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Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements
Welcome to the sixth Annual Report about the multi- ANNUAL
agency arrangements that have been developed in
London to protect communities from sexual and violent
REPORT
offenders 2006-2007
Sexual and violent offences cause great harm to victims and their
families, with long lasting and often profound impact, leaving
victims feeling unsafe. It is right to point out that although these
offences are only a small proportion of recorded crime, the fear
they create in communities will often be significant.
Violent crime has fallen in London overall in the past 12 months (to
April 2007); so have crimes which have been classified as sexual.
While the detection rate for sexual crime overall has fallen slightly, Stephen Allen, Commander,
the detection rate for rape has improved. The police will continue to (formerly Violent Crime Directorate)
focus on these areas with the aim of improving the overall detection Metropolitan Police Service

rate.
Protecting the people of London from offenders who carry out these
crimes and looking after the needs of victims are high priorities for
police, probation and prison services in London. This is our report
but it reflects the close working with other agencies who have a
duty to co-operate in sharing information and developing risk
management plans for these offenders.
The report includes an update on our strategic business plan David Scott, Chief Officer,
London Probation
for last year and outlines what our focus will be over the next 12
months, including details of how we will monitor and review our
progress and performance.
This report sets out our commitment to the public to continue to
develop strong partnerships, in particular through the London
Criminal Justice Board, and explore innovation in confronting the
challenges of protecting the public from serious offenders.
We are sure you will find it informative and that it will help to answer
Mike Bowron, Commissioner,
some key questions about public protection and community safety City of London Police
in this great city.
This report of the Metropolitan Police Service, London Probation,
Her Majesty’s Prison Service London Area and City of London
Police sets out how these agencies, together with other Duty to
Co-operate Agencies, manage the risks posed by registered sex
offenders and other dangerous violent offenders in London.
The report covers the period from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007
and has been produced in accordance with section 326 of the
Nick Pascoe,
Criminal Justice Act 2003. In addition to describing the details London Area Manager,
of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) for HM Prison Service
London, it provides some statistical data and contact points.
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Contents Ministerial Foreword
Ministerial Foreword Page 1 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
MAPPA in London commitment to these arrangements. Protecting the public from dangerous
offenders is a core aim for the new Department. Just as the effectiveness of
Who Leads?
MAPPA locally depends on the quality of working relationships, we will work with
London Area Prison Service Page 2 the Home Office, the Police, and others, to develop the best possible framework 1
within which the MAPPA can operate.
City of London Police Page 3
On 13 June, the Government published a Review of the Protection of Children from
Who Else is Involved? Page 4 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
What Happens/How Does it Work? Page 5 polygraph testing as a risk management tool, enhancements to the regime
operating at Approved Premises, and also a range of actions impacting directly
Use of Disclosure Page 6 upon the way the MAPPA work. I want to highlight two of them here.

Lay Adviser’s Report Page 7 Firstly, research tells us that the arrangements are already used successfully to
disclose information about dangerous offenders but we think this can be improved
Key Achievements upon. MAPPA agencies will be required to consider disclosure in every case. We
Approved Premises 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
Violent Crime Directorate Page 8
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
Working with the Home Office and National
will be disclosed to the parent.
Offender Management Service (NOMS) Page 9
Secondly, as MAPPA has developed over the past 6 years, best practice models
Statistical Information Page 10-11 have been identified which show that specific roles and approaches are required
to ensure it is managed effectively. We are committed to strengthening MAPPA
Commentary on Statistics Page 12-13 arrangements and ensuring that robust performance management is in place. To
achieve this, we intend to introduce new national standards, which will ensure a
Child Sex Offenders’ Review Page 14 consistent approach across Areas and we will be making available £1.2million to
support Areas in implementing the standards.
Business Plan Update Page 14-15
We aim to do everything that can reasonably be done to protect people from
Summary Plan 2007/08 Page 16 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
Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) Page 16 achievements of the professionals, and lay advisers, in managing and monitoring
this essential, often difficult area of business.
Dealing with Offenders Deported from Abroad Page 17
Maria Eagle MP
Registered Sex Offenders by Borough Back Cover Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

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MAPPA in London
Who Leads? The prison service is fully committed to working in partnership with the police and
probation services to effectively identify, assess, and manage the risk posed by
The Responsible Authority comprises Police, Prison and Probation Services.
offenders whilst in custody and in the community.
In previous years’ reports, these agencies have set out how the arrangements
During the next year, we will update our MAPPA strategy in discussion with our
work in London. Those arrangements have not substantially altered, rather they
partner agencies and, with probation, plan to carry out joint audits of MAPPA in
2 have been developed and embedded. Previous years’ reports can be seen at the 3
prison.
police or probation websites:
Here are some useful links if you wish to find out more about prison generally:
www.met.police.uk/annualreport
www.london-probation.org.uk www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk
www.cjsonline.gov.uk/offender/prison/index.html
The national annual reports can be viewed if desired at:
www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk/output/page30.asp
where there are also useful links to the MAPPA Guidance, Approved Premises
(‘Hostels’) FAQs and MAPPA – The First Five Years. City of London Police
There is also a brief leaflet on ‘Preventing Serious Harm’:
www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk/files/pdf/Preventing%20Serious%20 The City of London is policed independently from the rest of London and is the
Harm%20Leaflet.pdf financial centre of the capital. The resident population of the City is approximately
7,000, but this rises on a daily basis to in excess of 350,000. This makes the City
unique in the crimes committed and types of individual frequenting it.
London Area Prison Service
The City of London Police currently monitors registered sex offenders resident
Section 325(1) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) made the prison service part in the Force area. However, officers patrolling ‘the square mile’ regularly stop
of the MAPPA Responsible Authority alongside our colleagues in the police and transient sex offenders and others subject to MAPPA restrictions.
probation services. This reflects the vital work conducted by the prison service
in managing those offenders subject to MAPPA during their time in custody, The City of London Police liaise closely with Public Protection Units across London
and seeking to reduce their risk of re-offending on release. The introduction of and its officers engaged in this area of work have undertaken relevant training
integrated Offender Management systems between prisons and probation is courses in order to fulfil this role.
further strengthening this work.
Each of the eight prisons within the London geographical area now has a
dedicated MAPPA/Public Protection Unit with responsibility for the identification
and monitoring of those prisoners subject to MAPPA. Their role involves notifying
and updating the probation and police services of offenders’ release dates, and
contributing towards release planning and effective risk management through the
sharing of all relevant information and attendance at MAPPA Level 2 and Level 3
(MAPPP) meetings where this is possible and appropriate.

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Who Else is Involved? What Happens/How Does it Work?

Youth Offending Teams


Partnership Case Study
Whilst the vast majority of MAPPA offenders are adults, some will be young
This case study relates to a violent offender, released on licence from prison
offenders under 18 years. These offenders will be managed by the borough Youth
after serving part of a lengthy sentence for offences of serious violence.
Offending Team who can put intensive supervision arrangements in place around
The victim was a former girlfriend; the offence took place sometime after
these juvenile offenders.
they had separated. During the offences, the victim was taken hostage and
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Jobcentre Plus armed officers and negotiators were used to secure her release and the
arrest of the offender.
Jobcentre Plus will be notified if restrictions are placed on the conditions of an
offender’s employment. The subject had no previous convictions, and there was no trace of any
previous domestic violence reports to police. Although he admitted
Education
occasional violence towards other partners, it was nowhere near the level
Local authority children’s services and schools have an important role to play in of violence displayed in this incident.
the MAPPA process.
The release address was to be in a London borough. The risk of serious
Housing harm this person poses is predominantly toward the victim who was by
now living in another borough. Future partners could also be at risk from
Permanent and stable accommodation is extremely important in the management
this person.
of those offenders who pose a risk of sexual or violent offending. So each of the
32 borough MAPPA includes a representative from Local Authority Housing or A multi-agency meeting with the relevant police public protection units
Housing Associations. and partner agencies was held in order to review and carry out a full
risk assessment. The risk management plan included contingency plans
Social Care
being made with City Of London Firearms Teams. A Sanctuary Scheme
MAPPA works extremely closely with Social Care across the 32 boroughs to and panic alarm were set up at the victim’s home address by the local
ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from sexual and violent Public Protection Unit. If the alarm was activated, a firearms unit would be
offenders. despatched immediately.
Health The Probation Service became aware that the subject had a new girlfriend
living in an adjacent borough. The subject claimed that he had disclosed his
Health has a significant part to play in MAPPA in dealing with offenders who have
index offence to her. A joint Police/Probation visit was arranged to ensure
health issues, including mental health problems. Each MAPPA across the 32
that she was fully aware of his offending history and that she could make a
boroughs has a representative who they can call on for guidance and direction
fully informed decision about her relationship with him.
when dealing with these offenders.
This on-going case displays the close co-operation between Forces and
Electronic Monitoring
boroughs, Probation, Victim Liaison, Prisons, private sector and local
Electronic monitoring can provide an important control as part of an offender’s housing authorities.
risk management plan. The subject continues to be monitored and has not re-offended.

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Use of Disclosure Lay Adviser’s Report


Police made an unannounced visit to a registered sex offender who tended “Over the past year, there have been several key and innovative events that have
to be unco-operative. It was established that he was staying in a one bed formed part of the MAPPA annual committee activities. Key features to these have
warden controlled apartment, and when visited, his six year old niece, been consultation, review and training. I have been fortunate to be on a panel
visiting during school holidays, was found there. The offender had previous of approximately 15 Lay advisers, nationally selected for the child sex offenders’
convictions for indecent assaults on young boys where a girl had witnessed review in September 2006. This consultation exercise has been included in the
the offences. Discreet enquiries were conducted and the girl was returned main consultation and research. This report has recently been published and is
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to her mother. A search warrant was obtained and indecent materials were available on the probation and police websites.
found. Details of the offender’s history were provided to the girl’s mother, My membership of the training sub group has continued. I have been able to
the warden manager and two wardens, i.e. the people who needed to review plans and evaluations for the London MAPPA seminars and also London /
know. SE regional training seminar in March 2007 in which I also shared leadership of a
This is just one of a number of cases where the MAPPA agencies will make workshop.
disclosure where there is a need to know in order to manage risk. Earlier this year there was a memorable and significant Lay Advisers’ conference.
London police and probation services have been following with interest the At this event in Leeds, my fellow Lay Adviser, Mick Robinson and I heard from
proposals for so-called ‘Sarah’s Law/ Megan’s Law’ as suggested by some key and influential contributors from the Prison, Police and Probation services.
sections of the media. We are concerned about the risk of driving some Workshop leaders with specialist insight enlightened lay members, whilst also
offenders underground and await the outcome of the limited disclosure consulting us on the role of the lay adviser, key tasks and essential activities
pilots proposed in the Child Sex Offender’s Review (see page 14). towards developing a minimum standard. This process has been identified as key
to the drafting of the MAPPA guidance, soon to be published.”
Barbara RoyMacauley
Lay Adviser

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Working with the Home Office and National


Key Achievements Offender Management Service (NOMS)
Approved Premises We recognise that because of the unique nature of London and the challenges
Approved Premises, often known as hostels, are run by London Probation and and volume of offenders it brings, our practitioners face problems which are not
the private and voluntary sectors. They are an integral part of public protection experienced in some other parts of the country, but are still able to provide working
arrangements on behalf of communities as they provide an opportunity to assess solutions to them and identify gaps and opportunities.
and monitor an offender’s behaviour on release from prison, instead of a direct The MPS and London Probation are therefore pleased to have been able to
8 release into independent accommodation. Licence conditions can require an work with the Home Office and the NOMS Public Protection Unit in a number 9
offender to live in these premises which have standard rules such as curfews – if of legislative and policy developments. These have included sending 100 public
the offender breaches any of these they can be returned to prison. protection practitioners to an event to exchange views to inform the Child Sex
Last year the Responsible Authority had to manage the implications of media scare Offenders’ Review (see page 14); written submissions on draft documents; and
stories about the role of Approved Premises. In London a small number of child proposals for legislative change to allow us to better manage these offenders.
sex offenders were moved to other locations because of concerns about public This includes lobbying for and assisting in a draft power to obtain a search warrant
safety. This shows how we respond to community concerns. to enter and search addresses of unco-operative sex offenders to improve risk
assessment. This has since been enacted.
Much more information about Approved Premises can be found in a useful leaflet
‘Keeping Our Children Safe’:
www.syps.org.uk/MAPPA/Documents/Leaflet

Violent Crime Directorate


The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has introduced the Violent Crime Directorate,
bringing together various policing units in order to promote better ‘joined-up’
information sharing and working together, including with partner agencies.

The Violent Crime Directorate is responsible for taking the lead and
driving the MPS performance around all aspects of violent crime and
the management of vulnerable and dangerous people who do not fall
within the remit of the Serious Crime Directorate.

The scope of the Directorate’s responsibilities include MAPPA, missing


persons, domestic violence, hate crime, rape, violence against women,
honour based violence, robbery, alcohol related crime, knife crime, and
includes the proactive units of the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force
and a centralised violent crime Intelligence Unit.

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Statistical Information
The following statistical information details MAPPA activity in 4. Offenders managed though Level 3 (MAPPP) and Level 2
London for the period 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007 (local inter-agency management)
1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSOs) viii) Identify how many MAPPA offenders in each of Level Level
i) The number of RSOs on 31st March 2007. 3151 the three Categories i.e. 3 2
(1) RSOs. RSO 21 1643
(a) The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population. 43 (2) V&O and V&O 24 887
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ii) The number of: sex offenders having a registration requirement (3) OO (above) have been managed through the Multi-Agency
who were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the Public Protection Panel (MAPPP), (level 3) and through
requirement, between 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. 405 local inter-agency risk management and (level 2) between
1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. OO 8 214
iii) The number of:
(a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for. (a) 12 The level 3 figure is the ‘critical few’. The criteria for referring a case to the MAPPP
(b) Interim SOPOs granted. (b) 4 are defined in MAPPA Guidance as those in which the offender:
(c) Full SOPOs imposed by the courts in London between
• is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious
1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. (c) 78
harm (OASys is the national offender assessment system); AND
iv) The number of:
(a) Notification Orders applied for. (a) 32 • presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close
(b) Interim Notification Orders granted. (b) 0 co-operation at a senior level due to the complexity of the case and/or
(c) Full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in London because of the unusual resource commitments it requires; OR
between 1st May 2006 and 31st March 2007. (c) 32 • although not assessed as a high or very high risk, the case is exceptional
v) The number of Foreign Travel Orders: because the likelihood of media scrutiny and/or public interest in the
(a) Applied for. (a) 0 management of the case is very high and there is a need to ensure public
(b) Imposed by the courts in London between 1st April 2006 confidence in the criminal justice system.
and 31st March 2007. (b) 0 The level 2 figure includes those offenders who have not been managed at level 3
2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and at any point in the counting period and meet the criteria set out in the MAPPA
other sexual offenders (V&O) Guidance as follows:
vi) The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by • The management of the offender requires the active involvement of more than
Section 327 (3), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) living one agency but the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require
in London between 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. 2062 referral to Level 3, the MAPPP.
3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other offenders (OO) ix) Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 (i.e. (viii)) between 1st April 2006
vii) The number of ‘other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) and 31st March 2007 how many, whilst managed at that level: Level Level
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of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) between 1st April 2006 and (a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence? (a) 4 210
31st March 2007. 222
(b) Were returned to custody for a breach of a restraining
This figure includes any offenders who are included in either the Category 1
order or sexual offences prevention order? (b) 0 8
or 2 (i.e. (i) and (vi) above) unless they have left those categories and are still
considered by the Responsible Authority to pose a risk of serious harm. (c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence? (c) 0 13

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Commentary on Statistics
Registered Sex Offenders Category 3 Offenders
This increase of 38 offenders in the community represents an increase of 1.25%. The number of other dangerous offenders managed has fallen by 50%, which is
However, the figure is distorted because it has emerged that a small number of out of line with the national average increase. Over recent years the figure had been
boroughs included offenders in custody in last year’s report. It is estimated that rising in London: it is believed that this decrease is partly because police, probation
this would mean an extra 200 offenders, i.e. nearer 8%. This does not necessarily and prisons have become more sophisticated and stringent in interpreting the
12 mean there is more offending, rather that the ‘sex offender register’ works, i.e. likelihood of ‘serious harm.’ We also increasingly recognise that the risk can be 13
when convicted of a relevant sexual offence, offenders become subject to the managed by other multi-agency processes. Placing too many offenders in MAPPA
notification requirements. This year (2007) some offenders will cease to be subject depletes the ability to manage risk effectively with finite resources – it is important
to those requirements after the ten year notification period comes to an end. to focus on the most critical offenders.
Breach of Notification Requirements Management Level
This represents a 100% increase on last year. This does not necessarily mean This is determined locally, and it is appropriate that there are very few Level 3
more offenders are breaching the Act; there are now more offenders and more MAPPP cases. Likewise, Level 2 meetings should only involve those cases where
requirements to breach. Every breach is considered and the appropriate disposal active inter-agency risk management planning is required. It is difficult to accurately
course taken, so it could be that more offenders have been taken to court or interpret these figures because offenders move around: however we can see that
cautioned than informally warned. about half of offenders are managed at Level 2 at some stage.
Use of Civil Orders Serious Re-Offending
The number of SOPOs applied for by the MPS has fallen. This is probably due to The number of people charged with serious re-offending managed at Level 2 or 3
the increase in the number of SOPOs imposed by the court on conviction has risen has increased. There are a number of factors which may affect this:
by 42%. The police are also able to apply to the Magistrate’s Court for a SOPO at
any time where one has not been obtained and an offender poses a risk of serious • a clarification of the definition of the offences meeting these criteria.
sexual harm. (See case study page 16.) • improved detection techniques.
The number of Notification Orders obtained by the police has risen (52%) because • an increase in the number of serious offenders in MAPPA.
of increased awareness and proactivity around deportees by the police central
Jigsaw unit who obtained 24 of these 32 orders. Applying last year’s criteria, the figure would be six. From the total of thirteen,
two were historic offences charged during this year. Nevertheless the figure only
The absence of Foreign Travel Orders is in line with the national picture – these are represents 0.46% of the total.
very unusual and powerful orders, only used in exceptional circumstances.
Other enforcement activity by police and probation is very similar to last year.
Category 2 Offenders
The number of violent offenders has only risen slightly (4%). That might be expected
in the absence of any significant shift in sentencing policy, and the increased use
of indeterminate public protection sentences, often meaning it is longer before
offenders are released from prison into MAPPA. When both the custodial and
community elements of the sentence have ended, the offender is removed from
this Category.

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Child Sex Offenders’ Review
The Home Office have recently completed this Review and the outcome and A Serious Case Review procedure has been developed and used, including a
proposals “Review of the Protection of Children from Sex Offenders” can be found process for notifying Serious Further Offence (SFO) Probation reviews.
at:
A London Probation Head of Inspections has been appointed.
www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/chid-sex-offender-review-130607
Broad range of Duty to Co-operate (DTC) agencies are represented at SMB.
This contains a link to a very useful leaflet with contacts:
14 A pan London Mental Health MAPPA Memorandum of understanding has been 15
“Keeping children safe from sex offenders – How sex offenders are managed.” developed.
www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/keeping-children-safe-130607?version=1 Research is ongoing into the diversity profile of MAPPA offenders at Level 2 and
3 management.
Business Plan Update
3. Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy
Summary Review of 2006/07 Plan A communications sub group has been formed and produced the Annual Report.
The progress on the four elements of the plan (published in last year’s Annual A communications strategy (3 years) has also been produced.
Report) is summarised as follows:
A community education pilot has been suspended pending the outcomes of two
1. MAPPA Development Strategy pilots funded by Government in other regions, arising from the Child Sex Offender
Review published in June.
Work in progress. The Strategic Management Board is responsible for the monitoring
and review of MAPPA in London and is made up of senior representatives of all the A joint media strategy is under review.
agencies involved. London Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) and MAPPA Strategic
Multi-agency seminars have been held for 400 delegates to promote and discuss
Management Board (SMB) are assessing the resourcing needs of a co-ordinator.
MAPPA developments.
Administrative support is in place but inadequate to need. At least a 10% increase
in administrative support is required.
4. Training Strategy
Work in progress between SERCO (who manage the electronic monitoring services)
Lay Adviser training continues.
and the Metropolitan Police Service to identify ‘tagged’ MAPPA offenders.
Annual Regional Seminar held in March for 90 strategic managers from Responsible
Relationship building with Courts Service, Crown Prosecution Service and Mayor’s
Authority and DTC agencies.
office has been developed through LCJB.
Multi-Agency training events held on four occasions for 400 people.
2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy (Performance and Review) A two day seminar was held for senior representatives from the Responsible
Authority to develop an Action Plan for the development of MAPPA in London and
Business Plan implemented and subject to regular review.
to raise its profile.
Statistics are gathered monthly by MPS and the Annual Report is produced.
SMB members attend local MAPPA meetings and report back, gathering
knowledge of MAPPA activity.

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Summary Plan 2007/08 Dealing with Offenders Deported from Abroad
This year’s plan will build upon and consolidate the same four themes as last year, A Notification Order can be obtained when a person who has been convicted
following national guidance. of a relevant sexual offence abroad comes to live in the United Kingdom. The
order means that the person becomes subject to the “sex offender register” and
Key training and development issues will be:
everything that entails. The person does not have to be a British subject.
The implementation of ViSOR across London Prisons and London Probation by
April 2008. ViSOR is the violent offender and sex offender register. Following the successful application for a Notification Order in one case and the
16 The introduction of national standards for ViSOR in Autumn 2007. subsequent risk assessment and management of the offender on his return to the 17
UK, the police set about refining the flow of intelligence from various sources in
The introduction of new public protection guidance for police in October 2007.
relation to people deported to the UK.
The introduction of revised MAPPA guidance from NOMS including performance
requirements for the Responsible Authority. The police liaised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, various embassies
There will be a joint seminar looking at enhancing working practices between the and the Prisoners Abroad charity. Based in London, this charity provides support
local MAPPA and Youth Offender Teams. for such offenders and their re-integration back into the UK. This resulted in the
Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) agreeing to act as the single point for all
Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) referrals for the UK.
This has led to a marked increase in the number, timeliness and quality of the
A SOPO imposed on conviction is a relatively new provision which greatly enhances deportation notices being received by the UK and therefore early identification of
sex offender management. The London Courts imposed at least 78 of these orders offenders who may be subject to MAPPA proceedings as well as the “sex offender
last year, a 42% increase on the previous year. register.”
In the last year the Metropolitan Police have obtained 24 Notification Orders and
Case Study: Use of a SOPO assisted many other police forces throughout the country in obtaining others. This
has been possible due to the expert knowledge developed in London and also due
A care worker was sentenced to six years imprisonment for a serious sexual to the intelligence gained during interception of these deportees on their arrival at
offence against a vulnerable woman living in sheltered accommodation. Heathrow airport.

Since this offender might be released on licence after three years, the Until this work commenced, most offenders deported into the UK would become
police sexual offences investigation team worked closely with the public invisible to any agency until possibly coming to light following the commission of
protection unit to identify options to manage his risk on release. Working a further offence.
with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), a SOPO was drafted and
imposed by the court on conviction.
This bars him from working in a care environment; from residing where
a vulnerable person also lives; from engaging in any activity which might
bring him into contact with persons with learning difficulties. He will also be
on the ‘sex offender register’ for life. This means that a much more robust
risk management plan can be prepared for his release.
The CPS and other agencies have an integral role to play in supporting the
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Registered Sex Offenders by Borough

Enfield
98

Barnet
82
Haringey
Harrow Waltham Redbridge
122 Forest
68 88
122 Havering
65
Brent Camden Hackney
Hillingdon 108 92 129 Barking and
95 97 Dagenham
Newham 84
Tower
115
Ealing 5 Hamlets
72

130 84
82

Southwark
170 Greenwich
Hounslow 101
Bexley
53

82 78
Wandsworth
Richmond 103 Lambeth Lewisham Barking & Dagenham 84
upon Thames 167 174
62
Barnet 82
Merton Bexley 78
63
Kingston
upon Thames Bromley
Brent 108
51 106 Bromley 106
Sutton Croydon
53 150 Camden 92
City of Westminister 82
Croydon 150
Ealing 130
Enfield 98
Greenwich 101
Hackney 129
Hammersmith & Fulham 53
Haringey 122
How to contact us Harrow 68
We welcome feedback and if you have any comments to Havering 65
make regarding the report they should be sent to: Hillingdon 95
Marketing and Communications,
Hounslow 82
London Probation, Islington 97
71-73 Great Peter Street, Kensington & Chelsea 72
London, SW1 2BN. Kingston upon Thames 51
Lambeth 167
Further copies of the report can be obtained from the Lewisham 174
following websites: Merton 63
www.met.police.uk/annualreport Newham 115
www.cityoflondon.police.uk Redbridge 88
Richmond upon Thames 62
www.london-probation.org.uk
Southwark 170
www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk Sutton 53
Tower Hamlets 84
You may also write to us requesting a copy at the above Waltham Forest 122
address or e-mail us at:
Wandsworth 103
New.Scotland.Yard@met.police.uk City of London 5
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