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Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements



1 Foreword by Gerry Sutcliffe MP 3
2 Introduction 4
3 Key achievements in
Warwickshire MAPPA 2005-06 5
4 How we operate locally 7
5 Statistics 12
6 Strategic Management Board 16
7 Contacts 17
Appendix A 18

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.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
for Criminal Justice and Offender Management

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

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 Patricia Johnson Lorraine Mosson-Jones

Assistant Chief Constable Assistant Chief Officer Regional Risk Manager
Warwickshire Police Warwickshire Probation West Midlands Prisons

3 Key achievements in
Warwickshire MAPPA 2005-06
The processes introduced in the MAPPA and the Prison Service
previous years have been expanded The year 2005-2006 has been the
and now include, as well as Local second year that the Prison Service has
Authority Housing, Registered Social been part of the MAPPA Responsible
Landlords (RSLs), the Youth Offending Authority, alongside the Probation and
Team has now also become a full Police Services. As part of the
partner in the MAPPA process. This Responsible Authority the Prison
process enables all agencies to focus Service is involved with MAPPA in
their attention and resources to Warwickshire both strategically,
improving the quality of public through the Strategic Management
protection work through partnership. Board and operationally, through its
We have also established links with links with the MAPPA co-ordinator and
Warwickshire Safeguarding Children other key agencies involved in delivery.
Board (WSCB), Crime and Disorder
Reduction Partnership (CDRPs), the Prisons in the West Midlands prisons
Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) area have continued to make important
and the Prolific and Priority Offender contributions to public protection:
process. • Sharing information with police and
probation to make sure that there is
An integrated referral process enables a full picture for risk assessment.
us to identify those offenders who • Attending and providing information
pose the greatest risk and ensures that for Level 2 and Level 3 panels.
we are able to direct our time and • Managing risk whilst individuals
resources to managing the high risk subject to MAPPA are still in
and dangerous cases, commonly called custody.
the “critical few” whilst still • Using interventions like group work
maintaining the management of the programmes to reduce individual
other offenders. offenders’ risk.
“Work continues to
• Using Offender Assessment Systems ensure that procedures
In line with other areas Warwickshire (OASys) – a risk assessment tool are constantly improved
has a compliance rate in excess of shared with Probation – to assess
99%, this is achieved by robust risk regularly and consistently. and developed.”
management of the offenders by the • Keeping offenders safely in custody
staff in all agencies involved in public to protect the public.
This compliance rate compares Work continues to ensure that
favourably with other Countries procedures are constantly improved
compliance where they have public and developed. The next 12 months
disclosure. will see significant developments as
the Probation and Prison Services work
In line with other areas we have more closely to achieve end-to-end
developed an ongoing Business Plan offender management with high risk
for the work of MAPPA (see Appendix A) offenders managed under MAPPA.

3 Key achievements in
Warwickshire MAPPA 2005-06
Important new developments are taking The Offender Manager and the Offender
place in both the Probation and Prison Supervisor will work very closely
Services that will support and enhance together to share information and to
the work of the Multi-Agency Public make sure that risk assessments are
Protection Arrangements in regularly updated and used to inform
Warwickshire. decisions about the offender’s sentence
and targets.
The Prison and Probation Services are
now linked through an umbrella This co-ordination and communication
organisation – the National Offender will greatly enhance what MAPPA has to
Management Service. A key part of the offer in its management of high and very
work of NOMS is to introduce a system high risk offenders.
to ensure that offenders are managed
consistently and coherently from the ViSOR
beginning of their sentence to its end.
The introduction of the Violent and
The Probation Service has already been Sexual Offenders Register (ViSOR) in the
working to implement a single Offender Public Protection Unit is a significant
Management system for offenders step in the management of these
managed in the community. The offenders. This application is the first
Probation and Prison Services are now networked confidential system created
working together to introduce this same and owned by the police service and
system for offenders in custody. linking in to the National Intelligence
Model (NIM) allows information about
From September 2006, offenders who dangerous offenders to be shared by
have been assessed as high and very the police across force boundaries. It
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
based in the Probation Service – who information from the one system is
will work with them from the beginning transferred directly to the other
to the end of their sentence. This will database.
mean less duplication in assessments
and a coherence in how an individual Training
offender is assessed and their sentence
managed. During the year staff from the Public
Protection Unit (PPU) received training
Whilst the offender is in custody, the on defensible decision making, how risk
Prison Service will ensure that an assessment and risk management link
Offender Supervisor is in place to into the MAPPA process, the use of
provide a strong link between the internal and external inhibitors by
“The introduction of the offender and their Offender Manager. offenders and the use of community
The Offender Supervisor will make sure orders.
Violent and Sexual Offenders that the targets set for the offender by
Register (ViSOR) in the Public their Offender Manager are worked
Protection Unit is a towards and met. A large part of this
work will be about reducing and
significant step in the managing risk.
management of these

4 How we operate locally

The agencies involved in the MAPPA agency through the usual liaison with contribute towards the management of
processes in Warwickshire continue to partner agencies. the offender’s risk.
strive to make this a safer place to live. The distinguishing feature of the
Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Level 2 MAPPP is the need for high-level
Probation Area, the Health Trusts, the managerial representation at the
Borough and District Councils and The next level of activity is Level 2, meeting to guarantee availability of
Warwickshire County Council fund the which is a local meeting held in each unusual or extraordinary resources to
work of the MAPPA Strategic district of Warwickshire once a month. manage a particular offender.
Management Board (SMB) and the co- A MAPPP might also be called to
ordinator. The MAPPA Co-ordinator chairs this, manage any offenders who are likely to
At all levels in the MAPPA process any and membership of the Level 2 attract media attention and public
risk to vulnerable adults is considered meetings includes the same agencies interest and concern.
as part of the risk assessment and indicated below. It will focus on high-
appropriate action put in place. risk cases where high levels of harm Referrals to MAPPA
are likely but the level of resource
Structure of the Warwickshire MAPPA needed to manage that risk is not likely The police automatically refer Registered
in line with Home Office guidance, to be unusual or extraordinary. Sex Offenders. Probation automatically
Warwickshire’s Multi Agency Public refers all those offenders who have
Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Level 2 meetings tend to deal with received a 12-month or longer custodial
reflect three levels of activity and has offenders who are assessed as likely to sentence for a violent or sexual offence,
appointed a MAPPA Co-ordinator. commit offences such as rape, child who are not already registered as a sex
abuse, arson or serious violence. They offender.
Level 1 are used to help plan the return of Mental Health Services have to refer all
dangerous offenders from prison into cases where an offender is found not
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 of its recommendations to release Any agency can refer an offender who is
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
referral is returned back to the Public The highest level of MAPPA comprises How agencies make the referral
Protection Unit, where a decision is the Multi Agency Public Protection
made as to the level that is most Panel or MAPPP which deals with the There is a referral form which agencies
appropriate for managing the case. ‘critical few’ cases which pose the are required to complete if they wish to
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,
decision in conjunction with the Detective Superintendent or Assistant professionals who are unsure of the
referring agency about whether the Chief Probation Officer to reflect MAPPA process should have a
case should be placed on a Level 2 serious high-level ownership of the discussion with the MAPPA Co-
meeting. If the case is not placed at issues. Agencies invited in addition to ordinator or agency representative, to
Level 2, the referring agency will the police and the Probation Service discuss their concerns and whether a
manage it. This could entail a different are likely to include Social Services, referral is appropriate.
type of multi agency meeting (e.g. a housing departments, Mental Health The MAPPA Co-ordinator can be
mental health case conference), or it Services, a representative of the prison reached at the Public Protection Unit at
could be dealt with by the referring and any other relevant agency that can Police Headquarters in Leek Wootton
8 “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

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

Case study one

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

4 How we operate locally

Case study two

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

The MAPPA protect the public in • They enable special resources to be and Curfew Orders. These, when
some of the following ways; found for difficult cases, which used together, can often help make
would not usually be available. For a package of measures that ensure
• 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,
picture they can get in making reduce the offender’s potential such as accommodating the
decisions and managing that person. opportunity to offend. offender in another area. The panels
• They make critical decisions • Each agency has a range of different 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.
to inform schools, parents or Offences Prevention Orders, Foreign
employers about the risks an Travel Orders and Licence Conditions,
offender poses. power to evict, electronic tagging

4 How we operate locally

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

5 Statistics

MAPPA Annual Reports Statistical Information Warwickshire

Number of offenders

1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO)

i) The number of RSOs living in Warwickshire on 31 March 2006. 232

This information excludes RSOs in prison. north (132)
south (100)

ia) The number of RSOs per 100’000 head of population. 45

ii) The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were
either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 13
1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006

iii) The number of

a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for.......................a) 3
b) interim SOPOs granted and.................................................................. b) 1
c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts ....................................................... c) 2
in Warwickshire between 1 April 2005 and 31st March 2006

iv) The number of

a) Notification Orders applied for ............................................................a) 1
b) interim Notification Orders granted and ............................................. b) 0
c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts .................................... c) 1
in Warwickshire between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006

v) The number of Foreign Travel Orders

a) applied for and.................................................................................... a) 0
b) imposed .............................................................................................. b) 0
by the courts in Warwickshire between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006

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


vi) The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section
327 (3), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) living in 75
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. 0

5 Statistics

4. Offenders managed though Level 3 (MAPPP) and Level 2 (local inter-agency

management) Level 3 Level 2

(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 7 49
V&O 3 26
OthO 0 10

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 co-

operation 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 4 10
(b) Were returned to custody for a breach of a restraining order or sexual
offences prevention order 0 0
(c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 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.

5 Statistics

The statistical information this year Orders

only includes those cases where the During the last twelve months
offender is in the community. 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 re- children, 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:
Other Offenders A National Overview of the Multi-
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
automatically picked up in the other
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.”

6 Strategic Management Board

Warwickshire has established a Lay Members report.

Strategic Management Board (SMB) As Lay Members, this has been a year
that meets quarterly to monitor and of consolidation and further learning,
review the effectiveness of MAPPA, but in addition we believe we are now
make recommendations for change able to make a positive contribution to
and publish the annual report. It also the work of the Strategic Management
agreed to the business plan and is Board (SMB).
committed to its implementation.
We have continued to attend and
The chair of the board for this period actively participate in the SMB
was the Assistant Chief Constable. In meetings, and this has been extended
addition to the Police and Probation, to opportunities for working with the
the board has representation from the professional members of the Board on
Prison Service, Social Services, the the audit process and serious case
Youth Offending Service, the education reviews
and housing departments and the
primary care trusts in Warwickshire. In The Home Office has also provided on
addition, a representative of the going support, with a second three day
“Two lay members from the electronic tagging service is also training course. Apart from the
invited to attend the board. The board particular training subjects, these
public have been appointed has direct links with the Warwickshire courses provide a very valuable
to sit on the Strategic Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB), opportunity to compare processes and
Management Board to add an which is a committee that organises procedures with lay members from
and oversees the work of the other areas. We also have the
extra element of public Warwickshire agencies to help protect opportunity to put questions to Home
scrutiny to the MAPPA in children from abuse within Office representatives and professional
Warwickshire. The police, probation SMB members from other areas, on
Warwickshire.” and Social Services representatives on their views and experiences.
the SMB also sit on the Warwickshire
Safeguarding Children Board to We believe that the objectives of
develop strong links and continuity of placing lay members onto strategic
policy. Members of the SMB are also management boards are being met,
members of the Local Criminal Justice and we expect this to continue into the
Board (LCJB) 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.

7 Contacts

National Probation Service, Warwickshire Area Address Phone

Pat Johnson National Probation Service 01926 405800
Assistant Chief Officer 2 Swan Street
CV34 4BJ

Warwickshire Police Address Phone

Ken Lawrence Warwickshire Police HQ 01926 415000
Detective Superintendent PO Box 4
Leek Wootton
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West Midlands Area Address Phone

Lorraine Mosson-Jones HM Prison Service 01743 284547
Area Risk Manager West Midlands Area Office
The Dana

MAPPA Coordinator Address Phone

Derek Ridgway Warwickshire Police HQ 01926 415000
MAPPA Co-ordinator PO Box 4
Leek Wootton
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Public Protection Unit Address Phone

Detective Constables Steve Cox Warwickshire Police HQ 01926 415000
and Lorraine Hartshorne PO Box 4
Public Protection Unit Leek Wootton
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Appendix A

MAPPA Development Strategy

Strategic Aim Delivery Plan Milestones Resource Outcome
Effective MAPPA To agree and April 06 Detective By April 2006 SMB
co-ordination and implement Superintendent confirm dedicated
management appropriate level MAPPA co-ordinator and
of administrative co-ordinator administrative
support. posts are fully
funded and in
To have levels of April 06 Chair of Strategic place
funding agreed. Management
Board (SMB) to
identify dedicated
To fully implement July 06 MAPPA
ViSOR in co-ordinator
Police 2007/08 ViSOR National
Probation & Implementation
West Midlands team
Prisons 2007/08

Monitoring, Evaluation and Assurance Strategy

Strategic Aim Delivery Plan Milestones Resource Outcome
To demonstrate To have an agreed April 07 SMB, MAPPA Have in place an
the effectiveness process for the co-ordinator effective assurance
of the work of publication of framework which
Warwickshire annual report includes
MAPPA monitoring and
To have developed April 07 MAPPA evaluating MAPPA
an effective co-ordinator and
auditing process area risk manager

To have March 07 SMB Chair

established a MAPPA
serious case co-ordinator
review process.

To develop an April 07 MAPPA

effective analysis co-ordinator
of diversity profiles
of offenders

To work with April 07 MAPPA

RANSG to develop co-ordinator
template for
including minutes.

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

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

To have an agreed September 06 Training sub group

To have April 07 Training sub group
implemented the