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Annual Report

2005- 2006
MAPPA Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements in Nottinghamshire 2005-06

Contents
Page

1. Ministerial Foreword 1

2. Chief Officers’ Foreword 2

3. Introduction 4

4. Key Achievements 5

5. The Role of the Prison Service in MAPPA 8

6. How the MAPPA Operates 10


- Case Studies 11

7. MAPPA – The First Five Years:


National Overview of the Multi-Agency Public
Protection Arrangements 2001-2006 13

8. Nottinghamshire Statistical Information


and Commentary 24

9. The Strategic Management Board 26

10. Glossary of Terms 28

11. Contacts 29

12. The Nottinghamshire MAPPA three-year


Business Plan 30
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1. Ministerial Foreword
Making our communities safer and reducing re-offending is our highest priority and one
of our biggest challenges. That is why the work undertaken through these multi-agency
public protection arrangements (MAPPA) is so important. The supervision and
management of sexual and violent offenders who pose the highest risk of serious harm,
whether in the community or in custody, is complex and challenging; and is an aspect of
public service where the public rightly expects all reasonable action to be taken.

Although we have made significant progress in the last five years with the development
of MAPPA across England and Wales, the review this year of a number of tragic
incidents where people have been murdered or seriously injured reminded us of the
importance of reviewing performance, improving practice and learning lessons. It is
vital that these tasks are undertaken by the probation, police and prison services, as
well as by those other agencies that contribute to the assessment and management of
offenders. The publication of MAPPA Business Plans by each Area in this year’s
annual reports offers a helpful and necessary programme of local development and
review and must lead to enhanced practice. It will be essential that this progress is
transparent and shared with local communities.

In addition to this, however, it is important that no opportunity is missed to consider


other measures that will further enhance public safety. That is why we are undertaking
the Child Sex Offender Review, to look at how a particular group of offenders, who
provoke anxiety for many, are best managed in the community. The review is consulting
a wide range of practitioners and key stakeholders including the MAPPA lay advisers,
and will report around the end of the year.

Finally, in commending this report to you, I want to take the opportunity to thank all
those involved locally in working with sexual and violent offenders, or in ensuring that
these arrangements are fit for purpose. Where MAPPA is working well it is based on
maintaining high professional standards and effective multi-agency collaboration in the
delivery of robust risk management plans. While it is not possible to eliminate risk
entirely, where all reasonable action is taken the risk of further serious harm can be
reduced to a minimum and fewer victims will be exposed to repeat offending.

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

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2. Chief Officers’ Foreword


Jane Geraghty, Chief Probation Officer:

The MAPPA continues to provide professionals engaged within


public protection work across all the varying agencies with diverse
challenges. These challenges are often accompanied by the glare
of the media spotlight. This fact reflects the interest that the
public, quite rightly, has for this area of our work.

I very much hope therefore that the contents of the 2005/06 MAPPA Annual Report will
go some way towards addressing some of the media and public interest that exists
amongst the communities of Nottinghamshire. I know that there are many positive
examples of work that have helped to deliver effective risk management plans for some
of our most troubled offenders. The anonymised case studies outlined elsewhere in this
report attempt to convey to the public just how complex some of the individual cases are
and to demonstrate how robust the public protection work that continues to be
performed actually is.

I have also noted with interest the valuable contributions being made by both Yvette
and Julia who are Nottinghamshire’s Lay Advisers. They offer an invaluable
opportunity for the public’s perspective to inform the Strategic Management Board’s
thinking and I know that this will prove to be of great long-term benefit.

I know that Steve Green, Bob Perry and I draw much confidence from our
observations of just how closely all the different agencies strive together to deliver the
best possible public protection measures through our partnership. As Chief Officers,
the three of us remain steadfastly committed to ensuring that our agencies will
continue to work closely together to deliver a seamless public protection service for
the people of Nottinghamshire.

Steve Green, Chief Constable:

I wish to acknowledge the hard work of everyone


connected with the MAPPA process within
Nottinghamshire. I know that the people of
Nottinghamshire will want to know more about
what has taken place, and continues to take place
locally, to deliver the best possible public
Chief Constable discussing the MAPPA statistics with
protection measures and as such, together with Detective Inspector Gerard Milano, Nottinghamshire
Jane Geraghty and Bob Perry, I am pleased to MAPPA Policy and Strategy Officer
introduce the 2005/06 MAPPA annual report.

The Responsible Authorities and the Duty to Co-operate bodies continue to work
closely together to deliver the most comprehensive risk management plans possible
under the prevailing circumstances of each case. The most complex risk plans are
constructed at Multi Agency Public Protection Panels and I know that the 24

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individuals that have been managed at this level during the 2005/06 reporting period
have received the professional attentions of Law Enforcement Officers, Probation
and Prison Service professionals, Health Specialists, Forensic Psychologists, Child
Protection Officers, Housing Specialists and many more besides. This collaborative
approach is key if the best possible public protection outcomes are to be derived.

In addition to contributing at Panels this annual report shows that Nottinghamshire


Police are determined to be positive in the way that it polices registered sex offenders
residing within our communities. In the period covered by this annual report there
were 53 examples of registered sex offenders being cautioned or convicted for
breaching the notification requirements of their orders, reflecting the tight monitoring
framework that currently exists within Nottinghamshire.

Bob Perry, East Midlands Area Prison Manager:

I would like to thank staff from all three of the Responsible Authorities
and representatives from the Duty to Co-operate bodies for their hard
work, professionalism and commitment to the arrangements within
Nottinghamshire. I know that Claire Hurst from HMP Whatton
continues to make a major contribution within the Nottinghamshire
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements by performing an
active role within the Nottinghamshire MAPPA.

The Prison Service recognises that, along with its partners, it has a key role to play in
ensuring that the best possible public protection measures are in place for the people
of Nottinghamshire. As such, my staff and I will continue to focus on delivering a
quality contribution to MAPPA in particular and the Nottinghamshire public in general.

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3. Introduction
I would like to welcome readers to the Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Public
Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Annual Report for 2005/06. This annual report
coincides with MAPPA reaching its five-year anniversary and therefore includes a
National Overview of the arrangements as well as featuring the inaugural
Nottinghamshire MAPPA Three Year Business Plan.

The arrangements are underpinned by the statutory provisions outlined in both the
Criminal Justice & Court Services Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003. This
legislation provides a mechanism for the Police Service, Probation Service and the
Prison Service to work closely together with a number of Duty to Co-operate Bodies
such as the Youth Offending Team in the City of Nottingham and the Youth
Offending Service in the County of Nottinghamshire, Jobcentre Plus, Local Education
Authorities (County) and Children’s Services (City), Local Housing Authorities,
Registered Social Landlords, Social Services, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary
Care and NHS Trusts and Electronic Monitoring providers.

During the 2005/06 reporting period, the agencies mentioned above have worked
together to manage effectively the risks posed by potentially dangerous persons.
This annual report aims to inform the public of Nottinghamshire about the work that
takes place within what is seen quite naturally as a high profile part of local public
protection activity. To this end, this annual report includes statistics such as the
number of registered sex offenders being managed within the community in
Nottinghamshire. A narrative accompanies the statistics and, although I fully expect
the numbers to be of primary interest, I would commend readers to view the figures
only within the full context of all the other information that is contained in this annual
report.

The overriding message to the people of Nottinghamshire is that confident


professionals are working together in partnership within the MAPPA framework in
order to continue to meet the numerous and often complex challenges they face, with
the safety of the public always being of paramount importance throughout the entire
process.

Detective Inspector Gerard Milano


MAPPA Policy and Strategy Officer

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4. Key Achievements
Promoting awareness amongst professionals of the MAPPA and developing
consistent practice based on national guidance is a significant task that continues to
be addressed in Nottinghamshire with vigour. As in 2004/05 to assist with this work a
local ‘MAPPA brand identity’ has been created and used on credit card size aide
memoir leaflets produced for use by professionals involved in public protection work.
Public information leaflets using the same logo have also been circulated to libraries
and other public buildings and this activity will continue into 2006/07.

A wide variety of noteworthy activity has taken place during the 2005/06 reporting
period aimed at raising awareness of public protection practices. An example of this
work is the positive engagement that
exists between MAPPA and the
Southwell Diocesan Council for
Family Care. During March and April
2006, two separate training events
were held within the Catholic
Diocese of Nottingham. John
Creedon who is responsible for co-
ordinating the activities of the
Mackworth Roman Catholic Training Event
Southwell Diocesan Council for
Family Care comments:
“In the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham we were very impressed by the commitment
of Gerard Milano and Victoria Hodgett in helping us to appreciate our responsibilities
under the MAPPA arrangements. It was encouraging to be viewed as credible
partners in this process and we look forward to a long and constructive partnership.
It is reassuring to know that we can consult MAPPA with any potential concerns we
may have about individuals that may cause concern within our parishes. My
colleagues and I are very reassured by the awareness raising work that MAPPA has
carried out with us.”

In March 2006, MAPPA was featured at two Sentencer


events held at the Lakeside Conference Centre in
Nottinghamshire. These events were attended by
Magistrates, Judges and others involved in sentencing
in Nottinghamshire and proved to be an ideal
opportunity for increasing awareness of the MAPPA
process.

MAPPA is also playing a key role in facilitating


significant changes in working practices across
MAPPA stand at the Lakeside Event.

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different agencies. Detective Superintendent Jackie Alexander is Head of the Public


Protection Department at Nottinghamshire Police and has been working closely with
Nigel Hill who is the Deputy Director of Offender Management within the
Nottinghamshire Probation Service to lead a multi-agency co-location group for the
past twelve months. Jackie Alexander comments:

“The co-location group members quickly identified that the meeting was to be about
much more than premises and logistics. The group is actually about developing
relationships between colleagues engaged in public protection work across a number
of different agencies. The work of the group has been innovative in many ways and
has been instrumental in making co-location a local issue with local ownership
throughout Nottinghamshire. I am delighted that we now have Police officers and
Probation officers working in the same buildings in Nottingham and that soon this will
be the case in Ollerton too. This has been the catalyst for joint visits of MAPPA
offenders being managed within the community by Police and Probation officers
working together. This sends a strong message to all those concerned that we are
working together and are sharing information appropriately and in a way that places
the protection of the public at the heart of our work”.

Nigel Hill comments: “I am very keen to see that the consolidated role of MAPPA
continues to develop in a manner that strengthens the connections between all the
different areas interacting within the MAPPA process. Co-location is one aspect of
this consolidated role that continues to make good progress thanks to the
commitment being demonstrated by all those involved. Co-location and joint working
between staff from across the statutory
responsible authorities will in turn strengthen
the links between them and colleagues working
within the duty to co-operate agencies and this
will lead to increased knowledge about the
MAPPA process. It is key that as this
knowledge of the MAPPA grows throughout
different agencies, the focus remains firmly on
delivering the best possible public protection
Jackie Alexander, Detective Superintendent and measures for the people of Nottinghamshire”.
Nigel Hill, Deputy Director of Offender Management
Over the past twelve months, MAPPA has
continued to build upon the numbers of agencies that have signed up to the
Nottinghamshire MAPPA protocol and is actively engaged in the process of
explaining the nature of the relationships between duty to co-operate bodies and the
responsible authorities by meeting with representatives of various Local Authorities,
Residential Social Landlords, Health Officials and Local Area Education Authorities in
order to continue to build upon the positive working relationships that exist.

Within the statistical section of this report is evidence of the further pro-active use of
Sexual Offences Prevention Orders and Notification Orders. Nottinghamshire Police
has continued with its policy of using all available methods to manage the behaviour
of the relatively small number of high-risk offenders and thereby manage proactively
any risks they pose.

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As outlined in last year’s report, work is continuing with the Secure Services
Commissioning Team at Nottingham City PCT that has enabled improved
understanding of the specific issues posed by mentally disordered offenders. A joint
development project between the Secure Services Commissioning Team and
MAPPA has resulted in a Framework for Practice Document being produced.

The ViSOR system is physically in place now within Police buildings, Probation
Buildings and Prisons across Nottinghamshire. It replaces the previous local interim
solution and provides detailed information about all registered sex offenders across
the country. The database is considerably more sophisticated than its predecessor
and will greatly assist the management of sex offenders.

The past twelve months saw a high profile local pioneering partnership project win a
prestigious award. The multi-agency Sherwood Project was chosen from more than
300 nominations as the overall winner of the Government’s 2005 Justice Awards.

The project also won the ‘Outstanding


Contribution to Working with Offenders’
category of the awards, presented by Home
Office Minister Baroness Scotland.

Baroness Scotland said the Sherwood


Project is “a superb example of the whole
criminal justice system working together to

reduce crime and prevent re-offending by Baroness Scotland presenting the Sherwood Project award
a very challenging group of offenders”.

Superintendent Dave Wakelin, co-ordinator of the Sherwood Project, said: “This


award is a huge achievement for Nottinghamshire Police and our partners. We know
we have got a first-class product in the Sherwood Project, and we have been able to
demonstrate this on the national stage.”

The Minister described the Justice Awards as the “Oscars of the criminal justice
system” and added, “this award shows that Nottinghamshire is right at the leading
edge of offender management.”

The Sherwood Project involves Nottinghamshire Police officers, Probation workers,


drugs workers, Youth Offending Teams and Prison Service staff working together to
tackle drug-related acquisitive crime.

The team has dramatically cut re-offending among offenders referred to the scheme,
contributing to the significant reductions in violent crime in Nottinghamshire.

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5. The Role of the Prison Service in MAPPA


One of the important ways in which the Criminal Justice Act (2003) strengthened the
MAPPA was to make the Prison Service part of the Responsible Authority with Police
and Probation in each of the 42 Areas in England and Wales. The Prison Service has
been given this enhanced role in recognition of the important part it plays in
protecting the public by keeping offenders in custody; helping them to address the
causes of their offending behaviour; and by undertaking other work to assist their
successful resettlement.

The Prison estate is configured differently from Police/Probation areas in that its
establishments are contained within only 12 geographical areas and two functional
areas – the High Security Estate, and Contracted Prisons. For this reason,
arrangements for Prison Service representation on Strategic Management Boards
(SMB’s) vary across the country, but each Prison Service Area Manager has entered
into an agreement with the SMB’s on how the Service will contribute both
strategically and operationally to the MAPPA and this is outlined in a regional
‘Statement of Commitment’. The main focus of the Prison Service contribution is at
an operational level. A number of measures have been put in place across the prison
estate to ensure that this will be effective and result in:

• Prompt identification of MAPPA offenders so that their details can be used in


sentence planning arrangements, including interventions to manage and reduce
risk

• Regular monitoring of the behaviour of those assessed as presenting the highest


risk, and sharing information with police and probation colleagues

• All relevant risk management information being provided to multi-agency


meetings which help plan an offender’s release

• At least three months notification to police and probation of the expected release
dates of those offenders who have been referred to the Multi-Agency Public
Protection Panel (MAPPP), and at least six weeks notification of those being
managed at level 2 risk meetings

• No changes to release dates or arrangements being made without prior


consultation with Police and Probation

Playing an effective role in the multi-agency risk management of MAPPA offenders


requires good communication between criminal justice partners. The Prison Service
has taken steps to ensure that there are dedicated points of contact for public
protection at both Area level and in every prison establishment, and that these are

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published together with Police and Probation contacts to ensure better


communication across the Responsible Authority.

Clare Hurst is the Head of Security and Operations at HMP


Whatton. She plays a key role within the Nottinghamshire
MAPPA and as such she makes the following comments:

“We are the largest sex offender prison in Europe and have
an enviable record with regard to risk management of
prisoners, security and public protection. The focus of the
establishment is reducing and managing sex offenders’
risk whilst in custody and ultimately the risk of them re-
offending when released back in the community. The
Clare Hurst
establishment runs a large number of accredited sex
offender treatment programmes, managed by a multi-disciplinary team of staff. The
team delivering these programmes has recently been awarded with the prestigious
Terry Waite award in recognition of their considerable contribution to this specialist
area.”

“Within the MAPPA structure, as a responsible authority, the prison recognises,


values and promotes its role with our colleagues across other agencies. We believe
that it is incredibly important that the prison service is represented at a senior level on
the local City and County MAPPP’s to ensure sufficient authority is afforded to
requests for information and actions nationally. HMP Whatton as a specialist
establishment represents the Prison Service. I play an active role as a core panel
member. Whilst the commitment to this is one and a half days out of the
establishment per month for a governor grade who is part of the prison’s Senior
Management Team, the benefits of my involvement outweigh this cost.”

“As an establishment, we find that one of the key benefits of being part of the core
MAPPP is the opportunity to share information and expertise with other key agency
representatives, both about specific individuals and more generally. We believe that
our involvement ensures that there is greater consistency in managing individuals
who may pose a high risk of harm to the public, throughout their sentence and
beyond into supervision in the community. Greater consistency should ensure an
improved and consistent safeguarding of children and adults within the communities
of Nottinghamshire.”

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6. How the MAPPA Operates


MAPPA agencies work together to decide how best to minimise the likelihood of
offenders committing further crimes.

Offenders are assessed to determine which pose the greatest threat. Risk assessments
identify what the risk factors are and risk management plans are formulated and
resources allocated accordingly. The focus is on managing those assessed to be at the
highest levels of risk or particularly complex cases. This is essential for the effective
use of resources.

There are three levels of risk management. Level 3 is the highest level and is referred
to as the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP). It meets monthly and relies
on partner agencies working closely at a senior level. Level 2 operates on a local basis
and brings together agencies to exchange information and to agree and prepare local
risk management plans. Level 1 is the term used to describe the ordinary case
management of an offender by whichever agency holds that responsibility; it may still
involve inter-agency communications.

MAPPA Manager

Victoria Hodgett is the Nottinghamshire MAPPA Manager. She is an experienced


Senior Probation Officer and chairs the MAPPP’s as well as some of the most complex
level 2 meetings and makes the following comments about how MAPPA operates in
practice:
“Risk management will never be a fail safe
system. However, we can reassure the public
that in Nottinghamshire we work collaboratively
with a wide range of agencies to provide the
best possible risk management plans. As the
chair of the Nottinghamshire MAPPP, I bring
together senior managers who represent
Probation, Police, Prison Service, Social
Services, Housing, Health, YOT and YOS.
Every month we meet in both the City of
Nottingham and the County of Nottinghamshire
Victoria Hodgett chairing a meeting alongside
DCI Brian Beasley from Notts Police
to work with offender managers who report on
Public Protection Department the progress of each individual being monitored
through the MAPPA process.”

“Information sharing and partnership co-operation is vital in the preparation of complex


risk management plans. The hard work and dedication of everyone involved is to be
applauded and I know that MAPPA will continue to thrive as it develops over the coming
years”

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Case Study A

Mr G is a 48-year-old white male with a long history of sexual offending. He


was referred to the MAPPP by his Probation officer prior to his release from
prison.

A risk management plan was constructed which required Mr G to reside in


Approved Premises, attend a treatment programme, seek employment and to
report regularly to the Probation Service and the Police. A Sexual Offences
Prevention Order was also in place, which imposed additional risk
management prohibitions on the offender.

Key Factors in the successful


management of this case:

• Early preparation for offender’s


release
• Close working and co-operation
between the agencies involved
• Placement within Approved
Premises
• Additional Offender Prohibitions
imposed via Sexual Offences
Prevention Order
• Opportunity for employment
• Positive engagement with
employer
• Offending Behaviour
Programme
• Strong and productive links with
housing provider
• Good supervision of offender
through multi agency network of
agencies

Outcome

Mr G is now living in his own accommodation, has a job and is complying with
both his licence and the Sexual Offences Prevention Order. There is no
evidence to suggest that he has re-offended and in accordance with the
principles contained in the national MAPPA guidance is now being managed at
MAPPA level 2.

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Case Study B

Key factors in thePolice


Nottinghamshire successful management
had grave concernsofabout
this case:
a couple who had made
•threats to abduct a child. The police evoked the MAPPA process and a Multi-

Agency meeting was called and included representatives from Social Services,

the Police Dangerous Persons Management Unit, Hospital Staff and Housing

Officers from the local District Council. All attendees were fully briefed on the

potential risks posed and a complex and robust multi agency risk management
plan was prepared as a result.

Key Factors in the successful


management of this case:

• Early meeting convened as soon


as police were alerted to the
potential risks posed by the
couple
• Prompt exchange of good quality
information across the agencies
• A series of Proactive Tasks set
as a result of the meeting
• Good interagency co-operation
and engagement throughout this
very sensitive process
• All the relevant agencies
informed and a monitoring
process established
• Review Process in place

Outcome

All the agencies valued the process by which the information held by them
individually was shared collectively in order to alert the statutory bodies to the
risks that these individuals may pose, thus ensuring that comprehensively
informed risk management plans were put in place. The couple continue to be
monitored closely by MAPPA.

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7. MAPPA – The First Five Years


National Overview of the Multi-Agency Public Protection
Arrangements 2001 - 2006
Introduction

It is now just over 5 years since the implementation of the Criminal Justice and Courts’
Services Act 2000 that led to the formation of the Multi-Agency Public Protection
Arrangements, commonly known as MAPPA. As the national strategic body overseeing
the implementation and development of these arrangements it is important for us to
review the progress made, to identify the challenges ahead and set out the national
plans for improvement. It is also an opportunity for the first time to provide a national
commentary on the MAPPA annual statistics and to explain what they are telling us
about the growth and complexity of these arrangements.

Much has been achieved in terms of enhancing public safety in the last 5 years and the
arrangements are rightly described as world leading. Yet we are acutely conscious that
a number of serious case reviews and other reports published this year indicate there is
still much to do to ensure that the arrangements are fit for purpose and apply
consistently across England and Wales. Unless those operating these arrangements
ensure that all reasonable action is taken to reduce the harm caused by sexual and
violent offenders they will have failed. While we recognise that it is never possible to
eliminate risk entirely the public are entitled to expect the authorities to do their job
properly. Making our communities safer and reducing re-offending is our highest priority
and one of the greatest challenges facing the agencies and staff involved.

Over the last year all agencies responsible for establishing, maintaining or contributing
to these public protection arrangements have been extremely busy: the probation
service, the prison service, the police service who form the Responsible Authority in
each area, plus the range of agencies who have a duty to co-operate in these
arrangements and include health, housing, education, social services, youth offending
teams, Jobcentre Plus, and electronic monitoring services.

In addition to the agencies, each area has benefited this year from the input of lay
advisers. These are people recruited locally but appointed by the Secretary of State to
offer key support to the strategic management of the MAPPA process. Essentially their
role is to ask, often fundamental, questions of senior practitioners and bring a
community perspective to a process that could otherwise lose sight of its main function:
to protect members of the public from serious harm. Together, all of those inputting to
MAPPA have ensured that more high risk sexual and violent offenders have been
identified and managed proactively this year than ever before.

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The National MAPPA Statistics

As the scale and complexity of MAPPA has increased so the analysis of the annual
report statistics has become more important in understanding local and national
developments in these arrangements. The national analysis offered below, based upon
reports from the areas, highlights a number of important trends, particularly in respect of
the volume of referrals for multi-agency management at Level 2 and Level 3 (MAPPP),
and the outcomes of that management.

MAPPA Offenders

The number of offenders in the community that come within the remit of MAPPA
increased this year, as anticipated, although the rate of that increase has slowed from
last year (13% to 7%) - see Table 1. A number of factors may have contributed to this
slow down. Firstly, the increase of registered sex offenders (RSOs) is much less than in
previous years at just over 3%; secondly, fewer offenders than expected have been
referred into MAPPA under Category 3. (These are those offenders who are neither
registered sex offenders nor currently supervised by the probation service/ youth
offending team but do have a history of physical or sexual violence and are considered
by the Responsible Authority to pose a current risk of serious harm to the public). The
reasons for these variations from expectation are unclear but the RSO variation may be
due in part to a number of areas last year (2004/5) incorporating offenders who were
still in prison and to refinements areas have continued to make to referral procedures
and the management of risk thresholds. Registered Sex Offenders continue to form by
far the largest category – see Chart 1.

Table.1 Total number of MAPPA Offenders in the Community by Category


(% Change)

Category 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06


1. Registered Sex 21513 24572 28994 29973
Offenders (RSO) 14.22% 18% 3.38%
2. Violent Offenders 29594 12754* 12662 14317
and other sex -56.9% -0.72% 13.07%
offenders
3. Other offenders 1802 2166 2936 3363
20.2% 35.55% 14.54%
Totals 52909 39492 44592 47653
-25.36% 12.91% 6.86%

• In 2003/4 the criteria for Violent offenders (Category 2) changed to exclude


those offenders held in custody.

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Chart 1 Total number of MAPPA Offenders in the Community 2005/6

Registered Sex Offenders

For the first time this year the MAPPA annual reports include a breakdown of the total
RSO population for the basic policing units within each area (referred to as policing
Divisions within Nottinghamshire). This, together with the density of RSOs per 100,000
of the population, which ranges from 36/100,000 to 81/100,000 across the 42 Areas of
England and Wales, illustrates the variable distribution of RSOs within the community.
There are no obvious or simple explanations for the distribution of RSOs, which in any
case is barely significant statistically.

MAPPA management levels

It is important to remember that the majority of offenders within MAPPA do not pose a
significant risk of serious harm to the public and can therefore be managed properly
through the normal supervision arrangements provided by the probation service, youth
offending teams and by police sex offender registration. This is described as level 1
management and accounts for about 71% of the MAPPA population. However, for
offenders whose risk of serious harm is high or complex and requires active
management by more than one agency, referral to Level 2 or Level 3 (MAPPP)
meetings is vital. A case will generally only qualify for level 3 management where the
intervention of senior agency representatives is required to effect the risk management
plan, with the authority to release or prioritise exceptional resources. Chart 2 shows the
breakdown of management levels this year.

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Chart 2 MAPPA Offenders by Management Level

This is the second year in which both Level 2 and Level 3 (MAPPP) data has been
available and Tables 2 and 3 illustrate the number of offenders now subject to
collaborative/ multi-agency risk management (29% of the MAPPA total). For each of
these 13,783 offenders nationally agencies will be required to meet on a number of
occasions and to progress actions that reduce the likelihood of re-offending. The tables
also provide a fuller picture of the commitment and resources being provided by the
Responsible Authority and other partner agencies within MAPPA. The Level 3 MAPPP,
the highest level of risk management, continues to focus on the most complex
offenders, sometimes referred to as the ‘critical few’, and involves senior managers
within each area.

The use of Level 3 MAPPP has been refined over the last 3 years as part of a concerted
effort to ensure that resources are focused where they can be most effective in
enhancing public protection. This year they have been employed in under 3% of the
total MAPPA caseload. At the same time, Level 2 risk management meetings, which are
locally based, have increased in number (12,505) and become the engine room for
MAPPA. Whilst there is an element of focus on level 3, all Areas have recognized the
necessity of ensuring adequate management and administrative support for Level 2;
and this is reflected in Business Plans.

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Table 2. Breakdown of Level 2 and Level 3 MAPPA Offenders for 2005/6

Category of Level 2 (% of Level 3 (% of Total per


Offender MAPPA total) MAPPA total) Category (% of
MAPPA total)
1. Registered 6014 580 6594
Sex Offenders 12.62% 1.22% 13.84%
(RSO)
2. Violent 4280 506 4786
offenders and 8.98% 1.06% 10.04%
other sex
offenders
3. Other 2211 192 2403
offenders 4.64% 0.4% 5.04%
Total per Level 12505 1278 13783
26.24% 2.68% 28.92%

Table 3. Offenders referred to Levels 2 and 3 - Comparison with last year (%


Change)

Level 2 Level 3
Category of 2004/05 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06
MAPPA Offender
1. Registered Sex 5381 6014 626 580
Offenders (RSO) 11.76% -7.35%
2. Violent offenders 3615 4280 547 506
and other sex 18.39% -7.49%
offenders
3. Other Offenders 2292 2211 305 192
-3.53% -37.05%
Total: 11288 12505 1478 1278
10.78% -13.53%

Interventions and Outcomes

Information about the scale and categories of offender is complemented by information


on direct interventions and outcomes for this MAPPA managed group (ie those under
Levels 2 and 3). These measures deal with breaches of licence and court order, with
sex offender registration requirements and related court orders, and with further
offending – see tables 4 and 5.

The headline figure is, no doubt, that reflecting the number of offenders who, while
managed at levels 2 or 3, are charged with a serious sexual or violent offence.
Compared with 2004/5, this year saw a reduction in the number of serious further
offences in this population from 79 (0.6%) to 61 (0.44%) cases this year. And the
biggest impact was where you would want and expect it – with the more intensively
managed Level 3 cases. On the face of it the figures are encouraging but they should
be treated with caution for 2 reasons. Firstly, we have only collected the data for 2
years; secondly, with such small numbers any change can trigger a wholly

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disproportionate, misleading percentage variation. What is apparent, however, is that


the figure is low and whilst any serious re-offending is a matter of great concern, such a
low serious re-offending rate for this particular group of offenders is to be welcomed and
supports the view that MAPPA is making a real contribution to the management of
dangerousness in communities.

The data relating to breach of licence and court orders is positive as this reflects an
increase in action taken in level 2 and 3 cases prior to them having opportunity to
commit serious further harm; ie to recall offenders to prison. A similarly encouraging
picture emerges from a reading of the data on various sex offender provisions – see
table 5. Action taken to enforce the sex offender registration requirements through
caution and conviction increased by 30% from last year and affected 1295 offenders,
4.3% of the total registered in the community. There was also considerable use made of
the range of new civil orders available under the Sex Offences Act 2003(sexual
offences prevention orders, notification orders, foreign travel orders). In total 973 orders
have been granted this year an increase of 446.

Table 4. Outcome measures: Level 2 and Level 3 activity for 2005/6 (% Change)

Level 2 Level 3 Total of Level 2


& 3
Category of 2004/05 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06
MAPPA
Offender
1. Breach of 1084 1321 222 219 1306 1540
License 21.86% -1.35% 17.92%
2. Breach of 55 82 18 22 73 104
Orders 49.09% 22.22% 42.47%
3. Charged with 47 50 32 11 79 61
SFO 6.38% -65.63% -22.78%

Table 5. Outcome measures: RSO arrests and Sex Offences Act Civil Orders
2004/5 and 2005/6 (% Change)

RSO Enforcement Number of Offenders Number of Offenders


(04/05) (05/06)
1. Registered sex 993 1295
offenders (RSO’s) 30.41%
charged/cautioned

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Sex Offences Act Number of Orders Number of Orders


Orders (04/05) (05/06)
2. Sexual offences 503 933
prevention orders 85.49%
(SOPOs) granted
3. Notification Orders 22 39
(NOs) granted 77.27%
4. Foreign Travel 1 1
Orders (FTOs) granted 0%
Total Number of Orders 526 973
84.98%

A Year of Challenges

The raw data provided in the national statistics is helpful but necessarily quantitative. In
order to get a better feel for the quality of MAPPA business it is necessary to work with
other forms of analysis and, during the course of this year, a number of inspection
reports and a small number of management reviews of specific cases have been
published which have both detailed shortcomings in practice and highlighted many
positive developments in public protection practice.

It is essential that the product of these, and future, reviews and reports shape the
development of MAPPA through central guidance and local practice and it is instructive
to set out the lessons learned this year.

Strengthening Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (Published in October


2005 and available on www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pubsintro1.html)

This research was undertaken by De Montfort University and found evidence of greater
effectiveness and efficiency across MAPPA teams in England and Wales, compared to
an earlier review of public protection arrangements, which had been conducted before
the MAPPA legislation was introduced in 2001. It found that areas were meeting the
MAPPA Guidance specification to a large extent.

It also found that the arrangements had been strengthened by the inclusion of the
Prison Service within the Responsible Authority and by the designation of a number of
duty-to-co-operate agencies (a consequence of the Criminal Justice Act 2003). The
MAPPA process facilitated effective contributions by agencies so that representatives
could make operational decisions and develop risk management plans.

The report made a number of recommendations for policy and practice development,
which are being taken forward through the revision of the MAPPA Guidance and the
MAPPA business planning process.

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Managing Sex Offenders in the Community (A joint thematic inspection by Her


Majesty’s Inspectorates of Probation and Police published in November 2005 and
available on http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprobation)

This inspection found that there was greater focus by police and probation on improving
the assessment and management of high-risk sex offenders that offered the prospect of
improved performance. However it noted a number of deficiencies in relation to MAPPA
case management records; police home visits for registered sex offenders and training
for both police and probation staff on assessment and management of risk of harm.

These deficiencies have been addressed through the National Offender Management
Service Risk of Harm Improvement strategy and the development and imminent
publication of the Police Public Protection Manual.

An Independent Review of a Serious Further Offence case: Damien Hanson and Elliot
White (published in February 2006 and available on
http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprobation)

This was a report by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation into the murder of John
Monckton and attempted murder of his wife Homeyra in November 2004 by two men
under the supervision of the London Probation Area. The report identified overall
failures and some specific deficiencies in the way the two cases were managed.

Although neither offender was referred to MAPPA Damien Hanson, who was assessed
as presenting a high risk of serious harm, should have been. Importantly the report has
established a number of principles against which future case management within
MAPPA and the National Probation Service will be judged. Key amongst these is that
the public is entitled to expect that the authorities will do their job properly i.e. to take all
reasonable action to keep risk to a minimum.

In response to this report, an action plan was issued to the National Probation Services
to ensure delivery of effective implementation of the report’s five ‘key’ recommendations
and 31 practice recommendations.

An Independent Review of a Serious Further Offence case: Anthony Rice (published in


May 2006 and available on http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprobation)

This report was completed following the murder of Naomi Bryant in August 2005. The
independent review was requested by the Responsible Authority for MAPPA in
Hampshire who were concerned by a number of issues that had contributed to the risk
management failure.

The report details principal findings and recommendations for a range of agencies
within and outside MAPPA. Each of which is being taken forward. Importantly it
revealed the failure to manage the offender’s risk of harm to the public was not due to
any single act of negligence or deficiency. Rather it was a cumulative failure of
processes and actions throughout his sentence supervision, both in prison and in the
community. This is an essential point to grasp and reinforces the importance of having
an integrated offender management system from start to end of sentence with clear and

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consistent practice between the three core MAPPA agencies, prisons, probation and
police.

The key recommendation for MAPPA was about maintaining a better balance between
human rights of offenders and protecting the public, and using existing MAPPA
guidance properly. Work is already underway to revise and strengthen national
guidance and improve MAPPA’s foundations by way of the national and Area MAPPA
business plans.

Joint Police/Probation/Prisons Thematic Inspection Report: Putting Risk of Harm Into


Context – published in September 2006 and available on
http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprobation

This report found that much had been achieved, including that planned interventions
were generally effective in containing offending behaviour. There were also many areas
for improvement and the report makes recommendations for the more consistent use of
MAPPA and sharing of MAPPA good practice, improved risk of harm assessments and
sentence planning and greater victim awareness.

It is important to note that the fieldwork to support the inspection concluded in the
autumn of 2005, prior to the launch of the Risk of Harm Improvement Action plan and
other actions referred to in this overview. Nevertheless, the report has been welcomed
and will be considered in further detail by the National Offender Management Service
(NOMS) Risk of Harm Improvement Board as well as the Responsible Authority
National Steering Group (RANSG).

Actions to develop MAPPA

Effecting change to these public protection arrangements requires concerted action


from a range of agencies and key stakeholders. MAPPA is not an agency but a set of
national arrangements that requires each contributor to ensure that their own agency’s
practice is fit for purpose and that the manner of their collaboration is effective in
assessing and managing the risk posed by sexual and violent offenders.

It is important to note that MAPPA has benefited significantly this year from the work
undertaken by individual agencies; work that has a direct bearing on how dangerous
offenders are assessed and managed. This includes the OASys Quality Assurance
Programme implemented from July 2005; implementation of the offender management
model from April 2006; the launch of the NOMS Risk of harm Guidance and Training
resource pack June 2006; and the planned rollout of the Police Public Protection
Manual.

MAPPA will increasingly benefit from the expansion of ViSOR (the Violent and Sex
Offenders Register). ViSOR is an integral part of plans to strengthen public protection
through improved risk assessment and management and will provide electronic support
for MAPPA allowing efficient data sharing between Police, Probation and Prisons. The
police have been using ViSOR since April 2005 and the system will be implemented into
the prison and the probation service during 2006/7. For the first time the Responsible
Authorities will be working together on the same I.T system to Reduce Re-offending.

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The National MAPPA Business Plan


As the national coordinating body for the Responsible Authority, the RANSG is tasked
with exercising oversight of MAPPA and ensuring its continued development. To help
meet these aims the RANSG published, in November 2005, a three year National
MAPPA Business Plan 2005-8. The plan identifies four broad areas of MAPPA where
significant and consistent improvement is necessary. These include the following:

MAPPA Development Strategy


• Achieve dedicated MAPPA coordination and administration capacity in all areas
during 2006/7 (underway)
• Develop RANSG to include national representation of Duty to cooperate
agencies (achieved)
• Revise and publish MAPPA Guidance (by April 2007 – see existing Guidance at:
http://www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk/output/page30.asp)

Monitoring and Evaluation


• Areas to implement a MAPPA Business Plan for 2006/7 (achieved – see area
annual reports)
• Development of multi-agency public protection performance indicators
(underway)
• Improve the recording and collation of data (underway)
• Develop guidance for a serious case review process (planned for consultation
later this year)

Communication and Strategic Partnerships


• The publication of the MAPPA Annual report (achieved)
• Development of the annual report to improve public understanding and
engagement (ongoing)
• National MAPPA conference (achieved – November 2005)
• Develop a national communication strategy (issued in June, but Child Sex
Offender Review may add further impetus)

Training
• Delivery of lay adviser national training (delivered but also developing so far)
• National coordinators conference (delivered – May 2006)
• Collate core training material (underway)
• Areas to implement a training strategy for new practitioners, new members of the
strategic management board and for coordinators and administrators (underway)

Areas have been asked to produce annual reports on this model and local business
plans are attached to area annual reports for the first time. Future reports will record the
progress that has been achieved.

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Conclusion

The introduction of MAPPA enables agencies to work more closely than ever before to
exchange information and manage offenders collaboratively; ensuring that potentially
dangerous offenders are being properly risk assessed and robustly managed in the
community.

Effective management of high-risk offenders, as a discipline, is still relatively in its


infancy. There is continuous development and the standards and good practice of
tomorrow are likely to be different from today’s, achieved through experience and
research. The challenge therefore is not only to match current practice with what we
know, but also to respond rapidly to new learning.

The Inspectorate helpfully suggests that what they are describing can be better
understood as the identification of stages on a journey rather than a destination
reached. Since their introduction in 2001, the 42 MAPPA's covering England and
Wales have travelled a great distance in a short time to establish the new
arrangements. The vital public protection work of MAPPA is undertaken by skilled and
committed staff and everyone engaged in the arrangements acknowledges the need for
constant vigilance and improvement. The journey is not easy, but communities are
safer because, as this report demonstrates, the Responsible Authorities are travelling
together in the right direction.

John Scott
Head of the Public Protection and Licensed Release Unit
National Offender Management Service

Terence Grange
Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys Police and ACPO Public Protection Lead

Tony Robson
Her Majesty’s Prison Service

On behalf of the Responsible Authority National Steering Group

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8. Nottinghamshire Statistical Information


and Commentary
1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO)
i) The number of RSOs living in Nottinghamshire on 31st March 2006. 712
Breakdown by policing division:
A Division (Mansfield & Ashfield) 150
B Division (Basssetlaw, Newark & Sherwood) 108
C Division (Nottingham City) 327
D Division (South Notts including Rushcliffe, Gedling & Broxtowe Boroughs) 127

(a) The number of RSOs per 100'000 head of population. 69

ii) The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either
cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1st April 2005 and
31st March 2006 53

iii) The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) a) 9


(b) interim SOPOs granted and b) 9
(c) full SOPOs imposed by the Courts in Nottinghamshire between
1st May 2005 and 31st March 2006. c) 9

iv) The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for a) 2


(b) Interim Notification Orders granted and b) 0
(c) full Notification Orders imposed by the Courts in Nottinghamshire
between 1st May 2005 and 31st March 2006. c) 2

v) The number of Foreign Travel Orders a) 0


(a) applied for and
(b) imposed by the Courts in Nottinghamshire between 1st May 2005
and 31st March 2006 b) 0

2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and other sexual offenders (V&OS)
vi) The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 (3), (4)
and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) living in Nottinghamshire between 1st April
2005 and 31st March 2006
294

3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other offenders (OthO)


vii) The number of ‘other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the
Criminal Justice Act (2003)) between 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2006. 49

4. Offenders managed through Level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2 (local inter-agency


management)
Level 3 Level 2

(viii) Identify how many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories RSO 9 68
(i.e. (1)- RSOs, (2)- V&O and (3)- OO above) have been managed through V&O 14 66
the MAPPP (level 3) and through local interagency risk management (level 2)
between 1stApril 2005 and 31st March 2006. OthO 1 48

ix) Of the cases managed by the MAPPP at levels 3 or 2 (i.e.(viii)) between 1st April Level 3 Level 2
2005 and 31st March 2006 how many, whilst managed at that level:

(a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence? a) 5 36

(b) Were returned to custody for a breach of a Restraining Order or Sexual


Offences Prevention Order? b) 1 1

(c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence? c) 2 3

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1. Registered Sex Offenders


The number of sex offenders required to notify their name and address to the Police (commonly referred to as registered sex
offenders) who were living in Nottinghamshire on 31st March 2006 has remained relatively static since the same time last year
with an increase from 708 in 04/05 to 712 in 05/06.

The Police DPMU monitors the notification requirements of registered sex offenders and any breaches are acted upon. Over
the past year, 53 registered sex offenders have been cautioned or charged with breaches of this requirement, demonstrating
the robust and proactive monitoring regime in place within Nottinghamshire. The maximum sentence for breaching these
requirements is 5 years imprisonment.

Protecting the public through civil orders

The pro-active use of civil orders (introduced by the Sexual Offences Act 2003) is evidence of the close monitoring that high
and very high-risk sex offenders receive.

Sexual Offences Prevention Orders place on an offender whatever prohibitions are necessary to protect the public.
Nottinghamshire Police previously made good use of the forerunner to this order, the Sex Offender Order, and has continued
this approach by utilising the new orders where appropriate. The Courts imposed 9 Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
during the course of the year. This brings the total of Sex Offender Orders and Sexual Offences Prevention Orders currently
in force in our area to 45. The Nottinghamshire Police Legal Adviser ensures that applications for such orders are of a high
and consistent standard and personally attends Court to present the information in support of the application.
Nottinghamshire Courts are also using their discretion to make orders at the point of conviction and contributing to the future
protection of the public.

The Dangerous Persons Management Unit has also applied successfully for 2 Notification Order in respect of offenders who
moved to this area. These orders can be used to require offenders convicted of sexual offences in other jurisdictions to be
subject to the notification requirements (i.e. to become a registered sex offender).

2. Violent and Other Sexual Offenders


This relates to those offenders who have been convicted of certain offences, sentenced to 12 months or more imprisonment
and who are now living in the community. They are in the main being supervised by the Probation Service. This year’s figure
is 294, which is virtually the same as last year’s (293 for 04/05) and is considerably less than the previous reporting year
reflecting a refined reporting system that extracts this category of offender from the total Probation caseload.

3. Other Offenders
The definition for this category of offender allows offenders who do not fall into the other two categories to be included within
MAPPA, if there are current concerns. The number of category 3 offenders residing in Nottinghamshire has reduced from 53
in 04/05 to 49 in 05/06.

4. Risk Management Levels


This year’s report includes additional information about the management of offenders at Level 2 within the arrangements and
provides a clearer picture of the degree of multi-agency working taking place to protect the public. During the reporting period
covered by this annual report, 182 offenders were managed at this level. This represents an increase of 19 over the same
period for the previous reporting year.

Breach of restaining or sexual offences prevention orders


Including both level 2 and 3 cases, 39 offenders have been returned to custody for breach of licence conditions. Such
conditions are put in place to control an offender’s behaviour and thereby minimise risk. Where conditions are breached
offenders are recalled to Prison to prevent the further escalation of risk.

Breach of Restraining or Sexual Offences Prevention Orders


A further 3 offenders were returned to custody for breach of these orders which are again imposed to control behaviour.
Serious further sexual or violent offences
During the year covered by this report five offenders managed at either level 2 or at MAPPPs have been charged
with a new serious further sexual or violent offence.
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9. The Strategic Management Board


Sharon Flannery, Director of Offender The SMB also ensures appropriate integration
Management within the Probation Service, of public protection procedures with
chairs the Nottinghamshire SMB. She is associated areas of work. Links with
supported by strong multi-discipline SMB Safeguarding Children Boards are well
representation by senior managers from established. Work continues to establish the
Health Service providers, the Prison Service, appropriate relationship between the MAPPA
the Police, Child Protection and Social and Crime and Disorder Reduction
Services, the City and County Council and Partnerships.
from the Lay Advisers.
The SMB agrees the joint funding that
The role of the SMB, which meets quarterly, is provides for the appointment of the MAPPA
to monitor and review how the arrangements Manager, MAPPA Strategy & Policy Officer
are operating, testing the quality and and Administrative Assistant. These three
effectiveness of public protection work. posts have proved invaluable, ensuring the
co-ordination of public protection work and
supporting the work of the SMB. The
continued commitment shown by the City and
County Councils and Primary Care Trusts
Five principal points of the towards maintaining these posts is greatly
Strategic Management Board appreciated.

1. Monitoring and Evaluating the Helen Jones is the Assistant Director of


Neighbourhood Services at Nottingham City
operation of the MAPPA,
Council. Helen is a member of the
particularly that of the MAPPS Nottinghamshire Strategic Management Board
and makes the following comments:
2. Establishing connections which
support effective operational work “The City Council is pleased to be able to
with other Public Protection support the work of the MAPPA, both through
arrangements our seat on the Strategic Management Board,
through the financial contribution the council
3. Preparing and publishing the makes to the MAPPA and through the work of
Annual Report and promoting the council staff particularly employed in children’s
work of the MAPPA and adult services, the YOT or through our
colleagues at Nottingham City Homes who
have been proactively involved in the
4. Planning the longer term management of our most dangerous offenders
development of the MAPPA through the MAPPA during the year.”

5. Identifying and planning how to “The Council-led Respect 4 Nottingham


meet training and development initiative has seen a development in the multi-
needs agency case management model of working
with offenders previously embedded locally in
the work of the MAPPA. Using this
methodology with beggars in the city has led
to an 83% reduction in begging and the intent
is now to introduce this with the case

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management of those working in prostitution. Yvette Price-Mear Comments:


Hot-spot tasking, an approach which identifies
areas of high crime and anti-social behaviour “This is my second year of contributing to the
in the city and provides a multi-agency MAPPA Annual Report. I decided to get
response has had some early successes and involved with the MAPPA in Nottinghamshire
provided another forum where key agencies
such as the Police, YOT, Probation and a
range of Council-led services have shared
data on individuals causing harm to local
communities, in order to reduce offending.”

“The influence of the MAPPA is also important


to the work of the Crime and Drug Partnership
in the City. Safe 4 Nottingham is our three-
year strategy for dealing with crime, drugs and
anti-social behaviour and sets out our
intention to stop the increase in violent crime, Yvette Price-Mear and Julia Cox
Lay Advisers for Nottinghamshire MAPPA
and assaults and reduce it year on year
between 2005-2008. Its intention is to support because I thought that the introduction of Lay
and enhance the work of the MAPPA to Advisers was an excellent initiative. As a
manage offenders who pose the highest risk concerned parent and active member of my
of harm to the public in Nottingham such as local community, I am fully aware of the fears
sex offenders and violent criminals.” and concerns that make public protection
work so high profile – quite rightly so.
“In terms of violent crime, clearly in recent
times there have been concerns about gun I got involved because I wanted to see first-
crime in the city and the partnership has had a hand what activity takes place within the
major focus on this area of violent crime, statutory agencies to help to protect the public
resulting in significant success with the of Nottinghamshire. I am most pleased to say
number of shootings in the city falling from 42 that my experiences of working with MAPPA
in 2004 to 11 in 2005. Such successes, have provided me with a greater reassurance.
combined with the work of the MAPPA are I have been most impressed by the dedication
evidence that in Nottingham agencies are and professionalism shown by the people
sharing information and working together involved in what is an immensely complex
more effectively than ever before, to reduce area of work.
crime and violent crime in the city. This should
provide some measure of reassurance to Over the past two years, I have learnt
Nottingham’s people.” more about what the MAPPA guidance
is all about and have therefore seen
first-hand just how comprehensive the
framework that governs the
management of the MAPPA offenders
is.

I know that the risks posed by some of


the most challenging and dangerous
Both Lay Advisers continue to make a individuals within our communities can never
valuable contribution within the Strategic be eliminated - but I am confident that the
Management Board and have made the arrangements that exist within
following observations on what they have Nottinghamshire are as robust as they can
seen over the past twelve months of working possibly be and that the risks posed to the
within the Nottinghamshire MAPPA. community by some of the most dangerous
offenders that the statutory agencies have to
manage are managed in the most effective
manner possible as a result.”

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Julia Cox Comments:

“I have found that my involvement with the I am pleased that the SMB has put in place a
Nottinghamshire MAPPA is a source of great framework for a Quality Assurance and Case
reassurance. The professionals involved Review process to get underway and I am
continue to share their expertise with delighted that this process will also benefit
colleagues from other agencies in a manner from robust Lay Advisor scrutiny.
that often makes it difficult to ascertain which
individual agency they represent. This level of I remain proud to have been appointed to this
multi discipline co-operation is key to how the post and will continue to play an active role in
MAPPA operates. The primary focus of all developing the arrangements for the
concerned with MAPPA continues to be lawful continued benefit of the people of
and proportionate information exchange in Nottinghamshire.”
order to put in place the most comprehensive
risk management plans possible.

10. Glossary
DPMU Dangerous Persons Management Unit
FTO Foreign Travel Order
NHS National Health Service
MAPPA Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements
MAPPP Multi Agency Public Protection Panel
MAPPS Multi Agency Public Protection Strategy
NO Notification Order
NOMIS National Offender Management Information System
NOMS National Offender Management Service
OthO Other Offenders
PCT Primary Care Trust
RANSG Responsible Authority National Steering Group
RSO Registered Sex Offender
SFO Serious Further Offence
SMB Strategic Management Board
SOPO Sexual Offences Prevention Order
ViSOR Violent and Sex Offender Register
V&OS Violent and Other Sexual Offenders
YOS Youth Offending Service (County)
YOT Youth Offending Team (City)

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11. Contacts

The Responsible Authorities:

National Probation Service, Head Office 0115 8406500


Nottinghamshire Area Marina Road
Castle Marina
Nottingham
NG7 1TP

Nottinghamshire Police Sherwood Lodge 0115 9420999


Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 8PP

Prison Service HMP Leicester 0116 2283000


Welford Road
Leicester
LE2 7AJ

MAPPA Team Holmes House 01623 483052


mappa@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk Ratcliffe Gate
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 2JW
Victim Services

National Probation Service 9 Castle Quay 0115 9082970


Nottinghamshire Area Castle Boulevard
Victim Contact Team Nottingham
NG7 1FW

Victim Support 2 King Edward Court 0115 8523508


county@vsnotts.org King Edward Street
Nottingham
NG1 1EL

Young Witness Service 278/280 Huntingdon 0115 9934247


ywitness@vsnotts.org Street
Nottingham
NG1 3LY

Witness Service 2 King Edward Court 0115 8525224


wsoffice@vsnotts.org King Edward Street
Nottingham
NG1 1EL

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RESPONSIBILITY PERFORMANCE
OBJECTIVE KEY TASKS INDICATORS

1. Monitoring and
1.1 Key information/ statistics on the performance Strategy & Policy Officer Information required included
evaluating the operation of
of MAPPA should be provided to the SMB each within Strategy & Policy Officers
the MAPPA, particularly that
quarter in line with that required within the quarterly reports
of the MAPPPs to ensure the
annual report.
delivery of public protection
within Nottinghamshire
QA Sub committee & QA audit requirements drawn
1.2 Audit case management of a selection of high
Strategy & Policy Officer, up & complied with.
risk and very high risk cases dealt with at Level
MAPPA Manager Summaries of case audits and
2 and 3.
reviews to be submitted to the
full SMB

Deputy Director Offender Information provided to the


1.3 Serious Further Offence screenings and full
Management board when necessary
Reviews to be presented to the Board for
according to SFO guidelines
consideration of any lessons learned.
Outcome of review to be
1.4 Current case files/recording processes to be Strategy & Policy Officer, reported to the SMB
reviewed and amended to assist case MAPPA Manager
management and audit.

2. Ensure public
2.1 Develop public information strategy Prob. Corp Development Strategy agreed by SMB
accountability and scrutiny
MAPPA Strategy & Policy Annual Report prepared &
2.2 Prepare and publish the Nottinghamshire
Officer published in line with NPD PPU
MAPPA Annual report.
requirements

3. Establish connections 3.1 Maintain connections with both City & County Strategy & Policy Officer
which support effective ACPC’s and review following the development
operational work with other of Local Safeguarding Children Boards.
public protection
arrangements

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3.2 Agree the nature of connections with local SMB members


crime and disorder partnerships and put into
operation.

3.3 Agree the nature of connections with both local SMB members
Criminal Justice Boards and put into operation.

3.4 Agree the nature of connections with NCPVA


and put into operation. SMB members

4.1 Home Office Research conducted by De SMB members Research summary prepared
4. Plan the long-term
Montfort University to be analyzed and Strategy & Policy Officer and implementation plan
development of the MAPPA
recommendations compared against current agreed
in light of annual (minimum)
practice. Implementation plan to be drawn up
reviews of the arrangements
to address identified gaps.
and with respect to
legislative and wider criminal
justice changes. 4.2 Information management systems to be
Probation R & D, DPMU & Details of systems in use and
reviewed in light of increased demands of
Strategy & Policy Officer capabilities provided to SMB
MAPPA co-ordination and requirements of the
annual report.
Contacts directory formulated
4.3 Work towards establishing links with all ‘duty Strategy & Policy Officer for operational and strategic
to cooperate’ bodies to continue. MAPPA leads

4.4 Review current public protection arrangements


Deputy Director Offender Reviews findings to be reported
taking into account Responsible Authority
Management to SMB for consideration
agencies structures and increased demands.
D/Supt PPU

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5. Identify & plan how to


5.1 Formulate a training strategy SMB Members Training strategy devised
meet common training and
development needs of those
Quarterly reports to include
working in the MAPPA. 5.2 MAPPA Manager to feed back to the SMB areas
MAPPA Manager training -development issues
for training/development highlighted at
identified.
MAPPPs.
Details of training provided to
be included within quarterly
5.3 MAPPA Manager/Strategy & Policy Officer to MAPPA Manager reports
provide awareness raising & training events Strategy & Policy Officer

6. Identify key financial


6.1 Annual financial report to be submitted to the Probation Finance Officer Report submitted to Board
contributors to the MAPPA
board.
Deputy Director Offender Service delivered within budget
Management
6.2 Manage delivery of service within budget

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