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Northamptonshire

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements


Annual Report 2003-4
Foreword by Chief Probation Officer, Chief Constable and Area
Manager, HM Prison Service

This is the third annual report describing the work of MAPPA in


Northamptonshire and all of those involved welcome the opportunity to speak
directly to the public on this very important subject.

Sexual and violent offences are dreadful crimes that deeply affect the lives of
victims and their families and inspire fear in local communities. Their impact
can be profound and long-lasting, leaving victims feeling unsafe even in their
own homes.

This report outlines the way in which agencies are working together in
Northamptonshire to assess the risk posed by individual offenders and then
agree together on the most effective ways of managing that risk in the local
community. The report gives case histories which should encourage each of
us as they clearly show how serious offenders are being managed effectively
in Northamptonshire.

MAPPA has a busy year ahead and we particularly welcome the decision to
appoint lay advisors to assist in monitoring the effectiveness of MAPPA.
Recruitment for two lay advisors in Northamptonshire will take place this
summer.

Carol Bernard, Chief Officer, Northamptonshire Probation Area

Peter Maddison, Chief Constable, Northamptonshire Police.

Bob Perry, East Midlands South Area Manager, HM Prison Service

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Contents

Introduction 4

The Operation of MAPPA

The Structure: Who does what 6

Room for Improvement? 9

The day to day work of MAPPA 9

Case study one 10

Case study two 11

Case study three 12

Work with Victims 13

The Strategic Management of MAPPA 14

Statistical Information 15

Contacts 16

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Introduction

Multi-Agency Public protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are established in each of the 42 Police
and Probation Areas in England and Wales. The Police and Probation Services have a
statutory duty to make joint arrangements for the assessment and management of sexual,
violent and other dangerous offenders.

There are three levels to the operation of MAPPA. The first level covers offenders assessed as
presenting a risk of harm which can be effectively managed by the agency which has
responsibility for that offender. A typical example of such a case would be a registered sex
offender who is visited regularly by Police Officers.

Offenders are referred to the second level of MAPPA if their effective management requires the
close cooperation of two or more services. A typical example of such a case would be a sex
offender who has been assessed as a low risk of further offending but whose resettlement into
the community requires the cooperation of the Police, Probation Service and housing providers
because of views expressed by victims.

The third level of MAPPA, the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) is reserved for the
management of offenders assessed as presenting an imminent risk of serious harm which
requires the close cooperation of a range of agencies to deliver effective risk management.
This group are often termed the “critical few”. Over the past year, there have been 40
offenders considered by the MAPPP although at the close of the year there are just 16 cases
registered with the panel.

The offenders registered with the MAPPP have a range of serious problems, often of a
longstanding and intractable nature. Of the 40 managed by MAPPP, 2 have learning difficulties
and 6 have some form of personality disorder. A further 7 of these offenders suffer from
varying degrees of mental illness and 3 were eventually placed in a secure unit under the
Mental Health Act. Nine offenders were registered with MAPPP because of serious offences
committed against partners or former partners i.e. almost one quarter of the most concerning
offenders present a risk of domestic violence. Each offender referred to MAPPP is risk assessed
using evidence based assessment tools and the clinical expertise of panel members. A risk
management plan is developed and delivered by the relevant agencies. Given the offender
group registered at MAPPP, their serious problems and occasionally their unwillingness to
control their behaviour, it would be unrealistic to expect all of these offenders to comply with
supervision or avoid offending. In the past year 8 offenders registered with MAPPP have been
recalled to prison because of non compliance with their licence or as a result of the
commission of an offence. We would emphasise however, that these offences have been
comparatively less serious and it is with pleasure that we report that of the offenders
registered with MAPPP, none have been convicted of a serious sexual or violent offence.

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Key Achievements – An overview of MAPPA 2003-2004

Over the past year public enquiries have heightened interest in the protection of children and
how information is shared about sex offenders. The work of MAPPA locally has, unsurprisingly,
covered both of these areas however, what may be unexpected, is the amount of work
undertaken by MAPPA in cases of severe domestic violence and the role of MAPPA in managing
individuals suffering from mental illness or disorder.

The management of sex offenders is understandably at the forefront of public concern. During
the past year there has been a 23% increase in the number of registered sex offenders living
in Northamptonshire. While this figure seems relatively high it should be seen in context. The
increasing registration periods ordered by the Courts means that many offenders are required
to remain registered for the rest of their lives and this means that there are more offenders
being registered than there are offenders completing their period of registration. A further
factor contributing to this increase has been the success of Operation Ore, the international
police operation against internet sexual abuse of children. Northamptonshire police have made
69 arrests and subsequent successful prosecutions have led to a substantial increase in the
number of men being registered and the number being supervised by the Probation Service.

To meet this increase in offenders there has been an increase in provision of the Sex Offender
Groupwork Programme for men under supervision in the community. Ongoing research has
continued to demonstrate that this intervention is very effective in helping men to control their
behaviour and stop offending. Research into ways to improve the programme is also ongoing
and Northamptonshire is part of a national pilot looking at the use of polygraphs with men
undertaking the programme. The polygraph is being used to motivate offenders to be open
about their thinking and behaviour and in that way to improve their relapse prevention skills.
The main programme is unsuitable for men who have learning difficulties and in response to
the need to make an effective intervention available to this group, a programme specifically
adapted for offenders with learning needs was launched in April 2004.

A significant development in 2003 was the appointment of a full time MAPPA Manager for
Northamptonshire (previously this post was part time) supported by an Administrator. This
post has been resourced by all of the agencies involved in MAPPA; Police, Probation Service,
Prison Service, Social Services, Mental Health Services and the Borough Councils. This
development was timely; as well as an increase in the number of registered sex offenders in
Northamptonshire, there has also been an overall increase in the work of MAPPA. In this
instance, this increase has been prompted by a positive development. In Northamptonshire
there is an extensive history of cooperation between agencies in the management of risky
individuals and this was formalised as MAPPA, now formalised in the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
Originally the Police and Probation Service were designated as the “responsible authorities” to
lead MAPPA. Legislation has since widened the responsible authorities to include prisons. In
response to this new role, prisons have developed their own procedures to identify offenders
who may pose a risk of serious harm on release. Information about such offenders is conveyed
to the receiving area prior to release so that measures can be put in place to support the
offenders’ rehabilitation and protect potential victims.

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The Operation of MAPPA

The Structure – Who Does What

All three levels within MAPPA are overseen by the Strategic Management
Board. The “responsible authorities” the Police and Probation Service and now
also the Prison Service chair the Strategic Management Board of MAPPA. An
exciting development in the coming year is the recruitment of Lay Members to
the SMB. The following agencies are signatories to the MAPPP Protocol and
are represented both at strategic management level and as panel members.

Police

A Detective Sergeant and 3 Detective Constables work within MAPPA. These


Officers risk assess all registered sex offenders using an evidence-based risk
assessment tool. They visit registered sex offenders at home and ensure the
sharing of information both within the Police and with other agencies, in
particular Social Services’ child protection teams. Through their assessment of
risk the Police identify individuals whose risk indicates the need for co-
operation between two or three of the partner agencies. The Police work
closely with the Probation Service frequently undertaking joint visits to
offenders both in custody prior to release and at home post release. The
Police also identify individuals for referral to the MAPPP and have a key role in
carrying out risk management plans. This covers a wide range of
interventions from covert surveillance of offenders, the provision of alarms to
potential victims, the disclosure of information to members of the public and
giving support and advice to offenders.

The Probation Service

The Probation Service uses the Offender Assessment System (OASys) to risk
assess every offender whom they supervise or report on to Courts. In
addition, Probation Officers use specialist risk assessment tools when
assessing violent and sexual offenders and offenders convicted of domestic
violence. All sex offenders and offenders assessed as a high risk of serious
harm are supervised by a specially trained team, the High Risk Unit.

This Unit supervises violent offenders sentenced to 12 months imprisonment


and released on licence. Licence conditions can be included which require co-
operation with measures to reduce risk or prohibit behaviours for example,
contact with victims. Community sentences and post release licences are
rigorously enforced with breaches resulting in court action or recall to prison.

The High Risk Unit also delivers the Community Sex Offender Groupwork
Programme: a 240-hour programme that enables men who have committed
sexual offences to understand and control their abusive behaviour. As

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previously noted, men undertaking this programme are being offered the
opportunity to undertake a polygraph test as part of a national pilot study.
The High Risk Unit is also running a Sex Offender Groupwork Programme
adapted for men who have learning difficulties. This programme is being
delivered in partnership with The Forensic Psychology Partnership.

The Manager of the High Risk Unit is a member of the MAPPP and also chairs
Local Risk Management Meetings (Level 2 of MAPPA) and oversees all
referrals to MAPPP. The Manager of Bridgewood House Approved Premises is
also a panel member who is able to provide hostel places for offenders, who
need both a high level of support and restriction to reduce their risk, and to
share information on their progress.

The Prison Service

The Prison Service has also adopted OASys to risk assess all prisoners and,
through the sentence management process, works with the Probation Service
to engage prisoners in reducing their risk and preparing for resettlement in
the community. OASys will be implemented in the Region’s Prisons by the
end of July 2004. Since being deemed one of the “responsible authorities”
prisons have created internal risk assessment panels to identify prisoners
presenting a high risk of serious harm. This information is shared prior to
release so that detailed risk management planning can take place. The Prison
Service also supports the MAPPP by releasing personnel, prison officers and
governors to attend panel meetings as needed. The Head of Resettlement at
HMP Rye Hill represents the Prison Service on the MAPPP. HMP Rye Hill holds
violent and sexual offenders and offers a Sex Offender Treatment programme
to prisoners. This panel member assists by contributing information on
prisoners for example, their disciplinary record and by accessing resources,
for example psychiatric assessments, on prisoners registered with the panel.

Community Forensic Outreach Team

The Community Forensic Outreach Team contributes to level 2 of MAPPA by


attendance at Local Risk Management Meetings and a practitioner from the
team sits on the MAPPP. They are able to share information on individuals as
well as contribute from their knowledge base and skill in working with persons
who suffer mental illness or personality disorder. In the past, the referral
procedures for this team created immense difficulties for the MAPPP in
accessing this resource. Difficulties have now been resolved and the
Community Forensic Outreach Team has been particularly helpful in two of
the three cases who were placed in secure hospitals.

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Housing

Northamptonshire has seven Borough Councils, each with its own Housing
department. A representative of Northampton Borough Council is a panel
member. This panel member is able to offer information about tenants which
is vital to risk assessment and they also give advice on housing matters
making an invaluable contribution to risk management plans. The six other
Borough Councils work with MAPPA on a case by case basis, to ensure that
information is exchanged and that the views of victims are taken into account.
A housing protocol was agreed by all Council Chief Executives in 2003 but this
needs to be reviewed and Awareness training for housing staff across
Northamptonshire should be introduced. Social housing is not always the
best option and in some cases work has been undertaken to secure private
sector options. There have been cases where housing could not be secured
due to the complex and multiple needs of the offenders. These cases have to
be addressed in a joined-up way and MAPPA offers the best opportunity to
work on these difficult issues together.

Youth Offending Service

The Youth Offending Teams manage young offenders who may present a risk
to others but who may also be damaged by their childhood experiences and
in need of protection from others. The Youth Offending Teams therefore
undertake a specialist criminal justice role that links the work of the Police
and the child protection agencies. The Youth Offending team is represented
on the Strategic Management Board and the Team Manager is a panel
member on MAPPP and attends Level 2 Risk Management Meetings on a
case-by-case basis. This panel members reports that over the past year, the
intervention of MAPPP has helped secure resources and coordinate the risk
management of 2 young offenders.

Social Services and Mental Health Services

Social Services and the Mental Health Service provide services to vulnerable
groups both adults and children. These include services to children in need
and their families, older people, disabled people and those with mental health
needs. As the area of responsibility for these services is wide, they are
represented by three panel members. One member represents Children’s
Services forming a link with the work of the Area Child Protection Committee
and contributing to the risk assessment and management of individuals where
there are concerns for children. The Manager of the County Approved Social
Work Service is also a panel member contributing their own expertise to the
panel and linking with Psychiatrists and Approved Social Workers countywide.
Finally the third panel member is the Senior Nurse Advisor for Child
Protection; she links the Panel with health services (community midwives and
health visitors) and with the Area Child Protection Committee.

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Room for Improvement?

Over the past year new members joining the panel and the resolution of
procedural problems has enhanced the operation of MAPPA and improved our
ability to deliver public protection. There is of course room for improvement
and in the coming year we will target accommodation as detailed above and
also our liaison with the Courts. Over the past year we have experienced
problems in communicating public protection concerns to the judiciary and to
address this we plan to establish links between the MAPPP and the Crown
Prosecution Service.

The Day to Day Work of MAPPA

It is important to remember that the majority of public protection work


carried out under MAPPA is undertaken by each of the partner agencies
carrying out their normal duties. Clear risk assessment and management at
the first level ensures that offenders are assisted to control or change their
behaviour and most will not require referral to level 2 or 3 of MAPPA.

Offenders can be referred to level 2 within MAPPA by any staff member who
has concerns that an offender presents a risk of harm to others. The first step
is discussion with the Team Manager and completion of a short referral form.
A Local Risk Management Meeting is then arranged with attendance by
practitioners and managers from the services who have contact with the
offender or who will have a part to play in the risk management plan. This
meeting will address three issues;
• An assessment of risk
• A Risk Management Plan
• Referral to MAPPP.
An offender will be managed at Local Risk Management level if effective risk
management requires the cooperation of two or more agencies. The following
is a case history which is a typical example of the “joined up” approach to risk
management undertaken in Northamptonshire.

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Case Study One

Colin (not his real name) was to be released from prison having served a
prison sentence for sexual offences committed against his stepdaughter.
While in prison Colin said that on release, he wanted to live with his wife and
her children, the eldest of whom was his victim. Colin had undertaken a Sex
Offender Treatment Programme while in prison. He had made some progress
but was assessed as needing to make considerably more progress before any
contact with his stepchildren could be considered. Colin’s victim wanted her
father to return to live with her family – possibly because she felt guilty about
the break-up of her family and the problems being a lone parent caused her
mother. Colin’s wife Amy could not fully accept that her partner had abused
her daughter; she took the view that her daughter could safely live with her
stepfather because Colin promised that he would not abuse her.
Risk Assessment: Colin was assessed as presenting a risk to his victim, her
younger sisters and to any child with whom he lived or formed a close
association.
Risk Management: Prior to release the Probation Service found a place for
Colin in Approved Premises some distance from Northamptonshire. The
Probation Officer also arranged for conditions to be added to Colin’s licence
prohibiting contact with his victim and stepchildren and preventing him from
travelling to his home town. Conditions were also added to Colin’s licence
requiring him to continue to address his sexual offending behaviour. While at
the hostel, Colin had to comply with a curfew and keep staff informed of his
movements and associates. At the same time Social Services arranged for
specialist help for Colin’s stepchildren so that they could learn how to keep
themselves safe from abuse and counselling for Amy so that she could be a
more reliable parent. Colin was released from prison and placed at the
Approved Premises. Colin and Amy continued to meet and there were
concerns that a meeting between Colin and his stepchildren was being
covertly arranged. The concerns were taken up by the Police who monitored
Colin’s movements and were able to confirm that he was complying with his
licence.
Outcome: Colin has continued to cooperate with his supervision and he is
undertaking a programme to help him to control his behaviour. Amy and her
children are closely monitored by Social Services. It is hoped that Colin and
Amy will eventually accept that their family will not be able to live together as
long as there are concerns about the safety of the children and that he and
Amy may have to live apart until her children reach adulthood. If after Colin
completes his licence, he and Amy do not continue to accept the restrictions
imposed by the Social Services, Social Services will have the option of
removing her children from her care.

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Some cases assessed at a Local Risk Management Meeting will be referred on
to the MAPPP. The MAPPP meets on one fixed day per month. The meeting is
chaired by the MAPPP Manager and lasts around 6 hours. The panel follow a
set agenda and very detailed minutes are taken. Strict confidentiality is
imposed and information is shared outside of the panel on a “need to know”
basis only and only with the consent of the panel. Offenders discussed are
informed if they are registered with the panel except when this would
increase the risk that they present. The majoritiy of cases registered because
of domestic violence are not informed of their registration as this would
increase the risk to the partner. The majority of offenders who have been
informed over the past year that they have been registered have invariably
reacted positively. While most have not agreed with the assessment of their
risk level, their comments suggest that they have found the panel’s honesty
on this issue respectful and they feel supported by the panel’s “inclusive”
approach to risk management i.e. that the offender and the panel have the
same goal which is preventing further crimes and further victims. When an
offender is first discussed at MAPPP, the referrer prepares a full report
outlining the background, the risk issues and proposals for managing risk. The
referrer attends the meeting and is often asked questions about the offender
or their report. The panel then make an assessment of risk which includes
who is at risk, what type of risk and under which circumstances. A risk
management plan is developed which will include a lead agency. A timetable
is set for reviewing the plan. The MAPPP retains oversight of the management
of the offender until there is evidence that the risk is reduced or the offender
relocates and the MAPPP in the receiving area takes responsibility for risk
management. In some instances the intervention of the MAPPP is very short-
lived, in others, it is conceivable that offenders will remain registered for a
lifetime. The following are case examples that illustrate both short term
interventions and the more long term detailed work of the MAPPP.

Case Study Two

Barry (not his real name) was referred to MAPPA by a Probation Officer who
had been asked to prepare a Pre-Sentence Report for Court. Barry had
committed offences which included making threats to his neighbour,
possessing a knife and damaging his neighbour’s property. The Probation
Officer was concerned that Barry’s behaviour to his neighbour was not
prompted by a “feud” or some such conflict but by ideas that Barry had
formed which seemed to have no basis in reality. Discussion at the MAPPP
revealed that Barry had an extensive history of worrying behaviour that had
included writing threatening and confused letters to individuals and
organisations.
Risk Assessment; Barry was assessed as presenting an unpredictable risk of
violence to anyone he encountered.
Risk Management: The panel decided that Barry’s risk could not be effectively
managed in the community and that it was necessary to seek a secure
environment for him. Panel members ensured that the court obtained a full

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assessment of Barry’s mental health and in the meantime, the Police checked
the safety and well-being of Barry’s victims.
Outcome: Barry was found to be suffering from a severe but treatable mental
illness and, under the Mental Health Act, he was placed in a secure hospital.
Barry is now receiving the help he needs for his illness and his eventual return
to the community will be considered only when it is evident that his recovery
can be sustained independently.

Case Study Three

Kevin (not his real name) was released from prison after serving a long
sentence for a sexual offence against an adult woman. Kevin had befriended
his victim and assaulted her on the day he met her. Kevin had a previous
conviction for a serious sexual offence against a child and had spent most of
his adult life in prison. He had served his full sentence in prison and was
therefore released without a licence. Just before his release, Kevin decided to
settle in Northamptonshire. Whilst he had no connection with this area, or
indeed any other area, he was determined to live in Northamptonshire.
Risk Assessment: Kevin was assessed as presenting a risk of sexual offences
against adults and children. Previous offences had been committed when
Kevin was isolated and depressed.
Risk Management: Kevin was informed of his registration and his cooperation
and engagement were sought. Kevin responded positively to this. The
Probation Service found accommodation for Kevin in Approved Premises and
helped Kevin sort out his resettlement needs. Kevin was offered but declined
to take up a place on the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme.
Officers from the Police’s Sex and Dangerous Offenders Unit prioritised Kevin,
visiting him frequently and building a relationship whereby Kevin felt able to
be open about his activities. After some time, Kevin told the Officers that he
had formed a relationship with a woman and wished to live with her and her
friends. The Panel were informed of this development and decided that
Kevin’s new partner and friends were at risk and should be informed of his
history. Kevin was opposed to this fearing that this would mean the end of his
relationship. The Panel were also aware that disclosure could lead to the
ending of Kevin’s relationship and thereby cause feelings of isolation and
depression which had been identified as a trigger for Kevin’s offending. Kevin
was given intensive support while Officers carried out disclosure to his partner
and friends.
Outcome: Kevin’s partner felt able to continue the relationship and she and
Kevin now live together. Kevin continues to meet with Probation Officers and
accepts assistance and advice. A place on the programme remains open to
him. He remains unwilling to take this up, however, Probation Officers
continue their efforts to increase his motivation in this direction. Kevin
remains in close contact with Police Officers, receiving frequent visits at his
home. The Police have conducted surveillance on Kevin and this has
confirmed that he has been open and honest in his accounts of his activities.
Kevin has now been in the community for eight months, the longest he has
achieved as an adult without offending.

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Work with Victims

Where possible the MAPPP seeks to engage offenders in their risk


management plan and the MAPPP also engages with victims. The Probation
Service has a statutory duty to contact victims and ask if they wish to be
consulted about the release arrangements for violent and sexual offenders
sentenced to 12 months in prison or more.

Specialist staff, Victim Contact Officers, deal exclusively with the victims of
crime for whom the Probation Service has responsibility. The Victim Contact
Officers make extensive efforts to locate victims whom they then approach in
a manner that respects their wish to be consulted in the management of the
offender and is conscious of issues of diversity and difference. Where a victim
chooses to be consulted, the Victim Contact Officer will arrange to meet them
at a time and place convenient to them. This is usually at the home of the
victim(s).

Victims are entitled to be kept informed of the release arrangements for the
offender, the month and general location, and details of any licence
conditions that restrict the offender’s movements and the reduce the impact
on the victim. Victims are also entitled to be informed if the offender is
discussed at MAPPP. The MAPPP has acted on direct feedback from victims,
via Victim Contact Officers, on licence conditions restricting offenders from
areas in Northamptonshire and prohibiting contact. The Police have also acted
in cases to protect victims and reduce their fears by the installation of alarms
in victim’s homes. As previously noted, almost one quarter of offenders
registered at MAPPP in the past year have been perpetrators of domestic
violence. In cases of domestic violence the MAPPP has directed the victim to
support and advice offered by The Sunflower Centre and in some cases has
secured the perpetrators removal from the community. The Probation Service
has developed a programme specifically for perpetrators of domestic violence
and in the coming year this will be launched in Northamptonshire.

Victims are a key focus in all work of MAPPA both in representing their views
and in assisting offenders to accept responsibility for the harm caused to their
victims thereby enhancing their motivation to avoid creating more victims.
Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime. It is an
independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service, whether or
not a crime has been reported. Trained staff and volunteers at local branches
offer information and support to victims, witnesses, their families and friends.

Victim support provides the Witness Service, based in every criminal court in
England and Wales, to offer assistance before, during and after a trial. You
can also call the Victim Support line - 0845 30 30 900 – for information and
support and details of local services and other relevant organisations.

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The details of the Northampton Victim Support scheme and other relevant
agencies are listed on the contacts page of this report.

The Strategic Management of MAPPA

This year Northamptonshire MAPPA has strengthened its Strategic


Management Board (SMB). The SMB represents, at strategic level, the
member agencies that work together on MAPPA.

A main focus of the SMB is the scrutiny and monitoring of MAPPP decisions.
The SMB also ensures that there are effective links with other Public
Protection Arrangements in the area such as the Area Child Protection
Committee, local Crime & Disorder Partnerships and the local Criminal Justice
Board.

An important task this year has been planning the longer term development
of the MAPPA. We have planned for changes in the Criminal Justice Act which
came into effect on April 1st 2004. This Act introduces the Prison Service
along with the Probation Service and Police as “Responsible Authority”
members of MAPPA and it also introduces a “Duty to Co-operate” with the
MAPPA which means that Social Services, Primary Care Trusts, Youth
Offending Teams, Local Housing Authorities and Local Education Authorities
all have a duty to co-operate with MAPPA.

The SMB has also begun preparations for the recruitment of two Lay Advisors
to the Northamptonshire MAPPA SMB. Lay Advisors will be recruited in the
summer of 2004 and will play an important part in the review and monitoring
of the MAPPA.

In 2003 a full-time MAPPP Manager position was authorised by the SMB as it


was recognised that to provide a full and accountable service a full-time post
was needed.

As the work has grown, a part-time MAPPA Administrator post has also been
authorised by the SMB and an appointment was made at the end of the year.

All the partnership agencies have committed to financing the MAPPA as it is


recognised that the assessment and management of the risk posed by the
critical few serious sex and violent offenders is the responsibility of all
agencies, not just the Police and Probation Services.

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Statistical Information

Population figure for Northamptonshire as supplied by the last census in 2001 625895

Registered Sex Offenders per 100,000 population is: 39

No. of Offenders
Category 1
The number of registered sex offenders on 31st March 2004 246

The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either
cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1st April 2003 and 31st 8
March 2004

The number of full Sex Offender Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the Courts (a) 0
between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2004 (b) 0

The number of interim Sex Offender Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the (a) 0
Courts between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2004 (b) 0

Category 2
The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 68 (3), (4) and
(5) of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act (2000)) between 1st April 2003 and 31st 225
March 2004

Category 3
The number of “other offenders” (as defined by Section 67(2)(b) of the Criminal Justice 14
and Court Service Act (2000)) between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2004

The number of Restraining Orders imposed on any MAPPA offenders by the Courts 1
between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2004

Category 4
The number of MAPPA Offenders in each of the three categories (i.e. RSOs, V&O and OO RSO 16
above) have been managed through the MAPPP (level 3) between 1st April 2003 and 31st V&O 15
March 2004 OO 9

Of the cases managed by the MAPPP between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2004:
(a) The number returned to custody for a breach of licence was 7
(b) The number returned to custody for a breach of a Restraining Order or Sex
Offender Order was 0
(c) The number charged with a serious sexual or violent offence was 0

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Contacts

MAPPA Manager Northamptonshire Police Headquarters


Wootton Hall
Northampton NN1 0JQ
01604 700700

Northamptonshire Probation Area Assistant Chief Officer


Northamptonshire Area
Walter Tull House
43-47 Bridge Street
Northampton
NN1 1NS
01604 658082

Northamptonshire Police Detective Chief Superintendent


Northamptonshire Police Headquarters
Wootton Hall
Northampton
NN1 0JQ
01604 700700

Detective Inspector
Northamptonshire Police Headquarters
Wootton Hall
Northampton
NN1 0JQ
01604 700700

HM Prison Service East Midlands South Area Office


Empriss House
Unit C, Harcourt Way
Meridian Business Park
Leicester
LE19 1WP

Northamptonshire Victim Support Scheme County Director


Northampton Victim Support Scheme
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED
01604 603477

Sunflower Centre 7-8 Mercers Row


Northampton
NN1 2QL
01604 233684

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