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Annual Report
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements
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Page Ministerial Foreword Introduction Keeping Lincolnshire safe Review Meeting Process Case Studies Key Achievements Statistical Information MAPPA and Victims MAPPA Strategic Management Board Member Lay Advisors Business Plan Strategic Management Board Direction Current Key Personnel Contacts 3 4 5 7 8-10 11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22 23-27 Back Cover

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

Maria Eagle MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

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Joint Statement Thanks to the effective co-operation between the agencies involved, few members of the public in Lincolnshire have reason to know of the complex and difficult work that goes into managing the comparatively small number of high-risk offenders in Lincolnshire. Nevertheless, the importance of the area multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) cannot be overstated. MAPPA works well in Lincolnshire because the representatives of the various agencies involved plan and communicate professionally and effectively. We know, however, that when we work with the most difficult people, risk cannot be eliminated completely. We cannot rest on our laurels and neither would we want to. Our joint aim is to safeguard the public from the threat posed by the most dangerous and difficult offenders, whilst also focussing on the needs of the victims of crime. To continue with this aim we will further develop our connections with other multi-agency fora: the Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Board; Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships; the Safeguarding Children Board.What we all want as professionals and as citizens is stronger, safer communities. By working together we know that we are more likely to achieve this. This report provides our way forward for the next twelve months. To date, Lincolnshire MAPPA has achieved all its milestones. We are now seeking to stretch ourselves even further, with improvements to our communications and data systems and co-location of multi agency staff. Finally, it should be said that Lincolnshire is a good place to live and work. Serious violent crime is down by 12.8% this year and overall offending rates are below the national average. MAPPA exists to ensure that the small proportion of serious violent offenders are properly supervised to reduce the risk they pose to the community.

Tony Lake
Chief Constable Lincolnshire Police

Graham Nicholls
Chief Officer National Probation Service

Bob Perry
Area Manager HM Prison Service

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What is MAPPA ? MAPPA - Multi Agency Public Protection arrangements arose from legislation whereby Police, Probation and then the Prison Service were tasked to work together with those offenders who could cause the most serious harm to others. It exists to ensure that those offenders in the community whose previous offences or current behaviour suggest that they could pose a risk of serious harm to others are identified, assessed and managed. The primary function of MAPPA is to protect the public through the use of multi-agency working, to share information between nominated agencies so that the risk can be assessed and managed. How do we operate these arrangements in Lincolnshire ? There are 3 categories of cases managed by MAPPA Category 1: Registered Sex Offenders These are offenders who have been convicted or cautioned since September 1997 of certain sexual offences. Category 2: Violent and Other Sex Offenders The definition of this is summarised as those violent offenders who receive a sentence of imprisonment of twelve months plus, those detained under hospital or guardianship orders and those who have committed specific offences against children. Category 3: Other Offenders This category comprises other offenders not in category 1 or 2 but who are considered to pose a risk of serious harm to the public. The judgement is exercised in respect of two considerations. Firstly it must be established that the person has a conviction for an offence which indicates that they are capable of causing serious harm to the public. Secondly the Responsible Authority must reasonably consider that the offender may cause serious harm to the public. To make the most effective use of resources and to be fair to the individuals we work with, there are three separate but connected levels at which risk is assessed and managed. The higher the level of risk, the higher the level of management is required. Therefore the level at which a case is managed, is dependent on the nature of that risk and how it can be managed. As risk is not static, offenders can move between risk management levels. What do we mean by “risk” ? The word risk is used a great deal in the English language and on numerous occasions is used with the word “assessment” placed next to it. The dictionary describes the word "Risk" as "Hazard or bad circumstances". For MAPPA it means "Serious harm to the public". Risk assessments are carried out by individual organisations as a starting point to the process.

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What is serious harm ? Serious harm is defined as "behaviour which is life threatening or traumatic and from which recovery, whether physical or psychological, can be expected to be difficult or impossible. “ Level 1: Ordinary Risk Management Level 1 risk management is the level used for cases in which the risks posed by the offender can be managed by one agency without actively or significantly involving other agencies. Generally, offenders managed at level 1 will be assessed as presenting a low or medium risk and the large proportion of MAPPA offenders are managed at this level. Level 2: Local Inter - Agency Risk Management This is used when an active involvement of more than one agency is required, but where either the level of risk or the complexity of the case is not so great that it requires referral to level 3. Local inter-agency risk management will have a significant caseload of offenders who will be reviewed regularly with a systematic review of risk management plans. Level 3: MAPPP Multi Agency Public Protection Panel The MAPPP is responsible for the management of the "critical few". These are offenders who have been assessed as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm AND present risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close co-operation at a senior level, due to the complexity of the case OR because of media interest.

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Individual organisation assesses risk of harm and refers to MAPPA Level 2 Meeting and Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP). Review Meeting Process (at least quarterly)

Review progress against risk management strategy and share any current concerns. Re-assess Risk Level.

Possible Outcomes

Considered to be Medium/Low Risk
• Remove from register and recommend single agency action to manage risk

Considered to be High Risk
• Continue registration as potentially dangerous offender. Formulate updated protection plan Set review date

Considered to be Very High Risk
• • • Continue registration as dangerous offender Formulate updated protection plan Refer to/continue with Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) Set review date

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The MAPPA staff never forget that they are working with people. We know that those people managed need to change their behaviour so the harm they could cause to others and to themselves is dramatically reduced. Some individuals reach a time in their life when they realise that “enough is enough”. The whole point of the process is to make the journey with the offender to reduce their risk of serious harm. Risk is dynamic and can change according to individual circumstances. Offenders are offered opportunities to change their ways and engage with various services depending on their offending needs or issues. It is about change for them, which they have to do, as nobody can do it for them. However, there is help for them to take stock and see how offending or other types of anti-social behaviour have adversely affected their own lives as well as the lives of their victims. Each case is assessed according to the risks that the individual poses and to whom. We work on the basis that "resources follow risk", so for those who are considered to be the most risky in society we will pool our resources. A plan of action is then put in place which will be focussed on "internal controls", “external controls” or a mixture of both. An individual can be subject to a mixture of: • Home Office accredited programmes which have been tried and tested to address the root cause of their offending behaviour - this could be in connection with sex offending, violence, alcohol or general deficits in thinking or Skills for Life training Enhanced access to mental health services or accommodation providers Controls or prohibitions on behaviour which are added to Licences or Orders Recall to prison if Prison Licences are breached Intensive supervision by offender manager and/or police officer In some cases, the use of covert police surveillance Contingency plans and rapid response agreements made with local police

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CASE A This man assaulted his partner on two occasions. He then took his partner and their newborn baby to her mother’s house. Whilst there, the partner divulged to her mother what had happened to his partner. Her mother immediately called the police. As the police arrived, the man drove away at speed with the newborn baby in his car. The police finally apprehended the vehicle, but at the same time the man poured petrol in and around the car with the baby in it, threatening to ignite it. The police managed to physically stop him from doing this by restraining him in the car. He was charged with two counts of battery, common assault, reckless driving and arson endangering life. He received a three year prison sentence.

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Given the risk that he could pose upon release, he was closely managed throughout his period of imprisonment with a lot of discussion between prison and probation staff. A few weeks after being released from custody, he was recalled to prison because of concerns about his behaviour. When he came back into the community, he was placed in Home Office Approved Premises so that he could be monitored more closely. He was referred to the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (IDAP). This is a groupwork programme specifically designed for men who have been abusive towards wives, partners or ex partners. It runs for twenty-seven weeks and there are extra supervision sessions with probation staff. The man did well on IDAP and staff were impressed with his resolve to change. As we all know, the hardest part about changing behaviour is actually doing it and keeping emotions under control can be very difficult. However the man obtained full-time employment whilst subject to the MAPPA Level 2 Arrangements, attended all appointments and kept away from his previous partner. When he commenced a new relationship, probation service staff and the police domestic abuse officer spoke to his new partner about his past behaviour so that she was fully aware of the risks to her and the warning signs to watch out for. The man has now been fully reintegrated into the community with full-time work, new rented accommodation and no further offending. CASE B Case B was a man sentenced to custody for sex offences against children. During the custodial period, the offender manager supervised the case and attended the inter-departmental risk assessment meetings which take place within the custodial environment. The focus of these meetings is to monitor how the man is coping with the sentence, the risk that he may or not present, what can be done to reduce this risk and by whom. Conditions of Licence are also set prior to the prisoner’s release. The panel was aware of the man’s release date and plans were set in motion to become operable as soon as he was released. Work that had been started in prison was continued within the community by way of the offender manager who acted as the catalyst for this to happen. Partnership working is the key in these types of case and in this case involved workers from the voluntary, private and public sector. It was imperative that all agencies knew the controls in place for this man and who would take the lead role. He was subject to prison licence conditions as well as prohibitions on his Sex Offender Prevention Order. Individuals are normally told when they are subject to the MAPPA process and this man was made aware at the outset. The panel was confident that all that could have been done, had indeed been done to ensure the safe transition of this man from the custodial element of his sentence to the community part of it. He will remain subject to monitoring by the Police for the rest of his life.

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CASE C Case C involved a man who received a seven year custodial sentence for armed robbery. The reasons behind his offending were drugs misuse, a chaotic lifestyle, financial problems and general lack of anything positive in life. Whilst in prison the man took advantage of the courses offered to him to try to improve his employability on release. He also attended drug treatment courses to get to the root cause of his offending and went through a detoxifying period whilst in custody. He improved his literacy and numeracy skills and obtained a number of qualifications whilst serving his sentence. He used the time away from the community as productively as possible. When the prisoner was released, his probation officer arranged for a representative from a partner organisation to help him to write a curriculum vitae and apply for paid employment.The ex-offender gained temporary work and a month later was taken on by the firm on a permanent basis. His probation officer remained in touch with the employer throughout the licence period. The probation officer focussed their time together on issues such as the impact his offending must have had on the innocent victims, how to be aware when life recommences a downward spiral and who to turn to when the licence period finishes. The whole purpose of partnership working is to reduce the risk of reoffending that offenders present and signposting them in the right direction. Towards the end of the licence period the man had earned enough money to gain independent, privately -rented accommodation, which was not close to his old associates. His lifestyle and habits were continually monitored by probation staff and there was no evidence of drugs misuse, financial problems or any other issues which could lead him back to his old ways of behaving. He had become absorbed into mainstream society and was enjoying, as he described it, being “normal” once again. As soon as stability was evidenced, the man was de-registered by the MAPPA Level 2 Board, although management of his case continued until the end of the licence period. This case demonstrates that “joined-up working” is a really good way to work with offenders. That is why we now have the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), where organisations such as the Probation Service, Prison Service and voluntary sector are tasked to work together on the seamless management of offenders.

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• • • • No serious further offences committed by MAPPA offenders The commitment from senior managers to joint key performance targets The feasibility study examining the further co-location staff Excellent links made with the University of Lincoln volunteer department so that students have the opportunity to train in “Circles of Support and Accountability”. Circles of Support and Accountability involve community volunteers working with sex offenders to collectively address successful offender rehabilitation in the local area with a clear emphasis on public protection Well developed and effective risk management meetings throughout the whole of Lincolnshire with high attendance rates and commitment from staff All actions to manage risk were effectively targeted and managed Joint training between different agencies, including Safeguarding Children Board The commitment to the business change process across the Responsible Authority and others

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For the reporting period 1 April 2006 – 31 March 2007: Category 1 MAPPA Offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) These are offenders who have been convicted or cautioned for certain sexual offences and who are required to register with the police. In Lincolnshire there were 414 RSOs living in the area from the 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007, which equates to 64 RSOs per 100,000. 12 offenders breached the requirement by way of caution or conviction. The Sex Offenders Act 2003 introduced new civil preventative orders. Section 104 of the Act gives the court the power to make a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), where it is necessary to make such an order for the purpose of protecting the public, or any particular members of the public, from serious harm from individuals. In this reporting period, the arrangements applied for were: • • • 16 Sexual Offences Prevention Orders 5 Interim SOPOs were granted 14 full SOPOs were imposed by the courts

In addition to the above notification requirements, which are activated on conviction, the Chief Officer of Police has the power to apply for a Notification Order, or Interim Notification Order, in respect of any defendant he believes is in, or is intending to come to his police area. In Lincolnshire we applied for: • • • 2 Notification Orders No Interim Orders 1 full Notification Order was imposed by the courts

We did not apply for any Foreign Travel Orders. These orders can be made if a court is satisfied that it is necessary to make such an order for the purpose of protecting children generally or any child from serious sexual harm from the defendant outside the UK. Category 2 MAPPA Offenders: Violent Offenders and Other Sexual Offenders (V&OS) We had 194 violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by section 325 (2)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) living in Lincolnshire between the 1st April 2006 and 31st March 07. Category 3 MAPPA Offenders: Other Offenders (OthO) We had 6 “other offenders” as defined by section 325 (2)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) between the 1st April 06 and the 31st March 07.

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Offenders managed through Level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2 (Local Interagency Management) Level 3 Registered Sex offenders Violent and Other Sex Offenders Other Offenders 5 10 2 Level 2 63 184 4

Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2, how many whilst managed at that level: Level 3 a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence b) Were returned to custody for a breach of a Restraining Order or Sexual Offences Order c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 8 1 0 Level 2 18 0 0

Commentary For those professionals working within the Arrangements, we are most proud of the fact that we did not have any further serious sexual or violent offences from the MAPPA Level 2 or 3 caseload. The number of people we managed within our Level 2 Arrangements increased significantly from 2005/2006. The reason for this is believed to be because of the strengthening of the Arrangements. The baseline is, however, that we have managed to sustain our performance and due diligence. We know that it is not just about earning our pay, it is about protecting the public as best as we can, so that hopefully the number of victims of crime is continually reduced within our county.

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Whilst the emphasis is predominately focussed on the assessment and management of known offenders, the concerns of the victims and the need to reduce the risk of creating further victims are fundamental to the successful operation of MAPPA. Ensuring that the public is protected is an essential precursor to reducing re-offending and is at the heart of the Government’s five year plan for managing offenders. By reducing re-offending, the number of victims should ultimately be reduced. The consequences of crime for some can be truly devastating. The ultimate goal of MAPPA is to ensure that the risk posed by each relevant offender is minimised to the extent that no one falls victim to their offending. However, as we know, although risks can be minimised they can never be eliminated. Victim Support Lincolnshire helps Lincolnshire residents cope with the effects of crime. They do this by providing confidential support and information to victims of crime and to witnesses attending local courts. Their services are free, independent of the police and courts and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened. The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime was launched on 3 April 2006. For the first time, criminal justice agencies are required by law to provide minimum standards of service to victims of crime. The Code will ensure that all victims are kept up to date on the progress of their case - when someone is arrested, charged, bailed and sentenced. It also provides an enhanced service for vulnerable and intimidated victims. Some of the key requirements of the Code include: • A right to information about your crime within specified time scales, including the right to be notified of any arrests and court cases • A dedicated family liaison police officer to be assigned to bereaved relatives • Clear information from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) on eligibility for compensation under the Scheme • All victims to be told about Victim Support and either referred to them or offered their service • An enhanced service in the cases of vulnerable or intimidated victims • Flexibility with regard to opting in or out of receiving services to ensure victims receive the level of service they want The agencies bound by the Code of Practice are: • All police forces for police areas in England and Wales, the British Transport Police and the Ministry of Defence Police • The Crown Prosecution Service • Her Majesty's Court Service • Joint police/Crown Prosecution Service Witness Care Units • The Parole Board • The Prison Service • Local Probation Boards • Youth Offending Teams • The Criminal Compensation Authority • The Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel • The Criminal Cases Review Commission

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Making a Complaint It is important that victims are aware of their rights and that they challenge criminal justice agencies if they do not feel they are receiving an adequate level of service. There are three key reasons underlying the importance of victim focus in the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements. Firstly, Probation areas have a statutory duty to consult and notify victims of sexual or violent offences about the release arrangements for the offender where they are sentenced to twelve months plus or detained under Hospital or Guardianship orders and those who have committed specific offences against children. Secondly, the Responsible Authority (Police, Prison and Probation) owes a duty of care to existing victims and should take all reasonable steps to protect people from becoming the subject of re-victimisation. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Victim Helpline is there for those who are worried, anxious or concerned about prisoners. The Victim Helpline (0845 7585112) may be able to help by passing any concerns to the Prison Governor about the release of, or unwanted contact from, a prisoner. The third reason is that victims’ views are important because of the practical contribution they can make to the assessment and management of risk.

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MAPPA STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BOARD MEMBER Representing the Victim and Witness Volunteer Panel
Without any choice, I became a victim of crime. I was thrown into a process I knew nothing about, the Criminal Justice System. On 21 July 2002 my beautiful thirteen-year old daughter Sandy, was brutally murdered. I was left with the questions:• What if ? • If only ? • Why ? • Most importantly, how could this happen ? Through my horrendous experience I was approached and asked if I would participate in a pilot scheme in 2005, funded through the Victim and Care Unit in the Home Office. Its aim was to improve the quality of service to victims and witnesses across the Criminal Justice System in Lincolnshire. The process of shadowing professionals in their day-to-day jobs was undertaken by our volunteer panel. The visits took the form of discussions with officers and staff of all criminal justice agencies, to report recognition of existing positive actions and processes which support witnesses and victims, and identify those practices which can have a negative impact. From this the panel compiled a DVD called “Changing Attitudes” to be used for staff training purposes throughout the agencies. It highlights the positive and negative ways in which we were dealt with by all agencies, and reminds staff that we are not just a number or caseload. Victims and witnesses cannot pass onto the next case, their case is with them for life ... it is they who do the life sentence ... Although all the allocated funding was used, Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Board felt that we, as a panel, were a positive and invaluable group and was concerned about us disbanding. We have therefore now introduced a leaflet to encourage other victims and witnesses to join the panel, and we have recently drafted our second research report on the agencies. I also sit on the Strategic Management Board for MAPPA, and I feel the Multi-Agency approach is the way forward to flag serious offenders and to allow the agencies to communicate effectively, working together to protect the public. This experience has given me an insight into the Criminal Justice System and its complexities, although thank goodness - victims’ rights are now being addressed with the implementation of the Victims' Code of Practice. This is a step forward, but we still have a long way to go. Sandy's voice can only be heard through me. This has given me the strength and determination to be a victim's voice. JAKKI JAMES-CLARKE Victim and Witness Volunteer Panel Representative Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Board

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Section 326 (3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 required the Secretary of State to appoint two lay advisors to each MAPPA responsible Authority in the 42 areas of England and Wales. The lay advisors operate as full members of the Strategic Management Board. Their purpose and value in attending the board is "as informed observers and as askers of questions which professionals closely involved in their work would not necessarily think of asking". In Lincolnshire our representatives are Bobbi Ashton and Mick Burton. Jakki James-Clarke attends on behalf of the Victims and Witnesses Volunteer Panel of the Criminal Justice Board. Bobbi and Mick started the role in the autumn of 2004 having passed through a rigorous selection procedure. Jakki joined the Strategic Management Board last year. Bobbi Ashton says:“My first task was to gain a full understanding of the aims and objectives of MAPPA and how the various agencies fitted in to the system. This involved attending a lot of meetings, asking questions and reading a great deal of material. One area I have become involved in is internal auditing, as I feel that no organisation can afford to be complacent in thinking their systems are the best - there is always room for improvement. An Internal Audit Group has been set up to look at cases to see if things could have been improved on and to look for examples of good practice. The last two years have been most interesting and I am very pleased to find that my opinion is respected by people who have worked in this area for many years. I strongly believe that the work undertaken by MAPPA is a contribution to Lincolnshire having one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” Mick Burton says:“I see my part is to attend the meetings and ask those questions which, though simple for the experts, may be awkward or hard to understand for ordinary people. This means that sometimes professionals have to justify their systems or policies to a member who is a ‘man in the street’. As a retired coal-miner and social worker, I now have the time and life experience to give to this role, and I feel privileged to do this voluntary work on behalf of the people of Lincolnshire.’

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STRATEGIC AIM Achieve dedicated co-ordinator Review Strategic Management Board (SMB) membership to ensure most effective representation DELIVERY PLAN Complete work to secure administrative resource Consider representatives from Children’s Services, Youth Offending Services, victim representation. Review SMB membership to other relevant strategic bodies e.g Criminal Justice Board, Safeguarding Children Board Create action plan where necessary MILESTONES By August 2006 OUTCOME Achieved. Staff funded by Responsible Authorities / Duty to Co-operate Achieved. Health check taken on a regular basis to ensure relevant membership.

By September 2006

Implement revised national guidance

Within three months of national publication

National guidance at consultation phase as report prepared

MONITORING AND EVALUATION Create audit sub group SMB to monitor: • Publication of annual report • Analysis of MAPPA offenders who commit serious further offences • Attendance and co-operation of agencies at level 2 and 3 • Profile of offenders at level 2 and 3 Implement MAPPA performance indicators, once produced nationally Implement recording and data collection in line with national requirements Develop serious case review procedures in line with national guidance

DELIVERY PLAN MAPPP Manager to chair Report to be approved by SMB prior to publication SMB to receive analysis of any case where a serious further offence has occurred



Group to report to SMB quarterly Annual report to be published as required

Achieved under a multi disciplinary basis Achieved Achieved Achieved Achieved

Implement performance framework

In line with national timescales

Awaiting national performance indicators Awaiting national implementation Awaiting national guidance

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Ensure that there is developed capacity for public engagement All agencies to consider a priority

In line with national timescales


Ensure appropriate attendance at National MAPPA conference Create communication system for the distribution of guidance and good practice from the Responsible Authority National Steering group In conjunction with Safeguarding Children Board develop initiatives to: implement: • Leisurewatch • Stop It Now • Circles of Support

As required


To be devised by MAPPA administration

In line with national timescales

Ongoing process

To be achieved within business year

Leisurewatch - introduced Stop It Now - still under discussion Circles of Support in the process of forming

TRAINING STRATEGY Support attendance of lay members at local and national training events Ensure appropriate attendance at MAPPA co-ordinators conference Develop training plan




To continue attendance

As required

Better equipped lay members Achieved

Staff to attend as appropriate

Better equipped co-ordinators Achieved By July 06 Ongoing process

To produce training strategy to build on skills of staff across agencies as well as SMB members

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The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 requires that the Responsible Authority must: “keep the arrangements (i.e. the MAPPA) established by it under review with a view to monitoring their effectiveness and making any changes to them that appear necessary or expedient”. The core features of this are: Monitoring (on at least a quarterly basis) and evaluating the operation of MAPPA To ensure that the arrangements are kept on the right track, and that the MAPPP Manager presents a comprehensive report on a quarterly basis which includes key activities such as:• • • Profile of cases referred and registered within Lincolnshire according to age, gender, ethnicity, health, risk factors and to whom, plan of actions taken Panel representation across the agencies and how effectively working together operates Future developments and the impacts of it i.e. the National Offender Management Service, whereby Prison and Probation are working towards joint offender management. The implementation of new computer systems such as the Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) which are in the Police domain and will soon be in Probation and then Prisons.

Establishing connections which support effective operational work with other public protection arrangements, such as Safeguarding Children Board, Local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Local Criminal Justice Boards • Staff from various levels attend partnership arrangements and have input into the way forward on a multi agency "key task" role. Systems and procedures are becoming much more shared. Lincolnshire is looking to use the Common Assessment Framework for the needs of children. Senior managers are considering the feasibility of co-locating more of their staff particularly where child protection and the police are concerned.

Planning the longer term development of the MAPPA in the light of reviews of the arrangements and with respect to legislative and wider criminal justice changes • Changes are occurring within the Criminal Justice System and the arrangements have to keep up with the pace of change and the business changes of the organisations. The development of agreed performance indicators will assist this. Identifying and planning how to meet common training and developmental needs of those working in MAPPA. Joint training is being undertaken now across the Responsible Authorities. Bearing in mind that the Prison and Probation Service are all part of the National Offender Management Service.

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Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel Members MAPPP Manager and Chair Mandy Cooke - Senior Probation Officer, National Probation Service, Lincolnshire Mandy Cooke joined Lincolnshire Probation in 1986, after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA Hons degree in Applied Social Studies and Certificate to Qualify in Social Work. She obtained a Masters degree in Criminology at Nottingham University in 1990. During her 20 years in the Service she has worked in a variety of partnership roles spanning the county, which include accredited programme delivery, case management and courts management. She joined the Multi Agency Panel in August 2006, having recently completed a secondment with the Prison Service.

MAPPP Administrator Amelia Wilson - Senior Administrator, National Probation Service, Lincolnshire Amelia has worked as Senior Administrator in Offender Management for the National Probation Service since October 2003, and has been MAPPP Administrator since July 2006. She acts as the first line of communication for MAPPP-related enquiries, co-ordinates all matters relating to MAPPP meetings and line manages the MAPPA Administrators.

Sally Lewis - Assistant Chief Officer; National Probation Service, Lincolnshire
Sally has been a qualified probation officer since 1984. Her previous responsibilities have included National Training Manager, the Bail Information Scheme, Groupwork Training and Approved Premises Manager. Sally’s current responsibilities include public protection and chairing the Multi-Agency Public Protection Management Group.

Karen Head - Head of Offender Management, HMP Lincoln
Karen joined Her Majesty’s Prison Service in 1988 and has served at a number of establishments including female and high security prisons. She has been at HMP Lincoln since 2001. Karen’s current responsibilities include reducing re-offending, public protection, resettlement, offender management, developing partnership working with voluntary and community sector organisations and the delivery of a purposeful regime within the establishment

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Glen Harris - Detective Chief Inspector, Head of Public Protection Unit,
Crime Support, Lincolnshire Police Glen has been a police officer with Lincolnshire Police since 1985, having worked in a number of roles, including Child Protection, Divisional Crime Manager and Director of Intelligence. Glen has been a core panel member representing public protection for Lincolnshire Police since June 2006.

Andy Campbell - Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service
Andy is County Services Manager for the Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service. He qualified as a probation officer in 1974 and worked in the north east of England before coming to Lincolnshire in 1990. Andy has a wide-ranging experience of roles in the criminal justice system, having worked in prisons, probation offices, youth offending teams and in Family Court Welfare.

Ann Dodd - Team Leader, Countywide Rehabilitation Services, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust
Ann qualified as a mental health nurse in Lincolnshire in 1978. She has worked in a variety of in-patient settings including Older People, Acute Psychiatric Care and Social Rehabilitation. In 1991 Ann moved into a ward management role in rehabilitation working with seriously mentally ill adults. In 1997 she led the commissioning group to move In-Patient Rehabilitation Services from Rauceby Hospital, Sleaford into smaller community based units in Grantham. In 2000 Ann project-managed the implementation of Assertive Outreach Teams in Lincolnshire as part of the National Service Framework for Mental Health. In 2002 Ann was promoted to a team manager’s position within Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust and managed rehabilitation in-patient services for Lincoln and a community mental health team in Lincoln. Ann also managed the forensic in-patient unit, the Francis Willis Unit in Lincoln between 2005-06. Ann now has overall responsibility for Countywide Rehabilitation Services including a Community Rehabilitation Team.

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Sheridan Dodsworth - Local Authority Designated Officer, Children’s Services Directorate
Sheridan was appointed as Local Authority Designated Officer in April 2007 and has responsibility for managing allegations against those working with children and young people across all agencies in Lincolnshire. She has worked with Lincolnshire County Council since 1995 and was lead officer for child protection in the former Education Directorate, supporting and providing training to schools and other education services. Sheridan graduated from York University in 1985 with a BSc Hons degree in Psychology. She sits on the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board, and other associated fora. Sheridan has responsibility for the implementation of national guidance on the management of allegations and safer recruitment in agencies who work with children and young people. Sheridan has been the core panel member for Education since 2002. Following the merger of the Education and Social Services Directorates, to form a single Children’s Services Directorate, she is now the sole Children’s Services representative.

David Ward - Tenancy Enforcement Manager, City of Lincoln Council
David has twenty years’ housing management experience. His qualifications include an MA in housing Policy and Practice and he is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. His duties include officer responsibility for anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder issues and high risk cases housed by the Authority. He represents the City of Lincoln Council at public protection meetings for high and very high risk cases.

Debbie Locker - Housing Services Manager, North Kesteven District Council
Debbie has been a member of the core panel since taking up her present position in December 2005. Her Service Manager role requires taking lead responsibility for all housing services functions to include: anti-social behaviour, tenancy management, housing allocations, homelessness, sheltered and floating support, rent administration and tenant liaison functions. Debbie started her Housing career in 1988 and became a Corporate Member of Housing in 1992 following attendance at De Montfort University, Leicester.

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Mandy Gee - Housing Services Coordinator, South Kesteven District Council
Mandy Gee has worked for South Kesteven District Council for 26 years. She started work in Environmental Health Department administration for private sector house renovation grants and disabled facilities grants, then moved to Housing Services and continued work on grants. She changed direction to a Housing and Homelessness Advice Officer, then on to Private Sector Housing Enforcement Officer and Empty Homes and Houses in Multiple Occupation. A further change took her to Pre Tenancy Services Manager, managing a team of 10 people delivering homelessness and housing advice. A promotion followed to Housing Strategy Manager and finally to Housing Solutions as the Partnership Project Officer. Mandy has gained qualifications of HNC in Public Administration, HNC in Housing and finally an MSc in Housing.

John Cooch - Principle Housing Officer, Boston Borough Council
John has worked in housing since 1978 and manages the Housing Needs team at Boston Borough Council, including the Boston Common Housing Register. He has been a core panel member for many years and a member of the Divisional High Risk Panel. John is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has a wide experience of housing and social issues. His work involves close liaison with Registered Social Landlords in the provision of housing and multi-agency liaison. John chairs the Boston Homelessness Forum and is closely involved in the Supporting People agenda, being vice-chair of the Socially Excluded Focus group.

Darren Clayton - Principal Housing Officer, East Lindsey District Council Darren has worked in housing since 1991 in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility and has considerable experience in working with multi-agency public protection panels. His current role involves front-line management of homelessness, housing advice and more recently, housing support services. The East Lindsey Housing Support Service has been acknowledged as an area of good practice within Lincolnshire by Supporting People. Darren is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, has an MA in housing, a BA Hons in Business Studies and a postgraduate Diploma in Housing Management.

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May Read - Housing Operational Manager, South Holland District Council
May is the Chair of the Domestic Violence Forum for South Holland District Council and is a member of the Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership. Her housing responsibilities are housing management and homelessness.

Paul Kirkham - Housing Co-Ordinator Acis Group
Paul has worked in housing since 1992 as Housing Officer for Sanctuary Housing Association. Paul joined Acis group in 2003 as the Senior Housing Officer and in 2004 took up the post of Housing Co-Ordinator. Paul manages the day to day housing management operations at Acis Group. Paul is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, has a Professional Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies and Higher Diploma in Land Management and Administration. Paul is also a board member for the Gainsborough Early Years Centre.

Nicole Norton - Senior Probation Officer
Nicole has worked for the National Probation Service, Lincolnshire since 1994. After qualifying as a probation officer in 2000, she held management responsibility of the South Division, before becoming the Probation MAPPA Manager in May 2004. Nicole has honours degrees in European Studies and Criminal Justice and has completed an MSc in Forensic Psychology at Leicester University.

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Lincolnshire Police Peter Davies Assistant Chief Constable P O Box 999 Nettleham Lincoln LN5 7PH Tel: 01522 532222 Glen Harris Detective Chief Inspector P O Box 999 Nettleham Lincoln LN5 7PH Tel: 01522 532222

National Probation Service, Lincolnshire Sally Lewis Assistant Chief Officer 7 Lindum Terrace Lincoln LN2 5RP Mandy Cooke Senior Probation Officer MAPPP Office P O Box 999 Nettleham Lincoln LN2 5RP Tel: 01522 532222

Tel: 01522 520776

Her Majesty’s Prison Service Susan Howard Governing Governor HMP Morton Hall Swinderby Lincoln LN6 9PT Tel: 01522 666700