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Staffordshire

MAPPA
Annual Report 2006-07

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements

H.M. PRISON
SERVICE

‘Responsible Authority’

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Minesterial Foreword
These are the sixth MAPPA annual reports, and the first with a foreword by the
Ministry of Justice. I want, first of all, to underline the Government’s continued
commitment to these arrangements. Protecting the public from dangerous
offenders is a core aim for the new Department. Just as the effectiveness of
MAPPA locally depends on the quality of working relationships, we will work with
the Home Office, the Police, and others, to develop the best possible framework
within which the MAPPA can operate.
On 13 June, the Government published a Review of the Protection of Children
from Sex Offenders. This sets out a programme of actions which include
developing the use of drug treatment for sex offenders and piloting the use of
compulsory polygraph testing as a risk management tool, enhancements to the
regime operating at Approved Premises, and also a range of actions impacting
directly upon the way the MAPPA work. I want to highlight two of them here.
Firstly, research tells us that the arrangements are already used successfully to
disclose information about dangerous offenders but we think this can be
improved upon. MAPPA agencies will be required to consider disclosure in every
case. We will pilot a scheme where parents will be able to register a child-
protection interest in a named individual with whom they have a personal
relationship and who has regular unsupervised access to their child. If that
person has convictions for child sex offences and the child is at risk, there will be
a presumption that the offences will be disclosed to the parent.
Secondly, as MAPPA has developed over the past 6 years, best practice models
have been identified which show that specific roles and approaches are required
to ensure it is managed effectively. We are committed to strengthening MAPPA
arrangements and ensuring that robust performance management is in place. To
achieve this, we intend to introduce new national standards, which will ensure a
consistent approach across Areas and we will be making available £1.2million to
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support Areas in implementing the standards.
We aim to do everything that can reasonably be done to protect people from
known, dangerous offenders. We know that there is always room for
improvement. I commend this annual report to you as an indication of the
commitment, skills and achievements of the professionals, and lay advisers, in
managing and monitoring this essential, often difficult area of business.

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

Public Protection Unit Joint Chief Officers Introduction Page 1


Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Cannock Road Overview of Key Achievements and SMB Chair s Report Page 2
Stafford
Staffordshire The Role of other agencies in MAPPA Page 3-5
ST17 OQG
Tel : 01785 235010 / 235249 Lay Adviser Annual Report Page 6

Business and Development Plan Page 7-8


Or local Divisional units;
Case Studies Lee Page 9

North Staffs, based at Leek on 01785 238420 Case Studies Tracy Page 10

Staffordshire MAPPA Statistical Information Page 11-12-13


Stoke on Trent, based at Hanley on 01785 233186
Voluntary Organisations Page 14

Chase, based at Stone on 01785 234180 Contact Point Page 15

Notes Page 16
Trent Valley, based in Burton on 01785 238242

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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) -
Tel. No. 01543 576174
North Staffs Domestic Violence Helpline -
Tel. No. 01782 205500 (daytime) Emerge (Stafford) -
Chief Constable D. Swift Chief Officer Sue McAllister
QPM, BSc Staffordshire Probation Area Prisons Area Manager
Tel. No. 01785 225991
Mr R Mandley
MSc; MA; BA (Hons), CQSW

The Chief Officers introduction from the Staffordshire Responsible


Authority Racial Equality Council
Stafford District
This has undoubtedly been a year in which Criminal Justice and Public Protection have Tel. No. 01785 246471
remained very much in the public arena. Furthermore a year in which the Home Office
has been subject to scrutiny.
East Staffordshire
At local level we would like to draw your attention to the complexities of public protection, Tel. No. 01283 510456
and our successes in preventing serious harm and in managing risk. During this year we
have continued to forge ever better links across the responsible authority, for example North Staffordshire
with the prison service through improved systems for offender management. Also with Tel. No. 01782 260822
key partners in; children’s services in safeguarding children, with health in offering
services to those with mental health issues, and with Youth Offending Services in
managing the transition from youth to adulthood.
Victim Support
We currently monitor over 1700 offenders in Staffordshire who are subject to MAPPA,
South East Staffs
including over 600 registered sex offenders in the community. Our compliance rate with
registration remains over 99% and have only 4 outstanding cases of failure to register. Victim Support
Victims of Sexual Abuse (Lichfield, Tamworth,
One of these individuals is thought to be no longer alive, and three are living abroad. Of
those 1700 inevitably some have re offended during this year, including a very small Womens’ Rape and Burton)
proportion resulting in very serious criminal offences. We do appreciate the impact that Sexual Violence Service Tel. No. 01543 30100
this has on the victim, their family and the wider community. However we do work very Tel. No. 01782 221000
hard to manage the risks as effectively as we can, although we always acknowledged Mid Staffs Victim Support
that we can never completely eliminate risk. Cases are examined in detail when serious SARAC (Burton) Helpline Tel. No. 01785 715666
harm occurs and lessons are drawn to inform policy, and training. These are applied to Tel. No. 01283 517185

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improve practice. The case studies in this report reflect some of the positive work that S.A.I.V.E. North Staffs Victim Support
has been done to reduce risk. Tel. No. 01782 683133 Tel. No. 01782 717184
We therefore look forward to the future with some confidence in our ability to protect
local communities. In Staffordshire we assure you that all the agencies, working closely
together on your behalf are ever watchful. With your help, we stand the best chance of
making our communities even safer.

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What do the figures mean? Chair s Statement - Suzette Davenport ACC


I endorse the Responsible Authority comments and
Together with the Home Office and now the Ministry of Justice, at local level we commend this report to you as an honest attempt to convey
collect information to give you the public some reassurance about how we are the difficult and complex work of MAPPA in Staffordshire.
dealing with serious crime, under Mappa. Some of the figures will have fallen and
some have risen reflecting the greater numbers of offenders being tracked by I can assure you that a great deal of hard work, often by its
Mappa. The number of offenders returned to custody for breach of licence has very nature unseen and unreported, does go on behind the
scenes in trying to best ensure your safety. Public protection
increased significantly, and whilst there are cases of serious re offending , these
staff working both locally and centrally attempt to identify the
remain relatively very low.
Assistant Chief Constable most risky cases. They then use the MAPPA process to help
Suzette Davenport local agencies to share information, and jointly decide how
MBA BA best to manage the risk a particular offender poses, in the
most effective way possible.

This year, we have delivered a considerable amount of training to a wide variety of staff
in public protection and held a successful conference, disseminating good practice.
Lessons learnt from enquires and inspections this year all inform training and business
planning for next year and beyond.

Based on my experience and knowledge our arrangements are as robust and successful
as anywhere in the country. In many ways we lead the way and our recent work to
improve cooperation across the region will further enhance our ability to protect the
public.

POLICE, PRISONS AND PROBATION WORKING TOGETHER IN STAFFORDSHIRE

During this year after reviewing our 06-07 business plan we have;

z Introduced better coordinated arrangements for working together throughout a


prisoner’s sentence. This is government policy and is called offender management.
z Improved systems between the Responsible Authorities to identify and record cases
where a risk to children exists.
z Consolidated work by the police on the central national intelligence database for
Mappa offenders, called ViSOR. There are also plans to introduce this across all
Staffordshire prisons and the probation service.
z Continued to build closer collaboration and cooperation across agencies, by sharing
risk information and getting better at working together.
z Been recognised nationally as a leading Mappa area in certain aspects of our work,
including arrangements to review experience and promote training.

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z Disseminated good practice by organising and attending local regional and national
conferences, including one for Lay Advisers.

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As well as Police, Prisons and Probation, who else works with Mappa? 4. Offenders managed through level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2
(local inter- agency management)
In essence every other agency that can make a contribution towards public safety, has Level 3 Level 2
a "duty to cooperate" with Mappa in managing dangerous offenders. This includes those
working with children, vulnerable adults, the mentally ill, young offenders, and those
viii. How many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories
providing housing. This can include some private contractors. Here are some examples RSOs 24 152
i.e. (1)-RSOs, (2)-V&O and (3)-Other Offenders have been
of local agencies working on your behalf.
managed through the MAPPP (level 3) and through local V&O 17 99
inter-agency risk management (level 2) between 1st April
Services from the Local Authorities 2006 and 31st March 2007. Oth O 5 44

The Staffordshire Local Authorities have a duty to co-operate with MAPPA in relation to The level 3 figure is the 'critical few'. The criteria for referring a case to the MAPPP are defined in
violent and sexual offenders who can present significant risks to vulnerable people for MAPPA Guidance as those in which the offender:
whom the Council has responsibilities and to Council staff. The two main departments
which regularly contribute to MAPPA are Social Care and Health and Children and Is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm; AND
Lifelong Learning.
Presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close co-operation at a senior
Adult Social Care may be involved in providing services to offenders who have
level due to the complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it
additional needs, for example mental health difficulties. Services need to coordinate
requires: OR
their work with other agencies involved with the offender so they can address needs and
risks effectively. Adult Social Care may also play an important role in the protection of
vulnerable adults who may be specifically at risk from a dangerous offender. 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
Children and Lifelong Learning has responsibility for safeguarding children, therefore to ensure that public confidence in the criminal justice system is sustained.
need to be fully aware of all information about offenders who may present a risk to
children, so they can take action to protect them. Children and Lifelong Learning also The level 2 figure is those offenders who require the active involvement of more than one agency
work with MAPPA to manage the risks posed by young people who have committed but the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to Level 3, the MAPPP
serious offences. The Education Welfare Service contributes to the MAPPA Youth
Panels to ensure that education services are properly involved in sharing information ix. Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 i.e. between the 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007
and planning.
how many, whilst managed at that level:
Level 3 Level 2
Services from Local Health Care Trusts
(a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence 9 39
Mental ill health can affect us all, and can be a factor in assessing the risk a particular
offender poses. In that sense the services available to offenders are largely the same (b) Were returned to custody for a breach of restraining
or sexual offences prevention order 0 3
as those available to the general public. We have a variety of community and hospital
based provision in Staffordshire. Links are also established between mental health
services in prisons, and those in the community. These services can help diagnose, and (c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 0 3
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treat those with mental illness, and help provide support to them and their families. This
can also include help with alcohol and drug addiction. In recent years, coordination of 5. Local information on RSOs based on Police Divisions.
services to offenders has improved in better liaison between the prisons and the Of the 676 RSOs on 31st March 2007, their residence across the county was as follows;
community, and better links with Mappa. Representatives from mental health services
now routinely attend Mappa panels, and make a vital contribution. Whilst mental health
can clearly be a factor in offending, sometimes with tragic results, most mentally North Staffs 113
disordered offenders do respond to treatment, and can be maintained safely in the
community. Chase 176

Stoke-on-Trent 242
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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A. STATISTICAL INFORMATION Services to Young Offenders

Staffordshire and Stoke Youth Offending Services are active members of Mappa. In line
1st April 2006 - 31st March 2007 with legislation they have a duty to co-operate within multi agency public protection
arrangements.
1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO)
YOS has a risk management policy and procedure in line with national guidance. This
i. The number of RSOs living in the Staffordshire Area on 31st March 2007 676 system assesses all young people for their risk of re-offending and harm to self or
others. Those young people deemed to be at the highest levels of risk are offered more
a) The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population 64 intensive supervision and input from the most experienced and qualified members of its
staff.

ii. The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either The Service attends all MAPPA youth panels and is actively involved in the formulation
16 of public protection plans and the supervision of young people within the community.
cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1st April 2006
(This is supported by internal arrangements to review high risk individuals.)
and 31st March 2007
The Service is committed to working with its partners in providing robust services, the
primary aims of which are reducing offending, protecting the public and supporting
iii. The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for victims.
a 1
(b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts in
Staffordshire b 0
The Housing Resettlement of MAPPA Offenders - A Partnership Approach
c 1
On their release from prison nearly all sexual and violent offenders will continue to serve
the rest of their sentence in the community ’under licence’. Many will be required to
iv. The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) Interim Notification reside in Approved Premises ( probation hostels) where they receive a high degree of
a 1 supervision and support from probation staff. Length of stay in approved premises can
Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in
be up to 12 months during which time offenders are helped to move on to other
Staffordshire between 1st May 2006 and 31st March 2007. b 0 appropriate accommodation.

c 1 This work is co-ordinated by staff in the Staffordshire Probation Area Accommodation


Unit who, are tasked to match the risk and needs of offenders, with available
accommodation this must also fit with other probation plans for that offender.
v. The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the
a 1
courts in Staffordshire between 1st May 2006 and 31st March 2007 Working with existing agreements Unit staff share information and work together with
Local Housing Authorities and Registered Social Landlords to secure appropriate move
b 1 on accommodation. The Accommodation Officers also routinely attend MAPPA panels.
Representatives from housing providers agreeing in principle to house a MAPPA
2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders offender are invited to attend MAPPA panels as appropriate. Police and probation staff

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must assess and approve any accommodation offered to an offender before they are
vi. The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 (3), 116 allowed to move in.
(4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) living in Staffordshire between
1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. Under arrangements with Heantun Housing Association staff, some offenders are
subject to further monitoring and support after their licence has finished. The Scheme is
welcomed by the local MAPPA and has a high level of multi-agency support.
3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders

vii. The number of ’other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the 49
Criminal Justice Act (2003) ) between 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007.
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Under the Scheme regular home visits are made to offenders by Public Protection This was achieved, the victim was kept informed, and agencies decided to maintain
Liaison Officers in close liaison with the Police and/or Probation case manager as some monitoring arrangements beyond his licence period, to offer the best chance of
appropriate. The aim is to help offenders to secure and maintain appropriate protecting the public.
accommodation and to contribute to the assessment of risk and their effective
management in the community. In 2006/07 the Scheme provided services to over 30 To date, the police continue to monitor him as a registered sex offender, and he has not
offenders. The service was singled out as an example of positive practice in the 2004 re offended in the year following release from prison.
HMIP Staffordshire Effective Supervision Inspection Report and won the Howard
League for Penal Reform Community Programmes Award in 2005. More recently the
Scheme has been highlighted as an example of good practice in Inside Housing, April Mappa case: Tracy
2007.
Tracy has a history of violent and unpredictable behaviour. She is assessed as suffering
By co-operating and working together Criminal Justice Agencies, Local Housing from a personality disorder, and is supported by mental health services.
Services, Registered Social Landlords and other Voluntary and Community Sector
organisations are making an important contribution to the risk management of sexual When mentally ill, she committed a Robbery, threatening a shop keeper with a knife, and
and violent offenders in the community. Whilst it is not possible to eliminate risk entirely was sentenced to a community order, with a condition to live at a Probation Hostel.
by helping to manage the risk posed by each offender these agencies are working in Whilst resident at the Hostel she struggled to cope with attempts to control and improve
partnership to reduce the risk of re-offending and to make Staffordshire a safer place in her understanding and behaviour, and was eventually arrested by the police for an
which to live. assault on a member of staff.

She is currently in prison on remand, awaiting sentence. A further psychiatric


assessment has been made, and the necessary agencies are working together to agree
a workable plan for her eventual release. This is likely to involve specialist long term
mental health provision, in a residential setting. There it is hoped her will be able to make
slow, but steady progress towards greater self awareness and self control, and learn
other ways to deal with her frustrations, rather than using violence. This approach offers
the potential for long term public protection.

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Case Studies Each area has two lay advisers to represent the public and the community view within
MAPPA.
What happens to offenders in a typical case?
Our Lay Adviser speaks
Whilst all cases are different, this is the broad approach that we generally use in
managing Mappa offenders. In February I attended the National Mappa Lay Adviser’s conference in Leeds. It was
useful to meet so many different Lay Advisers and practitioners from all over the country.
Most Mappa offenders are sentenced to imprisonment and therefore we are planning for I gained a real opportunity to learn and exchange ideas on best practice from a wide
their release back into the community, when they are judged to be safe enough to do so, range of very different people. I listened to many speakers giving us information on their
or they reach the end of their sentence. services within Mappa, including the plight of victims and services to help them.

We convene a Mappa panel to bring together local police, probation representatives, When Mappa and local communities join forces effectively, they can make a real
prison staff who are dealing with the particular offender and any other community difference in protecting our communities. Everyone has a part to play in making
representatives that may be relevant, for example mental health or children’s services. Staffordshire safer. The agencies need your help to monitor the offenders that live
We then share in detail what we know about the risk the offender presents, define as amongst us.
closely as we can what those risks are and to whom. Then most importantly we decide
how we are going to manage those risks, and who is going to do what. Subsequent Beverley Anderson
panels review those actions and monitor the case for as long as is necessary. This
usually involves the offender living in Approved Premises in a Probation Hostel, away
from where the offence occurred and the victim may live. Conditions and restrictions are
applied to their licence such as curfew, and prohibition from certain activities like working
with children, or places like parks, where potential victims may go. Further treatment will
also be considered, and restrictions will reduce, and community integration through work
and normal activity increase, as they demonstrate compliance. If however behaviour
and risk deteriorate, restrictions can be maintained or increased, or offenders can be
returned to prison.

Here are two real case examples, dealt with this year. Names and some details have
been changed to protect both victims and offenders.
Enforcement Can Be Swift and Effective
Mappa case: Lee

Lee was sentenced to 4‰ years imprisonment for Attempted Rape. He attacked a


young woman. He left her unconscious having attempted to strangle her.

In prison he completed the Sex Offender Treatment Programme, and made some
progress towards accepting the seriousness of his actions and the likely impact on an
innocent young victim.
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He was released without parole, having served his full term of imprisonment. He was
then supervised on licence at a Probation Hostel, on strict licence conditions designedto
protect the victim, ensure a suitable level of monitoring, and compliance with further
treatment. His licence was relatively short, and Mappa had to make plans for his
transition back into the community, to independent accommodation.

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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A S.M.B. Business Plan 2007/08 & 3 Year Development Plan
Strategic Aim Objectives Milestones Measurement/outcome Lead responsibility
MAPPA Development Strategy
1.0 To further develop the MAPPA strategic 1.1 To undertake a review of current MAPPA support arrangements regarding resources, resilience, Review and options to be compiled by September 2007. Evaluation of options from the review. A business case to be developed, (if appropriate), taking into Senior Management Board (SMB) Chair
arrangements in Staffordshire. workload levels and ability to meet current and future demands. account funding arrangements.

1.2 To improve communication across and between agencies, all agencies represented on the SMB To be reviewed quarterly. All agencies to provide feedback by 30th June 2007 for Agencies providing returns. Aligned risk assessments. SMB Chair
to agree mechanisms to collate and disseminate information before and after SMB meetings. discussion at the August meeting.
1.3 To ensure links are established and continued with the Staffordshire Criminal Justice Board and To share common plans by September 2007. Congruent plans across MAPPA, the Staffordshire Criminal Justice Board and Safeguarding All SMB Members
Safeguarding Childrens Board to deliver common objectives and strategy. Childrens Board and delivery against the actions.

1.4 To ensure that systems cross refer between MAPPA and MARAC. Completed review by Government Office West Midlands - September 2007. Completed review and implementation of the recommendations by December 2007. D Supt - Community Safety Dept - Staffordshire
Police
2.0 To develop a co-ordinated approach to 2.1 The Staffordshire MAPPA Chair will convene a regional SMB Chairs meeting and set a way Feedback by August 2007. Agreed process. SMB Chair
local and regional conferences and forward, to enhance regional and national consistency.
meetings to inform the national agenda.
2.2 Representatives from Staffordshire Police Public Protection Unit to attend the regional public Feedback by August 2007. Agreed process. Ch Insp - Community Safety Dept -
protection meeting, to share best practice and feed into the national ACPO Public Protection Staffordshire Police
Committee.

2.3 To work towards achieving common responsible authority goals through shared regional Deliver by 31st March 2008. Common goals. Regional Manager (Probation)
meetings.

3.0 To implement national MAPPA guidance 3.1 Review the national MAPPA guidance once received and develop a strategy for implementation The timescale is dependant on receipt of the national guidance. Consider in Confirm receipt of draft guidance. Implications to be discussed at the MAPPA SMB in August 2007. MAPPA Co-ordinator
(draft received Feb 2007). of the recommendations as appropriate. conjunction with the findings from the HMIC Inspection.
3.2 Review and revise local policy and procedures document. Draft and consult through 2007. Publish revised document by April 2008. MAPPA Co-ordinator and DC PPU -
Staffordshire Police
Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
4.0 The Senior Management Board to 4.1 To agree and publish an annual report for 2006/7 meeting the national guidelines and timescale. Agree by June 2007. Publish by October 2007. Delivery and publication of the plan. Progress against objectives to be monitored by the SMB, with MAPPA Co-ordinator, Manager Victim Support
ensure monitoring arrangements are in planned updates from nominated leads.
place to support local, regional and
national priorities. 4.2 Continue to co-ordinate re-offending review processes across all agencies for serious case Review processes in the light of expected national guidance and recent Probation Review and monitor through the Audit Sub- Committee. Feed back to SMB. SMB Member (Health), MAPPA Co-ordinator and
offences where connections exist with the MAPPA process. Circular on serious case offences - July 2007. Findings to be reported back to SMB Ch Insp - Community Safety Dept -
with recommendations - September 07. Staffordshire Police

4.3 Analysis of diversity profile of offenders assessed at Level 2 and Level 3. Establish during 2006/7. Implement during 2007/8. To establish and implement a recording system to retrieve information on diversity issues, to MAPPA Co-ordinator
support the delivery of a fair and equitable service for all offenders.

4.4 Revise local multi-agency public protection performance indicators, in the light of forthcoming Report back to SMB by 31st March 2008. To monitor via SMB meetings. MAPPA Co-ordinator and Performance
national standards. Development, Staffordshire Police
4.5 Review and revise existing terms of reference of the Audit Sub-Committee to ensure that lessons Consult with SMB, undertake review and report back to SMB in August 2007. To agree a quarterly schedule of meetings and audits. MAPPA Co-ordinator
learnt and best practice are disseminated.

Communication and Strategic Partnerships Strategy


5.0 Improved public understanding and 5.1 Review the newly developed communications and media strategy to determine its effetiveness April 2007. Staffordshire Police Media and Marketing department co-ordinate arrangements to test the Staffordshire Police Media and Marketing Manager
engagement in improving public reassurance, public understanding and engagement. effectiveness of communications and media strategy.

5.2 Invite a representative from Corporate Services, to provide guidance and support to SMB on April 2007. Agreed process for engaging with the community and analysing feedback. Staffordshire Police Consultation Co- ordinator
opportunities for community feedback and engagement.

5.3 To improve public understanding and engagement through publication of the annual report October 2007. Feedback form and number of hits on the internet. Measurement of understanding and response Ch Insp - Community Safety Dept -
reflecting local concerns. The 2006/7 annual report to include a feedback form and hit counter rates. Staffordshire Police
on the internet to capture community feedback.

5.4 To investigate the feasibility of developing a MAPPA internet site to communicate and consult April 2007. Feasibility study and recommendations. Ch Insp - Community Safety Dept -
with partner agencies and the wider community. Staffordshire Police

5.5 To develop better systems to co-ordinate information on victim experience and take up, to April 2007. Victim feedback information from Probation and Victim Support Service. Victim Support Manager and Area Manager
feedback into training and practice. (Victim Unit-Probation)

Training Strategy
6.0 Training to support MAPPA Senior 6.1 To develop a SMB training strategy, which is aligned with each agencies' training strategy. December 2007. Production of a training strategy which is aligned with all agencies strategies and training plans. Ch Insp - Community Safety Dept and DC PPU -
Management Board Training to be tailored to the target audience. For example - Level 2 chairs, lay advisers, SMB Staffordshire Police
members, co-ordinators.
6.2 To investigate opportunities for integrating MAPPA training with existing Safeguarding Training. September 2007 - to review. To look to implementing in 2008/9. Ch Insp - Community Safety Dept

6.3 To review and revise the induction process for new Senior Management Board members and lay December 2007. Receive feedback from new members on the induction process. Regional Risk Manager (Prisons)
advisers.

6.4 To amend and re-issue the CD-ROM - training guide to MAPPA for multi-agency advisors in the December 2007. Completed launch and customer feedback. DC PPU - Staffordshire Police
light of revised national guidance.

6.5 To continue to support national training developments towards a national training strategy. Report to SMB in August 2007. Establish a standard training pack and range of regional courses. Monitor progress during 2007/8. Ch Insp - Community Safety Dept and DC PPU -
Staffordshire Police

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Case Studies Each area has two lay advisers to represent the public and the community view within
MAPPA.
What happens to offenders in a typical case?
Our Lay Adviser speaks
Whilst all cases are different, this is the broad approach that we generally use in
managing Mappa offenders. In February I attended the National Mappa Lay Adviser’s conference in Leeds. It was
useful to meet so many different Lay Advisers and practitioners from all over the country.
Most Mappa offenders are sentenced to imprisonment and therefore we are planning for I gained a real opportunity to learn and exchange ideas on best practice from a wide
their release back into the community, when they are judged to be safe enough to do so, range of very different people. I listened to many speakers giving us information on their
or they reach the end of their sentence. services within Mappa, including the plight of victims and services to help them.

We convene a Mappa panel to bring together local police, probation representatives, When Mappa and local communities join forces effectively, they can make a real
prison staff who are dealing with the particular offender and any other community difference in protecting our communities. Everyone has a part to play in making
representatives that may be relevant, for example mental health or children’s services. Staffordshire safer. The agencies need your help to monitor the offenders that live
We then share in detail what we know about the risk the offender presents, define as amongst us.
closely as we can what those risks are and to whom. Then most importantly we decide
how we are going to manage those risks, and who is going to do what. Subsequent Beverley Anderson
panels review those actions and monitor the case for as long as is necessary. This
usually involves the offender living in Approved Premises in a Probation Hostel, away
from where the offence occurred and the victim may live. Conditions and restrictions are
applied to their licence such as curfew, and prohibition from certain activities like working
with children, or places like parks, where potential victims may go. Further treatment will
also be considered, and restrictions will reduce, and community integration through work
and normal activity increase, as they demonstrate compliance. If however behaviour
and risk deteriorate, restrictions can be maintained or increased, or offenders can be
returned to prison.

Here are two real case examples, dealt with this year. Names and some details have
been changed to protect both victims and offenders.
Enforcement Can Be Swift and Effective
Mappa case: Lee

Lee was sentenced to 4‰ years imprisonment for Attempted Rape. He attacked a


young woman. He left her unconscious having attempted to strangle her.

In prison he completed the Sex Offender Treatment Programme, and made some
progress towards accepting the seriousness of his actions and the likely impact on an
innocent young victim.
MAPPA

MAPPA
He was released without parole, having served his full term of imprisonment. He was
then supervised on licence at a Probation Hostel, on strict licence conditions designedto
protect the victim, ensure a suitable level of monitoring, and compliance with further
treatment. His licence was relatively short, and Mappa had to make plans for his
transition back into the community, to independent accommodation.

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Under the Scheme regular home visits are made to offenders by Public Protection This was achieved, the victim was kept informed, and agencies decided to maintain
Liaison Officers in close liaison with the Police and/or Probation case manager as some monitoring arrangements beyond his licence period, to offer the best chance of
appropriate. The aim is to help offenders to secure and maintain appropriate protecting the public.
accommodation and to contribute to the assessment of risk and their effective
management in the community. In 2006/07 the Scheme provided services to over 30 To date, the police continue to monitor him as a registered sex offender, and he has not
offenders. The service was singled out as an example of positive practice in the 2004 re offended in the year following release from prison.
HMIP Staffordshire Effective Supervision Inspection Report and won the Howard
League for Penal Reform Community Programmes Award in 2005. More recently the
Scheme has been highlighted as an example of good practice in Inside Housing, April Mappa case: Tracy
2007.
Tracy has a history of violent and unpredictable behaviour. She is assessed as suffering
By co-operating and working together Criminal Justice Agencies, Local Housing from a personality disorder, and is supported by mental health services.
Services, Registered Social Landlords and other Voluntary and Community Sector
organisations are making an important contribution to the risk management of sexual When mentally ill, she committed a Robbery, threatening a shop keeper with a knife, and
and violent offenders in the community. Whilst it is not possible to eliminate risk entirely was sentenced to a community order, with a condition to live at a Probation Hostel.
by helping to manage the risk posed by each offender these agencies are working in Whilst resident at the Hostel she struggled to cope with attempts to control and improve
partnership to reduce the risk of re-offending and to make Staffordshire a safer place in her understanding and behaviour, and was eventually arrested by the police for an
which to live. assault on a member of staff.

She is currently in prison on remand, awaiting sentence. A further psychiatric


assessment has been made, and the necessary agencies are working together to agree
a workable plan for her eventual release. This is likely to involve specialist long term
mental health provision, in a residential setting. There it is hoped her will be able to make
slow, but steady progress towards greater self awareness and self control, and learn
other ways to deal with her frustrations, rather than using violence. This approach offers
the potential for long term public protection.

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STAFFORDSHIRE M.A.P.P.A. STATISTICAL INFORMATION Services to Young Offenders

Staffordshire and Stoke Youth Offending Services are active members of Mappa. In line
1st April 2006 - 31st March 2007 with legislation they have a duty to co-operate within multi agency public protection
arrangements.
1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO)
YOS has a risk management policy and procedure in line with national guidance. This
i. The number of RSOs living in the Staffordshire Area on 31st March 2007 676 system assesses all young people for their risk of re-offending and harm to self or
others. Those young people deemed to be at the highest levels of risk are offered more
a) The number of RSOs per 100,000 head of population 64 intensive supervision and input from the most experienced and qualified members of its
staff.

ii. The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either The Service attends all MAPPA youth panels and is actively involved in the formulation
16 of public protection plans and the supervision of young people within the community.
cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1st April 2006
(This is supported by internal arrangements to review high risk individuals.)
and 31st March 2007
The Service is committed to working with its partners in providing robust services, the
primary aims of which are reducing offending, protecting the public and supporting
iii. The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for victims.
a 1
(b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts in
Staffordshire b 0
The Housing Resettlement of MAPPA Offenders - A Partnership Approach
c 1
On their release from prison nearly all sexual and violent offenders will continue to serve
the rest of their sentence in the community ’under licence’. Many will be required to
iv. The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) Interim Notification reside in Approved Premises ( probation hostels) where they receive a high degree of
a 1 supervision and support from probation staff. Length of stay in approved premises can
Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in
be up to 12 months during which time offenders are helped to move on to other
Staffordshire between 1st May 2006 and 31st March 2007. b 0 appropriate accommodation.

c 1 This work is co-ordinated by staff in the Staffordshire Probation Area Accommodation


Unit who, are tasked to match the risk and needs of offenders, with available
accommodation this must also fit with other probation plans for that offender.
v. The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the
a 1
courts in Staffordshire between 1st May 2006 and 31st March 2007 Working with existing agreements Unit staff share information and work together with
Local Housing Authorities and Registered Social Landlords to secure appropriate move
b 1 on accommodation. The Accommodation Officers also routinely attend MAPPA panels.
Representatives from housing providers agreeing in principle to house a MAPPA
2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders offender are invited to attend MAPPA panels as appropriate. Police and probation staff

MAPPA
must assess and approve any accommodation offered to an offender before they are
vi. The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 (3), 116 allowed to move in.
(4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) living in Staffordshire between
1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007. Under arrangements with Heantun Housing Association staff, some offenders are
subject to further monitoring and support after their licence has finished. The Scheme is
welcomed by the local MAPPA and has a high level of multi-agency support.
3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders

vii. The number of ’other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the 49
Criminal Justice Act (2003) ) between 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007.
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As well as Police, Prisons and Probation, who else works with Mappa? 4. Offenders managed through level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2
(local inter- agency management)
In essence every other agency that can make a contribution towards public safety, has Level 3 Level 2
a "duty to cooperate" with Mappa in managing dangerous offenders. This includes those
working with children, vulnerable adults, the mentally ill, young offenders, and those
viii. How many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories
providing housing. This can include some private contractors. Here are some examples RSOs 24 152
i.e. (1)-RSOs, (2)-V&O and (3)-Other Offenders have been
of local agencies working on your behalf.
managed through the MAPPP (level 3) and through local V&O 17 99
inter-agency risk management (level 2) between 1st April
Services from the Local Authorities 2006 and 31st March 2007. Oth O 5 44

The Staffordshire Local Authorities have a duty to co-operate with MAPPA in relation to The level 3 figure is the 'critical few'. The criteria for referring a case to the MAPPP are defined in
violent and sexual offenders who can present significant risks to vulnerable people for MAPPA Guidance as those in which the offender:
whom the Council has responsibilities and to Council staff. The two main departments
which regularly contribute to MAPPA are Social Care and Health and Children and Is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm; AND
Lifelong Learning.
Presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close co-operation at a senior
Adult Social Care may be involved in providing services to offenders who have
level due to the complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it
additional needs, for example mental health difficulties. Services need to coordinate
requires: OR
their work with other agencies involved with the offender so they can address needs and
risks effectively. Adult Social Care may also play an important role in the protection of
vulnerable adults who may be specifically at risk from a dangerous offender. 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
Children and Lifelong Learning has responsibility for safeguarding children, therefore to ensure that public confidence in the criminal justice system is sustained.
need to be fully aware of all information about offenders who may present a risk to
children, so they can take action to protect them. Children and Lifelong Learning also The level 2 figure is those offenders who require the active involvement of more than one agency
work with MAPPA to manage the risks posed by young people who have committed but the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to Level 3, the MAPPP
serious offences. The Education Welfare Service contributes to the MAPPA Youth
Panels to ensure that education services are properly involved in sharing information ix. Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 i.e. between the 1st April 2006 and 31st March 2007
and planning.
how many, whilst managed at that level:
Level 3 Level 2
Services from Local Health Care Trusts
(a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence 9 39
Mental ill health can affect us all, and can be a factor in assessing the risk a particular
offender poses. In that sense the services available to offenders are largely the same (b) Were returned to custody for a breach of restraining
or sexual offences prevention order 0 3
as those available to the general public. We have a variety of community and hospital
based provision in Staffordshire. Links are also established between mental health
services in prisons, and those in the community. These services can help diagnose, and (c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 0 3
MAPPA

treat those with mental illness, and help provide support to them and their families. This
can also include help with alcohol and drug addiction. In recent years, coordination of 5. Local information on RSOs based on Police Divisions.
services to offenders has improved in better liaison between the prisons and the Of the 676 RSOs on 31st March 2007, their residence across the county was as follows;
community, and better links with Mappa. Representatives from mental health services
now routinely attend Mappa panels, and make a vital contribution. Whilst mental health
can clearly be a factor in offending, sometimes with tragic results, most mentally North Staffs 113
disordered offenders do respond to treatment, and can be maintained safely in the
community. Chase 176

Stoke-on-Trent 242
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What do the figures mean? Chair s Statement - Suzette Davenport ACC


I endorse the Responsible Authority comments and
Together with the Home Office and now the Ministry of Justice, at local level we commend this report to you as an honest attempt to convey
collect information to give you the public some reassurance about how we are the difficult and complex work of MAPPA in Staffordshire.
dealing with serious crime, under Mappa. Some of the figures will have fallen and
some have risen reflecting the greater numbers of offenders being tracked by I can assure you that a great deal of hard work, often by its
Mappa. The number of offenders returned to custody for breach of licence has very nature unseen and unreported, does go on behind the
scenes in trying to best ensure your safety. Public protection
increased significantly, and whilst there are cases of serious re offending , these
staff working both locally and centrally attempt to identify the
remain relatively very low.
Assistant Chief Constable most risky cases. They then use the MAPPA process to help
Suzette Davenport local agencies to share information, and jointly decide how
MBA BA best to manage the risk a particular offender poses, in the
most effective way possible.

This year, we have delivered a considerable amount of training to a wide variety of staff
in public protection and held a successful conference, disseminating good practice.
Lessons learnt from enquires and inspections this year all inform training and business
planning for next year and beyond.

Based on my experience and knowledge our arrangements are as robust and successful
as anywhere in the country. In many ways we lead the way and our recent work to
improve cooperation across the region will further enhance our ability to protect the
public.

POLICE, PRISONS AND PROBATION WORKING TOGETHER IN STAFFORDSHIRE

During this year after reviewing our 06-07 business plan we have;

z Introduced better coordinated arrangements for working together throughout a


prisoner’s sentence. This is government policy and is called offender management.
z Improved systems between the Responsible Authorities to identify and record cases
where a risk to children exists.
z Consolidated work by the police on the central national intelligence database for
Mappa offenders, called ViSOR. There are also plans to introduce this across all
Staffordshire prisons and the probation service.
z Continued to build closer collaboration and cooperation across agencies, by sharing
risk information and getting better at working together.
z Been recognised nationally as a leading Mappa area in certain aspects of our work,
including arrangements to review experience and promote training.

MAPPA
MAPPA

z Disseminated good practice by organising and attending local regional and national
conferences, including one for Lay Advisers.

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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) -
Tel. No. 01543 576174
North Staffs Domestic Violence Helpline -
Tel. No. 01782 205500 (daytime) Emerge (Stafford) -
Chief Constable D. Swift Chief Officer Sue McAllister
QPM, BSc Staffordshire Probation Area Prisons Area Manager
Tel. No. 01785 225991
Mr R Mandley
MSc; MA; BA (Hons), CQSW

The Chief Officers introduction from the Staffordshire Responsible


Authority Racial Equality Council
Stafford District
This has undoubtedly been a year in which Criminal Justice and Public Protection have Tel. No. 01785 246471
remained very much in the public arena. Furthermore a year in which the Home Office
has been subject to scrutiny.
East Staffordshire
At local level we would like to draw your attention to the complexities of public protection, Tel. No. 01283 510456
and our successes in preventing serious harm and in managing risk. During this year we
have continued to forge ever better links across the responsible authority, for example North Staffordshire
with the prison service through improved systems for offender management. Also with Tel. No. 01782 260822
key partners in; children’s services in safeguarding children, with health in offering
services to those with mental health issues, and with Youth Offending Services in
managing the transition from youth to adulthood.
Victim Support
We currently monitor over 1700 offenders in Staffordshire who are subject to MAPPA,
South East Staffs
including over 600 registered sex offenders in the community. Our compliance rate with
registration remains over 99% and have only 4 outstanding cases of failure to register. Victim Support
Victims of Sexual Abuse (Lichfield, Tamworth,
One of these individuals is thought to be no longer alive, and three are living abroad. Of
those 1700 inevitably some have re offended during this year, including a very small Womens’ Rape and Burton)
proportion resulting in very serious criminal offences. We do appreciate the impact that Sexual Violence Service Tel. No. 01543 30100
this has on the victim, their family and the wider community. However we do work very Tel. No. 01782 221000
hard to manage the risks as effectively as we can, although we always acknowledged Mid Staffs Victim Support
that we can never completely eliminate risk. Cases are examined in detail when serious SARAC (Burton) Helpline Tel. No. 01785 715666
harm occurs and lessons are drawn to inform policy, and training. These are applied to Tel. No. 01283 517185

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improve practice. The case studies in this report reflect some of the positive work that S.A.I.V.E. North Staffs Victim Support
has been done to reduce risk. Tel. No. 01782 683133 Tel. No. 01782 717184
We therefore look forward to the future with some confidence in our ability to protect
local communities. In Staffordshire we assure you that all the agencies, working closely
together on your behalf are ever watchful. With your help, we stand the best chance of
making our communities even safer.

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

Public Protection Unit Joint Chief Officers Introduction Page 1


Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Cannock Road Overview of Key Achievements and SMB Chair s Report Page 2
Stafford
Staffordshire The Role of other agencies in MAPPA Page 3-5
ST17 OQG
Tel : 01785 235010 / 235249 Lay Adviser Annual Report Page 6

Business and Development Plan Page 7-8


Or local Divisional units;
Case Studies Lee Page 9

North Staffs, based at Leek on 01785 238420 Case Studies Tracy Page 10

Staffordshire MAPPA Statistical Information Page 11-12-13


Stoke on Trent, based at Hanley on 01785 233186
Voluntary Organisations Page 14

Chase, based at Stone on 01785 234180 Contact Point Page 15

Notes Page 16
Trent Valley, based in Burton on 01785 238242

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NOTES

Minesterial Foreword
These are the sixth MAPPA annual reports, and the first with a foreword by the
Ministry of Justice. I want, first of all, to underline the Government’s continued
commitment to these arrangements. Protecting the public from dangerous
offenders is a core aim for the new Department. Just as the effectiveness of
MAPPA locally depends on the quality of working relationships, we will work with
the Home Office, the Police, and others, to develop the best possible framework
within which the MAPPA can operate.
On 13 June, the Government published a Review of the Protection of Children
from Sex Offenders. This sets out a programme of actions which include
developing the use of drug treatment for sex offenders and piloting the use of
compulsory polygraph testing as a risk management tool, enhancements to the
regime operating at Approved Premises, and also a range of actions impacting
directly upon the way the MAPPA work. I want to highlight two of them here.
Firstly, research tells us that the arrangements are already used successfully to
disclose information about dangerous offenders but we think this can be
improved upon. MAPPA agencies will be required to consider disclosure in every
case. We will pilot a scheme where parents will be able to register a child-
protection interest in a named individual with whom they have a personal
relationship and who has regular unsupervised access to their child. If that
person has convictions for child sex offences and the child is at risk, there will be
a presumption that the offences will be disclosed to the parent.
Secondly, as MAPPA has developed over the past 6 years, best practice models
have been identified which show that specific roles and approaches are required
to ensure it is managed effectively. We are committed to strengthening MAPPA
arrangements and ensuring that robust performance management is in place. To
achieve this, we intend to introduce new national standards, which will ensure a
consistent approach across Areas and we will be making available £1.2million to
MAPPA

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support Areas in implementing the standards.
We aim to do everything that can reasonably be done to protect people from
known, dangerous offenders. We know that there is always room for
improvement. I commend this annual report to you as an indication of the
commitment, skills and achievements of the professionals, and lay advisers, in
managing and monitoring this essential, often difficult area of business.

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