Annual Report 2005- 2006

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

Contents
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1. Ministerial Foreword 2. Chief Officers’ Foreword 3. Introduction 4. Key Achievements 5. The Role of the Prison Service in MAPPA 6. How the MAPPA Operates
- Case Studies

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7. MAPPA – The First Five Years:
National Overview of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements 2001-2006
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8. Nottinghamshire Statistical Information and Commentary 9. The Strategic Management Board 10. Glossary of Terms 11. Contacts 12. The Nottinghamshire MAPPA three-year Business Plan

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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 protection measures and as such, together with Jane Geraghty and Bob Perry, I am pleased to introduce the 2005/06 MAPPA annual report.

Chief Constable discussing the MAPPA statistics with Detective Inspector Gerard Milano, Nottinghamshire MAPPA Policy and Strategy Officer

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 coordinating 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 measures for the people of Nottinghamshire”. Jackie Alexander, Detective Superintendent and
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 a very challenging group of offenders”.
Baroness Scotland presenting the Sherwood Project award

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

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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 reoffending 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 to work with offender managers who report on the progress of each individual being monitored through the MAPPA process.”

Victoria Hodgett chairing a meeting alongside DCI Brian Beasley from Notts Police Public Protection Department

“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 had grave concerns aboutcase: Nottinghamshire successful management of this 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 1. Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) 2. Violent Offenders and other sex offenders 3. Other offenders Totals • 2002/03 21513 29594 2003/04 24572 14.22% 12754* -56.9% 2004/05 28994 18% 12662 -0.72% 2936 35.55% 44592 12.91% 2005/06 29973 3.38% 14317 13.07% 3363 14.54% 47653 6.86%

2166 20.2% 52909 39492 -25.36%

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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 Level 2 (% of MAPPA total) 6014 12.62% 4280 8.98% Level 3 (% of MAPPA total) 580 1.22% 506 1.06% Total per Category (% of MAPPA total) 6594 13.84% 4786 10.04%

Category of Offender 1. Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) 2. Violent offenders and other sex offenders 3. Other offenders Total per Level

2211 4.64% 12505 26.24%

192 0.4% 1278 2.68%

2403 5.04% 13783 28.92%

Table 3. Offenders referred to Levels 2 and 3 - Comparison with last year (% Change) Level 2004/05 5381 3615 2 2005/06 6014 11.76% 4280 18.39% 2211 -3.53% 12505 10.78% Level 2004/05 626 547 3 2005/06 580 -7.35% 506 -7.49% 192 -37.05% 1278 -13.53%

Category of MAPPA Offender 1. Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) 2. Violent offenders and other sex offenders 3. Other Offenders Total:

2292 11288

305 1478

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 - 17 -

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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 Category of MAPPA Offender 1. Breach of License 2. Breach of Orders 3. Charged with SFO Level 3 Total of Level 2 & 3 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06

2004/05 2005/06 2004/05

1084 55 47

1321 21.86% 82 49.09% 50 6.38%

222 18 32

219 -1.35% 22 22.22% 11 -65.63%

1306 73 79

1540 17.92% 104 42.47% 61 -22.78%

Table 5. Outcome measures: RSO arrests and Sex Offences Act Civil Orders 2004/5 and 2005/6 (% Change) RSO Enforcement 1. Registered sex offenders (RSO’s) charged/cautioned Number of Offenders (04/05) 993 Number of Offenders (05/06) 1295 30.41%

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Sex Offences Act Orders 2. Sexual offences prevention orders (SOPOs) granted 3. Notification Orders (NOs) granted 4. Foreign Travel Orders (FTOs) granted Total Number of Orders

Number of Orders (04/05) 503

Number of Orders (05/06) 933 85.49% 39 77.27% 1 0% 973 84.98%

22 1 526

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.
Breakdown by policing division:
A Division (Mansfield & Ashfield) B Division (Basssetlaw, Newark & Sherwood) C Division (Nottingham City) D Division (South Notts including Rushcliffe, Gedling & Broxtowe Boroughs) 150 108 327 127 69 712

(a) The number of RSOs per 100'000 head of population. 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 iii) The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) (b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the Courts in Nottinghamshire between 1st May 2005 and 31st March 2006. iv) The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) Interim Notification Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the Courts in Nottinghamshire between 1st May 2005 and 31st March 2006. v) The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the Courts in Nottinghamshire between 1st May 2005 and 31st March 2006
a) b) c) a) b) c) a)

53 9 9 9 2 0 2 0

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 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. 4. Offenders managed through Level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2 (local inter-agency management)
Level 3 Level 2 68 66 48 49

294

(viii) Identify how many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories (i.e. (1)- RSOs, (2)- V&O and (3)- OO above) have been managed through the MAPPP (level 3) and through local interagency risk management (level 2) between 1stApril 2005 and 31st March 2006. ix) Of the cases managed by the MAPPP at levels 3 or 2 (i.e.(viii)) between 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2006 how many, whilst managed at that level: (a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence? (b) Were returned to custody for a breach of a Restraining Order or Sexual Offences Prevention Order? (c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence?

RSO V&O OthO

9 14 1

Level 3

Level 2

a)

5

36

b) c)

1 2

1 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 Management within the Probation Service, chairs the Nottinghamshire SMB. She is supported by strong multi-discipline SMB representation by senior managers from Health Service providers, the Prison Service, the Police, Child Protection and Social Services, the City and County Council and from the Lay Advisers. The role of the SMB, which meets quarterly, is to monitor and review how the arrangements are operating, testing the quality and effectiveness of public protection work. The SMB also ensures appropriate integration of public protection procedures with associated areas of work. Links with Safeguarding Children Boards are well established. Work continues to establish the appropriate relationship between the MAPPA and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships. The SMB agrees the joint funding that provides for the appointment of the MAPPA Manager, MAPPA Strategy & Policy Officer and Administrative Assistant. These three 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 towards maintaining these posts is greatly appreciated. Helen Jones is the Assistant Director of Neighbourhood Services at Nottingham City Council. Helen is a member of the Nottinghamshire Strategic Management Board and makes the following comments: “The City Council is pleased to be able to support the work of the MAPPA, both through our seat on the Strategic Management Board, through the financial contribution the council makes to the MAPPA and through the work of council staff particularly employed in children’s and adult services, the YOT or through our colleagues at Nottingham City Homes who have been proactively involved in the management of our most dangerous offenders through the MAPPA during the year.” “The Council-led Respect 4 Nottingham initiative has seen a development in the multiagency 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

Five principal points of the Strategic Management Board
1. Monitoring and Evaluating the operation of the MAPPA, particularly that of the MAPPS 2. Establishing connections which support effective operational work with other Public Protection arrangements 3. Preparing and publishing the Annual Report and promoting the work of the MAPPA 4. Planning the longer term development of the MAPPA 5. Identifying and planning how to meet training and development needs

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management of those working in prostitution. Hot-spot tasking, an approach which identifies areas of high crime and anti-social behaviour in the city and provides a multi-agency response has had some early successes and 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 threeyear strategy for dealing with crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour and sets out our intention to stop the increase in violent crime, and assaults and reduce it year on year between 2005-2008. Its intention is to support and enhance the work of the MAPPA to manage offenders who pose the highest risk of harm to the public in Nottingham such as sex offenders and violent criminals.” “In terms of violent crime, clearly in recent times there have been concerns about gun crime in the city and the partnership has had a major focus on this area of violent crime, resulting in significant success with the number of shootings in the city falling from 42 in 2004 to 11 in 2005. Such successes, combined with the work of the MAPPA are evidence that in Nottingham agencies are sharing information and working together more effectively than ever before, to reduce crime and violent crime in the city. This should provide some measure of reassurance to Nottingham’s people.”

Yvette Price-Mear Comments: “This is my second year of contributing to the MAPPA Annual Report. I decided to get involved with the MAPPA in Nottinghamshire

Yvette Price-Mear and Julia Cox Lay Advisers for Nottinghamshire MAPPA

because I thought that the introduction of Lay Advisers was an excellent initiative. As a concerned parent and active member of my local community, I am fully aware of the fears and concerns that make public protection work so high profile – quite rightly so. I got involved because I wanted to see firsthand what activity takes place within the statutory agencies to help to protect the public of Nottinghamshire. I am most pleased to say that my experiences of working with MAPPA have provided me with a greater reassurance. I have been most impressed by the dedication and professionalism shown by the people involved in what is an immensely complex area of work. Over the past two years, I have learnt 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 individuals within our communities can never be eliminated - but I am confident that the arrangements that exist within Nottinghamshire are as robust as they can possibly be and that the risks posed to the 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.”

Both Lay Advisers continue to make a valuable contribution within the Strategic Management Board and have made the following observations on what they have seen over the past twelve months of working within the Nottinghamshire MAPPA.

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

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

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11. Contacts
The Responsible Authorities: National Probation Service, Nottinghamshire Area Head Office Marina Road Castle Marina Nottingham NG7 1TP Sherwood Lodge Arnold Nottingham NG5 8PP HMP Leicester Welford Road Leicester LE2 7AJ Holmes House Ratcliffe Gate Mansfield Nottinghamshire NG18 2JW 9 Castle Quay Castle Boulevard Nottingham NG7 1FW 2 King Edward Court King Edward Street Nottingham NG1 1EL 278/280 Huntingdon Street Nottingham NG1 3LY 2 King Edward Court King Edward Street Nottingham NG1 1EL 0115 8406500

Nottinghamshire Police

0115 9420999

Prison Service

0116 2283000

MAPPA Team mappa@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

01623 483052

Victim Services National Probation Service Nottinghamshire Area Victim Contact Team Victim Support county@vsnotts.org 0115 9082970

0115 8523508

Young Witness Service ywitness@vsnotts.org

0115 9934247

Witness Service wsoffice@vsnotts.org

0115 8525224

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12. The Nottinghamshire MAPPA Three Year Business Plan 2005/6/7
OBJECTIVE KEY TASKS RESPONSIBILITY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Information required included within Strategy & Policy Officers quarterly reports QA audit requirements drawn up & complied with. Summaries of case audits and reviews to be submitted to the full SMB Information provided to the board when necessary according to SFO guidelines Outcome of review to be reported to the SMB 1. Monitoring and evaluating the operation of the MAPPA, particularly that of the MAPPPs to ensure the delivery of public protection within Nottinghamshire

1.1

Key information/ statistics on the performance of MAPPA should be provided to the SMB each quarter in line with that required within the annual report. Audit case management of a selection of high risk and very high risk cases dealt with at Level 2 and 3.

Strategy & Policy Officer

1.2

QA Sub committee & Strategy & Policy Officer, MAPPA Manager

1.3

Serious Further Offence screenings and full Reviews to be presented to the Board for consideration of any lessons learned. Current case files/recording processes to be reviewed and amended to assist case management and audit.

Deputy Director Offender Management

1.4

Strategy & Policy Officer, MAPPA Manager

2. Ensure public accountability and scrutiny

2.1 2.2

Develop public information strategy Prepare and publish the Nottinghamshire MAPPA Annual report.

Prob. Corp Development MAPPA Strategy & Policy Officer

Strategy agreed by SMB Annual Report prepared & published in line with NPD PPU requirements

3. Establish connections which support effective operational work with other public protection arrangements

3.1

Maintain connections with both City & County ACPC’s and review following the development of Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

Strategy & Policy Officer

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OBJECTIVE

KEY TASKS

RESPONSIBILITY

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

3.2

Agree the nature of connections with local crime and disorder partnerships and put into operation. Agree the nature of connections with both local Criminal Justice Boards and put into operation. Agree the nature of connections with NCPVA and put into operation.

SMB members

3.3

SMB members

3.4

SMB members

4. Plan the long-term development of the MAPPA in light of annual (minimum) reviews of the arrangements and with respect to legislative and wider criminal justice changes.

4.1

Home Office Research conducted by De Montfort University to be analyzed and recommendations compared against current practice. Implementation plan to be drawn up to address identified gaps. Information management systems to be reviewed in light of increased demands of MAPPA co-ordination and requirements of the annual report. Work towards establishing links with all ‘duty to cooperate’ bodies to continue. Review current public protection arrangements taking into account Responsible Authority agencies structures and increased demands.

SMB members Strategy & Policy Officer

Research summary prepared and implementation plan agreed

4.2

Probation R & D, DPMU & Strategy & Policy Officer

Details of systems in use and capabilities provided to SMB Contacts directory formulated for operational and strategic MAPPA leads Reviews findings to be reported to SMB for consideration

4.3

Strategy & Policy Officer

4.4

Deputy Director Offender Management D/Supt PPU

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OBJECTIVE

KEY TASKS

RESPONSIBILITY

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Training strategy devised Quarterly reports to include training -development issues identified. Details of training provided to be included within quarterly reports

5. Identify & plan how to meet common training and development needs of those working in the MAPPA.

5.1 5.2

Formulate a training strategy MAPPA Manager to feed back to the SMB areas for training/development highlighted at MAPPPs. MAPPA Manager/Strategy & Policy Officer to provide awareness raising & training events

SMB Members MAPPA Manager

5.3

MAPPA Manager Strategy & Policy Officer

6. Identify key financial contributors to the MAPPA

6.1

Annual financial report to be submitted to the board. Manage delivery of service within budget

Probation Finance Officer Deputy Director Offender Management

Report submitted to Board Service delivered within budget

6.2

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