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Multi Agency

Public Protection
Arrangements
(MAPPA)

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

Making our communities safer and In addition to this, however, it is important


reducing re-offending is our highest that no opportunity is missed to consider
priority and one of our biggest challenges. other measures that will further enhance
That is why the work undertaken through public safety. That is why we are
these multi-agency public protection undertaking the Child Sex Offender
arrangements (MAPPA) is so important. Review, to look at how a particular group
The supervision and management of of offenders, who provoke anxiety for
sexual and violent offenders who pose many, are best managed in the
the highest risk of serious harm, whether community. The review is consulting a
in the community or in custody, is complex wide range of practitioners and key
and challenging; and is an aspect of stakeholders including the MAPPA lay
public service where the public rightly advisers, and will report around the end
expects all reasonable action to be taken. of the year.

Although we have made significant Finally, in commending this report to you,


progress in the last five years with the I want to take the opportunity to thank all
development of MAPPA across England those involved locally in working with
and Wales, the review this year of a sexual and violent offenders, or in
number of tragic incidents where people ensuring that these arrangements are fit
have been murdered or seriously injured for purpose. Where MAPPA is working
reminded us of the importance of well it is based on maintaining high
reviewing performance, improving professional standards and effective
practice and learning lessons. It is vital multi-agency collaboration in the delivery
that these tasks are undertaken by the of robust risk management plans. While
probation, police and prison services, it is not possible to eliminate risk entirely,
as well as by those other agencies where all reasonable action is taken the
that contribute to the assessment and risk of further serious harm can be
management of offenders. The publication reduced to a minimum and fewer victims
of MAPPA Business Plans by each Area will be exposed to repeat offending.
in this year’s annual reports offers a
helpful and necessary programme of
local development and review and must Gerry Sutcliffe MP
lead to enhanced practice. It will be Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
essential that this progress is transparent for Criminal Justice and Offender
and shared with local communities. Management
Foreword by Barrie Crook

This is the 5th Annual To be truly effective, this responsibility


Report of the does need to be shared with other
Multi-Agency Public partners who can make a contribution to
Protection Arrangements reducing re-offending. The Report
(MAPPA) in Hampshire outlines how the Prison Service has
and the Isle of Wight. become integrated within MAPPA
It covers a period during the past year as a Responsible
when there was Authority and lists those agencies who
unprecedented public and media scrutiny now have a duty to co-operate with
of how high risk offenders are supervised these Arrangements.
in the community. It is right that agencies
should be accountable to the general As always this Annual Report outlines
public in the small number of examples detailed statistics of offenders assessed
where supervision breaks down and and supervised during the course of the
tragic consequences ensue. However, year. However, I would also commend
this needs to be balanced by recognition the reader to refer to the four case
that the overwhelming majority of cases studies which bring alive and illustrate the
are supervised intensively in the complex nature of public protection work.
community without further offending.
This Annual Report will enable members Finally, I would like to thank members of
of the public and others involved in the Strategic Management Board, and
Criminal Justice matters to better especially the Lay Advisers, for giving
understand the range of measures their time to oversee and further develop
that have been put in place to protect MAPPA for another year.
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 Barrie Crook,
and support for the conscientious way Chief Officer,
in which they carry out their duties. Hampshire Probation Area
Contents
Introduction
Thinking about this past year brings much
sadness about the tragic murder of Naomi Bryant
5 Achievements
by Anthony Rice, a man who had been released Shared Methods, Better Protection
from prison and was being supervised under the Spreading the Word
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements Making Changes
(MAPPA) in Hampshire. These arrangements New Technology
have been, and continue to be, very successful, Greater Public Involvement
as this annual report will show, but on this More Staff
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 8 Understanding
of media interest. The review was requested by
Hampshire Police and Probation Services within
MAPPA
a short time of the murder, in order to find out Deciding Categories and Levels
what we could learn from this tragic event, and Agencies with a Duty to Cooperate
what we could do to try to prevent anything MAPPA in Hampshire and
similar happening again. The report was a long Isle of Wight
time coming to us, because the work to review ■ Case Study 1
the case opened up questions about the whole Managing Mental Health Problems
of Anthony Rice’s sentence, not just the last part ■ Case Study 2
in relation to the time he was in our local Return to Prison of a Sex Offender
community. We have learnt valuable lessons
■ Case Study 3
from this case, lessons that we will carry into the
Domestic Violence
2006/07 year to make our MAPPA even stronger.
and Child Protection
This annual report illustrates the complexity of
MAPPA and how important it is that all agencies 13 Working with
work together to manage the few people in
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who could harm Victims
others. We are guided by national work to ■ Case Study 4
improve the Arrangements, and this is outlined Working with Victims
in the annex to this report.
14 Statistics
We welcome the views of our lay advisors,
2005/06
two members of the public who are in regular
What do they tell us?
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 16 Strategic
the confidence of the community that has been
so shaken by the tragic circumstances we
Management
experienced this year. Perspectives on Partnership

Liz Ashton Glossary


Director of Offender Management
Hampshire Probation Area 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 Operational Command Units (OCUs) that
the right staff are involved in working with share boundaries with local authorities,
offenders to reduce their risk of causing harm providing a more effective service to local
to others. communities. In addition to the re-aligning
We have now committed ourselves to organising of boundaries, Hampshire Constabulary has
an annual MAPPA conference for the Hampshire developed and put in place a new way of
and Isle of Wight area. The conference will offer working on public protection in each OCU to
staff involved in MAPPA a valuable opportunity ensure high standards of service. This will
to share ideas, learn about new ways of working assist in working with other agencies and
and improve their skills. provide an easier way for sharing information
about offenders who pose a risk of causing
harm to others, ultimately resulting in improved
SPREADING THE WORD management of these offenders and increased
Throughout the year key staff within the prison, public safety.
probation and police services (known jointly as
the Responsible Authority - RA) have given The Probation Service for Hampshire and
presentations to staff in other organisations to the Isle of Wight then restructured to be
help them understand their own responsibilities co-terminus with the new police OCU
within MAPPA. It is only through such boundaries, providing more opportunities to
understanding that we will achieve good quality develop good working relationships between
supervision of offenders. For example, other key staff based in the same locality.
agencies bring expertise in relation to health The National Probation Service has joined
problems, drugs and alcohol misuse. with the Prison Service to form a new single
Their advice is invaluable to the RA agencies. service called the National Offender
Management Service (NOMS). This involves
MAKING CHANGES significant change. Central to NOMS is the
principle of what is called "end to end offender
2005/06 has been a year of major re-organisation management". This ensures offenders are
of local police and probation structures. managed in a consistent way during their
Hampshire Constabulary has a clear purpose entire sentence, and as often as possible by
to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight safer the same probation staff. It overcomes
places in which to live. problems found in the supervision of Anthony
In September 2004, the Chief Constable Rice - loss of continuity and, more importantly,
commissioned a major review of the Hampshire a possible loss of important information about
Constabulary. The aim of the review was to an offender when supervision is transferred
achieve year on year improvements and to be from one area to another. Supervision is,
the best performing force. This review was therefore, more effective with fewer starts
concluded in March 2006, resulting in six new and stops.
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Achievements

NEW TECHNOLOGY Liz Ashton, Director of Offender Management


remains as the Probation MAPPA lead and
In March 2005, Hampshire co-chair of the SMB.
Constabulary implemented
ViSOR (Violent and Sex Offenders Bruce Davison, remains as the Prison Service
Register). ViSOR is the largest representative and writes:
national computer system to be
introduced into police services since the
establishment of the Police National Computer
(PNC). It provides a computerised national “ This report marks the end of the first year
in which the prison service has been a full
intelligence database that can record details member of the Responsible Authority.
of all MAPPA offenders and other people It has been a very busy year indeed.
identified as ‘potentially dangerous’. Although The local protocol between the Prison Service
Area Manager, the Chief Probation Officer and
the system is only currently accessed by the Chief Constable clarifies exactly what
police service, by the end of 2007 the probation Hampshire and Isle of Wight prisons are
and prison services will also be linked, allowing expected to contribute to MAPPA.
far greater collaboration between the services Lead managers in prisons have established
good quality contacts with colleagues in the
and providing a further enhanced level of public community, thereby ensuring that information
protection for the local community. is shared by the right people at the right time.
In addition to written information, it is now
GREATER PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT routine practice for prison-based staff to
attend important meetings held as part of
In addition to the two Lay Advisors, the general MAPPA and there has been an increase
public can be involved in the management of in corresponding attendance by
community-based colleagues at meetings
sex offenders by volunteering to be part of the held in prison establishments.
Circles of Support and Accountability scheme.
The prison and probation services are now
Circles of Support and Accountability work with part of the National Offender Management
sex offenders in an attempt to help them avoid Service. This signals important changes for
further offending. Circles consist of four to six the way in which prisoners will be managed
volunteers who agree to befriend a sex offender in future. It will improve further arrangements
surrounding the release of the most difficult
to offer support, advice and guidance and and dangerous prisoners. In future the
challenge signs of inappropriate behaviour. sentences of all prisoners will be managed
Hampshire has only recently adopted Circles by an Offender Manager based in the
and currently has one Circle running, with community to which they will return on
volunteers for a further three. release from prison. MAPPA prisoners are
one of the first groups to be covered by the
More information can be obtained about new arrangements and we are working hard
Circles of Support and Accountability from to ensure that Offender Managers have all
www.ccjf.org/whatcanido the information they need from prisons to
help them resettle prisoners safely.
MORE STAFF Prisons in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
are now keyed into the MAPPA process in
a systematic and formal manner thereby
2005/06 has seen some changes in key staff enhancing the ability of the MAPPA
within MAPPA and an increase in the number Strategic Management Board to fulfil its
of staff involved.
Detective Chief Superintendent Ray Webb,
responsibilities towards the community.

previously Police MAPPA lead and co-chair
of Strategic Management Board (SMB), has
been replaced by Chief Superintendent
Matthew Greening.
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Achievements

Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Brian Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Area Manager,
who represented the Police on the MAPPA Probation Service, who previously had the
Steering group and SMB for the last two years, public protection lead for the Probation Service,
was temporarily replaced by DCI Sara Glen. was promoted to another post within the
She has subsequently been replaced by service. David Renouf, Area Manager, has
DCI Mark Ashthorpe. now replaced him.
Mark writes:
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
“ This year, nationally and locally,
MAPPA procedures and the management Constabulary. Her function is to support the
of offenders have been subject to more MAPPA Coordinator to co-ordinate the inter
media scrutiny and public awareness than agency response to public protection,
ever before. Sadly this has been due to covering policy, training and inspection.
a small number of offenders committing
further serious offences and this has led
Julia writes:
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
“ I joined the MAPPA unit in July
2005 from the Home Office Research
society in which any evidence of failure is Directorate and was particularly
described as systemic failure. In fact, interested in this post because it
although some offenders do commit involves close liaison with both the
further offences, occasionally with tragic police and probation services.
consequences, most of the time offender The role is continually evolving and
management works. However, we must the MAPPA unit is actively seeking
not be complacent and we must constantly further ways to support frontline
seek to review our processes, procedures staff who are working in a very
and working practices to make our risk
management systems better. Every case
demanding environment.

of serious reoffending is examined,
sometimes independently, to see how well
the MAPPA arrangements have worked
and what needs to be changed.

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. CATEGORY 2:
On 1st April 2001 it became a statutory Violent or Other Sexual Offenders
duty for police and probation, and later
the prison service, to establish the These are mainly offenders
local MAPPA. who have been sentenced to
There are three categories of offenders 12 months or more imprisonment
who fall within the MAPPA and they are for an offence listed in Schedule 15
managed at three different levels: 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 CATEGORY 3:
criteria before being required Other Offenders
to register.
These are people who have a
Offenders may be required to
conviction somewhere in the past
register for a minimum of two
that indicates they are capable of
years to a maximum of life,
Serious Harm* (for example,
depending on the sentence
grievous bodily harm) and who are
they receive.
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 MAPPA in Hampshire


‘Duty to Cooperate’ The multi agency approach to
assessing and managing offenders
The Responsible Authority for each who may pose a risk of harm to
area is required to involve other others is well established in
key agencies in the management Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
of offenders. Although initially This dates back to the first
the involvement was voluntary, a Dangerous Offenders Protocol in
statutory duty was placed upon the 1998, when inter-agency meetings
agencies by the Criminal Justice were held on a voluntary basis, and
Act 2003. This is important because subsequently developed into the full
a key part of MAPPA involves the MAPPA framework.
exchange of information and the A key process of the Hampshire
pooling of knowledge and expertise. MAPPA is the screening of virtually
all cases through an initial information
Working together are: exchange meeting. This process
Youth Offending Teams enables identification of cases
Jobcentre Plus which can be managed safely at
Local Education Authorities Level 1 – the vast majority – and
Local Housing Authorities simultaneously identifies those
Registered Social Landlords requiring a higher level of multi
agency intervention at Level 2 or 3.
Adult and Children Services
Health bodies – e.g. By adopting this method and applying
Strategic Health Authorities, strict criteria for Level 3 cases, we
Primary Care and Primary Care have ensured that risks are managed
Trusts, Mental Health Trusts appropriately and, importantly,
that there is no log jam at any level
Electronic Monitoring providers
in the process.
Once an agency has identified a
Further detailed information about
case for inclusion in the process,
MAPPA can be found in the MAPPA
the MAPPA provides coordination,
Guidance document contained on the
assessment and management
National Probation Service website:
of offenders at the three levels.
www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk
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 Outcome
Billy was initially shocked that some of his
Background family members didn’t want any contact with
Billy is a 45 year old man with previous him. On release Billy was very unstable and
convictions for rape and serious sexual unable to cope after being institutionalised in
assault. He received a lengthy prison prison for some considerable time.
sentence and was released on licence in This manifested itself in a decline in his mental
June 2005. In prison Billy undertook a range health which was addressed by a short stay in
of Sex Offender Treatment programmes and a mental health hospital and regular contact
other programmes to help him address his with a representative from a mental health
offending. He presents a history of mental support team. Billy returned to the specialist
health instability and reckless offending and accommodation and is now engaging well with
has been diagnosed as having a personality all agencies. The exchange of information and
disorder and psychopathic disorder. He has joint agency approach is working.
previously threatened his family to such an Police, probation, mental health, education,
extent that they fear for their lives. Children’s Services, housing and Victim
Contact are all involved in the case. Billy has
Risk Assessment done all that has been asked of him and has
Billy has been assessed as posing a very high not breached any of his licence conditions.
risk of harm to others. There is a potential risk He is currently stable, settled and progressing
of physical, mental or emotional harm to well. However, that does not allow the
members of his family, any woman he forms agencies to become complacent about
a relationship with and any child from within a his management.
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.
Key factors in the successful
Risk Management management of this case are:
While Billy was still in prison, a Level 2
MAPPA meeting was convened to coordinate ■ Specialist accommodation
agencies’ contributions to his risk assessment
and management on release. A risk ■ Comprehensive reports
management plan was put into place which and assessments
included actions of setting stringent licence
conditions, identifying exclusion zones, ■ Constant information sharing
arranging for a Victim Contact Officer to liaise across the agencies to identify
with the previous victims, and referral for a any change in risk
mental health assessment. Billy was released
into specialist accommodation and MAPPA ■ Involvement of many agencies
have continued to manage and assess him
since his release. ■ Good staff rapport with the offender

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Understanding MAPPA
Case study 2 Case study 3
Return to prison of a sex offender Domestic violence and Child Protection

Background Background
Simon is a 60-year-old man with previous Susan is a 42 year old woman with a previous
convictions for indecent assault, taking/making and conviction for stabbing her husband after they had
distributing indecent photographs and videos of both been drinking, and he had been particularly
children. He received five years imprisonment with abusive and agitated. She has been a victim of
an extended licence period of five years and was domestic abuse from her husband for a number of
released into the community in April 2005. While in years, however he has never been charged with
prison he completed the sex offender treatment any offences. On one occasion, he knocked her
programme and has been referred to the Relapse unconscious in front of her children and it seems
Prevention programme. the years of abuse she has suffered culminated in
Risk Assessment the offence.
Simon has been assessed as having a very high Risk Assessment
risk of reoffending and very high risk of harm to Susan is assessed as presenting a medium risk of
children. While in prison he kept photographs of physical abuse to her husband. However, more
young boys cut from magazines, and children’s significantly, she is the vulnerable one of the two,
names and ages and website addresses were even though she is the one who has been convicted.
found in his diary, indicating a continued fascination Her offending is linked to the risks that are present
with children. to her and her children, should her husband be
Risk Management allowed back into the home.
Simon was managed at MAPPA Level 2 due to Risk Management
concerns surrounding the risk he posed to children Susan is subject to MAPPA risk management at
and the likelihood of reoffending. He was released Level 2 due to the domestic violence and child
into specialist accommodation where he could be protection issues surrounding her case. The Police,
monitored carefully, and had stringent licence Probation Service, Children’s Services and Domestic
conditions placed upon him. Risk management Violence Unit are all involved in her management.
reviews took place regularly with the risk Running parallel to MAPPA proceedings are child
management plan being updated as appropriate. protection proceedings to further safeguard her
Outcome children. Links take place between these meetings
From the onset of release Simon proved to be a to ensure all information is shared and acted
difficult offender to manage. He continually lied to on accordingly.
his supervising officers, only admitting things when Outcome
evidence was produced to back it up. He made Susan has suffered years of domestic abuse from
derogatory comments about victims of sexual her husband, and previously from her ex-husband.
abuse, and behaved in a secretive and obnoxious Initially she saw MAPPA as interference in her life
manner. While Simon was staying in the and only engaged at the minimum level with
accommodation a small notebook was found in his agencies trying to manage and protect her; however
room with details of website addresses he had she has subsequently engaged with her probation
visited, mostly concerning young male children. officer and Children’s Services and is now working
On the basis of this, an intensive monitoring towards protecting herself and her children. After the
programme was instigated and Simon was latest report of abuse towards her, she has followed
observed to enter an internet café and download the advice of professionals and refused to allow her
images of young boys. He was recalled to prison. husband back home. Susan, with the help and
MAPPA will continue to monitor him throughout support of the MAPPA process, is making
his time in prison and will ensure an appropriate considerable progress towards protecting herself
risk management plan is put into place before and her children and reducing her risk of reoffending.
his release.

Key Factors in the successful management Key Factors in the successful management
of this case: of this case:
■ Good exchange of information across agencies ■ Integrated links between MAPPA and Child
■ Intensive monitoring Protection proceedings
■ Hostel intervention ■ Links with Domestic Violence Unit
■ Good supervision leading to disclosure ■ Providing support to the offender to gain
■ Immediate action her confidence

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Working with Victims
Working with victims is intimate with or with whom he may live.
In addition to the work to manage offenders, These risks may be increased by a negative
the Government has placed a much greater change in emotional wellbeing.
emphasis upon meeting the needs of victims. Risk Management
Section 69 of the Criminal Justice and Court Regular Level 2 MAPPA meetings have been held
Services Act 2000, amended by the Criminal pre-release and post-release concerning this offender.
Justice Act 2003, places a statutory duty upon Agencies involved include Police, Probation, Housing,
the National Probation Service to contact victims Victim Contact, Social Services and Women’s Aid.
One of the issues that required addressing was the
of crime of a sexual or violent nature, to ask if needs of the victim, a vulnerable lady.
they wish to be kept informed and consulted
about the release arrangements for the Outcome
Jack wrote to the victim on a couple of occasions
offenders who committed the crime against from prison, until this correspondence was halted
them and who were sentenced to 12 months by the police due its unsuitable nature. Strict licence
imprisonment or more. conditions were put into place on release, including
The Hampshire Probation Area has a dedicated conditions of not to contact, directly or indirectly,
Victim Contact Unit (VCU) working in close the victim without prior approval of the supervising
liaison with the MAPPA teams. A unit Probation Officer. Although this condition was
representative will attend MAPPA meetings to welcomed, the victim subsequently decided she did
represent the views and concerns of the victims want to have contact with the offender, and this was
communicated to the MAPPA panel via the Victim
and in appropriate cases the victims themselves
Contact Officer (VCO). At the panel a decision was
can be invited to express their personal views. made for the VCO to facilitate mediation of contact,
These views can significantly influence the risk firstly by letter, then telephone, leading up to an
management decisions of the MAPPA meeting arranged supervised meeting.
and inform how the offender will be managed
and what actions are required to minimise the This case illustrates how the victim’s wishes are
risk of further harm to the public. taken into consideration by MAPPA although the
panel may not necessarily believe it is in the
During this reporting period the Victim Contact best interest of the victim to have contact with
Unit has contacted more than 360 victims who the offender. This is quite often the case, and
live within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area. MAPPA has to ensure any risk management plan
It is, of course, up to the victims whether they is robust and dynamic to meet the current
wish to maintain contact with the Victim Contact circumstances of risk.
Unit or other agencies which provide support to
victims for example, Victim Support, NSPCC
and Children and Adult Services. Core functions of Victim Contact Unit
Should you wish to make contact with the ■ Contact the victim (or victim’s family) to ask
if they want contact maintained throughout
Victim Contact Unit call 0845 6040150. the sentence and licence period
Information can be obtained about Victim ■ During the sentence, keep the victim
informed of key dates in the sentence
Support from www.victimsupport.org
■ Consult the victim and make the victim’s
or by calling 0845 30 30 900 views known to the supervising officer,
the prison, the local MAPPA, and, if
relevant, the parole board
Case study 4 ■ Make recommendations about licence
conditions and release plans based on
Working with victims victim’s views
■ Advise probation staff and attend MAPP
Background meetings to advise of victim’s concerns
Jack is a 56 year old man who has previously relevant to the management of offenders
sexually and violently assaulted a relative. ■ Keep victim’s informed of any significant
He received a lengthy term of imprisonment with an developments during the sentence or
after release
extended licence period of three years.
Jack was released from prison in 2005. ■ Inform victim’s of any measures that can
be taken to increase their safety
Risk Assessment ■ Provide victim’s with information about Victim
Jack has been assessed as posing a high level of Support and other local support services
risk of serious sexual or violent harm against
women, with whom he either forms a relationship,
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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 1118
and Isle of Wight on 31 March 2006
Living in 1 – Central OCU 289
Living in 2 – Isle of Wight OCU 83
Living in 3 – North and East OCU 170
Living in 4 – Portsmouth OCU 219
Living in 5 – Southampton OCU 188
Living in 6 – Western OCU 169
The of RSO’s per 100,000 head of population 63
The of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either
cautioned or convicted of breaches of the requirement, between 1 April 2005 22
and 31 March 2006
The number of
(a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for (a) 29
(b) interim SOPOs granted and (b) 4
(c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 (c) 28

The number of
(a) Notification Orders (NOs) applied for (a) 1
(b) interim NOs granted and (b) 0
(c) full NOs imposed by the courts between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 (c) 1
The number of
(a) Foreign Travel Orders (FTOs) applied for and (a) 0
(b) imposed by the courts between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 (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 576
Isle of Wight between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006
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 137
31 March 2006
Offenders Managed through MAPPA Level 3 and 2
The number of offenders in each of the MAPPA categories above who have LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2
been managed through Level 3 and through local inter-agency risk
management (Level 2) between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 RSO 24 231
V&OS 8 265
OthO 4 49
Of the cases managed at Level 3 or 2 between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006; LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2
The number who were returned to custody for a breach of licence 6 52
The number who were returned to custody for a breach of a restraining order 3 3
or SOPO
The number who were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 1 6

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Statistics

What do the Statistics tell us? member of the public. For example, standing
outside school gates, or visiting a public
MAPPA Category 1 – Registered swimming pool. The court must be satisfied
Sex Offenders that an order is necessary to protect the public
A total of 1118 sex offenders in the community from serious harm before granting the order.
were registered with the police during 2005/06. The minimum period of time for a full order
This figure includes those offenders who is five years, with a maximum of life.
continue to be on the register from previous Of the Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
years and who will continue to be registered granted during the reporting period, four are
for some considerable time to come. in place for life with conditions including:
The minimum time for registration is two years, ■ prohibited from being in the presence of
and the maximum is for life. Approximately 40
per cent of sex offenders in Hampshire are young girls under the age of 16 unless an
required to register for life, therefore the adult is present;
register will continue to show a year on ■ inviting or allowing any child under the
year increase. age of 16 into his home;
The increase from 2004/05 to 2005/06 is 7.5 ■ approaching, enticing or seeking to
per cent. This is low in comparison with the communicate with any child under the
national average of 18 per cent. This can be age of 16.
attributed to the number of offenders receiving
custodial sentences, having moved out of Breaching a SOPO can result in a maximum
Hampshire, having died or coming to their end sentence of five years imprisonment.
of their period of registration.
MAPPA Category 2 – Violent and Other Sex
It is also worth noting that the vast majority of
Offenders
registered sex offenders are not considered to
be high risk. Of the overall total of 1118, only The number of MAPPA Category 2 offenders in
231, or 21 per cent, were under Level 2 the community during the reporting period has
management at any point during the past year, risen by almost 26 per cent. This figure
whilst only 24, or 2 per cent, were managed at includes all those offenders who were released
the highest Level 3. on licence during the reporting period and has
risen because of improved procedures for
RSOs Convicted or Cautioned identifying this group and natural annual
22 offenders were convicted or cautioned for variations reflecting historical sentencing
breaching their sex offender registration patterns. Of the 576 offenders within this
requirements. This is just under 2 per cent of category, 46 per cent have been managed at
the total figure for Hampshire and the Isle of Level 2 at some point during the reporting
Wight, demonstrating that we achieve a high year. The majority of these cases will have
compliance rate from our offenders. been managed at Level 2 during their period of
Examples of breaches are: release from custody when risk factors tend to
■ failing to register after first being told to; be more unstable - for example, without
■ failing to notify a change of home address; accommodation or employment. However, after
■ failing to notify any travel abroad. careful consideration of their risk many will now
have been reduced to Level 1 management.
Sexual Offences Prevention Orders Only a small number of Category 2 cases -
Police were granted 28 Sexual Offences eight cases, or less than 1.5 per cent - were
Prevention Orders (SOPOs) during the managed at the highest Level 3.
reporting period. This is an increase from last Overall, it should be stressed that the rise in
year when only ten were granted. SOPOs are Category 2 cases does not equate to a
used to prevent an offender from undertaking dramatic increase in violent and sexual crime
an activity that would be legal for any ordinary in Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

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Statistics

MAPPA Category 3 – Other Offenders The Strategic Management


The total number of Category 3 offenders has of MAPPA
risen slightly from 120 during 2004/05 to 137
during 2005/06. This demonstrates that the The MAPPA Strategic Management Board
Responsible Authority is applying stringent (SMB) for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
assessment processes to identify these cases meets four times a year and maintains an
appropriately. active oversight of MAPPA work within the
area. It is made up of senior representatives
MAPPA Offenders managed at Levels 2 and 3
of the ‘Responsible Authority’ and ‘Duty to
The total number of all MAPPA offenders being Cooperate’ agencies providing a channel for
managed at Level 2 increased slightly from the transfer of information.
24 per cent to 30 per cent. The total number
During the past year the SMB has undertaken
of offenders being managed by the MAPPP
a series of case reviews to ensure the quality
at Level 3 is significantly lower at just below
and effectiveness of MAPPA processes and
2 per cent. This is still lower than the
multi agency working. Identified good practice
national average.
is communicated back to the staff and is also
Of those offenders being managed at Level 2,
used to inform learning and development of
11 per cent were returned to custody for
MAPPA as a whole. Identified areas for
breach of their licence. 17 per cent of Level 3
improvement - for example agencies’
cases were returned to custody. These are
commitment to risk management meetings -
generally minor infringements, for example a
have been addressed and steps have been
failure to report to their supervising officer at
taken to close the gaps in representation
an allocated time, but conditions of a prison
using the contact through the SMB. This
licence are strictly adhered to, and any
action has resulted in a significant increase
violation will result in a return to custody to
in commitment.
prevent the opportunity of further offending.
A total of six cases were returned to custody The SMB recognises the need to integrate
for breach of a restraining order or SOPO. MAPPA with other public protection
One of these cases involved a SOPO procedures, for example, safeguarding
restriction of the offender not being allowed children. Links with Local Safeguarding
to possess, purchase or otherwise handle Children Boards (formerly the Area Child
children’s clothing. Following a search of the Protection Committees) are long established.
offender he was found to be wearing childrens This role of the SMB is supported by the
underwear under his outer clothing indicating Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB), which
his continuing fascination with young children. is made up of the Chief Officers of the local
He was returned to custody and is awaiting criminal justice agencies who work together
sentence for this offence. to reduce re-offending, speed up justice and
Finally, a total of seven cases being managed improve the confidence of the public in the
at Level 2 or 3 were charged with a serious criminal justice system. The LCJB provides
further offence during the reporting period. the link to the local Crime and Disorder
This equates to 1.2 per cent. In all cases Reduction Partnerships that have diverse
where a further serious offence takes place, membership in local communities and, as
the case is subjected to rigorous internal the name implies, tackle crime and disorder.
review, and the most serious goes to an The SMB supports the joint funding that
independent external review. provides for the appointment of the MAPPA
While there is no room for complacency, these Coordinator and deputy MAPPA Coordinator.
statistics do suggest that MAPPA is being These posts have proved invaluable, ensuring
operated effectively and rigorously in the area the coordination of public protection work
and that the Arrangements play an important across the agencies and supporting the work
part in protecting the people living in of the SMB.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
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Strategic Management

Hampshire Hampshire
Prison Wessex
Probation Constabulary
Surrey & Service Youth
Service G4S
Borders Offending
Partnership Team
Hampshire NHS
Trust Lay Advisors
LSCB

Hampshire
Magistrates
New Forest
Courts
District
SMB Representatives Council

MAPPA
Coordinator Portsmouth
Children’s
Services
Basingstoke Isle of Wight
and Dean Children’s
Borough Hampshire Southampton
Hampshire Services
Council Partnership Children’s
Adult &
NHS Trust Services
Children’s
Services & learning

The continued involvement of the two Lay


Advisors on the SMB has also proved Core functions of the SMB
invaluable, bringing a high level of public
scrutiny and providing a reality check to the ■ Monitoring and evaluating the
agencies around the table. Both lay advisors operation of MAPPA
have actively participated in the case reviews ■ Establishing the connections which
asking probing questions and challenging support effective operational work
perceived best practice. They have also with other Public Protection
participated in training and media events arrangements
helping to promote MAPPA from a lay ■ Preparing and publishing the annual
perspective. report and promoting the work of
During the last year the SMB has developed the MAPPA
a Strategic Business Plan for 2006/07. ■ Planning the longer term
This is an Annex to this report and will be development of MAPPA
used to address the key issues that will ■ Identifying and planning how to meet
strengthen and help standardise public training and developmental needs
protection practice across the area.

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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 Housing
extensive training and support to ensure
my participation. As a parent in the area "Hampshire housing authorities have
I am privileged to be able to put across been closely involved in MAPPA for a
concerns or queries regarding public number of years. Accommodation can
protection, and give a grass root be an important factor in ensuring the
perspective. I have seen more agencies satisfactory resettlement of offenders
come on board the SMB and the level of which can help in the management of
ownership rise. This is a credit to the risk. Housing authorities therefore
board, because working in partnership have a crucial role in providing advice
is vital." and information on access to housing
for individual offenders and may, in
Kathryn Harrison some circumstances, secure
Lay Advisor accommodation for offenders as part
of the risk management process.
Hampshire’s Strategic Housing
Officers Group has two
Youth Offending Team (YOT) representatives on the MAPPA
Strategic Management Board to
"The Wessex Youth Offending Team ensure that housing authorities work
has been fully committed to MAPPA in partnership on public protection.
since its inception, and is represented In the last year, the housing
on the Strategic Management Board. representatives have been involved in
YOT staff have a good understanding the regular audit of cases carried out
of the requirements placed upon them by the SMB and have assisted in the
and have a thorough understanding of preparation of a memorandum of
the correlation between MAPPA and YOT understanding, outlining the duty to
risk management, with procedures co-operate for housing authorities."
which replicate and compliment those
established by adult criminal Greg Spawton
justice agencies" Housing Manager
New Forest District Council
Sue Morse
Area Manager
South West Hants
and Southampton City YOT

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Glossary

Glossary of Terms

Area Child Protection Committees (now replaced Prolific and Other Priority Offender. An offender
ACPC by Local Safeguarding Children Boards) PPO who is responsible for a disproportionately large
amount of crime
Duty to Cooperate. A statutory duty placed upon Public Protection Unit. A national unit based at the
DTC some agencies to work with MAPPA NPD, which has oversight of MAPPA and very high
PPU risk offenders. Locally each police OCU has a PPU
Foreign Travel Order. A civil order that can be to manage dangerous (violent and sexual) offenders,
FTO applied for by the police to prevent certain sex PPOs, child protection and domestic violence
offenders from travelling abroad
RA Responsible Authority for MAPPA.
Local Criminal Justice Board. A top level
LCJB Consists of police, probation and prison service
strategic board comprising of all the Criminal
Justice agencies RM2000 Risk assessment method used for sex offenders
LEA Local Education Authority
RSO Registered Sex Offender
Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements.
MAPPA The statutory arrangements for managing risk posed Strategic Management Board for MAPPA. Comprises
by violent and sexual offenders SMB of the 3 ‘Responsible Authority’ agencies, plus
representatives from Duty to Cooperate agencies
Multi Agency Public Protection Panel. This is the
MAPPP highest level of management within MAPPA, SFO Serious further offence.
consisting of senior officers from key agencies
SLA Service Level agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
Sexual Offences Prevention Order. A civil order that
Notification Order. A civil order that can be applied for SOPO can be applied for by the police to prohibit an
NO by the police to place an offender, convicted of sexual offender from undertaking a certain activity
offences abroad, onto the Sex Offenders Register SOTP Sex Offender Treatment Programme
National Offender Management Service. SSD Social Services Department – now Adult and
NOMS The evolving single service designed to include Children’s Services
responsibility for both the HM Prison service
and the National Probation Service Victim Contact Officer. Employed by the probation
service to keep victims of sexual and violent crime
National Probation Directorate. Although part of the VCO informed about key dates in a sentence and enable
NPD Home Office, the NPD is also ‘head office’ of the NPS victims to comment on release arrangements
National Probation Service. Consisting of 42 Violent and Sex Offender Register. A national
NPS probation areas, each run by its own board, ViSOR database, shared by police, probation and prisons,
plus the NPD for recording and sharing information about sexual
and violent offenders
Offender Assessment System. A national system
OASys for assessing the risk and needs of an offender YOT Youth Offending Team
OCU Operational Command Unit

PNC Police National Computer. Holds records


of past offences

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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.

Design & Artwork aha


Email. aha.uk@btinternet.com
Hampshire

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Area


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Strategic Management Board

Business Plan 2006/07

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

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Initial Guidance (March 2001). Home Office
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1. MAPPA Development Strategy

STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) Ensure the MAPPA ■ Evaluate/review the MAPPA September 2006 DCI – Offender Management ■ By April 2007 be able
Co-ordination Unit is fit Co-ordination Unit Probation MAPPA lead to confirm to the RANSG
for purpose and identify ■ Identify and map out developments of September 2006 that a permanent dedicated
future needs the Unit to ensure it remains fit for purpose Co-ordination Unit is in place
■ Secure permanent funding to support April 2006
the MAPPA Co-ordination Unit roles

b) Ensure Duty to Co-operate ■ Evaluate/review current DTC agency April 2006 – March 2007 MAPPA SMB Chair ■ SMB strengthened by
agency representation representation. DTC contributions
at the SMB ■ Identify gaps in representation and
extend invitations to agency leads

c) Ensure current and up to ■ Redraft the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Revised National MAPPA MAPPA Co-ordination Unit in ■ Publish revised protocol
date protocols/memorandums MAPPA Dangerous Offenders Protocol Guidance published liaison with other agencies December 2006 leading to
of understanding are in taking into account recommendations April 2006 a consistent understanding
existence between the from the Thematic Inspection and revised Publication of HMIP/C of roles and responsibilities
MAPPA Responsible Authority MAPPA Guidance. MAPPA Thematic – within the local MAPPA area
and DTC agencies ■ Launch DTC Memorandums of Spring 2006
Understanding with each DTC agency December 2006

d) Review the ■ Review other areas where Complete research by MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Establishment of the
advantages/disadvantages core panels exist December 2006 most effective and efficient
of core members on standard ■ Analyse current local MAPPA panel Present report to SMB method of MAPPA meetings
MAPPA panels with a view to arrangements March 2007 in the local area
establishing core panels in ■ Consistent attendance
■ Produce a report with
Hampshire and Isle of Wight by core members of DTC
recommendations to the SMB
for decision agencies

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2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy

STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) Implement a Business ■ Develop a Business Plan taking into April 2006 SMB/ MAPPA Co-ordinator ■ Produce Hampshire and
Plan for 2006/07 consideration the RANSG Business Isle of Wight Area Business
Plan objectives Plan by April 2006
■ Circulate Business Plan to LCJBs August 2006 SMB ■ Publish as part of the
and LSCBs 2005/06 Annual Report

b) Establish quarterly ■ Establish a referral system of cases June 2006 MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Active ongoing analysis
reporting of MAPPA into MAPPA of the consistency of
statistics to the SMB ■ Quality assure MAPPA categories MAPPA referrals across
the area
■ Maintain a central database of Ongoing
MAPPA data
■ Use VISOR to its best capabilities Ongoing
with resources available

c) Analysis of attendance ■ Establish monitoring of attendance of June 2006 MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Active ongoing analysis
and level of co-operation agencies at MAPPA meetings of the consistency of
of agencies contributing ■ Spot audit meetings using standard Ongoing attendance and level of
to Level 2 and 3 meetings audit form co-operation at Level 2
and 3 MAPPA meetings
■ Use VISOR to its best capabilities with Ongoing
resources available
■ Report quarterly to the MAPPA SMB

d) Perform bi-annual audits ■ Select Level 2 and 3 cases at random April and October 2006 SMB ■ SMB to be satisfied
of MAPPA cases ■ Use representatives of the SMB MAPPA Co-ordination Unit consistent acceptable
as panel members MAPPA Case Managers standards are in place
across Hampshire and
■ Feedback findings to the SMB for action
the Isle of Wight.
■ To identify what was
done well, not so well
and areas of improvement

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2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy

STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

e) Perform analysis on ■ Probation Service to follow internal SFO Revised Probation SFO SMB ■ A comprehensive and
all offenders who commit review procedure for all MAPPA offenders procedure being implemented Probation MAPPA lead robust analysis of MAPPA
serious further offences who commit SFO in May 2006 DCI – Offender Management offenders who go on to
■ Police to establish a procedure for MAPPA Co-ordination Unit commit a serious further
internal reviews of SFO and trigger points MAPPA Case Managers offence
■ SMB to establish a joint review and ■ Learning points for

reporting procedure for MAPPA SFO improvement and


cases (taking into account any National development of MAPPA
developments)

f) Evaluate the ■ Spot audit MAPPA meetings using April 2006 – March 2007 MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ SMB to be satisfied
effectiveness of MAPPA a standard template DCI – Offender Management consistent acceptable
meetings and panels ■ Ensure MAPPA standing agenda is Probation MAPPA lead standards are in place
being adhered too MAPPA Case Managers across Hampshire and
the Isle of Wight.
■ Ensure MAPPA procedure standards
are being adhered to

g) Assess the quality ■ Link into current QA programmes Ongoing MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Ensure MAPPA
of MAPPA intervention across the Probation/Prison Service Probation intervention is being
■ QA and audit risk management plans Prisons targeted and used effectively
produced as part of MAPPA Police Public Protection Units

h) Improve the consistency ■ Develop local templates to support All Drafts completed by MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Consistency and quality
of recording and collation of information sharing, referral to MAPPA, June 2006 of recording improve
data for MAPPA minute taking and review processes Consultation July 2006
taking into account national developments
Publish September 2006
■ Implement any nationally agreed
templates

i) To monitor the diversity ■ Ensure diversity data collected as part Ongoing MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Analysis of data to inform
profile of offenders of the referral process the development of MAPPA
assessed as Level 2 or 3 ■ Report findings to SMB as part of
quarterly reporting

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3. Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy

STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) To prepare and publish ■ Prepare and publish an Annual Report Draft Reports to be MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Wider understanding
an Annual Report following guidance issued by the Public submitted April 2006 MAPPA Case Managers and enhanced public
Protection Unit National data assembled SMB confidence through the
■ Prepare and publish a leaflet based and publication date Media publication of MAPPA
upon the Annual Report determined June 2006 Services/Communication Annual Reports and leaflets
Managers
■ Distribute the Annual Report and Annual Reports and leaflets
leaflet to libraries, police stations, published October 2006
probation offices and DTC agencies

b) To provide a basic ■ Prepare and publish a leaflet March 2007 MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ To enhance offenders’
understanding of MAPPA providing basic information concerning Media Services understanding of MAPPA
to offenders categories and levels of management therefore improving
through MAPPA and how it is likely to co-operation with the process
affect the offender

c) To provide a basic ■ Prepare and deliver presentations Ongoing MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Improved and wider
understanding of MAPPA as required to diverse groups understanding of MAPPA
to other Criminal Justice ■ Prepare promotional material to in other linked areas
Agencies, voluntary sector communicate the work of MAPPA
and public groups
■ Circulate the Annual Report

d) Co-ordinate and deliver ■ Annual event planned for early spring Annual SMB ■ Raise awareness
Local MAPPA conference each year MAPPA Co-ordination Unit of MAPPA
■ Identify themes for each conference Media Services

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STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

e) Develop/review ■ Responsible Authority Communication Ongoing Responsible Authority ■ Increased and improved
communication strategies Managers to liaise and produce clear Communication Managers awareness of MAPPA
for individual MAPPA cases and effective media strategies for MAPPA ■ Enhance public confidence
or issues cases as required and reassurance of MAPPA
■ Identify opportunities to work
constructively with the media to
improve public understanding

f) Clear process in place ■ Participate in Regional MAPPA group Quarterly MAPPA Co-ordination Unit ■ Consistent dissemination
to support consistent to share best practice and guidance SMB of information to key
sharing of guidance and ■ Feedback information to SMB for operational MAPPA leads
good practice dissemination across agencies in the local area
■ Maintain local area contact list of Ongoing
MAPPA leads and staff

g) Effective links with ■ Attend relevant Boards and meetings MAPPA SMB members ■ Improved liaison and
LCJBs, LSCBs, CDRPS to promote the work of MAPPA Probation MAPPA lead support by other public
and other public protection ■ Provide presentations to key groups DCI – Offender management protection groups
arrangements MAPPA Co-ordination Unit
■ Request funding to support the work
of MAPPA

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4. Training Strategy

STRATEGIC AIM DELIVERY PLAN MILESTONES RESOURCE OUTCOME

a) Identify and deliver any ■ Review the experience of the Ongoing SMB ■ To improve the lay
local training needs of the lay advisors and identify any further advisor’s understanding of
lay advisors local development of the role local MAPPA processes,
resulting in informed
participation of SMB
activities

b) Identify and deliver ■ Identify training needs of each individual Consultation with the SMB ■ To ensure all
local training needs of agency and the different roles within each Responsible Authority Probation MAPPA lead practitioners working within
Responsible Authority ■ Develop a comprehensive Training Plan, Agencies to identify training MAPPA are fully informed of
Agencies, Duty to needs – February 2006 DCI Offender Management legislation, risk assessment,
taking into account any national training
Co-operate agencies and strategies, to meet the required needs Draft Training Plan MAPPA Co-ordination Unit risk management, tools
voluntary agencies developed – March 2006 Responsible Authority available and roles and
■ Find suitable and cost effective training
Training departments responsibilities
venues to run workshops Detailed Training Plan and
■ To provide ongoing
■ Deliver the Training Plan, as multi- course notes prepared External speakers
April – May 06 training to ensure
agency training where appropriate, where required
MAPPA practitioners are
at regular intervals to accommodate Delivery commences kept informed of good
changing staff June 2006 practice and legislative
■ Perform an annual review of the Training Review - annually developments that
Plan to ensure it continues to meet the support MAPPA
required needs

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

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