Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA

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Protecting the Public
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Annual Report 2005-2006

Foreword
Making our communities safer and reducing re-offending is our highest priority and one of our biggest challenges. That is why the work undertaken through these multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) is so important. The supervision and management of sexual and violent offenders who pose the highest risk of serious harm, whether in the community or in custody, is complex and challenging; and is an aspect of public service where the public rightly expects all reasonable action to be taken. Although we have made significant progress in the last five years with the development of MAPPA across England and Wales, the review this year of a number of tragic incidents where people have been murdered or seriously injured reminded us of the importance of reviewing performance, improving practice and learning lessons. It is vital that these tasks are undertaken by the probation, police and prison services, as well as by those other agencies that contribute to the assessment and management of offenders. The publication of MAPPA Business Plans by each Area in this year’s annual reports offers a helpful and necessary programme of local development and review and must lead to enhanced practice. It will be essential that this progress is transparent and shared with local communities. In addition to this, however, it is important that no opportunity is missed to consider other measures that will further enhance public safety. That is why we are undertaking the Child Sex Offender Review, to look at how a particular group of offenders, who provoke anxiety for many, are best managed in the community. The review is consulting a wide range of practitioners and key stakeholders including the MAPPA lay advisers, and will report around the end of the year. Finally, in commending this report to you, I want to take the opportunity to thank all those involved locally in working with sexual and violent offenders, or in ensuring that these arrangements are fit for purpose. Where MAPPA is working well it is based on maintaining high professional standards and effective multi-agency collaboration in the delivery of robust risk management plans. While it is not possible to eliminate risk entirely, where all reasonable action is taken the risk of further serious harm can be reduced to a minimum and fewer victims will be exposed to repeat offending.

Gerry Sutcliffe MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management

Foreword by Barrie Crook
This is the 5th Annual Report of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It covers a period when there was unprecedented public and media scrutiny of how high risk offenders are supervised in the community. It is right that agencies should be accountable to the general public in the small number of examples where supervision breaks down and tragic consequences ensue. However, this needs to be balanced by recognition that the overwhelming majority of cases are supervised intensively in the community without further offending. This Annual Report will enable members of the public and others involved in Criminal Justice matters to better understand the range of measures that have been put in place to protect our communities. This has been a year when staff in the relevant agencies have become even more aware of the level of responsibility they carry when supervising high risk offenders. They deserve our thanks and support for the conscientious way in which they carry out their duties. To be truly effective, this responsibility does need to be shared with other partners who can make a contribution to reducing re-offending. The Report outlines how the Prison Service has become integrated within MAPPA during the past year as a Responsible Authority and lists those agencies who now have a duty to co-operate with these Arrangements. As always this Annual Report outlines detailed statistics of offenders assessed and supervised during the course of the year. However, I would also commend the reader to refer to the four case studies which bring alive and illustrate the complex nature of public protection work. Finally, I would like to thank members of the Strategic Management Board, and especially the Lay Advisers, for giving their time to oversee and further develop MAPPA for another year.

Barrie Crook, Chief Officer, Hampshire Probation Area

Contents

Introduction
Thinking about this past year brings much sadness about the tragic murder of Naomi Bryant by Anthony Rice, a man who had been released from prison and was being supervised under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Hampshire. These arrangements have been, and continue to be, very successful, as this annual report will show, but on this occasion they were not enough to stop this very dangerous man. This case has been the subject of an independent review and has attracted a lot of media interest. The review was requested by Hampshire Police and Probation Services within a short time of the murder, in order to find out what we could learn from this tragic event, and what we could do to try to prevent anything similar happening again. The report was a long time coming to us, because the work to review the case opened up questions about the whole of Anthony Rice’s sentence, not just the last part in relation to the time he was in our local community. We have learnt valuable lessons from this case, lessons that we will carry into the 2006/07 year to make our MAPPA even stronger. This annual report illustrates the complexity of MAPPA and how important it is that all agencies work together to manage the few people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who could harm others. We are guided by national work to improve the Arrangements, and this is outlined in the annex to this report. We welcome the views of our lay advisors, two members of the public who are in regular contact, and who make it clear to us whether what we do is good enough. We want to be open about our work and we want to regain the confidence of the community that has been so shaken by the tragic circumstances we experienced this year. Liz Ashton Director of Offender Management Hampshire Probation Area

5 Achievements
Shared Methods, Better Protection Spreading the Word Making Changes New Technology Greater Public Involvement More Staff

8 Understanding MAPPA
Deciding Categories and Levels Agencies with a Duty to Cooperate MAPPA in Hampshire and Isle of Wight s Case Study 1 Managing Mental Health Problems s Case Study 2 Return to Prison of a Sex Offender s Case Study 3 Domestic Violence and Child Protection

13 Working with Victims
s Case Study 4 Working with Victims

14 Statistics
2005/06 What do they tell us?

16 Strategic Management
Perspectives on Partnership Glossary Contacts

Achievements
SHARED METHODS, BETTER PROTECTION
During 2005/2006 we ran two conferences; "How do Mental Health Services work within MAPPA?" and "Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People through the MAPPA process" Each conference was attended by more than 100 staff from agencies linked to MAPPA and provided information about techniques used for assessing behaviour that may put other people at risk of being harmed; how to share knowledge about an offender but not breach the confidentiality of victims or family members, and how MAPPA is kept under review to ensure the right staff are involved in working with offenders to reduce their risk of causing harm to others. We have now committed ourselves to organising an annual MAPPA conference for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area. The conference will offer staff involved in MAPPA a valuable opportunity to share ideas, learn about new ways of working and improve their skills.

SPREADING THE WORD
Throughout the year key staff within the prison, probation and police services (known jointly as the Responsible Authority - RA) have given presentations to staff in other organisations to help them understand their own responsibilities within MAPPA. It is only through such understanding that we will achieve good quality supervision of offenders. For example, other agencies bring expertise in relation to health problems, drugs and alcohol misuse. Their advice is invaluable to the RA agencies.

Operational Command Units (OCUs) that share boundaries with local authorities, providing a more effective service to local communities. In addition to the re-aligning of boundaries, Hampshire Constabulary has developed and put in place a new way of working on public protection in each OCU to ensure high standards of service. This will assist in working with other agencies and provide an easier way for sharing information about offenders who pose a risk of causing harm to others, ultimately resulting in improved management of these offenders and increased public safety. The Probation Service for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight then restructured to be co-terminus with the new police OCU boundaries, providing more opportunities to develop good working relationships between key staff based in the same locality. The National Probation Service has joined with the Prison Service to form a new single service called the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). This involves significant change. Central to NOMS is the principle of what is called "end to end offender management". This ensures offenders are managed in a consistent way during their entire sentence, and as often as possible by the same probation staff. It overcomes problems found in the supervision of Anthony Rice - loss of continuity and, more importantly, a possible loss of important information about an offender when supervision is transferred from one area to another. Supervision is, therefore, more effective with fewer starts and stops. 5

MAKING CHANGES
2005/06 has been a year of major re-organisation of local police and probation structures. Hampshire Constabulary has a clear purpose to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight safer places in which to live. In September 2004, the Chief Constable commissioned a major review of the Hampshire Constabulary. The aim of the review was to achieve year on year improvements and to be the best performing force. This review was concluded in March 2006, resulting in six new

Achievements
NEW TECHNOLOGY
In March 2005, Hampshire Constabulary implemented ViSOR (Violent and Sex Offenders Register). ViSOR is the largest national computer system to be introduced into police services since the establishment of the Police National Computer (PNC). It provides a computerised national intelligence database that can record details of all MAPPA offenders and other people identified as ‘potentially dangerous’. Although the system is only currently accessed by the police service, by the end of 2007 the probation and prison services will also be linked, allowing far greater collaboration between the services and providing a further enhanced level of public protection for the local community. Liz Ashton, Director of Offender Management remains as the Probation MAPPA lead and co-chair of the SMB. Bruce Davison, remains as the Prison Service representative and writes:

GREATER PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
In addition to the two Lay Advisors, the general public can be involved in the management of sex offenders by volunteering to be part of the Circles of Support and Accountability scheme. Circles of Support and Accountability work with sex offenders in an attempt to help them avoid further offending. Circles consist of four to six volunteers who agree to befriend a sex offender to offer support, advice and guidance and challenge signs of inappropriate behaviour. Hampshire has only recently adopted Circles and currently has one Circle running, with volunteers for a further three. More information can be obtained about Circles of Support and Accountability from

www.ccjf.org/whatcanido MORE STAFF
2005/06 has seen some changes in key staff within MAPPA and an increase in the number of staff involved. Detective Chief Superintendent Ray Webb, previously Police MAPPA lead and co-chair of Strategic Management Board (SMB), has been replaced by Chief Superintendent Matthew Greening. 6

This report marks the end of the first year in which the prison service has been a full member of the Responsible Authority. It has been a very busy year indeed. The local protocol between the Prison Service Area Manager, the Chief Probation Officer and Chief Constable clarifies exactly what Hampshire and Isle of Wight prisons are expected to contribute to MAPPA. Lead managers in prisons have established good quality contacts with colleagues in the community, thereby ensuring that information is shared by the right people at the right time. In addition to written information, it is now routine practice for prison-based staff to attend important meetings held as part of MAPPA and there has been an increase in corresponding attendance by community-based colleagues at meetings held in prison establishments. The prison and probation services are now part of the National Offender Management Service. This signals important changes for the way in which prisoners will be managed in future. It will improve further arrangements surrounding the release of the most difficult and dangerous prisoners. In future the sentences of all prisoners will be managed by an Offender Manager based in the community to which they will return on release from prison. MAPPA prisoners are one of the first groups to be covered by the new arrangements and we are working hard to ensure that Offender Managers have all the information they need from prisons to help them resettle prisoners safely. Prisons in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight are now keyed into the MAPPA process in a systematic and formal manner thereby enhancing the ability of the MAPPA Strategic Management Board to fulfil its responsibilities towards the community.

Achievements
Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Brian Mitchell, who represented the Police on the MAPPA Steering group and SMB for the last two years, was temporarily replaced by DCI Sara Glen. She has subsequently been replaced by DCI Mark Ashthorpe. Mark writes: Chris Mitchell, Area Manager, Probation Service, who previously had the public protection lead for the Probation Service, was promoted to another post within the service. David Renouf, Area Manager, has now replaced him. Jo Rogers remains as the MAPPA Coordinator working across the Police and Probation Service within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Julia Watt has been employed as a deputy MAPPA Coordinator, jointly funded by the Hampshire Probation Area and Hampshire Constabulary. Her function is to support the MAPPA Coordinator to co-ordinate the inter agency response to public protection, covering policy, training and inspection. Julia writes:

This year, nationally and locally, MAPPA procedures and the management of offenders have been subject to more media scrutiny and public awareness than ever before. Sadly this has been due to a small number of offenders committing further serious offences and this has led to a perception of failures in the system. The fact that the vast majority of high and very high risk offenders are successfully managed within the community never makes the headlines. MAPPA is all about the management of risk, and risk will never be completely eradicated. But we live in a risk-adverse society in which any evidence of failure is described as systemic failure. In fact, although some offenders do commit further offences, occasionally with tragic consequences, most of the time offender management works. However, we must not be complacent and we must constantly seek to review our processes, procedures and working practices to make our risk management systems better. Every case of serious reoffending is examined, sometimes independently, to see how well the MAPPA arrangements have worked and what needs to be changed.

I joined the MAPPA unit in July 2005 from the Home Office Research Directorate and was particularly interested in this post because it involves close liaison with both the police and probation services. The role is continually evolving and the MAPPA unit is actively seeking further ways to support frontline staff who are working in a very demanding environment.

In addition to the above named roles, MAPPA has seen an increase of more than 20 new additional posts within the police. These include dedicated senior officers, MAPPA officers and MAPPA administrators.

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Understanding MAPPA
The Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements provide a framework for identifying, assessing and managing those offenders in the community whose previous offences or current behaviour suggest they could pose a risk of harm to others. On 1st April 2001 it became a statutory duty for police and probation, and later the prison service, to establish the local MAPPA. There are three categories of offenders who fall within the MAPPA and they are managed at three different levels:

CATEGORY 2: Violent or Other Sexual Offenders These are mainly offenders who have been sentenced to 12 months or more imprisonment for an offence listed in Schedule 15 Criminal JusticeAct 2003. They are not Registered Sex Offenders. The schedule lists offences ranging from murder and rape to violent disorder and voyeurism.

CATEGORY 1: Registered Sex Offenders Put simply, these are people who have committed an offence listed in Schedule 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Dependent upon their offence they may need to meet other criteria before being required to register. Offenders may be required to register for a minimum of two years to a maximum of life, depending on the sentence they receive.

CATEGORY 3: Other Offenders These are people who have a conviction somewhere in the past that indicates they are capable of Serious Harm* (for example, grievous bodily harm) and who are now exhibiting behaviour indicating that there could be a current risk of serious harm. *Serious Harm – a risk which is life threatening and/or traumatic and from which recovery, whether physical or psychological, can be expected to be difficult or incomplete.

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Understanding MAPPA
All MAPPA offenders must be assessed and reviewed regularly regarding their potential to harm others. Commensurate with that risk assessment they are managed within a three-tier system.

LEVEL 3: Multi Agency Public Protection Panels (MAPPP)
This level is reserved for those cases assessed as being the ‘critical few’ – predominantly offenders who have been assessed as the highest risk. They are managed by Multi Agency Public Protection Panels (MAPPP) consisting of senior officers from the required agencies working together because of the complexity of the case and/or the unusual resource commitments required. Offenders who pose a low risk may also be managed at this level due to the likelihood of media scrutiny and/or public interest.

LEVEL 2: Local inter-agency risk management
Level 2 risk management is used where the active involvement of more than one agency is required, but where either the level of risk or the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to the Level 3. Cases may be referred to Level 2 after having been managed at Level 3 when, for example, the seriousness of risk or complexity has diminished.

LEVEL 1: Ordinary Risk Management
At this level the offender can be managed by ‘normal’ agency activity. For example, a registered sex offender who receives a community order will receive home visits from the local police and attend regular appointments with the local probation officer. Information will be shared by the agencies, however they will not necessarily come together to meet unless concerns are raised regarding the risks posed by the offender. The vast majority of offenders referred to MAPPA are managed at this level.

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Understanding MAPPA

Agencies with a ‘Duty to Cooperate’
The Responsible Authority for each area is required to involve other key agencies in the management of offenders. Although initially the involvement was voluntary, a statutory duty was placed upon the agencies by the Criminal Justice Act 2003. This is important because a key part of MAPPA involves the exchange of information and the pooling of knowledge and expertise. Working together are: Youth Offending Teams Jobcentre Plus Local Education Authorities Local Housing Authorities Registered Social Landlords Adult and Children Services Health bodies – e.g. Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care and Primary Care Trusts, Mental Health Trusts Electronic Monitoring providers Further detailed information about MAPPA can be found in the MAPPA Guidance document contained on the National Probation Service website: www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk

MAPPA in Hampshire
The multi agency approach to assessing and managing offenders who may pose a risk of harm to others is well established in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. This dates back to the first Dangerous Offenders Protocol in 1998, when inter-agency meetings were held on a voluntary basis, and subsequently developed into the full MAPPA framework. A key process of the Hampshire MAPPA is the screening of virtually all cases through an initial information exchange meeting. This process enables identification of cases which can be managed safely at Level 1 – the vast majority – and simultaneously identifies those requiring a higher level of multi agency intervention at Level 2 or 3. By adopting this method and applying strict criteria for Level 3 cases, we have ensured that risks are managed appropriately and, importantly, that there is no log jam at any level in the process. Once an agency has identified a case for inclusion in the process, the MAPPA provides coordination, assessment and management of offenders at the three levels. Here we highlight several cases dealt with during the year which illustrate the high level of intervention and monitoring that is undertaken and the information sharing and support from other agencies, which play such a vital role in underpinning the work of MAPPA.

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Understanding MAPPA

Case study 1 Managing mental health problems
Background Billy is a 45 year old man with previous convictions for rape and serious sexual assault. He received a lengthy prison sentence and was released on licence in June 2005. In prison Billy undertook a range of Sex Offender Treatment programmes and other programmes to help him address his offending. He presents a history of mental health instability and reckless offending and has been diagnosed as having a personality disorder and psychopathic disorder. He has previously threatened his family to such an extent that they fear for their lives. Risk Assessment Billy has been assessed as posing a very high risk of harm to others. There is a potential risk of physical, mental or emotional harm to members of his family, any woman he forms a relationship with and any child from within a relationship. In addition it is also thought he presents a high risk of serious harm to members of staff involved in his management and others in authority. Risk Management While Billy was still in prison, a Level 2 MAPPA meeting was convened to coordinate agencies’ contributions to his risk assessment and management on release. A risk management plan was put into place which included actions of setting stringent licence conditions, identifying exclusion zones, arranging for a Victim Contact Officer to liaise with the previous victims, and referral for a mental health assessment. Billy was released into specialist accommodation and MAPPA have continued to manage and assess him since his release.

Outcome Billy was initially shocked that some of his family members didn’t want any contact with him. On release Billy was very unstable and unable to cope after being institutionalised in prison for some considerable time. This manifested itself in a decline in his mental health which was addressed by a short stay in a mental health hospital and regular contact with a representative from a mental health support team. Billy returned to the specialist accommodation and is now engaging well with all agencies. The exchange of information and joint agency approach is working. Police, probation, mental health, education, Children’s Services, housing and Victim Contact are all involved in the case. Billy has done all that has been asked of him and has not breached any of his licence conditions. He is currently stable, settled and progressing well. However, that does not allow the agencies to become complacent about his management.

Key factors in the successful management of this case are:

s Specialist accommodation s Comprehensive reports
and assessments

s Constant information sharing
across the agencies to identify any change in risk

s Involvement of many agencies s Good staff rapport with the offender

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Case study 2
Return to prison of a sex offender
Background Simon is a 60-year-old man with previous convictions for indecent assault, taking/making and distributing indecent photographs and videos of children. He received five years imprisonment with an extended licence period of five years and was released into the community in April 2005. While in prison he completed the sex offender treatment programme and has been referred to the Relapse Prevention programme. Risk Assessment Simon has been assessed as having a very high risk of reoffending and very high risk of harm to children. While in prison he kept photographs of young boys cut from magazines, and children’s names and ages and website addresses were found in his diary, indicating a continued fascination with children. Risk Management Simon was managed at MAPPA Level 2 due to concerns surrounding the risk he posed to children and the likelihood of reoffending. He was released into specialist accommodation where he could be monitored carefully, and had stringent licence conditions placed upon him. Risk management reviews took place regularly with the risk management plan being updated as appropriate. Outcome From the onset of release Simon proved to be a difficult offender to manage. He continually lied to his supervising officers, only admitting things when evidence was produced to back it up. He made derogatory comments about victims of sexual abuse, and behaved in a secretive and obnoxious manner. While Simon was staying in the accommodation a small notebook was found in his room with details of website addresses he had visited, mostly concerning young male children. On the basis of this, an intensive monitoring programme was instigated and Simon was observed to enter an internet café and download images of young boys. He was recalled to prison. MAPPA will continue to monitor him throughout his time in prison and will ensure an appropriate risk management plan is put into place before his release. Key Factors in the successful management of this case: s Good exchange of information across agencies s Intensive monitoring s Hostel intervention s Good supervision leading to disclosure s Immediate action

Case study 3
Domestic violence and Child Protection
Background Susan is a 42 year old woman with a previous conviction for stabbing her husband after they had both been drinking, and he had been particularly abusive and agitated. She has been a victim of domestic abuse from her husband for a number of years, however he has never been charged with any offences. On one occasion, he knocked her unconscious in front of her children and it seems the years of abuse she has suffered culminated in the offence. Risk Assessment Susan is assessed as presenting a medium risk of physical abuse to her husband. However, more significantly, she is the vulnerable one of the two, even though she is the one who has been convicted. Her offending is linked to the risks that are present to her and her children, should her husband be allowed back into the home. Risk Management Susan is subject to MAPPA risk management at Level 2 due to the domestic violence and child protection issues surrounding her case. The Police, Probation Service, Children’s Services and Domestic Violence Unit are all involved in her management. Running parallel to MAPPA proceedings are child protection proceedings to further safeguard her children. Links take place between these meetings to ensure all information is shared and acted on accordingly. Outcome Susan has suffered years of domestic abuse from her husband, and previously from her ex-husband. Initially she saw MAPPA as interference in her life and only engaged at the minimum level with agencies trying to manage and protect her; however she has subsequently engaged with her probation officer and Children’s Services and is now working towards protecting herself and her children. After the latest report of abuse towards her, she has followed the advice of professionals and refused to allow her husband back home. Susan, with the help and support of the MAPPA process, is making considerable progress towards protecting herself and her children and reducing her risk of reoffending. Key Factors in the successful management of this case: s Integrated links between MAPPA and Child Protection proceedings s Links with Domestic Violence Unit s Providing support to the offender to gain her confidence

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Working with Victims
Working with victims
In addition to the work to manage offenders, the Government has placed a much greater emphasis upon meeting the needs of victims. Section 69 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000, amended by the Criminal Justice Act 2003, places a statutory duty upon the National Probation Service to contact victims of crime of a sexual or violent nature, to ask if they wish to be kept informed and consulted about the release arrangements for the offenders who committed the crime against them and who were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or more. The Hampshire Probation Area has a dedicated Victim Contact Unit (VCU) working in close liaison with the MAPPA teams. A unit representative will attend MAPPA meetings to represent the views and concerns of the victims and in appropriate cases the victims themselves can be invited to express their personal views. These views can significantly influence the risk management decisions of the MAPPA meeting and inform how the offender will be managed and what actions are required to minimise the risk of further harm to the public. During this reporting period the Victim Contact Unit has contacted more than 360 victims who live within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area. It is, of course, up to the victims whether they wish to maintain contact with the Victim Contact Unit or other agencies which provide support to victims for example, Victim Support, NSPCC and Children and Adult Services. Should you wish to make contact with the Victim Contact Unit call 0845 6040150. Information can be obtained about Victim Support from www.victimsupport.org or by calling 0845 30 30 900
is intimate with or with whom he may live. These risks may be increased by a negative change in emotional wellbeing. Risk Management Regular Level 2 MAPPA meetings have been held pre-release and post-release concerning this offender. Agencies involved include Police, Probation, Housing, Victim Contact, Social Services and Women’s Aid. One of the issues that required addressing was the needs of the victim, a vulnerable lady. Outcome Jack wrote to the victim on a couple of occasions from prison, until this correspondence was halted by the police due its unsuitable nature. Strict licence conditions were put into place on release, including conditions of not to contact, directly or indirectly, the victim without prior approval of the supervising Probation Officer. Although this condition was welcomed, the victim subsequently decided she did want to have contact with the offender, and this was communicated to the MAPPA panel via the Victim Contact Officer (VCO). At the panel a decision was made for the VCO to facilitate mediation of contact, firstly by letter, then telephone, leading up to an arranged supervised meeting. This case illustrates how the victim’s wishes are taken into consideration by MAPPA although the panel may not necessarily believe it is in the best interest of the victim to have contact with the offender. This is quite often the case, and MAPPA has to ensure any risk management plan is robust and dynamic to meet the current circumstances of risk.

Core functions of Victim Contact Unit s Contact the victim (or victim’s family) to ask s s
if they want contact maintained throughout the sentence and licence period During the sentence, keep the victim informed of key dates in the sentence Consult the victim and make the victim’s views known to the supervising officer, the prison, the local MAPPA, and, if relevant, the parole board Make recommendations about licence conditions and release plans based on victim’s views Advise probation staff and attend MAPP meetings to advise of victim’s concerns relevant to the management of offenders Keep victim’s informed of any significant developments during the sentence or after release Inform victim’s of any measures that can be taken to increase their safety Provide victim’s with information about Victim Support and other local support services

Case study 4
Working with victims
Background Jack is a 56 year old man who has previously sexually and violently assaulted a relative. He received a lengthy term of imprisonment with an extended licence period of three years. Jack was released from prison in 2005. Risk Assessment Jack has been assessed as posing a high level of risk of serious sexual or violent harm against women, with whom he either forms a relationship,

s s s s s

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Statistics
Statistical Information - 1 April 2005 – 31 March 2006
MAPPA Category 1 Offenders – Registered Sex Offenders (RSOs)
The total number of registered sex offenders living in Hampshire and Isle of Wight on 31 March 2006 Living Living Living Living Living Living in in in in in in 1 2 3 4 5 6 – – – – – – Central OCU Isle of Wight OCU North and East OCU Portsmouth OCU Southampton OCU Western OCU 1118 289 83 170 219 188 169 63 22

The of RSO’s per 100,000 head of population The of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either cautioned or convicted of breaches of the requirement, between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for (b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 The number of (a) Notification Orders (NOs) applied for (b) interim NOs granted and (c) full NOs imposed by the courts between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 The number of (a) Foreign Travel Orders (FTOs) applied for and (b) imposed by the courts between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006

(a) 29 (b) 4 (c) 28 (a) 1 (b) 0 (c) 1 (a) 0 (b) 0

MAPPA Category 2 offenders – Violent and Other Sex Offenders (V&OS)
The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by section 327 (3), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) living in Hampshire and Isle of Wight between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 576

MAPPA Category 3 offenders – Other Offenders (OthO)
The number of ‘other offenders’ (as defined by section 325 (2)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) living in Hampshire and Isle of Wight between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 137

Offenders Managed through MAPPA Level 3 and 2
The number of offenders in each of the MAPPA categories above who have been managed through Level 3 and through local inter-agency risk RSO management (Level 2) between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 V&OS OthO Of the cases managed at Level 3 or 2 between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006; The number who were returned to custody for a breach of licence The number who were returned to custody for a breach of a restraining order or SOPO The number who were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence
LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2

24 8 4
LEVEL 3

231 265 49
LEVEL 2

6 3 1

52 3 6

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Statistics
What do the Statistics tell us?
MAPPA Category 1 – Registered Sex Offenders A total of 1118 sex offenders in the community were registered with the police during 2005/06. This figure includes those offenders who continue to be on the register from previous years and who will continue to be registered for some considerable time to come. The minimum time for registration is two years, and the maximum is for life. Approximately 40 per cent of sex offenders in Hampshire are required to register for life, therefore the register will continue to show a year on year increase. The increase from 2004/05 to 2005/06 is 7.5 per cent. This is low in comparison with the national average of 18 per cent. This can be attributed to the number of offenders receiving custodial sentences, having moved out of Hampshire, having died or coming to their end of their period of registration. It is also worth noting that the vast majority of registered sex offenders are not considered to be high risk. Of the overall total of 1118, only 231, or 21 per cent, were under Level 2 management at any point during the past year, whilst only 24, or 2 per cent, were managed at the highest Level 3. RSOs Convicted or Cautioned 22 offenders were convicted or cautioned for breaching their sex offender registration requirements. This is just under 2 per cent of the total figure for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, demonstrating that we achieve a high compliance rate from our offenders. Examples of breaches are: s failing to register after first being told to; s failing to notify a change of home address; s failing to notify any travel abroad. Sexual Offences Prevention Orders Police were granted 28 Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) during the reporting period. This is an increase from last year when only ten were granted. SOPOs are used to prevent an offender from undertaking an activity that would be legal for any ordinary member of the public. For example, standing outside school gates, or visiting a public swimming pool. The court must be satisfied that an order is necessary to protect the public from serious harm before granting the order. The minimum period of time for a full order is five years, with a maximum of life. Of the Sexual Offences Prevention Orders granted during the reporting period, four are in place for life with conditions including:

s prohibited from being in the presence of young girls under the age of 16 unless an adult is present; s inviting or allowing any child under the age of 16 into his home; s approaching, enticing or seeking to communicate with any child under the age of 16. Breaching a SOPO can result in a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment.
MAPPA Category 2 – Violent and Other Sex Offenders The number of MAPPA Category 2 offenders in the community during the reporting period has risen by almost 26 per cent. This figure includes all those offenders who were released on licence during the reporting period and has risen because of improved procedures for identifying this group and natural annual variations reflecting historical sentencing patterns. Of the 576 offenders within this category, 46 per cent have been managed at Level 2 at some point during the reporting year. The majority of these cases will have been managed at Level 2 during their period of release from custody when risk factors tend to be more unstable - for example, without accommodation or employment. However, after careful consideration of their risk many will now have been reduced to Level 1 management. Only a small number of Category 2 cases eight cases, or less than 1.5 per cent - were managed at the highest Level 3. Overall, it should be stressed that the rise in Category 2 cases does not equate to a dramatic increase in violent and sexual crime in Hampshire and Isle of Wight. 15

Statistics
MAPPA Category 3 – Other Offenders The total number of Category 3 offenders has risen slightly from 120 during 2004/05 to 137 during 2005/06. This demonstrates that the Responsible Authority is applying stringent assessment processes to identify these cases appropriately. MAPPA Offenders managed at Levels 2 and 3 The total number of all MAPPA offenders being managed at Level 2 increased slightly from 24 per cent to 30 per cent. The total number of offenders being managed by the MAPPP at Level 3 is significantly lower at just below 2 per cent. This is still lower than the national average. Of those offenders being managed at Level 2, 11 per cent were returned to custody for breach of their licence. 17 per cent of Level 3 cases were returned to custody. These are generally minor infringements, for example a failure to report to their supervising officer at an allocated time, but conditions of a prison licence are strictly adhered to, and any violation will result in a return to custody to prevent the opportunity of further offending. A total of six cases were returned to custody for breach of a restraining order or SOPO. One of these cases involved a SOPO restriction of the offender not being allowed to possess, purchase or otherwise handle children’s clothing. Following a search of the offender he was found to be wearing childrens underwear under his outer clothing indicating his continuing fascination with young children. He was returned to custody and is awaiting sentence for this offence. Finally, a total of seven cases being managed at Level 2 or 3 were charged with a serious further offence during the reporting period. This equates to 1.2 per cent. In all cases where a further serious offence takes place, the case is subjected to rigorous internal review, and the most serious goes to an independent external review. While there is no room for complacency, these statistics do suggest that MAPPA is being operated effectively and rigorously in the area and that the Arrangements play an important part in protecting the people living in Hampshire and Isle of Wight. 16

The Strategic Management of MAPPA
The MAPPA Strategic Management Board (SMB) for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight meets four times a year and maintains an active oversight of MAPPA work within the area. It is made up of senior representatives of the ‘Responsible Authority’ and ‘Duty to Cooperate’ agencies providing a channel for the transfer of information. During the past year the SMB has undertaken a series of case reviews to ensure the quality and effectiveness of MAPPA processes and multi agency working. Identified good practice is communicated back to the staff and is also used to inform learning and development of MAPPA as a whole. Identified areas for improvement - for example agencies’ commitment to risk management meetings have been addressed and steps have been taken to close the gaps in representation using the contact through the SMB. This action has resulted in a significant increase in commitment. The SMB recognises the need to integrate MAPPA with other public protection procedures, for example, safeguarding children. Links with Local Safeguarding Children Boards (formerly the Area Child Protection Committees) are long established. This role of the SMB is supported by the Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB), which is made up of the Chief Officers of the local criminal justice agencies who work together to reduce re-offending, speed up justice and improve the confidence of the public in the criminal justice system. The LCJB provides the link to the local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships that have diverse membership in local communities and, as the name implies, tackle crime and disorder. The SMB supports the joint funding that provides for the appointment of the MAPPA Coordinator and deputy MAPPA Coordinator. These posts have proved invaluable, ensuring the coordination of public protection work across the agencies and supporting the work of the SMB.

Strategic Management

Hampshire LSCB

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust

Prison Service

Hampshire Probation Service

Hampshire Constabulary

Wessex Youth Offending Team

G4S

Lay Advisors

Hampshire Magistrates Courts

SMB Representatives

New Forest District Council

MAPPA Coordinator Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council

Portsmouth Children’s Services Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust Southampton Children’s Services & learning Isle of Wight Children’s Services

Hampshire Adult & Children’s Services

The continued involvement of the two Lay Advisors on the SMB has also proved invaluable, bringing a high level of public scrutiny and providing a reality check to the agencies around the table. Both lay advisors have actively participated in the case reviews asking probing questions and challenging perceived best practice. They have also participated in training and media events helping to promote MAPPA from a lay perspective. During the last year the SMB has developed a Strategic Business Plan for 2006/07. This is an Annex to this report and will be used to address the key issues that will strengthen and help standardise public protection practice across the area.

Core functions of the SMB

s s s s s

Monitoring and evaluating the operation of MAPPA Establishing the connections which support effective operational work with other Public Protection arrangements Preparing and publishing the annual report and promoting the work of the MAPPA Planning the longer term development of MAPPA Identifying and planning how to meet training and developmental needs

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Strategic Management
PERSPECTIVES ON PARTNERSHIP

Lay Advisor
"Having been a lay advisor for the past three years, I have been impressed by how Hampshire and Isle of Wight strive to build on and improve good practice within public protection. I have received extensive training and support to ensure my participation. As a parent in the area I am privileged to be able to put across concerns or queries regarding public protection, and give a grass root perspective. I have seen more agencies come on board the SMB and the level of ownership rise. This is a credit to the board, because working in partnership is vital." Kathryn Harrison Lay Advisor

Housing
"Hampshire housing authorities have been closely involved in MAPPA for a number of years. Accommodation can be an important factor in ensuring the satisfactory resettlement of offenders which can help in the management of risk. Housing authorities therefore have a crucial role in providing advice and information on access to housing for individual offenders and may, in some circumstances, secure accommodation for offenders as part of the risk management process. Hampshire’s Strategic Housing Officers Group has two representatives on the MAPPA Strategic Management Board to ensure that housing authorities work in partnership on public protection. In the last year, the housing representatives have been involved in the regular audit of cases carried out by the SMB and have assisted in the preparation of a memorandum of understanding, outlining the duty to co-operate for housing authorities." Greg Spawton Housing Manager New Forest District Council

Youth Offending Team (YOT)
"The Wessex Youth Offending Team has been fully committed to MAPPA since its inception, and is represented on the Strategic Management Board. YOT staff have a good understanding of the requirements placed upon them and have a thorough understanding of the correlation between MAPPA and YOT risk management, with procedures which replicate and compliment those established by adult criminal justice agencies" Sue Morse Area Manager South West Hants and Southampton City YOT

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Glossary

Glossary of Terms
ACPC DTC FTO
Area Child Protection Committees (now replaced by Local Safeguarding Children Boards) Duty to Cooperate. A statutory duty placed upon some agencies to work with MAPPA Foreign Travel Order. A civil order that can be applied for by the police to prevent certain sex offenders from travelling abroad Local Criminal Justice Board. A top level strategic board comprising of all the Criminal Justice agencies Local Education Authority Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements. The statutory arrangements for managing risk posed by violent and sexual offenders Multi Agency Public Protection Panel. This is the highest level of management within MAPPA, consisting of senior officers from key agencies Memorandum of Understanding
Notification Order. A civil order that can be applied for by the police to place an offender, convicted of sexual offences abroad, onto the Sex Offenders Register

PPO

Prolific and Other Priority Offender. An offender who is responsible for a disproportionately large amount of crime Public Protection Unit. A national unit based at the NPD, which has oversight of MAPPA and very high risk offenders. Locally each police OCU has a PPU to manage dangerous (violent and sexual) offenders, PPOs, child protection and domestic violence Responsible Authority for MAPPA. Consists of police, probation and prison service Risk assessment method used for sex offenders Registered Sex Offender Strategic Management Board for MAPPA. Comprises of the 3 ‘Responsible Authority’ agencies, plus representatives from Duty to Cooperate agencies Serious further offence. Service Level agreement Sexual Offences Prevention Order. A civil order that can be applied for by the police to prohibit an offender from undertaking a certain activity Sex Offender Treatment Programme Social Services Department – now Adult and Children’s Services Victim Contact Officer. Employed by the probation service to keep victims of sexual and violent crime informed about key dates in a sentence and enable victims to comment on release arrangements Violent and Sex Offender Register. A national database, shared by police, probation and prisons, for recording and sharing information about sexual and violent offenders Youth Offending Team

PPU

LCJB LEA MAPPA

RA RM2000 RSO SMB SFO SLA SOPO SOTP SSD

MAPPP

MOU NO

NOMS

National Offender Management Service. The evolving single service designed to include responsibility for both the HM Prison service and the National Probation Service
National Probation Directorate. Although part of the Home Office, the NPD is also ‘head office’ of the NPS

NPD NPS

VCO

National Probation Service. Consisting of 42 probation areas, each run by its own board, plus the NPD Offender Assessment System. A national system for assessing the risk and needs of an offender Operational Command Unit Police National Computer. Holds records of past offences

ViSOR

OASys OCU PNC

YOT

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This report has been produced by the Responsible Authority in conjunction with board members of the MAPPA SMB. For further information contact: MAPPA COORDINATION UNIT Meon Valley Police Station Hoe Road, Bishops Waltham SO32 1DS Tel. 02380 604755 Email. mappa@hampshire.pnn.police.uk HAMPSHIRE PROBATION AREA Director of Offender Management Friary House Middle Brook Street, Winchester SO23 8DQ Tel. 01962 842202 Internet. http://probation.hants.gov.uk www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY Chief Superintendent Community Safety Department Police Headquarters West Hill, Winchester SO22 5DB Tel. 0845 045 45 45 Internet: www.hampshire.police.uk HM PRISON SERVICE Head of Social Inclusion Strategy Unit SE1 Area Office The Old Wardens House 21 Bierton Road, Aylesbury Bucks HP20 1EN Tel. 01296 390674 HAMPSHIRE VICTIM SUPPORT & WITNESS SERVICE Area Office 77 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DQ Tel. 02380 611177 Email: victimsupport@victimsupport-hiow.org.uk Internet: www.victimsupport.org Victim Support Helpline: 0845 30 30 900 This report has been published online on www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk and on the Hampshire Area Probation website: http:/probation.hants.gov.uk and on the Hampshire Constabulary website: www.hampshire.police.uk Some printed copies are available and arrangements can be made for translations etc when requested.

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Area - MAPPA Business Plan 2006/2007
The purpose of the Strategic Management Board (SMB) – Home Office MAPPA Guidance v1.3 In the first phase of MAPPA development the emphasis was rightly placed upon establishing certain minimum requirements that would provide a basis for the effective multi-agency assessment and management of risk1. The fact that the success of these arrangements was founded upon the earlier working practices between the police and probation developed locally inevitably meant that those practices varied between Areas. The second phase of MAPPA development builds upon what has already been achieved by formalising the practical arrangements across all Areas in order to introduce greater consistency in case management. However, this needs to be complemented by greater rigour and scrutiny in the review and monitoring of MAPPA. This is the role and purpose of the MAPPA Strategic Management Board (SMB). The SMB will enable the Responsible Authority to discharge those duties imposed by the sub-sections (4) and (5), which concern the Annual Report; and, more particularly, sub-section (3) of Section 67 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act (2000), which requires that the Responsible Authority in each Area must: "keep the arrangements [i.e. the MAPPA] established by the Responsible Authority under review, with a view to monitoring their effectiveness and making any changes to them that appear necessary or expedient." This is a broad brief and below are outlined five principal activities of the SMB. Overarching these activities is the role the SMB has to shape the MAPPA framework within the Area. This involves determining the role and representation of different agencies within the framework. It also includes brokering the protocols and memoranda of understanding which formalise those roles. While some margin of discretion in defining the role will be left with Areas, the following core features will be common to all SMBs: (i) (ii) monitoring (on at least a quarterly basis) and evaluating the operation of the MAPPA, particularly that of the MAPPPs; establishing connections which support effective operational work with other public protection arrangements, such as Local Safeguarding Children Boards, local Crime and Disorder Partnerships and local Criminal Justice Boards; preparing and publishing the Annual Report (as required by Section 67 (4) and (5)) and promoting the work of the MAPPA in the Area; planning the longer-term development of the MAPPA in the light of regular (at least annual) reviews of the arrangements, and with respect to legislative and wider criminal justice changes; and, identifying and planning how to meet common training and developmental needs of those working in the MAPPA.

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

These five core features form the basis of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Area Business Plan

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1. MAPPA Development Strategy
STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) Ensure the MAPPA Co-ordination Unit is fit for purpose and identify future needs

Evaluate/review the MAPPA Co-ordination Unit s Identify and map out developments of the Unit to ensure it remains fit for purpose s Secure permanent funding to support the MAPPA Co-ordination Unit roles
s

September 2006 September 2006 April 2006

DCI – Offender Management Probation MAPPA lead

s

By April 2007 be able to confirm to the RANSG that a permanent dedicated Co-ordination Unit is in place

b) Ensure Duty to Co-operate agency representation at the SMB

Evaluate/review current DTC agency representation. s Identify gaps in representation and extend invitations to agency leads
s

April 2006 – March 2007

MAPPA SMB Chair

s SMB strengthened by DTC contributions

c) Ensure current and up to date protocols/memorandums of understanding are in existence between the MAPPA Responsible Authority and DTC agencies

s Redraft the Hampshire and Isle of Wight MAPPA Dangerous Offenders Protocol taking into account recommendations from the Thematic Inspection and revised MAPPA Guidance. s Launch DTC Memorandums of Understanding with each DTC agency

Revised National MAPPA Guidance published April 2006 Publication of HMIP/C MAPPA Thematic – Spring 2006 December 2006

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit in liaison with other agencies

s Publish revised protocol December 2006 leading to a consistent understanding of roles and responsibilities within the local MAPPA area

d) Review the advantages/disadvantages of core members on standard MAPPA panels with a view to establishing core panels in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Review other areas where core panels exist s Analyse current local MAPPA panel arrangements s Produce a report with recommendations to the SMB for decision
s

Complete research by December 2006 Present report to SMB March 2007

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit

s Establishment of the most effective and efficient method of MAPPA meetings in the local area s Consistent attendance by core members of DTC agencies

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2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) Implement a Business Plan for 2006/07

Develop a Business Plan taking into consideration the RANSG Business Plan objectives s Circulate Business Plan to LCJBs and LSCBs
s

April 2006

SMB/ MAPPA Co-ordinator

August 2006

SMB

s Produce Hampshire and Isle of Wight Area Business Plan by April 2006 s Publish as part of the 2005/06 Annual Report

b) Establish quarterly reporting of MAPPA statistics to the SMB

Establish a referral system of cases into MAPPA s Quality assure MAPPA categories s Maintain a central database of MAPPA data s Use VISOR to its best capabilities with resources available
s

June 2006

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit

Ongoing Ongoing

s Active ongoing analysis of the consistency of MAPPA referrals across the area

c) Analysis of attendance and level of co-operation of agencies contributing to Level 2 and 3 meetings

Establish monitoring of attendance of agencies at MAPPA meetings s Spot audit meetings using standard audit form s Use VISOR to its best capabilities with resources available s Report quarterly to the MAPPA SMB
s

June 2006 Ongoing Ongoing

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit

s Active ongoing analysis of the consistency of attendance and level of co-operation at Level 2 and 3 MAPPA meetings

d) Perform bi-annual audits of MAPPA cases

Select Level 2 and 3 cases at random Use representatives of the SMB as panel members s Feedback findings to the SMB for action
s s

April and October 2006

SMB MAPPA Co-ordination Unit MAPPA Case Managers

s SMB to be satisfied consistent acceptable standards are in place across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. s To identify what was done well, not so well and areas of improvement

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2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
STRATEGIC AIM
e) Perform analysis on all offenders who commit serious further offences

DELIVERY PLAN
s Probation Service to follow internal SFO review procedure for all MAPPA offenders who commit SFO s Police to establish a procedure for internal reviews of SFO and trigger points s SMB to establish a joint review and reporting procedure for MAPPA SFO cases (taking into account any National developments)

MILESTONES
Revised Probation SFO procedure being implemented in May 2006

RESOURCE
SMB Probation MAPPA lead DCI – Offender Management MAPPA Co-ordination Unit MAPPA Case Managers

OUTCOME
s A comprehensive and robust analysis of MAPPA offenders who go on to commit a serious further offence s Learning points for improvement and development of MAPPA

f) Evaluate the effectiveness of MAPPA meetings and panels

s Spot audit MAPPA meetings using a standard template s Ensure MAPPA standing agenda is being adhered too s Ensure MAPPA procedure standards are being adhered to

April 2006 – March 2007

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit DCI – Offender Management Probation MAPPA lead MAPPA Case Managers

s SMB to be satisfied consistent acceptable standards are in place across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

g) Assess the quality of MAPPA intervention

s Link into current QA programmes across the Probation/Prison Service s QA and audit risk management plans produced as part of MAPPA

Ongoing

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit Probation Prisons Police Public Protection Units

s Ensure MAPPA intervention is being targeted and used effectively

h) Improve the consistency of recording and collation of data for MAPPA

s Develop local templates to support information sharing, referral to MAPPA, minute taking and review processes taking into account national developments s Implement any nationally agreed templates

All Drafts completed by June 2006 Consultation July 2006 Publish September 2006

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit

s Consistency and quality of recording improve

i) To monitor the diversity profile of offenders assessed as Level 2 or 3

s Ensure diversity data collected as part of the referral process s Report findings to SMB as part of quarterly reporting

Ongoing

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit

s Analysis of data to inform the development of MAPPA

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3. Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy
STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) To prepare and publish an Annual Report

Prepare and publish an Annual Report following guidance issued by the Public Protection Unit s Prepare and publish a leaflet based upon the Annual Report s Distribute the Annual Report and leaflet to libraries, police stations, probation offices and DTC agencies
s

Draft Reports to be submitted April 2006 National data assembled and publication date determined June 2006 Annual Reports and leaflets published October 2006

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit MAPPA Case Managers SMB Media Services/Communication Managers

s

Wider understanding and enhanced public confidence through the publication of MAPPA Annual Reports and leaflets

b) To provide a basic understanding of MAPPA to offenders

s

Prepare and publish a leaflet providing basic information concerning categories and levels of management through MAPPA and how it is likely to affect the offender

March 2007

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit Media Services

s

To enhance offenders’ understanding of MAPPA therefore improving co-operation with the process

c) To provide a basic understanding of MAPPA to other Criminal Justice Agencies, voluntary sector and public groups

Prepare and deliver presentations as required to diverse groups s Prepare promotional material to communicate the work of MAPPA s Circulate the Annual Report
s

Ongoing

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit

s

Improved and wider understanding of MAPPA in other linked areas

d) Co-ordinate and deliver Local MAPPA conference

s Annual event planned for early spring each year s Identify themes for each conference

Annual

SMB MAPPA Co-ordination Unit Media Services

s Raise awareness of MAPPA

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3. Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy
STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

e) Develop/review communication strategies for individual MAPPA cases or issues

s Responsible Authority Communication Managers to liaise and produce clear and effective media strategies for MAPPA cases as required s Identify opportunities to work constructively with the media to improve public understanding

Ongoing

Responsible Authority Communication Managers

Increased and improved awareness of MAPPA s Enhance public confidence and reassurance of MAPPA
s

f) Clear process in place to support consistent sharing of guidance and good practice

Participate in Regional MAPPA group to share best practice and guidance s Feedback information to SMB for dissemination across agencies s Maintain local area contact list of MAPPA leads and staff
s

Quarterly

MAPPA Co-ordination Unit SMB

s

Consistent dissemination of information to key operational MAPPA leads in the local area

Ongoing

g) Effective links with LCJBs, LSCBs, CDRPS and other public protection arrangements

s Attend relevant Boards and meetings to promote the work of MAPPA s Provide presentations to key groups s Request funding to support the work of MAPPA

MAPPA SMB members Probation MAPPA lead DCI – Offender management MAPPA Co-ordination Unit

s

Improved liaison and support by other public protection groups

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4. Training Strategy
STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) Identify and deliver any local training needs of the lay advisors

s

Review the experience of the lay advisors and identify any further local development of the role

Ongoing

SMB

s

To improve the lay advisor’s understanding of local MAPPA processes, resulting in informed participation of SMB activities

b) Identify and deliver local training needs of Responsible Authority Agencies, Duty to Co-operate agencies and voluntary agencies

Identify training needs of each individual agency and the different roles within each s Develop a comprehensive Training Plan, taking into account any national training strategies, to meet the required needs s Find suitable and cost effective training venues to run workshops s Deliver the Training Plan, as multiagency training where appropriate, at regular intervals to accommodate changing staff s Perform an annual review of the Training Plan to ensure it continues to meet the required needs
s

Consultation with the Responsible Authority Agencies to identify training needs – February 2006 Draft Training Plan developed – March 2006 Detailed Training Plan and course notes prepared April – May 06 Delivery commences June 2006 Review - annually

SMB Probation MAPPA lead DCI Offender Management MAPPA Co-ordination Unit Responsible Authority Training departments External speakers where required

s To ensure all practitioners working within MAPPA are fully informed of legislation, risk assessment, risk management, tools available and roles and responsibilities s To provide ongoing training to ensure MAPPA practitioners are kept informed of good practice and legislative developments that support MAPPA

Glossary of Terms
CDRP DCI DTC HMiC HMiP LCJB LSCB Crime and Reduction Partnerships Detective Chief Inspector - Police Duty to Co-operate Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation Local Criminal Justice Board Local Safeguarding Children Board MAPPA MAPPP RANSG SFO SMB ViSOR Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements Multi Agency Public Protection Panel Responsible Authority National Steering Group Serious Further Offence Strategic Management Board Violent Offender and Sexual Offender Register

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