Warwickshire

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

ANNUAL REPORT
2005-2006

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Contents
1 Foreword by Gerry Sutcliffe MP 3 2 Introduction 3 Key achievements in Warwickshire MAPPA 2005-06 4 How we operate locally 5 Statistics 6 Strategic Management Board 7 Contacts Appendix A

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1 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 report offers a helpful and necessary programme of local development and review and must lead to enhanced practice. It will be essential that this progress is transparent and shared with local communities. In addition to this, however, it is important that no opportunity is missed to consider other measures that will further enhance public safety. That is why we are undertaking the Child Sex Offender Review, to look at how a particular group of offenders, who provoke anxiety for many, are best managed in the community. The review is consulting a wide range of practitioners and key stakeholders including the MAPPA lay advisers, and will report around the end of the year. Finally, in commending this report to you, I want to take the opportunity to thank all those involved locally in working with sexual and violent offenders, or in ensuring that these arrangements are fit for purpose. Where MAPPA is working well it is based on maintaining high professional standards and effective multi-agency collaboration in the delivery of robust risk management plans. While it is not possible to eliminate risk entirely, where all reasonable action is taken the risk of further serious harm can be reduced to a minimum and fewer victims will be exposed to repeat offending.

GERRY SUTCLIFFE MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management

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2 Introduction
This report documents the progress that has been made during the year and sets out in the business plan how we will continue to ensure that the public are protected from potentially dangerous offenders. The focus continues to be on how all agencies work together, sharing information so that the management of risk can be as robust as possible. This is assisted by the use of the three-tier structure that ensures that resources are directed at those relatively few cases where they are needed to protect the public. During 2005 - 2006, the two lay advisors on the MAPPA Strategic Management Board, the board that oversees these arrangements, have continued to make an important input into the arrangements. In line with National best practice, the management of MAPPA cases is overseen by the Public Protection Unit based at police headquarters and staff within the unit are working hard to ensure a proactive approach is adopted in tackling potentially dangerous offenders. This has achieved a number of positive outcomes. These arrangements have enhanced our approach but they will not on their own protect the public. The staff in all of the agencies implementing these arrangements have ensured that the quality of the information shared has been of the highest standard, assisting in good decision making and intervention. We would like to thank all staff involved in MAPPA for their contribution to making Warwickshire a safer place for us all.

Lewis Benjamin
Assistant Chief Constable Warwickshire Police

Patricia Johnson
Assistant Chief Officer Warwickshire Probation

Lorraine Mosson-Jones
Regional Risk Manager West Midlands Prisons

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3 Key achievements in Warwickshire MAPPA 2005-06
The processes introduced in the previous years have been expanded and now include, as well as Local Authority Housing, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), the Youth Offending Team has now also become a full partner in the MAPPA process. This process enables all agencies to focus their attention and resources to improving the quality of public protection work through partnership. We have also established links with Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB), Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRPs), the Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) and the Prolific and Priority Offender process.

MAPPA and the Prison Service
The year 2005-2006 has been the second year that the Prison Service has been part of the MAPPA Responsible Authority, alongside the Probation and Police Services. As part of the Responsible Authority the Prison Service is involved with MAPPA in Warwickshire 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 police and probation to make sure that there is a full picture for risk assessment. An integrated referral process enables • Attending and providing information us to identify those offenders who for Level 2 and Level 3 panels. pose the greatest risk and ensures that • Managing risk whilst individuals we are able to direct our time and subject to MAPPA are still in resources to managing the high risk custody. and dangerous cases, commonly called • Using interventions like group work the “critical few” whilst still programmes to reduce individual maintaining the management of the offenders’ risk. other offenders. • Using Offender Assessment Systems (OASys) – a risk assessment tool In line with other areas Warwickshire shared with Probation – to assess has a compliance rate in excess of risk regularly and consistently. 99%, this is achieved by robust • Keeping offenders safely in custody management of the offenders by the to protect the public. staff in all agencies involved in public protection. Work continues to ensure that This compliance rate compares procedures are constantly improved favourably with other Countries and developed. The next 12 months compliance where they have public will see significant developments as disclosure. the Probation and Prison Services work more closely to achieve end-to-end In line with other areas we have offender management with high risk developed an ongoing Business Plan for the work of MAPPA (see Appendix A) offenders managed under MAPPA.

“Work continues to ensure that procedures are constantly improved and developed.”

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3 Key achievements in Warwickshire MAPPA 2005-06
Important new developments are taking place in both the Probation and Prison Services that will support and enhance the work of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements in Warwickshire. The Prison and Probation Services are now linked through an umbrella organisation – the National Offender Management Service. A key part of the work of NOMS is to introduce a system to ensure that offenders are managed consistently and coherently from the beginning of their sentence to its end. The Probation Service has already been working to implement a single Offender Management system for offenders managed in the community. The Probation and Prison Services are now working together to introduce this same system for offenders in custody. The Offender Manager and the Offender Supervisor will work very closely together to share information and to make sure that risk assessments are regularly updated and used to inform decisions about the offender’s sentence and targets. This co-ordination and communication will greatly enhance what MAPPA has to offer in its management of high and very high risk offenders.

ViSOR

“The introduction of the Violent and Sexual Offenders Register (ViSOR) in the Public Protection Unit is a significant step in the management of these offenders”

The introduction of the Violent and Sexual Offenders Register (ViSOR) in the Public Protection Unit is a significant step in the management of these offenders. This application is the first networked confidential system created and owned by the police service and linking in to the National Intelligence Model (NIM) allows information about dangerous offenders to be shared by From September 2006, offenders who the police across force boundaries. It have been assessed as high and very high risk of causing serious harm to the also has direct links to the police public will have an Offender Manager – national computer (PNC) in that information from the one system is based in the Probation Service – who will work with them from the beginning transferred directly to the other database. to the end of their sentence. This will mean less duplication in assessments Training and a coherence in how an individual offender is assessed and their sentence During the year staff from the Public managed. Protection Unit (PPU) received training on defensible decision making, how risk Whilst the offender is in custody, the assessment and risk management link Prison Service will ensure that an into the MAPPA process, the use of Offender Supervisor is in place to internal and external inhibitors by provide a strong link between the offenders and the use of community offender and their Offender Manager. The Offender Supervisor will make sure orders. that the targets set for the offender by their Offender Manager are worked towards and met. A large part of this work will be about reducing and managing risk.

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4 How we operate locally
The agencies involved in the MAPPA processes in Warwickshire continue to strive to make this a safer place to live. Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Probation Area, the Health Trusts, the Borough and District Councils and Warwickshire County Council fund the work of the MAPPA Strategic Management Board (SMB) and the coordinator. At all levels in the MAPPA process any risk to vulnerable adults is considered as part of the risk assessment and appropriate action put in place. agency through the usual liaison with partner agencies. contribute towards the management of the offender’s risk. The distinguishing feature of the MAPPP is the need for high-level managerial representation at the meeting to guarantee availability of unusual or extraordinary resources to manage a particular offender. A MAPPP might also be called to manage any offenders who are likely to attract media attention and public interest and concern.

Level 2
The next level of activity is Level 2, which is a local meeting held in each district of Warwickshire once a month.

The MAPPA Co-ordinator chairs this, and membership of the Level 2 meetings includes the same agencies indicated below. It will focus on highrisk cases where high levels of harm Referrals to MAPPA are likely but the level of resource needed to manage that risk is not likely The police automatically refer Registered Structure of the Warwickshire MAPPA Sex Offenders. Probation automatically to be unusual or extraordinary. in line with Home Office guidance, refers all those offenders who have Warwickshire’s Multi Agency Public received a 12-month or longer custodial Level 2 meetings tend to deal with Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) offenders who are assessed as likely to sentence for a violent or sexual offence, reflect three levels of activity and has who are not already registered as a sex commit offences such as rape, child appointed a MAPPA Co-ordinator. abuse, arson or serious violence. They offender. Level 1 Mental Health Services have to refer all are used to help plan the return of cases where an offender is found not dangerous offenders from prison into All cases that come through the MAPPA the community, and are also a forum guilty of a sexual or violent offence by referral process are carefully screened where the Probation Service can check reason of insanity and made subject to a to assess the level of risk and level of with agencies about the appropriateness Hospital Order or Guardianship Order. harm an individual presents. The Any agency can refer an offender who is of its recommendations to release referral is sent out to the participating certain offenders. believed to pose a high risk of harm to agencies to check whether they have the community, and who has been any information about the risk of harm Level 3 convicted of a serious offence in the past. an offender presents, and then the The highest level of MAPPA comprises How agencies make the referral referral is returned back to the Public the Multi Agency Public Protection Protection Unit, where a decision is Panel or MAPPP which deals with the There is a referral form which agencies made as to the level that is most ‘critical few’ cases which pose the are required to complete if they wish to appropriate for managing the case. highest risk of very serious harm to the refer a case through for a MAPPA The MAPPA Co-ordinator will make the community. The MAPPP is chaired by a response. In the first instance, Detective Superintendent or Assistant professionals who are unsure of the decision in conjunction with the Chief Probation Officer to reflect MAPPA process should have a referring agency about whether the serious high-level ownership of the discussion with the MAPPA Cocase should be placed on a Level 2 issues. Agencies invited in addition to ordinator or agency representative, to meeting. If the case is not placed at the police and the Probation Service discuss their concerns and whether a Level 2, the referring agency will referral is appropriate. manage it. This could entail a different are likely to include Social Services, housing departments, Mental Health The MAPPA Co-ordinator can be type of multi agency meeting (e.g. a Services, a representative of the prison reached at the Public Protection Unit at mental health case conference), or it and any other relevant agency that can Police Headquarters in Leek Wootton could be dealt with by the referring

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“The programme has been nationally accredited for use with offenders and is part of the Probation Service’s ‘What Works’ approach”

4 How we operate locally
those serving community sentences. The programme has been nationally accredited for use with offenders and is part of the Probation Service’s ‘What Works’ approach, which develops evidence based methods for working with offenders that have been shown to be effective. It combines intensive Sex Offender Treatment group therapy work and psychometric Programme testing, and is regularly assessed for effectiveness. Warwickshire participates in a regional Sex offenders can be directed to attend Sex Offender Treatment Programme, as part of a community sentence or as which was led by West Midlands a condition of their release from prison. Probation Service. Since 1 April 2005 The programme can last for up to 200 the four Probation areas in the region hours, with individuals being required have collaborated and established a to attend weekly, for between 18 regional unit to carry out this work. months and two years. The Community Sex Offender Group The programme helps the offender Work Programme works with offenders think about their offences and the released from prison on licence or impact on the victim, and helps them The public cannot make a referral to the MAPPA. If a member of the public has concerns about an individual they need to speak to the police in most instances or the agency that is dealing with that person (eg. Mental Health Services, Social Services) learn new skills to constrain and control their behaviour which complement the external controls that are imposed through MAPPA. The best way to explain how the MAPPA works to protect the public is by giving case examples of the work done to manage the risks. It should be remembered that although agencies seek to minimise and reduce the risks to the public, the multi agency public protection panel cannot eradicate risks to the community altogether without an offender being returned to custody. The decision to return a person to prison is a decision for the Probation Service, but by working together agencies can significantly reduce the risks.

Case study one
Tony has numerous convictions against children over a number of years and he is assessed as being at a high risk of re-offending. (using professionally recognised assessment processes)The Officers, from the PPU, regularly visited him and found from these visits that he had started a relationship with another young adult female and that she was pregnant, the baby was due in January 2006. During a MAPP meeting this fact was conveyed to the Social Services, who in subsequent Child Protection case conferences decided that as the child would be at risk of sexual harm they would place the child into foster care when it was born. Tony subsequently failed to keep his scheduled appointments with his probation officer who notified the PPU of this. The management of this case through the MAPP process enabled the agencies to establish that in order to try to avoid the attention he moved to an address in another County. All the information was passed to the local PPU He was subsequently discussed in a MAPP meeting in that area, and as part of the ongoing management plan they continued to visit him. He continued to try to avoid the attention of all the agencies involved in the management of this case through MAPPA, by notifying that he was living in his car and was of no fixed abode. In December 2005 the police spoke to him and informed him that he needed to provide a contact address, in order to comply with the registration requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. He failed to do this and his girl friend failed to keep any appointments that had been made in relation to her pregnancy. This was discussed at another MAPP meeting, and as part of the ongoing co-operation between agencies all were asked to commence enquiries to try to trace their whereabouts, as it became apparent that they were attempting to prevent the authorities becoming aware of the birth. As a direct result of the co-operation between the agencies in the MAPP process, they were traced to an address in the north of England, he was subsequently arrested for the breach of the registration requirements and charged with this offence. He was also arrested by the police in a third area for further historic offences of child sexual abuse. He has been charged with these offences. The baby was born and the Social Services are now managing the child protection issues.

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Case study two
Gordon, a high risk registered sex offender was under the supervision of Probation and on a home visit they learnt that he was possibly employing children to wash his car (he is a disqualified driver). This information was passed to the Public Protection Unit, and as a consequence, he was visited by police officers on several occasions but they were unable to find him at his home address. They made enquiries and established that he had established a relationship with a vulnerable elderly lady who lived nearby. The case was taken to a Level 2 MAPPA meeting and permission obtained to make a third party disclosure. The police then disclosed to this lady and her family the nature of Gordons offending. They continued to visit his home address and again had difficulty in making contact with him, all agencies were asked to make enquiries. From these they learnt that he had possibly gone to Eire. The Garda dangerous and sex offender unit were alerted. As the house was believed to be vacant Warwickshire District Council, as members of the MAPPA, were asked to serve a notice to quit, this required him to contact them within 7 days. Gordon failed to do so. In conjunction with the officers the Council then gained access to the property in order to change the locks, it was obvious that the majority of property had been removed from the premises, but that a substantial amount of paperwork had been left. The Council secured the premises. The police officers then obtained a warrant to search the premises, in order to try to ascertain a new address for Gordon, so that they could inform the area he had moved to, in the interests of managing the risk he posed and of protecting the public. They took possession of a considerable amount of paperwork. Whilst cataloguing this they came across letters from a relative, which appeared to admit some historic offences of Rape. This relative lives on another police area in the South of England and these letters were handed over to their child protection unit. Gordon subsequently returned from Eire and was charged with offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Because of the high risk of harm to children and vulnerable females that he presented, a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) was obtained preventing him from having any unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults. He was subsequently given a supervision order by the Court for failing to notify his foreign travel. The police officers have continued to visit him, often on a joint basis with the probation service. As a direct result of the sharing of information in the MAPP meetings and the thorough investigation by the PPU Officers the relative was arrested, interviewed and admitted offences of Rape. He was charged with these offences and is now awaiting a court appearance.

The MAPPA protect the public in • They enable special resources to be some of the following ways; found for difficult cases, which

and Curfew Orders. These, when used together, can often help make a package of measures that ensure would not usually be available. For • They share critical information about example, specialist risk assessments offenders are managed more safely. high-risk offenders so that each from outside experts or specialist • Panels can sometimes offer specific agency has the most complete housing provision which would measures to help protect victims, reduce the offender’s potential picture they can get in making such as accommodating the decisions and managing that person. opportunity to offend. offender in another area. The panels • Each agency has a range of different • They make critical decisions can also inform victims of the plans together and bring greater legal powers which can be sought to being made for release and accountability into that process on control or prevent behaviour, rehabilitation of high-risk offenders, behalf of the community. including Anti Social Behaviour and give victims police alarms and • In certain cases they make decisions Orders, Notification Orders, Sexual reassurance. Offences Prevention Orders, Foreign to inform schools, parents or employers about the risks an Travel Orders and Licence Conditions, offender poses. power to evict, electronic tagging

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4 How we operate locally
Working with Victims
makes the victim’s views known to To prevent offenders re-victimising the supervising probation officer, their victims or others, the MAPPA has the prison authorities and the to work effectively with the victims of MAPPA. crime. This is why the MAPPA links • Makes recommendations about directly into the work of Victim Support licence conditions or other aspects and with the Victim and Witness of an offender’s resettlement plan. Information Partnership (VIP) in • Keeps victims informed about any Warwickshire. significant developments during sentence or after release, including Work of the VIP notification of release dates and any additional measures to increase The VIP brings together the police, their safety. Crown Prosecution Service, Probation Service, Youth Offending Service, MAPPA and Victims Magistrates Courts and Crown Courts For the MAPPA to do their work with domestic violence support agencies, Victim and Witness Support effectively they need to understand the victim’s perspective in the case and anti social behaviour coproperly. The Victims unit liaises ordinators. It provides a source of information for directly with the MAPPA and provides a separate report on each case that is the victim about the progress of their heard at either Level 2 or 3. The report case through the criminal justice system, through email, the telephone is made after consultation with the victim. The unit makes its report or a drop in centre. The VIP also directly to the independent chair of the ensures that intimidated or reluctant panel. This report will detail the impact witnesses are supported through of the offence on the victim and their special measures in or outside court. fears, views and wishes about future The VIP electronically joins up the plans around the offender. information of all these different The difference this link with the victim agencies around the offender’s case makes can be very significant. Knowing and sets up a joined up support service so that the victim only has one the area where the victim lives and place to go for all the information and how the victim was affected by the offence can help the MAPPA meetings support they need. plan where the offender should be The Victim Contact Unit does the directed to live after custody for the following things to support victims of duration of their licence. In some cases crime where the offender received 12 the meeting can place an offender months or longer in custody for a away from the victim. In others the sexual or violent offence: Probation Service can seek a condition of the licence that prevents the • Makes contact with the victim. offender making any contact with the • Consults the victim about the victim. release plans for the offender and Victims often have a keen sense of the risk posed by an offender, especially if the offence was part of an ongoing relationship with the offender. This information can be very useful to the assessment and management of the offender. Where a victim fears that an offender will target them again, the MAPPA can help minimise these risks and fears by taking special measures and providing information, advice and reassurance to the victim. Some decisions and plans have been changed as a result of hearing the victim’s perspective.

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5 Statistics
MAPPA Annual Reports Statistical Information
1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) i) The number of RSOs living in Warwickshire on 31 March 2006. This information excludes RSOs in prison.
Warwickshire Number of offenders

north south

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ia) The number of RSOs per 100’000 head of population. ii) The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006

iii) The number of a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for.......................a) b) interim SOPOs granted and.................................................................. b) c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts ....................................................... c) in Warwickshire between 1 April 2005 and 31st March 2006 iv) The number of a) Notification Orders applied for ............................................................a) b) interim Notification Orders granted and ............................................. b) c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts .................................... c) in Warwickshire between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 v) The number of Foreign Travel Orders a) applied for and.................................................................................... a) b) imposed .............................................................................................. b) by the courts in Warwickshire between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006

3 1 2

1 0 1

0 0

2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders (V&OS) vi) The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 (3), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) living in Warwickshire between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders (OthO) vii) The number of ‘other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006.

75

0

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4. Offenders managed though Level 3 (MAPPP) and Level 2 (local inter-agency management) (viii) Identify how many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories (i.e. (1)- RSOs, (2)- V&O and (3)- OthO above) have been managed through the MAPPP (Level 3) and through local inter-agency risk management (Level 2) between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006. RSO V&O OthO 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: G is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm; AND G presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close cooperation at a senior level due to the complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it requires; OR G 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 should include those offenders who have not been managed at Level 3 at any point in the counting period & meet the criteria set out in the MAPPA Guidance as follows: G The management of the offender requires 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. (viii)) between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006 how many, whilst managed at that level: (a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence (b) Were returned to custody for a breach of a restraining order or sexual offences prevention order (c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence Level 3 Level 2

7 3 0

49 26 10

4 0 0

10 0 1

For these purposes a serious sexual and violent offence is one of the following (i.e. the same offences as used to trigger reporting in the National Probation Service as a ‘serious further offence’): a Murder; b Attempted murder; c Arson (where there is an intent to endanger life); d Manslaughter; e Rape; f Kidnap/abduction or attempted kidnap/abduction; g Any other very serious violent or very serious sexual offence, armed robbery (defined as robbery involving a firearm), assault with a deadly weapon or hostage taking. h Any other violent or sexual offence where the offender/offence is likely to attract significant media interest or which raises wider issues of national interest.

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5 Statistics
The statistical information this year only includes those cases where the offender is in the community.

Orders

During the last twelve months Warwickshire has obtained 2 full Sexual Offences Prevention Orders and Registered Sex Offenders 1 interim order. This is the first year The number of offenders living in the such orders have been issued in the community in Warwickshire continues County. to rise in line with the national The Courts also issued 1 notification average. However it should be order in respect of an individual who remembered that not all of the had been convicted in a european registered sex offenders living in the country of sexual offences against community pose a high risk of rechildren, this now requires him to offending. Those who do are subject to comply with the conditions of a higher level of monitoring. registration.

Violent Offenders

Serious Further Offending

The number of potentially dangerous During the period one offender being offenders (usually violent offenders) in managed at MAPPA Level 2 went onto Warwickshire have not significantly commit a further serious violent changed from the previous year. offence, this has been subject to review and recommendation by the Of those cases managed at Level 2 or 3 strategic management board. as set out in the statistics above at ix c, 1 was charged with further violent National Overview offences and is awaiting trial. MAPPA - the First Five Years: A National Overview of the MultiOther Offenders Agency Public Protection Arrangements These are offenders who are not 2001 - 2006 is available on the public registered sex offenders or who do not protection page of the National have a twelve month sentence or Probation Service website and on longer for a violent offence. It includes Warwickshire Police web site. those offenders who are not www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk automatically picked up in the other www.warwickshire.police.uk two categories but who pose significant risks to the community.

“The number of potentially dangerous offenders (usually violent offenders) in Warwickshire have not significantly changed from the previous year.”

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6 Strategic Management Board
Warwickshire has established a Strategic Management Board (SMB) that meets quarterly to monitor and review the effectiveness of MAPPA, make recommendations for change and publish the annual report. It also agreed to the business plan and is committed to its implementation. The chair of the board for this period was the Assistant Chief Constable. In addition to the Police and Probation, the board has representation from the Prison Service, Social Services, the Youth Offending Service, the education and housing departments and the primary care trusts in Warwickshire. In addition, a representative of the electronic tagging service is also invited to attend the board. The board has direct links with the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB), which is a committee that organises and oversees the work of the Warwickshire agencies to help protect children from abuse within Warwickshire. The police, probation and Social Services representatives on the SMB also sit on the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board to develop strong links and continuity of policy. Members of the SMB are also members of the Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) Two lay members from the public have been appointed to sit on the Strategic Management Board to add an extra element of public scrutiny to the MAPPA in Warwickshire.

Lay Members report.
As Lay Members, this has been a year of consolidation and further learning, but in addition we believe we are now able to make a positive contribution to the work of the Strategic Management Board (SMB). We have continued to attend and actively participate in the SMB meetings, and this has been extended to opportunities for working with the professional members of the Board on the audit process and serious case reviews The Home Office has also provided on going support, with a second three day training course. Apart from the particular training subjects, these courses provide a very valuable opportunity to compare processes and procedures with lay members from other areas. We also have the opportunity to put questions to Home Office representatives and professional SMB members from other areas, on their views and experiences. We believe that the objectives of placing lay members onto strategic management boards are being met, and we expect this to continue into the future within Warwickshire.

“Two lay members from the public have been appointed to sit on the Strategic Management Board to add an extra element of public scrutiny to the MAPPA in Warwickshire.”

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7 Contacts
National Probation Service, Warwickshire Area Pat Johnson Assistant Chief Officer Address National Probation Service 2 Swan Street Warwick CV34 4BJ Address Warwickshire Police HQ PO Box 4 Leek Wootton Warwickshire CV35 7QB Address HM Prison Service West Midlands Area Office The Dana Shrewsbury SY1 2WB Address Warwickshire Police HQ PO Box 4 Leek Wootton Warwickshire CV35 7QB Address Warwickshire Police HQ PO Box 4 Leek Wootton Warwickshire CV35 7QB Phone 01926 405800

Warwickshire Police Ken Lawrence Detective Superintendent

Phone 01926 415000

West Midlands Area Lorraine Mosson-Jones Area Risk Manager

Phone 01743 284547

MAPPA Coordinator Derek Ridgway MAPPA Co-ordinator

Phone 01926 415000

Public Protection Unit Detective Constables Steve Cox and Lorraine Hartshorne Public Protection Unit

Phone 01926 415000

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Appendix A
MULTI AGENCY PUBLIC PROTECTION ARRANGEMENTS BUSINESS PLAN 2006 – 2007
MAPPA Development Strategy
Strategic Aim Effective MAPPA co-ordination and management Delivery Plan To agree and implement appropriate level of administrative support. To have levels of funding agreed. Milestones April 06 Resource Detective Superintendent MAPPA co-ordinator Chair of Strategic Management Board (SMB) to identify dedicated funding MAPPA co-ordinator ViSOR National Implementation team Outcome By April 2006 SMB confirm dedicated co-ordinator and administrative posts are fully funded and in place

April 06

To fully implement ViSOR in Warwickshire Police Probation & West Midlands Prisons

July 06 2007/08 2007/08

Monitoring, Evaluation and Assurance Strategy
Strategic Aim To demonstrate the effectiveness of the work of Warwickshire MAPPA Delivery Plan To have an agreed process for the publication of annual report To have developed an effective auditing process To have established a serious case review process. To develop an effective analysis of diversity profiles of offenders To work with RANSG to develop template for MAPPA documentation including minutes. Milestones April 07 Resource SMB, MAPPA co-ordinator Outcome Have in place an effective assurance framework which includes monitoring and evaluating MAPPA

April 07

MAPPA co-ordinator and area risk manager SMB Chair MAPPA co-ordinator MAPPA co-ordinator

March 07

April 07

April 07

MAPPA co-ordinator

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Communication Strategy
Strategic Aim Improve the public understanding of the work of MAPPA Delivery Plan To have met with LCJB communications Officer and agreed a communication strategy, building on the national strategy to raise awareness of MAPPA. Milestones June 06 Resource MAPPA coordinator Outcome To have an agreed local communication strategy, in conjunction with the Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB)

Training Strategy
Strategic Aim Develop an environment between agencies of shared learning Delivery Plan Establish an SMB Training sub group Engage with Regional training strategy through a modular programme. To have an agreed training programme. To have implemented the training programme Milestones June 06 June 06 Resource MAPPA coordinator SMB Training sub group Outcome To have an agreed training programme in place for SMB members, coordinator and administrators

September 06

Training sub group

April 07

Training sub group

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