Annual Report 2005-06

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements


‘Responsible Authority’

‘helping to make a Safer Staffordshire’

‘helping to make a Safer Staffordshire’
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 coordination 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.


*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.

Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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Contents Home Office Foreword Joint Chief Officers Introduction Overview of Key Achievements and SMB Report The Role of the Prison Service in MAPPA Key Achievements this Year Summary of Key Messages Case Studies 1 Business and Development Plan Case Studies 2 VISOR Lay Adviser Annual Report Local and National Conferences Local Operation of MAPPA Staffordshire MAPPA Statistical Information Voluntary Organisations Contact Point Notes Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7-8 Page 9 Page 9 Page 10 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12-13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16


Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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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 multiagency 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
Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06


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Chief Constable D. Swift

Chief Officer Staffordshire Probation Area Mr R Mandley
MSc; MA; BA (Hons), CQSW

Sue McAllister Prisons Area Manager

The Chief Officers introduction from the Staffordshire Responsible Authority
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 dangerous high risk violent and sexual offenders. These multi- agency arrangements 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 can be accessed in a separate report, available on the Home Office Website. We in Staffordshire are confident that during this time these arrangements have significantly improved our ability to protect our local communities. We include this year, for the first time details of our annual business plan and 3 year development plan. This will enable you to track our performance, as we report year on 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. Wider developments both nationally and regionally, also improve our ability to respond effectively to the challenge of managing high risk offenders. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS), better links the custodial and community elements of sentences supervised by the prison and probation services. Developments in greater co 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. New elements of provisions of the 2003 Criminal Justice Act, introduced in April, are 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 of arrangements to recall offenders who fail to meet the requirements of their licence. We hope you find this report helpful, and provides better understanding of the robust arrangements in place, in all relevant agencies in Staffordshire, to manage the very 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 offenders subject to Mappa is also low, currently approximately 1.5 %. Whilst this reflects considerable progress in concentrating agency efforts on those who potentially 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 working together, do offer us all, the best prospects of community safety.
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Overview of key achievements and SMB report
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 this difficult and demanding area of work, by all the Responsible Authority and Duty to Co operate agencies. During this year our work has continued to grow, and the Strategic Management Board (SMB) has both consolidated and developed our approach. We have conducted internal Assistant Chief Constable audit arrangements, inducted significant numbers of new Suzette Davenport MBA BA staff into the MAPPA and SMB process, tested the serious case review procedure, and strengthened our connections with the Safeguarding Children’s Board, Crime and Disorder Partnerships and Local Criminal Justice Boards. 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 during this year, these will further refine and consolidate our practice. Those being; new MAPPA Guidance, the police public protection manual, and new Risk of Harm guidance. Together these demonstrate continued progress in working together, to help strengthen an integrated approach to community safety in Staffordshire.


Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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The year 2005-2006 has been the second year that the Prison Service has been part of the MAPPA as a Responsible Authority, alongside the Probation and Police Services. As part of the Responsible Authority the Prison Service is involved with MAPPA in Staffordshire both strategically, through the Strategic Management Board and operationally, through its links with the MAPPA Co-ordinator and other key agencies involved in delivery. Prisons in the West Midlands Prisons Area have continued to make important contributions to public protection: Sharing information with the police and probation to make sure that there is a full picture for risk assessment Attending and providing information for Level 2 and Level 3 panels Managing risk whilst individuals subject to MAPPA are still in custody Using interventions like group work programmes to reduce individual offenders risk Using OASys- a risk assessment tool shared with Probation - to assess risk regularly and consistently Keeping offenders safely in custody to protect the public Work continues to ensure that procedures are constantly improved and developed. The next 12 months will see significant developments as the Probation and Prison Services work more closely to achieve end-to-end offender management with high risk offenders managed under MAPPA.


Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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Joint agency training on new elements of the 2003 Criminal Justice Act Ongoing multi-agency training through the Safeguarding Children’s Board and the development of a training CD-Rom, and training strategy Both an area and regional conference to share and enhance good practice A review of staffing to deal with increasing workloads Better co ordinated risk assessment in both the prison and community Success in individual cases in managing high risk violent and sexual offenders



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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 decide what each agency can actively do to manage and reduce that risk. Here are 2 examples of the type of cases MAPPA deals with

Case 1
Brian was convicted of a serious sexual assault, and was serving a sentence of imprisonment. He had completed courses in prison, specifically designed for sex offenders, (to help them take responsibility for their actions and understand the impact 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 particularly concerned that Brian had declared worrying thoughts and feelings about possible intentions to seriously harm a child. In the light of this information, the members 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 movements, activities and living arrangements. The panel also applied for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) from the court, to add further safeguards. Plans were carefully discussed, considered and confirmed at the panel before his release from 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 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 Staffordshire communities.


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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A S.M.B. Business Plan 2006/07 & 3 Year Development Plan
Strategic Aim
1. MAPPA Development Strategy
1.1) To achieve a dedicated MAPPA Cordination and Administration Unit. 1.2) To further develop the MAPPA strategic arrangements in Staffordshire. i) Although Staffordshire already has in place a dedicated MAPPA Co-ordinator and Administrator, an additional administrator to be appointed to support the further the development of MAPPA in Staffordshire. An additional probation officer to also be appointed to provide additional support for level 3 cases. i) As part of the development of the support arrangements, undertake a review of roles, responsibilities, resourcing and financial support to the Senior Management Board. Consider 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 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 development such as the Youth Panel and Auditting arrangements. 1.3) To clarify and improve links between local, regional and national forums. i) The Senior Management Board will review its representation on local, regional and national forums to ensure that it is appropriately represented. ii) To continue to work with our regional partners to enhance regional co-ordination and develop the meeting structure. iii) Explore greater integration of agency functions within public protection. 1.4) To implement national MAPPA guidance (due April 2006). 2.1) The Senior Management Board to ensure monitoring arrangements are in place to support local, regional and national priorities. i) Review the national MAPPA guidance once received and develop a strategy for implementation of the recommendations as appropriate. i) To agree and publish an annual report for 2006/7 meeting the national guidelines and timescale. On-going delivery. April 2006 - Administrator and November 2006 - Probation Officer Review to be completed by January 2007 once all posts are filled. Administration and co-ordination capacity to the Senior Management Board (SMB). Barbara Jones Probation




Lead responsibility

Completed review. Evaluation of the options available and implementation within the timescale agreed by the SMB.

Chair ACC Davenport Police


Completed review and terms of reference.

Apr-07 On-going delivery. On-going delivery. On-going delivery. The timescale is dependant on receipt of the national guidance.

Established structure and reporting framework. Attendance levels. Evidence of influencing decision-making, reflecting Staffordshire's interests. Evidence of involvement in regional strategies and developments. Evidence of greater involvement and accountability from agencies. All members ACC Davenport/MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult All members ACC Davenport Police

2. Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
Apr-06 Delivery and publication of the plan. Progress against objectives to be monitored by the SMB, with planned updates from nominated leads. ii) To ensure that risk management is applied consistently across all agencies, for all offenders 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) Review the serious case review process in line with national guidelines on serious case offences using case study from 2005/6. Findings ot be reported back to SMB with recommendations. iv) Design a measurement tool and standard of involvement, to be fed back to SMB in the PPU Managers report. This to also consider templates to aid the consistency of records management and compliance with national standards and guidance across agencies. David Ainsworth Victim Support

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.

MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult/audit subgroup

iii) analysis of MAPPA offenders who commit serious further offences iv) Analysis of attendance and level of co-operation of agencies contributing to Level 2 & 3 meetings

Dec-06 Oct-06

David Pearson Health ACC Davenport/MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult

v) Analysis of diversity profile of offenders assessed at Level 2 and Level 3 vi) Development of multi-agency public protection performance indicators vii) To integrate parellell arrangements for young people within local plans viii) Improve consistency of recording and collation of data for MAPPA (explore interface NOMIS, VISOR, OASys) ix) Offender self management 2.2) National MAPPA Co-ordinators conference. 3.1) Improved public understanding and engagement i) To send suitable representatives to the national MAPPA Co-ordinators conference. Continue the process of providing feedback to the Senior Management Board. i) Develop a proactive communications and media strategy, to improve public reassurance, public understanding and engagement. Development of the strategy to consider utilising existing partnership arrangements such as the Local Criminal Justice Board's Communications Officer 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 reflecting local concerns and a consultation strategy to capture community feedback. iii) Continue to review and develop processes for victim involvement and awareness, using feedback to enhance services.

Establish during 2006/7. Implement during 2007/8.

v) To establish a recording system to retrieve information on diversity issues, to support the delivery of a fair and equitable service for all offenders. 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 April 07. measures to evidence Staffordshire's performance in delivering effective multi agency arrangements. To include: quality assurance measures, re-offending rates etc. Establish a youth panel sub group and workplan - May 06. Milestones to be agreed nationally. Aug-06 On-going vii) To implement the Youth panel policy subgroup action plan, and review annually. viii) Monitor and support the progress of OASys and VISOR implementation across all agencies, 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) To strengthen the arrangements and involvement of offenders in the MAPPA process. Consider the benefits of offender contracts, circle of friends, learning best practice from areas that have developed this further eg. Hampshire.

MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult Police management information services Rachel Briden Stewart Bray Children Services MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult Barbara Jones Probation MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult

3. Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy
Dec-06 Public confidence improved through enhanced proactive publications. All members ACC Davenport MAPPA Co-ordinator Chris Boult

Oct-06 On-going

Community feedback. To be evidenced through feedback from victims.

All members David Ainsworth Victim Support

4. Training Strategy
4.1) Training to support MAPPA Senior Management Board i) To develop a SMB training strategy, which is aligned with each agencies' training strategy. Training to be tailored to the target audience. For example - Level 2 chairs, lay advisers, SMB members, co-ordinators. ii) Establish an induction pack for new Senior Management Board members and lay advisers. iii) Review, launch and evaluate the effectivenss of the CD-ROM - training guide to MAPPA for multiagency advisors. To be shared with our regional partners for the development of co-ordinated regional and national training. iv) To continue to support, attend, develop and feedback to the regional conference. 7 Dec-06 Production of a training strategy which is aligned with all agencies strategies and training plans. Adrian Walker Police All members ...................................... Mark Blandford PPU All members/ACC Davenport
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Sep-06 Sep-06 On-going

Completed induction pack. Completed launch and customer feedback.


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Philip had been serving a long custodial sentence for serious sexual offences. He had 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 as needing MAPPA involvement, and several panel meetings reviewed his circumstances and planned for his release, together with mental health services. In the 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 release date, if necessary. He will stay in hospital, until he is considered well enough to be successfully managed in the community, when medical and law enforcement staff will again use MAPPA to put in place appropriate plans. This is also a case that demonstrates the complex and difficult arrangements that have to be made to meet the needs of some of the most damaged and vulnerable offenders, who if not dealt with effectively, could present a serious risk to others. Other cases can involve making appropriate arrangements for certain violent offenders, sometimes outside the county, if the risk to victims is too high. In all cases that Mappa deal with, you can be assured of thorough and careful consideration, to minimise and manage risk, on your behalf. In the interests of community safety in Staffordshire.

The Violent and Sex Offender Register is a National Intelligence Database for the 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.


Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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Lay adviser’s contribution 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 in harmony with each other, with one main goal, which I may add is never forgotten keep them safe . 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 communities and they have my full respect. 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 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 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 dangers out there and report things that we believe are wrong. The activity required to make MAPPA more effective is greater community involvement.

During this last year, local representatives have been involved in organising, presenting, and attending a range of important conferences, that help develop good practice. Mappa regional conference in Wolverhampton on 16 March Mappa Mental Health conference in Stafford on 26 April 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 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.


Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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Local Operation of MAPPA
MAPPA places a responsibility on the Staffordshire ’Responsible Authority’ to identify sexual and violent offenders and review those cases at different levels, according to how serious their risk is perceived to be. Level 1 arrangements - Where a single agency can effectively manage the risk at local level without the need to involve another agency. The majority of relevant offenders will be managed at this level within the agency. - Where there is a need for the significant involvement of another agency to effectively manage the risk posed then a level 2 meeting will be called. These multi-agency meetings are held on each of the four territorial police divisions and are chaired by a Chief Inspector. - At this level the most dangerous of our offenders are managed. These offenders are known as the Critical Few’ and will often require either specialist or significant resources to successfully manage the risk posed. These multi-agency meetings are held twice a month and are chaired by the Public Protection Unit manager.

Level 2 arrangements
(Local Risk Management Panel)

Level 3 arrangements

MAPPA Co-ordination
It is important that such arrangements are co-ordinated effectively and this is one 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 enhanced by Public Protection Teams based within the four police divisions who ensure that activities associated with the risk management strategies are delivered in the community. These teams include key staff whose role it is to ensure community safety including Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Hate Crime.


Offender Risk Management
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.
Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A. STATISTICAL INFORMATION 1st April 2005 - 31st March 2006 1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) i. The number of RSOs living in the Staffordshire Area on 31st March 2006 627 59

a) The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population


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) applied for (b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts in Staffordshire

a b c

2 0 2

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

a b c

0 0 1


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

a b

0 0


Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders 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 Staffordshire between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005. 145


Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders vii. The number of ’other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the 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 viii. How many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories RSOs i.e. (1)-RSOs, (2)-V&O and (3)-Other Offenders have been managed through the MAPPP (level 3) and through local V&O inter-agency risk management (level 2) between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005. Oth O 17 12 4 Level 2 218 37 22

The level 3 figure is the 'critical few'. The criteria for referring a case to the MAPPP are defined in MAPPA Guidance as those in which the offender: Is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm; AND Presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close co-operation at a senior level due to the complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it requires: OR Although not assessed as a high or very high risk, the case is exceptional because the likelihood of media scrutiny and/or public interest in the management of the case is very high and there is a need to ensure that public confidence in the criminal justice system is sustained. The level 2 figure is those offenders who require the active involvement of more than one agency but the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to Level 3, the MAPPP 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: Level 3 (a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence (b) Were returned to custody for a breach of restraining or sexual offences prevention order (c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 5. 2 1 0 Level 2 10 0 1

Local information on RSOs based on Police Divisions. Of the 627 RSOs on 31st March 2006, their residence across the county was as follows; North Staffs Chase Stoke-on-Trent

106 165 214 142

Trent Valley
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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 Domestic Violence Helpline (24 Hours) Tel. No. 01543 676800 North Staffs Domestic Violence Helpline Tel. No. 01782 205500 (daytime) Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Emerge (Cannock) Tel. No. 01543 576174 Emerge (Stafford) Tel. No. 01785 225991

Racial Equality Council Stafford District Tel. No. 01785 246471 East Staffordshire Tel. No. 01283 510456 North Staffordshire Tel. No. 01782 260822

Victims of Sexual Abuse Womens' Rape and Sexual Violence Service Tel. No. 01782 221000 SARAC (Burton) Helpline Tel. No. 01283 517185 S.A.I.V.E. Tel. No. 01782 683133

Victim Support South East Staffs Victim Support (Lichfield, Tamworth, Burton) Tel. No. 01543 30100 Mid Staffs Victim Support Tel. No. 01785 715666 North Staffs Victim Support Tel. No. 01782 717184


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For further information about MAPPA, the Responsible Authority, or the contents of this report, contact should be made with the central coordinating unit;

Public Protection Unit Staffordshire Police Headquarters Cannock Road Stafford Staffordshire ST17 OQG Tel : 01785 232032 / 235249

Or local Divisional units;

North Staffs, based at Leek on 01785 238420

Stoke on Trent, based at Hanley on 01785 233186

Chase, based at Stone on 01785 234180

Trent Valley, based in Burton on 01785 238242


Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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Staffordshire MAPPA Annual Report 2005-06

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