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Staffordshire

MAPPA
Annual Report 2005-06

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements

H.M. PRISON
SERVICE

‘Responsible Authority’

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NOTES
What is MAPPA - and why do we need it?
Whether the prison sentence handed out to someone who has been convicted of a violent or
sexual offence is sufficiently long or severe is always going to be a matter of public debate.
However nearly all such prisoners, except the most dangerous few, will be released from prison
at some point to continue to serve the rest of their sentence under licence . This means that they
will not be free to do whatever they wish; to comply with their licence conditions they will have to
do certain things such as carry out community based programmes, and not do certain other
things such as enter areas where their victims may live.

Along with measures to try to rehabilitate the offender, steps also have to be taken to protect
former victims and any possible future victims. This is achieved by managing the risk posed by
each offender. We need to know whether the offender is likely to re-offend and under what
circumstances and then try to prevent any re-offending.

Experience has shown that no single agency has all the answers - or even all the information -
when the risk posed by a particular offender is being considered. For this reason the co-
ordination for such offenders rests with MAPPA - the Multi-Agency Public Protection
Arrangements panels. The work of Staffordshire s MAPPA is overseen by its Strategic
Management Board (SMB).

Naturally the Criminal Justice Agencies such as the Police, Prison Service* and the Probation
Service* take the lead in such matters but there are other agencies who can make an important
contribution to risk management. For example, offenders released on licence need somewhere
suitable to live - suitable for them and suitable for the community - so Local Housing Authorities
and Registered Social Landlords are represented at MAPPA and SMB.

Similarly Local Authority Social Services and Education Authorities may make important
contributions when considering the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Health Service
agencies, who may well be involved in treating offenders with mental disorders, are also
members of MAPPA and SMB.

Other members of MAPPP include the Youth Offender Service, which has responsibility for young
offenders; and those involved with employment - such as Job centre Plus - who can ensure that
an offender is not offered unsuitable employment. And finally, to ensure that the MAPPA does not
consist solely of representatives of public bodies, the SMB also includes lay members and
representatives from charities who work in this field.

By co-operating and working together, the Criminal Justice and other agencies that offenders
may have contact with, are able to pool their information and make informed decisions about the
risks posed by offenders - all of which helps to reduce the chances of re-offending and makes an
important contribution to making Staffordshire safer.

MAPPA
MAPPA

*The Prison Service and the Probation Service now form NOMS; the National Offender
Management Service.

The work of MAPPA is overseen by the Strategic Management Board (SMB). The SMB consists of senior
managers from the Responsible Authority and other agencies particularly those identified as having a
Duty to Co-operate as defined by section 325 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

The SMB has a duty to monitor the effectiveness of MAPPA and to produce an annual report outlining our
arrangements for protecting the public from sexual and violent offenders.
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Contents
For further information about MAPPA, the Responsible Authority, or the contents
of this report, contact should be made with the central coordinating unit; Home Office Foreword Page 1

Joint Chief Officers Introduction Page 2


Public Protection Unit
Staffordshire Police Headquarters Overview of Key Achievements and SMB Report Page 3
Cannock Road
Stafford The Role of the Prison Service in MAPPA Page 4
Staffordshire
ST17 OQG z Key Achievements this Year Page 5
Tel : 01785 232032 / 235249
z Summary of Key Messages Page 5

Case Studies 1 Page 6


Or local Divisional units;
Business and Development Plan Page 7-8

North Staffs, based at Leek on 01785 238420 Case Studies 2 Page 9

VISOR Page 9
Stoke on Trent, based at Hanley on 01785 233186
Lay Adviser Annual Report Page 10

Chase, based at Stone on 01785 234180 Local and National Conferences Page 10

Local Operation of MAPPA Page 11


Trent Valley, based in Burton on 01785 238242
Staffordshire MAPPA Statistical Information Page 12-13

Voluntary Organisations Page 14

Contact Point Page 15

Notes Page 16

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MAPPA recognises the important contribution that voluntary organisations


provide in support of victims of crime. A number of such organisations and their
contact details are produced here.

Domestic Violence Adult Survivors of


Domestic Violence Helpline (24 Hours) - Childhood Sexual Abuse
Tel. No. 01543 676800 Emerge (Cannock) -
Foreword
Tel. No. 01543 576174
Making our communities safer and reducing re-offending is our highest priority North Staffs Domestic Violence Helpline -
and one of our biggest challenges. That is why the work undertaken through Tel. No. 01782 205500 (daytime) Emerge (Stafford) -
these multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) is so important. Tel. No. 01785 225991
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. Racial Equality Council
Although we have made significant progress in the last five years with the Stafford District
development of MAPPA across England and Wales, the review this year of a Tel. No. 01785 246471
number of tragic incidents where people have been murdered or seriously
injured reminded us of the importance of reviewing performance, improving East Staffordshire
practice and learning lessons. It is vital that these tasks are undertaken by the Tel. No. 01283 510456
probation, police and prison services, as well as by those other agencies that
contribute to the assessment and management of offenders. The publication of North Staffordshire
MAPPA Business Plans by each Area in this year’s annual reports offers a helpful Tel. No. 01782 260822
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.
Victim Support
In addition to this, however, it is important that no opportunity is missed to South East Staffs
consider other measures that will further enhance public safety. That is why we Victim Support
are undertaking the Child Sex Offender Review, to look at how a particular group Victims of Sexual Abuse (Lichfield, Tamworth,
of offenders, who provoke anxiety for many, are best managed in the community. Womens' Rape and Burton)
The review is consulting a wide range of practitioners and key stakeholders Sexual Violence Service Tel. No. 01543 30100
including the MAPPA lay advisers, and will report around the end of the year. Tel. No. 01782 221000
Mid Staffs Victim Support
Finally, in commending this report to you, I want to take the opportunity to thank SARAC (Burton) Helpline Tel. No. 01785 715666
all those involved locally in working with sexual and violent offenders, or in

MAPPA
MAPPA

Tel. No. 01283 517185


ensuring that these arrangements are fit for purpose. Where MAPPA is working S.A.I.V.E. North Staffs Victim Support
well it is based on maintaining high professional standards and effective multi- Tel. No. 01782 683133 Tel. No. 01782 717184
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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4. Offenders managed through level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2
(local inter- agency management)
Level 3 Level 2

viii. How many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories


RSOs 17 218
i.e. (1)-RSOs, (2)-V&O and (3)-Other Offenders have been
managed through the MAPPP (level 3) and through local V&O 12 37
inter-agency risk management (level 2) between 1st April
2004 and 31st March 2005. Oth O 4 22
Chief Constable D. Swift Chief Officer Sue McAllister
QPM, BSc Staffordshire Probation Area Prisons Area Manager
The level 3 figure is the 'critical few'. The criteria for referring a case to the MAPPP are defined in Mr R Mandley
MAPPA Guidance as those in which the offender: MSc; MA; BA (Hons), CQSW

The Chief Officers introduction from the Staffordshire Responsible


Is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm; AND Authority

Presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close co-operation at a senior This year’s Mappa annual report comes to you in the context of further developments
in our efforts to enhance the safety of communities in Staffordshire, from potentially
level due to the complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it
dangerous high risk violent and sexual offenders. These multi- agency arrangements
requires: OR have now been in place for 5 years. Comments from The Responsible Authority National
Steering Group (RANSG) from a national point of view, on those 5 years of development
Although not assessed as a high or very high risk, the case is exceptional because the likelihood of can be accessed in a separate report, available on the Home Office Website. We in
media scrutiny and/or public interest in the management of the case is very high and there is a need Staffordshire are confident that during this time these arrangements have significantly
improved our ability to protect our local communities.
to ensure that public confidence in the criminal justice system is sustained.
We include this year, for the first time details of our annual business plan and 3 year
The level 2 figure is those offenders who require the active involvement of more than one agency development plan. This will enable you to track our performance, as we report year on
but the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to Level 3, the MAPPP year, on our progress. This is in addition to the annual statistical information, that taken
together can give you confidence in both our record and future plans, to enhance
community safety on your behalf.
ix. Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 i.e. between the 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2006
how many, whilst managed at that level: Wider developments both nationally and regionally, also improve our ability to respond
effectively to the challenge of managing high risk offenders. The National Offender
Level 3 Level 2 Management Service (NOMS), better links the custodial and community elements of
sentences supervised by the prison and probation services. Developments in greater co
(a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence 2 10 operation in policing across the region, will further enhance our ability to respond in a
more integrated way to the task of sharing information and co-ordinating actions.
(b) Were returned to custody for a breach of restraining
1 0 New elements of provisions of the 2003 Criminal Justice Act, introduced in April, are
or sexual offences prevention order already having a positive effect in dealing more effectively in channelling the most
serious sanctions against the most dangerous offenders. This includes the tightening up
(c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 0 1 of arrangements to recall offenders who fail to meet the requirements of their licence.

MAPPA
We hope you find this report helpful, and provides better understanding of the robust
5. Local information on RSOs based on Police Divisions. arrangements in place, in all relevant agencies in Staffordshire, to manage the very
Of the 627 RSOs on 31st March 2006, their residence across the county was as follows; small, but significant number of high risk violent and sexual offenders. We can assure
you, for example that our efforts continue to result in over 99% compliance by registered
sex offenders, in meeting their registration requirements. Serious re offending, by those
North Staffs 106 offenders subject to Mappa is also low, currently approximately 1.5 %. Whilst this
reflects considerable progress in concentrating agency efforts on those who potentially
Chase 165 could cause the most harm, we have to realistic and acknowledge that unfortunately our
efforts can never be a guarantee. Our task is to manage and reduce risk, we can never
eliminate it. However these arrangements, staff commitment and public co operation, all
Stoke-on-Trent 214 working together, do offer us all, the best prospects of community safety.
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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A. STATISTICAL INFORMATION


Overview of key achievements and SMB report
1st April 2005 - 31st March 2006
Having taken over as SMB chair this year, I am confident I
have inherited a good working model, and have been
impressed by the level of development and commitment to
1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO)
this difficult and demanding area of work, by all the
Responsible Authority and Duty to Co operate agencies. i. The number of RSOs living in the Staffordshire Area on 31st March 2006 627
During this year our work has continued to grow, and the
Strategic Management Board (SMB) has both consolidated a) The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population 59
and developed our approach. We have conducted internal
Assistant Chief Constable
Suzette Davenport audit arrangements, inducted significant numbers of new
MBA BA staff into the MAPPA and SMB process, tested the serious ii. The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either
case review procedure, and strengthened our connections with the Safeguarding 8
cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1st April 2005
Children’s Board, Crime and Disorder Partnerships and Local Criminal Justice Boards. and 31st March 2006
We have produced a business and development plan, for the next 3 years to shape our
response to the future and demonstrate a commitment to being accountable to our local
communities. We look forward with confidence to the publication of 3 key documents iii. The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for
a 2
during this year, these will further refine and consolidate our practice. Those being; new (b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts in
MAPPA Guidance, the police public protection manual, and new Risk of Harm guidance. Staffordshire b 0
Together these demonstrate continued progress in working together, to help strengthen
an integrated approach to community safety in Staffordshire. c 2

iv. The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) Interim Notification
a 0
Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in
Staffordshire between 1st May 2005 and 31st March 2006. b 0

c 1

v. The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the
a 0
courts in Staffordshire between 1st May 2004 and 31st March 2005
b 0

2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders


MAPPA

vi. The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 (3), 145
(4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) living in Staffordshire between
1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005.

3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders

vii. The number of ’other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the 26
Criminal Justice Act (2003) ) between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005.
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Local Operation of MAPPA THE ROLE OF THE PRISON SERVICE IN MAPPA - 2005/6

MAPPA places a responsibility on the Staffordshire ’Responsible Authority’ to The year 2005-2006 has been the second year
identify sexual and violent offenders and review those cases at different levels, that the Prison Service has been part of the
according to how serious their risk is perceived to be. MAPPA as a Responsible Authority, alongside
the Probation and Police Services. As part of the
Level 1 arrangements - Where a single agency can effectively manage the Responsible Authority the Prison Service is
risk at local level without the need to involve involved with MAPPA in Staffordshire both
another agency. The majority of relevant offenders strategically, through the Strategic Management
will be managed at this level within the agency. Board and operationally, through its links with the
MAPPA Co-ordinator and other key agencies
Level 2 arrangements - Where there is a need for the significant involved in delivery.
(Local Risk Management Panel) involvement of another agency to effectively
manage the risk posed then a level 2 meeting will Prisons in the West Midlands Prisons Area have continued to make important
be called. These multi-agency meetings are held on contributions to public protection:
each of the four territorial police divisions and are
chaired by a Chief Inspector. z Sharing information with the police and probation to make sure that there is a full
picture for risk assessment
Level 3 arrangements - At this level the most dangerous of our offenders
(MAPPP) are managed. These offenders are known as the z Attending and providing information for Level 2 and Level 3 panels
Critical Few’ and will often require either specialist
or significant resources to successfully manage the z Managing risk whilst individuals subject to MAPPA are still in custody
risk posed. These multi-agency meetings are held
twice a month and are chaired by the Public z Using interventions like group work programmes to reduce individual offenders risk
Protection Unit manager.
z Using OASys- a risk assessment tool shared with Probation - to assess risk regularly
MAPPA Co-ordination and consistently

It is important that such arrangements are co-ordinated effectively and this is one z Keeping offenders safely in custody to protect the public
of the many roles provided by the Public Protection Unit. The unit is staffed by
both police and probation, sharing systems and information. This is further Work continues to ensure that procedures are constantly improved and developed. The
enhanced by Public Protection Teams based within the four police divisions who next 12 months will see significant developments as the Probation and Prison Services
ensure that activities associated with the risk management strategies are work more closely to achieve end-to-end offender management with high risk offenders
delivered in the community. These teams include key staff whose role it is to managed under MAPPA.
ensure community safety including Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Hate
Crime.

Offender Risk Management


MAPPA

MAPPA
It is recognised that if an offender is willing to work towards addressing his/her
own offending behaviour then effective risk management is likely to be successful.
Specific programmes are run both in the prison and community to help offenders
understand their behaviour, face up to the impact of their offending on victims, and
better prepare them to deal with real life situations differently. Whilst on such
programmes their progress is monitored and information shared between Prison,
Police and Probation staff to continually assess the level of risk and ensure
suitable levels of supervision, accordingly. This approach is designed to help and
improve an offender s own ability to monitor and control their behaviour.

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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS THIS YEAR Lay adviser’s contribution

z Joint agency training on new elements of the 2003 Criminal Justice Act I am now into my role as lay adviser for just over a year. I can honestly say it has been
interesting and enlightening working with this group of people with complicated jobs who
z Ongoing multi-agency training through the Safeguarding Children’s Board and the in harmony with each other, with one main goal, which I may add is never forgotten
development of a training CD-Rom, and training strategy keep them safe .

z Both an area and regional conference to share and enhance good practice Staffordshire s MAPPA is always keen to learn best practise. I believe it is one of the
most robust in its endeavour to protect the people it was designed to protect in our
z A review of staffing to deal with increasing workloads communities and they have my full respect.

z Better co ordinated risk assessment in both the prison and community As lay member I am an ordinary citizen and do not work in any of the fields in MAPPA.
I am constantly in the community because I live there. I am in touch with the wider
z Success in individual cases in managing high risk violent and sexual offenders community in a general sense and this will keep me as lay and this allows me to bring
to the meetings an ordinary persons perspective.

MAPPA can only protect our communities against the things it can foresee and
SUMMARY OF KEY MESSAGES influence. It cannot and will not be able to protect us against what it cannot foresee.
MAPPA can work more effectively if we in the community are more watchful of the
z MULTI AGENCY PUBLIC PROTECTION ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE EFFECTIVE dangers out there and report things that we believe are wrong. The activity required to
IN MANAGING RISK AND ENHANCING COMMUNITY SAFETY make MAPPA more effective is greater community involvement.

z ALL THE RELEVANT AGENCIES SHARE INFORMATION AND WORK TOGETHER

z MUCH HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN 5 YEARS TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES


SAFER
LOCAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES
z WE DO MANAGE AND REDUCE RISK , BUT WE CAN NOT COMPLETELY
ELIMINATE IT. During this last year, local representatives have been involved in organising, presenting,
and attending a range of important conferences, that help develop good practice.

z Mappa regional conference in Wolverhampton on 16 March

z Mappa Mental Health conference in Stafford on 26 April

z National Mappa coordinators conference in London on 9/10 May

You can be reassured that as a result of these events, key staff in your area are well

MAPPA
MAPPA

informed of important current issues, and public concern. Learning from such events is
vital to ensuring that every possible improvement is made locally to further enhance
community safety.

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CASE STUDIES CASE STUDIES

Case 2 In discussing individual cases, Staffordshire panels carefully collect and review key risk
information from all the agencies involved. Panels then assess current risk of harm, and
Philip had been serving a long custodial sentence for serious sexual offences. He had decide what each agency can actively do to manage and reduce that risk.
been abused himself as a child, and during sentence there were concerns about his
mental health and occasions when he actively hurt himself. The prison identified his case Here are 2 examples of the type of cases MAPPA deals with
as needing MAPPA involvement, and several panel meetings reviewed his
circumstances and planned for his release, together with mental health services. In the Case 1
event, he was considered to be too ill to release direct into the community, and was
placed in a suitable hospital setting, which could detain him beyond his normal prison Brian was convicted of a serious sexual assault, and was serving a sentence of
release date, if necessary. He will stay in hospital, until he is considered well enough to imprisonment. He had completed courses in prison, specifically designed for sex
be successfully managed in the community, when medical and law enforcement staff will offenders, (to help them take responsibility for their actions and understand the impact
again use MAPPA to put in place appropriate plans. of their offending on others.) Before release he was referred to Mappa and a panel set
to receive information from the prison, and plan for his release. Panel members were
This is also a case that demonstrates the complex and difficult arrangements that have particularly concerned that Brian had declared worrying thoughts and feelings about
to be made to meet the needs of some of the most damaged and vulnerable offenders, possible intentions to seriously harm a child. In the light of this information, the members
who if not dealt with effectively, could present a serious risk to others. added specific conditions to his release licence to best ensure that his chances of
causing harm were successfully managed and reduced. These restrictions on his
Other cases can involve making appropriate arrangements for certain violent offenders, movements, activities and living arrangements. The panel also applied for a Sexual
sometimes outside the county, if the risk to victims is too high. In all cases that Mappa Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) from the court, to add further safeguards. Plans
deal with, you can be assured of thorough and careful consideration, to minimise and were carefully discussed, considered and confirmed at the panel before his release from
manage risk, on your behalf. In the interests of community safety in Staffordshire. prison. Very quickly after release both the police and the probation service were alerted
to serious concerns and Brian was returned to prison, using the powers of breach of
licence and breach of the SOPO, thus potential serious harm was successfully avoided.

This is a clear case were agencies worked together in a co ordinated fashion, and both
VISOR
planned for and effectively used the powers available to them, to ensure that high risk
prison releases into the community, were managed effectively, without further harm to
The Violent and Sex Offender Register is a National Intelligence Database for the
Staffordshire communities.
management of information regarding relevant offenders. The database has been
adopted by all forces across the country and will be extended to a number of other
agencies including The Probation and Prison Services, who have a duty to co-operate.
This database is a major development towards effectively tracking violent and sexual
offenders.
MAPPA

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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A S.M.B. Business Plan 2006/07 & 3 Year Development Plan
Strategic Aim Objectives Milestones Measurement/outcome Lead responsibility
1. MAPPA Development Strategy
1.1) To achieve a dedicated MAPPA i) Although Staffordshire already has in place a dedicated MAPPA Co-ordinator and Administrator, On-going delivery. Administration and co-ordination capacity to the Senior Management Board (SMB). Barbara Jones Probation
Cordination and Administration Unit. an additional administrator to be appointed to support the further the development of MAPPA in April 2006 - Administrator and November 2006 - Probation Officer
Staffordshire. An additional probation officer to also be appointed to provide additional support
for level 3 cases.
1.2) To further develop the MAPPA strategic i) As part of the development of the support arrangements, undertake a review of roles, Review to be completed by January 2007 once all posts are filled. Completed review. Evaluation of the options available and implementation within the timescale Chair ACC Davenport Police
arrangements in Staffordshire. responsibilities, resourcing and financial support to the Senior Management Board. Consider agreed by the SMB.
options such as pooling budgetary arrangements to cover publication of the annual plan, training
provision, lay expenses, communication, and consultation exercises for example.
ii) To ensure that the SMB is appropriately represented to carry out its responsibilities in an effective Dec-06 Completed review and terms of reference.
and timely manner, agree agency representation on the SMB. Dicussion to include the level of
representation and the contribution required from all partners.
iii) Develop a structure of sub-committees (and/or working groups) to SMB to progress key areas of Apr-07 Established structure and reporting framework.
development such as the Youth Panel and Auditting arrangements.
1.3) To clarify and improve links between i) The Senior Management Board will review its representation on local, regional and national On-going delivery. Attendance levels. Evidence of influencing decision-making, reflecting Staffordshire's interests. All members
local, regional and national forums. forums to ensure that it is appropriately represented. ACC Davenport Police
ii) To continue to work with our regional partners to enhance regional co-ordination and develop the On-going delivery. Evidence of involvement in regional strategies and developments.
meeting structure.
iii) Explore greater integration of agency functions within public protection. On-going delivery. Evidence of greater involvement and accountability from agencies. All members
1.4) To implement national MAPPA i) Review the national MAPPA guidance once received and develop a strategy for implementation The timescale is dependant on receipt of the national guidance. ACC Davenport/MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult
guidance (due April 2006). of the recommendations as appropriate.
2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
2.1) The Senior Management Board to i) To agree and publish an annual report for 2006/7 meeting the national guidelines and timescale. Apr-06 Delivery and publication of the plan. Progress against objectives to be monitored by the SMB, with David Ainsworth Victim Support
ensure monitoring arrangements are in planned updates from nominated leads.
place to support local, regional and
national priorities.
ii) analysis and use of MAPPA risk management thresholds at Level 2 & 3 Process to be developed by November 2006 and implemented by April 2007. ii) To ensure that risk management is applied consistently across all agencies, for all offenders MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult/audit subgroup
and to avoid the potential of risk inflation. To achieve this establish an audit sub-committee of
SMB to design an audit and evaluation process. To include a review of all agency involvement,
the MAPPA risk management thresholds and tools and new risk of harm guidance (expected
2006).
iii) analysis of MAPPA offenders who commit serious further offences Dec-06 iii) Review the serious case review process in line with national guidelines on serious case David Pearson Health
offences using case study from 2005/6. Findings ot be reported back to SMB with
recommendations.
iv) Analysis of attendance and level of co-operation of agencies contributing to Level 2 & 3 meetings Oct-06 iv) Design a measurement tool and standard of involvement, to be fed back to SMB in the PPU ACC Davenport/MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult
Managers report. This to also consider templates to aid the consistency of records
management and compliance with national standards and guidance across agencies.
v) Analysis of diversity profile of offenders assessed at Level 2 and Level 3 Establish during 2006/7. Implement during 2007/8. v) To establish a recording system to retrieve information on diversity issues, to support the MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult
delivery of a fair and equitable service for all offenders.
vi) Development of multi-agency public protection performance indicators Establish priority measures - October 2006. Implement method of data collection - vi) Involvement in the national target setting process. ii) Develop a suite of local performance MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult
April 07. measures to evidence Staffordshire's performance in delivering effective multi agency Police management information services
arrangements. To include: quality assurance measures, re-offending rates etc. Rachel Briden
vii) To integrate parellell arrangements for young people within local plans Establish a youth panel sub group and workplan - May 06. vii) To implement the Youth panel policy subgroup action plan, and review annually. Stewart Bray Children Services

viii) Improve consistency of recording and collation of data for MAPPA (explore interface NOMIS, Milestones to be agreed nationally. viii) Monitor and support the progress of OASys and VISOR implementation across all agencies, MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult
VISOR, OASys) contributing to the national planning and integration. ii) Explore local systems for integration
and co-ordination into VISOR. iii) Support and provide training for staff.
ix) Offender self management Aug-06 ix) To strengthen the arrangements and involvement of offenders in the MAPPA process. Barbara Jones Probation
Consider the benefits of offender contracts, circle of friends, learning best practice from areas MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult
that have developed this further eg. Hampshire.
2.2) National MAPPA Co-ordinators i) To send suitable representatives to the national MAPPA Co-ordinators conference. Continue the On-going
conference. process of providing feedback to the Senior Management Board.
3. Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy
3.1) Improved public understanding and i) Develop a proactive communications and media strategy, to improve public reassurance, public Dec-06 Public confidence improved through enhanced proactive publications. All members
engagement understanding and engagement. Development of the strategy to consider utilising existing ACC Davenport
partnership arrangements such as the Local Criminal Justice Board's Communications Officer MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult
and Public Confidence sub-group. Consideration of established best practice eg. Derbyshire and
the Local Children's Safeguarding Board. Consider the benefit of having a Media and Marketing
Officer attend SMB, and developing the use of the internet as a communication and consultation
tool.
ii) To improve public understanding and engagement through development of an annual report Oct-06 Community feedback. All members
reflecting local concerns and a consultation strategy to capture community feedback.
iii) Continue to review and develop processes for victim involvement and awareness, using On-going To be evidenced through feedback from victims. David Ainsworth Victim Support
feedback to enhance services.
4. Training Strategy
4.1) Training to support MAPPA Senior i) To develop a SMB training strategy, which is aligned with each agencies' training strategy. Dec-06 Production of a training strategy which is aligned with all agencies strategies and training plans. Adrian Walker Police
Management Board Training to be tailored to the target audience. For example - Level 2 chairs, lay advisers, SMB All members
members, co-ordinators.
ii) Establish an induction pack for new Senior Management Board members and lay advisers. Sep-06 Completed induction pack. ......................................
iii) Review, launch and evaluate the effectivenss of the CD-ROM - training guide to MAPPA for multi- Sep-06 Completed launch and customer feedback.
agency advisors. To be shared with our regional partners for the development of co-ordinated Mark Blandford PPU
regional and national training.
iv) To continue to support, attend, develop and feedback to the regional conference. On-going All members/ACC Davenport

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CASE STUDIES CASE STUDIES

Case 2 In discussing individual cases, Staffordshire panels carefully collect and review key risk
information from all the agencies involved. Panels then assess current risk of harm, and
Philip had been serving a long custodial sentence for serious sexual offences. He had decide what each agency can actively do to manage and reduce that risk.
been abused himself as a child, and during sentence there were concerns about his
mental health and occasions when he actively hurt himself. The prison identified his case Here are 2 examples of the type of cases MAPPA deals with
as needing MAPPA involvement, and several panel meetings reviewed his
circumstances and planned for his release, together with mental health services. In the Case 1
event, he was considered to be too ill to release direct into the community, and was
placed in a suitable hospital setting, which could detain him beyond his normal prison Brian was convicted of a serious sexual assault, and was serving a sentence of
release date, if necessary. He will stay in hospital, until he is considered well enough to imprisonment. He had completed courses in prison, specifically designed for sex
be successfully managed in the community, when medical and law enforcement staff will offenders, (to help them take responsibility for their actions and understand the impact
again use MAPPA to put in place appropriate plans. of their offending on others.) Before release he was referred to Mappa and a panel set
to receive information from the prison, and plan for his release. Panel members were
This is also a case that demonstrates the complex and difficult arrangements that have particularly concerned that Brian had declared worrying thoughts and feelings about
to be made to meet the needs of some of the most damaged and vulnerable offenders, possible intentions to seriously harm a child. In the light of this information, the members
who if not dealt with effectively, could present a serious risk to others. added specific conditions to his release licence to best ensure that his chances of
causing harm were successfully managed and reduced. These restrictions on his
Other cases can involve making appropriate arrangements for certain violent offenders, movements, activities and living arrangements. The panel also applied for a Sexual
sometimes outside the county, if the risk to victims is too high. In all cases that Mappa Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) from the court, to add further safeguards. Plans
deal with, you can be assured of thorough and careful consideration, to minimise and were carefully discussed, considered and confirmed at the panel before his release from
manage risk, on your behalf. In the interests of community safety in Staffordshire. prison. Very quickly after release both the police and the probation service were alerted
to serious concerns and Brian was returned to prison, using the powers of breach of
licence and breach of the SOPO, thus potential serious harm was successfully avoided.

This is a clear case were agencies worked together in a co ordinated fashion, and both
VISOR
planned for and effectively used the powers available to them, to ensure that high risk
prison releases into the community, were managed effectively, without further harm to
The Violent and Sex Offender Register is a National Intelligence Database for the
Staffordshire communities.
management of information regarding relevant offenders. The database has been
adopted by all forces across the country and will be extended to a number of other
agencies including The Probation and Prison Services, who have a duty to co-operate.
This database is a major development towards effectively tracking violent and sexual
offenders.
MAPPA

MAPPA
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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS THIS YEAR Lay adviser’s contribution

z Joint agency training on new elements of the 2003 Criminal Justice Act I am now into my role as lay adviser for just over a year. I can honestly say it has been
interesting and enlightening working with this group of people with complicated jobs who
z Ongoing multi-agency training through the Safeguarding Children’s Board and the in harmony with each other, with one main goal, which I may add is never forgotten
development of a training CD-Rom, and training strategy keep them safe .

z Both an area and regional conference to share and enhance good practice Staffordshire s MAPPA is always keen to learn best practise. I believe it is one of the
most robust in its endeavour to protect the people it was designed to protect in our
z A review of staffing to deal with increasing workloads communities and they have my full respect.

z Better co ordinated risk assessment in both the prison and community As lay member I am an ordinary citizen and do not work in any of the fields in MAPPA.
I am constantly in the community because I live there. I am in touch with the wider
z Success in individual cases in managing high risk violent and sexual offenders community in a general sense and this will keep me as lay and this allows me to bring
to the meetings an ordinary persons perspective.

MAPPA can only protect our communities against the things it can foresee and
SUMMARY OF KEY MESSAGES influence. It cannot and will not be able to protect us against what it cannot foresee.
MAPPA can work more effectively if we in the community are more watchful of the
z MULTI AGENCY PUBLIC PROTECTION ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE EFFECTIVE dangers out there and report things that we believe are wrong. The activity required to
IN MANAGING RISK AND ENHANCING COMMUNITY SAFETY make MAPPA more effective is greater community involvement.

z ALL THE RELEVANT AGENCIES SHARE INFORMATION AND WORK TOGETHER

z MUCH HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN 5 YEARS TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES


SAFER
LOCAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES
z WE DO MANAGE AND REDUCE RISK , BUT WE CAN NOT COMPLETELY
ELIMINATE IT. During this last year, local representatives have been involved in organising, presenting,
and attending a range of important conferences, that help develop good practice.

z Mappa regional conference in Wolverhampton on 16 March

z Mappa Mental Health conference in Stafford on 26 April

z National Mappa coordinators conference in London on 9/10 May

You can be reassured that as a result of these events, key staff in your area are well

MAPPA
MAPPA

informed of important current issues, and public concern. Learning from such events is
vital to ensuring that every possible improvement is made locally to further enhance
community safety.

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Local Operation of MAPPA THE ROLE OF THE PRISON SERVICE IN MAPPA - 2005/6

MAPPA places a responsibility on the Staffordshire ’Responsible Authority’ to The year 2005-2006 has been the second year
identify sexual and violent offenders and review those cases at different levels, that the Prison Service has been part of the
according to how serious their risk is perceived to be. MAPPA as a Responsible Authority, alongside
the Probation and Police Services. As part of the
Level 1 arrangements - Where a single agency can effectively manage the Responsible Authority the Prison Service is
risk at local level without the need to involve involved with MAPPA in Staffordshire both
another agency. The majority of relevant offenders strategically, through the Strategic Management
will be managed at this level within the agency. Board and operationally, through its links with the
MAPPA Co-ordinator and other key agencies
Level 2 arrangements - Where there is a need for the significant involved in delivery.
(Local Risk Management Panel) involvement of another agency to effectively
manage the risk posed then a level 2 meeting will Prisons in the West Midlands Prisons Area have continued to make important
be called. These multi-agency meetings are held on contributions to public protection:
each of the four territorial police divisions and are
chaired by a Chief Inspector. z Sharing information with the police and probation to make sure that there is a full
picture for risk assessment
Level 3 arrangements - At this level the most dangerous of our offenders
(MAPPP) are managed. These offenders are known as the z Attending and providing information for Level 2 and Level 3 panels
Critical Few’ and will often require either specialist
or significant resources to successfully manage the z Managing risk whilst individuals subject to MAPPA are still in custody
risk posed. These multi-agency meetings are held
twice a month and are chaired by the Public z Using interventions like group work programmes to reduce individual offenders risk
Protection Unit manager.
z Using OASys- a risk assessment tool shared with Probation - to assess risk regularly
MAPPA Co-ordination and consistently

It is important that such arrangements are co-ordinated effectively and this is one z Keeping offenders safely in custody to protect the public
of the many roles provided by the Public Protection Unit. The unit is staffed by
both police and probation, sharing systems and information. This is further Work continues to ensure that procedures are constantly improved and developed. The
enhanced by Public Protection Teams based within the four police divisions who next 12 months will see significant developments as the Probation and Prison Services
ensure that activities associated with the risk management strategies are work more closely to achieve end-to-end offender management with high risk offenders
delivered in the community. These teams include key staff whose role it is to managed under MAPPA.
ensure community safety including Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Hate
Crime.

Offender Risk Management


MAPPA

MAPPA
It is recognised that if an offender is willing to work towards addressing his/her
own offending behaviour then effective risk management is likely to be successful.
Specific programmes are run both in the prison and community to help offenders
understand their behaviour, face up to the impact of their offending on victims, and
better prepare them to deal with real life situations differently. Whilst on such
programmes their progress is monitored and information shared between Prison,
Police and Probation staff to continually assess the level of risk and ensure
suitable levels of supervision, accordingly. This approach is designed to help and
improve an offender s own ability to monitor and control their behaviour.

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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A. STATISTICAL INFORMATION


Overview of key achievements and SMB report
1st April 2005 - 31st March 2006
Having taken over as SMB chair this year, I am confident I
have inherited a good working model, and have been
impressed by the level of development and commitment to
1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO)
this difficult and demanding area of work, by all the
Responsible Authority and Duty to Co operate agencies. i. The number of RSOs living in the Staffordshire Area on 31st March 2006 627
During this year our work has continued to grow, and the
Strategic Management Board (SMB) has both consolidated a) The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population 59
and developed our approach. We have conducted internal
Assistant Chief Constable
Suzette Davenport audit arrangements, inducted significant numbers of new
MBA BA staff into the MAPPA and SMB process, tested the serious ii. The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either
case review procedure, and strengthened our connections with the Safeguarding 8
cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1st April 2005
Children’s Board, Crime and Disorder Partnerships and Local Criminal Justice Boards. and 31st March 2006
We have produced a business and development plan, for the next 3 years to shape our
response to the future and demonstrate a commitment to being accountable to our local
communities. We look forward with confidence to the publication of 3 key documents iii. The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for
a 2
during this year, these will further refine and consolidate our practice. Those being; new (b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts in
MAPPA Guidance, the police public protection manual, and new Risk of Harm guidance. Staffordshire b 0
Together these demonstrate continued progress in working together, to help strengthen
an integrated approach to community safety in Staffordshire. c 2

iv. The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) Interim Notification
a 0
Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in
Staffordshire between 1st May 2005 and 31st March 2006. b 0

c 1

v. The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the
a 0
courts in Staffordshire between 1st May 2004 and 31st March 2005
b 0

2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders


MAPPA

vi. The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 (3), 145
(4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) living in Staffordshire between
1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005.

3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders

vii. The number of ’other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the 26
Criminal Justice Act (2003) ) between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005.
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4. Offenders managed through level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2
(local inter- agency management)
Level 3 Level 2

viii. How many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories


RSOs 17 218
i.e. (1)-RSOs, (2)-V&O and (3)-Other Offenders have been
managed through the MAPPP (level 3) and through local V&O 12 37
inter-agency risk management (level 2) between 1st April
2004 and 31st March 2005. Oth O 4 22
Chief Constable D. Swift Chief Officer Sue McAllister
QPM, BSc Staffordshire Probation Area Prisons Area Manager
The level 3 figure is the 'critical few'. The criteria for referring a case to the MAPPP are defined in Mr R Mandley
MAPPA Guidance as those in which the offender: MSc; MA; BA (Hons), CQSW

The Chief Officers introduction from the Staffordshire Responsible


Is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm; AND Authority

Presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close co-operation at a senior This year’s Mappa annual report comes to you in the context of further developments
in our efforts to enhance the safety of communities in Staffordshire, from potentially
level due to the complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it
dangerous high risk violent and sexual offenders. These multi- agency arrangements
requires: OR have now been in place for 5 years. Comments from The Responsible Authority National
Steering Group (RANSG) from a national point of view, on those 5 years of development
Although not assessed as a high or very high risk, the case is exceptional because the likelihood of can be accessed in a separate report, available on the Home Office Website. We in
media scrutiny and/or public interest in the management of the case is very high and there is a need Staffordshire are confident that during this time these arrangements have significantly
improved our ability to protect our local communities.
to ensure that public confidence in the criminal justice system is sustained.
We include this year, for the first time details of our annual business plan and 3 year
The level 2 figure is those offenders who require the active involvement of more than one agency development plan. This will enable you to track our performance, as we report year on
but the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to Level 3, the MAPPP year, on our progress. This is in addition to the annual statistical information, that taken
together can give you confidence in both our record and future plans, to enhance
community safety on your behalf.
ix. Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 i.e. between the 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2006
how many, whilst managed at that level: Wider developments both nationally and regionally, also improve our ability to respond
effectively to the challenge of managing high risk offenders. The National Offender
Level 3 Level 2 Management Service (NOMS), better links the custodial and community elements of
sentences supervised by the prison and probation services. Developments in greater co
(a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence 2 10 operation in policing across the region, will further enhance our ability to respond in a
more integrated way to the task of sharing information and co-ordinating actions.
(b) Were returned to custody for a breach of restraining
1 0 New elements of provisions of the 2003 Criminal Justice Act, introduced in April, are
or sexual offences prevention order already having a positive effect in dealing more effectively in channelling the most
serious sanctions against the most dangerous offenders. This includes the tightening up
(c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 0 1 of arrangements to recall offenders who fail to meet the requirements of their licence.

MAPPA
We hope you find this report helpful, and provides better understanding of the robust
5. Local information on RSOs based on Police Divisions. arrangements in place, in all relevant agencies in Staffordshire, to manage the very
Of the 627 RSOs on 31st March 2006, their residence across the county was as follows; small, but significant number of high risk violent and sexual offenders. We can assure
you, for example that our efforts continue to result in over 99% compliance by registered
sex offenders, in meeting their registration requirements. Serious re offending, by those
North Staffs 106 offenders subject to Mappa is also low, currently approximately 1.5 %. Whilst this
reflects considerable progress in concentrating agency efforts on those who potentially
Chase 165 could cause the most harm, we have to realistic and acknowledge that unfortunately our
efforts can never be a guarantee. Our task is to manage and reduce risk, we can never
eliminate it. However these arrangements, staff commitment and public co operation, all
Stoke-on-Trent 214 working together, do offer us all, the best prospects of community safety.
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MAPPA recognises the important contribution that voluntary organisations


provide in support of victims of crime. A number of such organisations and their
contact details are produced here.

Domestic Violence Adult Survivors of


Domestic Violence Helpline (24 Hours) - Childhood Sexual Abuse
Tel. No. 01543 676800 Emerge (Cannock) -
Foreword
Tel. No. 01543 576174
Making our communities safer and reducing re-offending is our highest priority North Staffs Domestic Violence Helpline -
and one of our biggest challenges. That is why the work undertaken through Tel. No. 01782 205500 (daytime) Emerge (Stafford) -
these multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) is so important. Tel. No. 01785 225991
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. Racial Equality Council
Although we have made significant progress in the last five years with the Stafford District
development of MAPPA across England and Wales, the review this year of a Tel. No. 01785 246471
number of tragic incidents where people have been murdered or seriously
injured reminded us of the importance of reviewing performance, improving East Staffordshire
practice and learning lessons. It is vital that these tasks are undertaken by the Tel. No. 01283 510456
probation, police and prison services, as well as by those other agencies that
contribute to the assessment and management of offenders. The publication of North Staffordshire
MAPPA Business Plans by each Area in this year’s annual reports offers a helpful Tel. No. 01782 260822
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.
Victim Support
In addition to this, however, it is important that no opportunity is missed to South East Staffs
consider other measures that will further enhance public safety. That is why we Victim Support
are undertaking the Child Sex Offender Review, to look at how a particular group Victims of Sexual Abuse (Lichfield, Tamworth,
of offenders, who provoke anxiety for many, are best managed in the community. Womens' Rape and Burton)
The review is consulting a wide range of practitioners and key stakeholders Sexual Violence Service Tel. No. 01543 30100
including the MAPPA lay advisers, and will report around the end of the year. Tel. No. 01782 221000
Mid Staffs Victim Support
Finally, in commending this report to you, I want to take the opportunity to thank SARAC (Burton) Helpline Tel. No. 01785 715666
all those involved locally in working with sexual and violent offenders, or in

MAPPA
MAPPA

Tel. No. 01283 517185


ensuring that these arrangements are fit for purpose. Where MAPPA is working S.A.I.V.E. North Staffs Victim Support
well it is based on maintaining high professional standards and effective multi- Tel. No. 01782 683133 Tel. No. 01782 717184
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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Contents
For further information about MAPPA, the Responsible Authority, or the contents
of this report, contact should be made with the central coordinating unit; Home Office Foreword Page 1

Joint Chief Officers Introduction Page 2


Public Protection Unit
Staffordshire Police Headquarters Overview of Key Achievements and SMB Report Page 3
Cannock Road
Stafford The Role of the Prison Service in MAPPA Page 4
Staffordshire
ST17 OQG z Key Achievements this Year Page 5
Tel : 01785 232032 / 235249
z Summary of Key Messages Page 5

Case Studies 1 Page 6


Or local Divisional units;
Business and Development Plan Page 7-8

North Staffs, based at Leek on 01785 238420 Case Studies 2 Page 9

VISOR Page 9
Stoke on Trent, based at Hanley on 01785 233186
Lay Adviser Annual Report Page 10

Chase, based at Stone on 01785 234180 Local and National Conferences Page 10

Local Operation of MAPPA Page 11


Trent Valley, based in Burton on 01785 238242
Staffordshire MAPPA Statistical Information Page 12-13

Voluntary Organisations Page 14

Contact Point Page 15

Notes Page 16

MAPPA
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NOTES
What is MAPPA - and why do we need it?
Whether the prison sentence handed out to someone who has been convicted of a violent or
sexual offence is sufficiently long or severe is always going to be a matter of public debate.
However nearly all such prisoners, except the most dangerous few, will be released from prison
at some point to continue to serve the rest of their sentence under licence . This means that they
will not be free to do whatever they wish; to comply with their licence conditions they will have to
do certain things such as carry out community based programmes, and not do certain other
things such as enter areas where their victims may live.

Along with measures to try to rehabilitate the offender, steps also have to be taken to protect
former victims and any possible future victims. This is achieved by managing the risk posed by
each offender. We need to know whether the offender is likely to re-offend and under what
circumstances and then try to prevent any re-offending.

Experience has shown that no single agency has all the answers - or even all the information -
when the risk posed by a particular offender is being considered. For this reason the co-
ordination for such offenders rests with MAPPA - the Multi-Agency Public Protection
Arrangements panels. The work of Staffordshire s MAPPA is overseen by its Strategic
Management Board (SMB).

Naturally the Criminal Justice Agencies such as the Police, Prison Service* and the Probation
Service* take the lead in such matters but there are other agencies who can make an important
contribution to risk management. For example, offenders released on licence need somewhere
suitable to live - suitable for them and suitable for the community - so Local Housing Authorities
and Registered Social Landlords are represented at MAPPA and SMB.

Similarly Local Authority Social Services and Education Authorities may make important
contributions when considering the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Health Service
agencies, who may well be involved in treating offenders with mental disorders, are also
members of MAPPA and SMB.

Other members of MAPPP include the Youth Offender Service, which has responsibility for young
offenders; and those involved with employment - such as Job centre Plus - who can ensure that
an offender is not offered unsuitable employment. And finally, to ensure that the MAPPA does not
consist solely of representatives of public bodies, the SMB also includes lay members and
representatives from charities who work in this field.

By co-operating and working together, the Criminal Justice and other agencies that offenders
may have contact with, are able to pool their information and make informed decisions about the
risks posed by offenders - all of which helps to reduce the chances of re-offending and makes an
important contribution to making Staffordshire safer.

MAPPA
MAPPA

*The Prison Service and the Probation Service now form NOMS; the National Offender
Management Service.

The work of MAPPA is overseen by the Strategic Management Board (SMB). The SMB consists of senior
managers from the Responsible Authority and other agencies particularly those identified as having a
Duty to Co-operate as defined by section 325 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

The SMB has a duty to monitor the effectiveness of MAPPA and to produce an annual report outlining our
arrangements for protecting the public from sexual and violent offenders.
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