offender with history of sexual offending – Headteacher of school adjacent to his
against young boys property advised in order to protect Category 1 (Sex Offenders required to register)
– Contract drawn up with local church children.
regarding rules around service k Offender with history of serious violence 1 The number of Registered Sex Offenders (RSOs) living in Gloucestershire on 31 March 2007:
attendance in order to protect children. to staff Cheltenham & Tewkesbury 104
k Offender with history of sexual offending – Voluntary project attended advised
Stroud & Cotswolds 76
against adult females in order to protect staff.
Gloucester & Forest 131
– Charity where he was working was
(311)
a The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population. 55
Sex Offender Prevention Orders
2 The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were
There are now 63 offenders subject to Sex Children either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between
Offender Prevention Orders in Gloucestershire. Not to be in the company of children under 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. 8
These Orders are a powerful means of the age of 17 years unless both the defendant
managing sex offenders in the community and the child or children are both within the
and reducing the risk of harm they pose, line of sight and range of hearing of the child 3 The number of
primarily to children. Orders contain or children’s parents or legal guardians. a Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for. 1
prohibitions stating what a sex offender must b Interim SOPOs granted. 1
not do. Examples of prohibitions include: Vehicles c Full SOPOs imposed by the courts in Gloucestershire between
Not to allow children under the age of 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. 23
Accommodation 17 years to be carried in a motor vehicle unless
Not to live in any household with a child or the child’s parent/legal guardian is present.
young person under the age of 17 years. 4 The number of
Computers a Notification Orders applied for. 0
Activities Not to engage with another person through b Interim Notification Orders granted. 0
Not to undertake any activity (paid, voluntary chat rooms or other internet sites designed c Full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in your Area between
or recreational) which by its nature is likely to to introduce people to one another. 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. 0
bring him/ her into contact with children
under the age of 17 years. Schools
Not to loiter within a radius of 100 metres of 5 The number of Foreign Travel Orders
Employment education establishments including infant, a Applied for. 0
Not to engage in any work employment or junior and secondary schools and public b Imposed by the courts in your Area between 1st April 2006
other activity with a child or young person parks, children’s playgrounds and public and 31st March 2007. 0
under the age of 17 years, either on a swimming pools.
professional or voluntary basis.
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1 Category 1 (Sex Offenders required to register) 3 Category 3 (Other offenders assessed as posing a high risk of serious harm)

i Since the introduction of sex offender registration requirement in 1997 the number of vii The number of ‘other’ offenders (OthO) (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the
registered sex offenders has grown year on year nationally. In Gloucestershire this year, Criminal Justice Act (2003) between 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. 33
the number has remained the same as 2005/06 311
Statistics explained
This is a different group of offenders – some no longer having a registration requirement – 33 offenders have been assessed as posing a high risk of serious harm that do not fall into
some newly required to register offenders. In total there were 88 newly required to register Category 1 or Category 2. This number includes referrals into MAPPA by agencies other than
sex offenders in Gloucestershire. police and probation and reflects the focus within Gloucestershire on Domestic Abuse.
More rigorous assessment of domestic abuse perpetrators and the introduction of specialist
Sex offenders who receive a custodial sentence of 30 months or more are required to Domestic Violence courts has resulted in more offenders being convicted and sentenced to
register for life, less than 30 months registration for 10 years, and registration for 5 years Community Orders or custodial sentences for domestic abuse offences.
for community order.

i a The number of registered sex offenders per 100,000 head of the population is 55. 4 Offenders managed through Level 3 (MAPPP) and Level 2 (Local inter-agency management)
This figure is consistent with the national picture. in each of the three Categories between 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007.
Level 3
ii 8 offenders this year have been either cautioned or convicted for breaching their registration viii 1 Category 1 - Sex Offenders required to register. 9
requirement. Registration requirements include registering any change of address within 2 Category 2 - Violent offenders sentenced to a period of imprisonment of 12 months
3 days and notifying and giving details if travelling abroad for more than 3 days. This small or more and sex offenders not required to register. 3
percentage – 2.57%, reflects the monitoring arrangements that are in place to reduce the 3 Category 3 - Other Offenders assessed as posing a high risk of serious harm. 7
likelihood of failure to comply.
Level 2
iii Gloucestershire continues to make valuable use of Sex Offender Prevention Orders (SOPOs) Category 1 - Registered Sex Offenders. 101
with good co-operation between the Crown Prosecution Service and MAPPA agencies in Category 2 - Violent offenders sentenced to a period of imprisonment of 12 months
identifying who should be subject to such orders and what prohibitions should be included. or more and sex offenders not required to register. 74
SOPOs can be imposed at point of sentence or following application by the police.
Category 3 - Other Offenders assessed as posing a high risk of harm. 26
iv/v Like other areas Gloucestershire has not found it necessary to apply for Notification or
Foreign Travel Orders this reporting year. ix Of the cases managed at Level 3 or 2 between 1st April 2006 and
31st March 2007 how many, whilst managed at that level:- Level 3 Level 2
a Were returned to custody for a breach of licence. 1 7
2 Category 2 (Violent offenders sentenced to a period of imprisonment of 12 months or more b Were returned to custody for a breach of a restraining order
and sex offenders not required to register) or sexual offences prevention order. 0 1
c Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence. 0 1
vi The number of violent and other (V&O) sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327
(3), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) living in your Area between
1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. 100

Statistics explained
100 offenders who have committed offences of violence (and other sexual offences) resided in
Gloucestershire this reporting year.
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Statistics explained

Level 3
Strategic Management Board
Offenders assessed as posing a very high risk of serious harm who require management that
involves close collaboration at a Senior Level or who require unusual resources commitment The Strategic Management Board has the responsibility for overseeing the
are managed at this level. 19 offenders have been managed at this level this year, 11 of the Public Protection Arrangements within Gloucestershire.
offenders were MAPPP registered cases in previous years and continue to be overseen by
the panel. This number remains consistent but again shows an increase in Cat 3 offenders.

The Board members are:- The Strategic Management Board (SMB) has
Level 2
continued to meet quarterly, chaired this reporting
Offenders managed at Level 2 are assessed as posing a high risk of serious harm and
Chief Officer Gloucestershire year by the Chief Officer of Probation.
require inter agency assessment and management.
Probation Area
The function of the SMB is to provide leadership
Within Gloucestershire colleagues from Police, Probation and Children & Young Persons
Assistant Chief Constable for MAPPA, consider strategic issues, develop and
Directorate meet weekly to assess offenders and review risk management plans. When an
Gloucestershire Constabulary agree local policies and evaluate performance.
offender is in custody a meeting occurs prior to release to ensure a risk management plan
The local processes have to fit with national
is in place and victims views included and advised accordingly. The Prison Service plays
Detective Chief Superintendent guidelines and respond to national developments
a significant role in identifying relevant offenders and contributing to risk assessment and
Gloucestershire Constabulary and initiatives. Critical is learning nationally from
management plans. Any failure to comply with licence conditions, or escalating risk of harm
cases where MAPPA offenders have committed
is dealt with immediately. Emergency recalls to prison can occur on the same day with
Assistant Chief Officer serious further offences.
a warrant for the offender’s arrest being issued. There is close liaison between the
Probation, Police and Prison Services at this point. Gloucestershire Probation Area
The presence of the Victim Support Manager
Governor of HMP Gloucester on the SMB ensures that an awareness of victim
One sex offender required to register receive a custodial sentence this year for breaching
issues and MAPPA responsibility to victims is
his Sexual Offences Prevention Order.
Two Lay Advisors monitored.
No offender managed at Level 3 (MAPPP) has been charged with a serious sexual or violent
Lead for Child Protection Children Formal links are in place with other key forums
offence. At Level 2, one offender has been charged with serious sexual or violent offence.
and Young Peoples Social Services with representatives from the SMB on the area’s
Directorate Safeguarding Children’s Board, Criminal Justice
It is not possible entirely to remove the potential for offenders to commit a serious further
Board, Gloucestershire Safer Stronger Community
offence, and this year we have had 1 serious further offence. Whilst any serious further offence
Social Care Lead, Partnership and Crime and Disorder Partnerships.
means personal tragedy for people in our community, this year’s figures ( representing 0.45%
Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust This ensures that MAPPA are incorporated into
of the total of those managed at MAPPA levels 2 and 3) suggest that the MAPPA is generally
their business plans and activities and the right
succeeding in managing those offenders who pose the greatest threat to society. All cases of
Victim Support Area Manager links are made to strengthen public protection
serious further offending are rigorously reviewed with learning points being addressed by the
arrangements within Gloucestershire.
agencies involved.
Head of Youth Offending Service,
Gloucester

Executive Manager,
Housing Gloucester City Council
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Business Plan 2007/08
Lay Advisors
There are 2 Lay Advisors on the MAPPA SMB who
Glossary 1. MAPPA Development Strategy
provide an independent view on the operation
of MAPPA MAPPA Multi-Agency Public STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME
AND OBJECTIVES
Protection Arrangements A To implement the Complete gap analysis and Within 2 MAPPA Manager & relevant • Revised guidance
“As MAPPA Lay Advisors we have been trained revised MAPPA implementation plan. months of Senior officers. implementation date
MAPPP Multi-Agency Public
Guidance. receipt of to be agreed on receipt.
to understand current provision for public Protection Panel guidance.
protection. This has included weekend training • New guidance issued.
and visits to prison, Youth Offending Service, SMB Strategic Management Board
• Leaflets / information
Police Headquarters and Probation. With this SOPO Sex Offender Prevention Order produced.
knowledge we are in a position to reflect what GPA Gloucestershire Probation Area
ordinary members of the community in B To implement Complete gap analysis and Within 2 MAPPA Manager and Recommendations
CPS Crown Prosecution Service
Gloucestershire think about provisions made MAPPA relevent implementation plan in months of relevant senior officers. implemented in order
for our safety. In the coming year we will be ACC Assistant Chief Constable recommendations from: relation to MAPPA receipt of to improve the
recommendations. individual effectiveness of Public
working on a Communications Strategy which i) Her Majesty’s reports. Protection Arrangements
will hopefully result in better information for Inspectorate of within Gloucestershire.
Contact details for all Victim Support
Constabulary
the people of Gloucestershire and better local offices are shown below. (HMIC) Public
systems for people to express their views. protection
Our work is varied and interesting and Cheltenham ii) Her Majesty’s
Inspectorate of
I have been consistently impressed with the 01242 577476
Prison (HMIP)
dedication of the police, probation and prison Cotswold Public Protection
Inspection
officers to minimising risk in Gloucestershire 01285 658350 iii) Youth Offending
in the 2 years that I have been a Lay Advisor.” Forest of Dean Service Inspection
iv) Offender
01594 810190 Management
The MAPPA SMB receives reports on offenders Gloucester Inspection
v) Joint Area Review –
subject to the MAPPA at both Level 2 and 3. 01452 506450 Childrens Services
Cases are brought to the SMB when influence Stroud & Young People
from members can enhance the risk management 01453 751488
process. It is important that any lessons learnt C ViSOR system to be Local project plan to be Within 2 MAPPA Manager. ViSOR populated for
Tewkesbury installed as required produced when revised months of Information unit, MAPPA Level 2 & 3 cases
are disseminated within MAPPA agencies.
01684 850448 implementation guidance receipt. Senior Support Manager, ensuring effective
received. Police ViSOR co-ordination and
Representatives from the SMB attend regional Crown Court Witness Service implementation team time. management of
and national MAPPA events. This ensure linkage 01452 411724 MAPPA offenders.

between local/national MAPPA practice, Mags. Court Witness Service


collaboration and learning from best 01452 525281 D To complete review • Individuals identified to • April 2007. • Ass Chief Constable. To have identified and
of Public protection conduct review. implemented structure
Public Protection Practice. Glos. Domestic Violence Support delivery within • Establish reporting • April 2007. • Det. Chief Superintendent. that ensures the most
and Advocacy Project (GDVSAP) Gloucestershire board. effective delivery of
Constabulary. • Produce review • April 2007. • Det Inspector. Public Protection.
01452 500115 document.
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Business Plan 2006/07 Business Plan 2006/07
1. MAPPA Development Strategy continued 2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
STRATEGIC AIM STRATEGIC AIM
DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME
AND OBJECTIVES AND OBJECTIVES
E To ensure effective To identify representatives June 2007. Relevant staff time. Improved practice with A • To undertake audit of Identify appropriate • Sept 2007. Assessor time. • Improved co-ordination.
working links between from relevant agencies regard to protection of Cat 1 offenders jointly assessors in relevent
Multi-Agency Public to produce proposals for victims and potential managed by police agencies.
Protection Arrangements co-ordinating practice and victims. and probation service.
(MAPPA) /Multi-Agency identifying improvement
Risk Assessment measures. • To have identified • June 2007. • Appropriate MAPPA
Conference findings from regional Level.
(MARAC)/Adults at benchmarking Level
risk procedures and 2/3 events and to
safeguarding children undertake local audit
procedures to ensure utilizing findings from
quality risk assessment above.
and risk management
plans. • Undertake audit of • July 2007. • More consistent
Domestic Abuse assessments.
cases to ensure
F To review the • Meeting with Head • June 2007. Staff time / YOS / MAPPA Appropriate referrals into consistency in
arrangements with of Service. Manager. MAPPA. YOS assessment.
regard to Youth representation at MAPPA
Offending Service • Attendance at YOS • July 2007. Level 2/3 meetings.
offenders who fall Management meeting. B Implement MAPPA On receipt of procedures
within MAPPA. Level 3 serious further produce implementation
• Arrangements agreed • September offence procedures. plan.
Sept 07. 2007.

G To implement • Regional ACO Public May 2007. Regional and local MAPPA Regional collaboration
SW regional Public Protection to attend teams. in the management of 3. Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy
Protection Strategy MAPPA SMB to present MAPPA offenders to
within Gloucestershire. draft strategy. agreed standards. STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME
AND OBJECTIVES
• Strategy agreed
A To develop a local plan • Identify working group. • May 2007. Staff time. Improve public confidence
Implementation Plan
to implement National in MAPPA.
formulated.
communication • Agree local strategy. • November
Strategy. 2007.
• Produce implementation
H To achieve sign of and Completion of • October Probation and Gloucester • Improved facilities
plan.
delivery of Protocol for Accommodation Protocol 2007. City Council supported by and systems for
accommodating MAPPA other housing providers. accommodating
offenders. Ensure linkage with: • Ongoing. MAPPA offenders.
Linked
• Housing Needs to the • Locating suitable 4. Training Strategy
Surveyors individual accommodation
strategy should become easier. STRATEGIC AIM
• Housing strategies time scales. DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME
AND OBJECTIVES

• Homelessness strategies A To implement • Meeting to agree • July 2007. Trainers to be identified Awareness and knowledge
training strategy with training proposal. within agencies. Cost of of MAPPA raised in duty to
• Choice Based Lettings responsible authority materials. co-operate and responsible
System Supporting and duty to co-operate • Training proposal to SMB. • August authority agencies,
People strategy agencies. 2007. resulting in appropriate
• Strategy agreed. • November referrals, thorough risk
2007. assessments and robust
• Strategy implemented. • February risk management plans.
2008.
Contacts
This report provides details of the
arrangements made in Gloucestershire.
If you would like to make additional
enquiries please contact either:

Chief Constable
Gloucestershire Constabulary
County Police Headquarters,
Waterwells Drive,
Quedgeley,
Gloucester GL2 2AN
Tel: 0845 0901234

Chief Officer
Gloucestershire Probation Area
Bewick House,
1 Denmark Road,
Gloucester GL1 3HW
Tel: 01452 389200