Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Annual Report 2004 - 2005

Helping to keep Lincolnshire safe
MAPPA A partnership between public services to reduce the likelihood of harm presented by specified individuals.

CONTENTS

Ministerial Foreward Introduction Overview Which agencies are involved in MAPPA? The importance of partnership Roles and responsibilities Which offenders are managed by MAPPA? How is risk assessed? How are the cases managed? Disclosure Lincolnshire multi-agency public protection procedures Review meeting process Case studies Key achievements in 2004 / 2005 Commentary on 2004 / 2005 statistics MAPPA annual report statistical information Further developments 2004 / 2005 Her Majesty’s Prison Service Strategic Management Board Involving the public Key personnel Contact details
Front cover photographs courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council

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MINISTERIAL FOREWARD

The work being undertaken to improve the safety of communities through the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is vitally important and a priority for government. The annual reports for 2004/5 provide evidence of that active engagement. Violence and sexual abuse are unacceptable wherever they occur and it is evident that through MAPPA such offenders are identified and better managed than ever before. As the number of offenders within MAPPA continues to grow as expected there is clear evidence that the Responsible Authority, that is the local police, probation and the Prison Service, is addressing these additional demands by strengthening local partnerships, using new statutory powers to restrict the behaviour of offenders, returning offenders to custody where they breach their licence or order, and using the findings of research and inspection to strengthen national guidance and local practice. Although it is never possible completely to eliminate the risk posed by dangerous offenders, MAPPA is helping to ensure that fewer people are re-victimised. The active implementation of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) during the last year has clearly enhanced the ability of a number of agencies including health, social services and housing to work collaboratively with the Responsible Authority in assessing and managing those sexual and violent offenders in our communities who pose the highest risk of serious harm. For the continued success of MAPPA this collaboration together with the scrutiny of policy and practice must become the hallmark of these arrangements. Similarly MAPPA must integrate with other public protection mechanisms dealing with child abuse, domestic abuse and racial abuse.

For me one of the most exciting developments in this arena in the last 12 months has been the appointment of lay advisers to assist the Responsible Authority in the oversight of the arrangements. As ordinary members of the public these lay advisers represent a diverse, able and committed group of people who are now helping the statutory agencies to oversee the work being undertaken through MAPPA and communicate with the public more effectively. Without a growing sense of public knowledge and confidence about this work much of the benefits of the public protection arrangements will be lost. I hope this annual report will be useful, informative and re-assuring to local communities. The agencies and individuals who have contributed to the achievement of MAPPA locally are to be commended.

INTRODUCTION
In producing this foreword to the Annual Report concerning the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Lincolnshire, it is important to remember that we live in a very safe county with low levels of violent crime. Public protection arrangements are sometimes, wrongly, seen as dealing with individuals who offend sexually against children. In reality, MAPPA is there to deal with any potentially dangerous offender. Sexual and violent offences are dreadful crimes, which deeply affect the lives of victims and their families and create fear in local communities.The impact can be profound and long-lasting, leaving victims feeling unsafe even in their own homes. The Government, through Lincolnshire Police, the National Probation Service and the Prison Service together with our partner organisations, regards tackling sexual and violent crime as one of its highest priorities. MAPPA was set up in 2001, providing, for the first time, a statutory basis for the Police and National Probation Service jointly to undertake work to protect the public from sexual and violent offenders. In the last year we have done a great deal to strengthen these arrangements and the wider public protection framework, including the involvement of the Prison Service as a statutory partner. In 1999 Lincolnshire became one of the first areas in the country to have a Multi Agency Public Protection Panel to deal with offenders who posed the highest and most immediate risk of harm. As this Annual Report again confirms this work has been highly successful. None of the offenders identified as presenting greatest risk has committed any notifiable offences during the year covered by this Report.Through the vigilance of Probation and Police staff, in co-operation with other organisations, a number of potentially high risk offenders have been recalled to prison before any new offence was committed. Public sector organisations are required to co-operate in Public Protection Arrangements. In Lincolnshire such co-operation has long been the case and we have been able to build on what were already very high levels of co-operation as the case studies in this Report confirm.

The work of our multi-agency partnership concentrates on protecting specific individuals and the general public from those who could inflict physical or sexual harm on adults or children.We believe that the arrangements in Lincolnshire are highly effective in dealing with the relatively small number of offenders who are in this category. This year our efforts to control the behaviour of sex offenders have been strengthened by the additional powers of the Sexual Offences Prevention Order, which we are committed to using whenever possible. In addition to continuing our work with a wide range of organisations to ensure public protection, we have recruited two lay advisers to join the Strategic Management Board which oversees multi-agency public protection arrangements. This will ensure valuable public involvement in keeping Lincolnshire in the forefront of public protection.

Tony Lake Chief Constable Lincolnshire Police

Baroness Scotland Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management

Graham Nicholls Chief Officer National Probation Service, Lincolnshire

Bob Perry Area Manager Her Majesty’s Prison Service

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OVERVIEW

I am pleased to invite you to read the Fourth Annual Report about arrangements in Lincolnshire. The publicly funded organisations in Lincolnshire have demonstrated, over a number of years, real commitment to working together to make our county a safer place in which to live. The multi-agency public protection arrangements represent a structured partnership between Police, Probation, Prison, Health, Education, Social Services and Housing with the intent of identifying, assessing and managing those in the community who present a risk of causing harm to the public. Offenders managed by the Public Protection Panel present a most serious and imminent risk of committing violent or sexual offences. There are very few such individuals in the community. In some cases the risk presented is to those individuals known to the offender, as in the case of domestic violence. In other cases the risk assessed may be to the wider public. The Public Protection Arrangements in Lincolnshire concentrate on people who present the greatest risk and we work in co-operation with other public protection agencies throughout the United Kingdom. Locally, we have developed close links with the Vulnerable Adults and the Child Protection Committee, as well as the local Criminal Justice Board and the Crime Reduction Partnerships. We know that the public is best served when agencies work together to share information and act together to monitor the behaviours of offenders. Purposeful dialogue between the agencies in Lincolnshire has never been better and there is a real commitment amongst workers to protect the public.

A primary aim is to reduce the number of victims in our community and to ensure that the voice and concerns of those individuals who have experienced crime are heard in the future management of offenders. We are confident that a number of actions taken by the panel have resulted in creating a safer environment. In relation to those offenders assessed as presenting a less imminent or serious risk of harm to the public, meetings are held regularly to bring together the workers involved with the offender. Again the primary focus of these meetings is to afford the best public protection. The multi-agency public protection arrangements are overseen by a Strategic Management Board which comprises senior managers from each of the agencies. The Board meets quarterly to critically review the arrangements and results. We have recruited two members of the public as lay advisers to the Board. This voluntary commitment is welcomed in this important role. The protection of the public requires constant vigilance on behalf of the statutory agencies. Whilst we are proud of our achievements in Lincolnshire and confident of the commitment we have at all levels we are not complacent: it is our aim to continually improve our skills and structures.

WHICH AGENCIES ARE INVOLVED IN MAPPA?
The most important work undertaken within the MAPPA is done locally, led by the Police, Probation and Prison Services – who act together as the ‘Responsible Authority’. The experience and good practice upon which this work is based began in the 1990s – most significantly as a result of the closer working relationship required by the Sex Offender Act (1997). The Courts Services Act (2000) and Criminal Justice Act (2003) formalised that relationship and built on the existing experience by requiring the Police and the Probation Services to establish arrangements (the MAPPA) for assessing and managing the risks posed by certain sexual and violent offenders. The Prison Service has now joined Lincolnshire Police and the National Probation Service, Lincolnshire and become part of the MAPPA ‘Responsible Authority’.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTNERSHIP
Key to the development of the MAPPA in the past year has been the even closer involvement of other agencies, such as Housing, Health and Social Services, working alongside Police and Probation. The truly multi-agency nature of the MAPPA and the collaboration, which underpins it, has been strengthened further by the Criminal Justice Act (2003). The Act has placed a ‘duty to co-operate’ on a wide range of organisations including Youth Offending Teams, local Health Authorities and Trusts, Housing Authorities and Registered Social Landlords, Social Services departments, Jobcentres, and Local Education Authorities.

The Prison Service is now part of the Responsible Authority of the MAPPA. This has now strengthened the high levels of pre-existing involvement in public prosecution. Prison, Police and Probation Services staff regularly share risk prevention and concerning information. This has resulted in better release arrangements and victim protection. Supporting and co-ordinating the development of the MAPPA throughout the 42 Areas of England and Wales is the National Probation Directorate’s Public Protection Unit (PPU). This Unit acts as a central point for advice and, increasingly, involvement in the management of difficult cases. These include, for example, UK citizens who have committed serious offences abroad and return to this country without anywhere to live. The Unit is also able to provide financial support when the risk management plans make exceptional demands upon local resources.

Sally Lewis Chair - Strategic Management Board

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lincolnshire Police
A crucially important part of the Police role is protection from harm.This includes identifying dangerous and high risk offenders and working with other organisations to manage their risk.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust
Mental health staff have a unique role in early identification and specialist assessment of risk and are involved in joint working. Health professionals are ideally placed to provide interventions aimed at reducing risk where mental disorder is a key factor in offending behaviour. Health professionals are involved across all levels of Multi Agency Public Protection from Strategic Planning to Clinical Risk Management, and work collaboratively with many agencies to co-ordinate effective care management.

National Probation Service, Lincolnshire
The Probation Service has legally enshrined responsibilities towards victims and to provide public protection. The Service in Lincolnshire has carried out pioneering work in Multi-Agency Public Protection and continues to drive this work forward. Specialist staff are employed to liaise with victims to ensure that their reassurance and safety are an integral part of public protection plans.

Lincolnshire Social Services
Social Services work to protect the most vulnerable people in society including children, people with disabilities and older citizens. Our staff work regularly with colleagues in multi-agency partnerships and child protection.

Her Majesty’s Prison Service
The risks posed by prisoners subject to MAPPA will be assessed prior to release from custody through case conferences attended by multi agency staff, such as Prison Service staff, seconded Probation Service staff, Police Liaison Officers, and nominated risk management staff. A range of measures are available to facilitate the release process, accompanied release and imposing additional licence conditions.

Lincolnshire Education and Cultural Services
The Education Service has an essential part to play in child protection. Staff are actively involved in work to protect children from the risk presented by potentially dangerous offenders identified through MAPPA.

Youth Offending Service, Lincolnshire
The Youth Offending Service manages the risk presented by offenders under 18 years and is actively involved in working in partnership in Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements.

Housing Authorities and Registered Social Landlords
Housing Authorities and Registered Social Landlords work with a wide range of tenants and prospective tenants. Multi-Agency Public Protection work enables us to protect the community by providing appropriate housing and being aware of risk to staff and other members of the community.

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WHICH OFFENDERS ARE MANAGED BY MAPPA?
Registered Sex Offenders
Any offender convicted or cautioned for a sex offence since September 1997, or serving a sentence of imprisonment at that time.

HOW ARE THE CASES MANAGED?
Level 1 - Low to Medium Risk Cases
These form the majority of cases. Organisations manage these cases as normal, but share essential information with others e.g. in child protection cases.

DISCLOSURE

Lincolnshire Procedures

Multi-Agency

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Protection

Violent and other Sex Offenders
Normally sentenced to at least twelve months’ custody or detained under relevant mental health legislation.

Level 2 - Higher Risk Cases
The Probation Service organises meetings throughout Lincolnshire in co-operation with the Police and other organisations to assess and manage the risk presented by higher risk offenders.

In cases when it is essential to inform members of the public about a potential public risk the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel will propose disclosure as part of a wider risk management plan. However, the final decision will be taken at Chief Constable level and full advice and guidance will be included. If organisations in Lincolnshire become aware of an individual whose behaviour is giving concern and he does not respond to warnings, it may be necessary to consider public disclosure.This is done as a last resort, as we wish to avoid driving worrying offenders underground or creating undue public concern. If disclosure is necessary, approval is required from a Chief Constable and those who receive the disclosure are told what to do with the information and whom to contact for help or action. If disclosure is required the following principles are followed: 1. Actions are proportionate to risk

Other Offenders
Who pose a risk of serious harm to the public. Full information about offences covered by MAPPA management is available in Sections 67 and 68 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act (2000).

Level 3 - Very High Risk Cases
These cases are known as The Critical Few.Though few, these cases require maximum resources. A panel consisting of senior officers and staff from all multi-agency partners meets at least monthly to assess, review and manage the risk that these individuals could present.

Risk assessment can change due to new information or improvements or decline in offender behaviour, and procedures and practice are flexible to allow for changed risk assessment.

Risk Definitions

HOW IS RISK ASSESSED?

A number of statistically reliable tools for the assessment of the risk of re-offending have been developed in recent years including: • • • • ASSET - for young offenders OASys - for adult offenders MATRIX 2000 - for sexual and violent offenders SARA - for those who are violent against partners

2. Individual poses a risk of serious harm 3. No other practical means exist to protect the public 4. All risks are considered 5. Disclosure is to the right person 6. The person receiving the information knows what they need to do with it in order to provide effective public protection Lincolnshire Multi-Agency Procedures Review Meeting Process Public Protection

All of these are used as required in Lincolnshire. As well as using these well-tested methods, staff involved are required to collect and thoroughly evaluate all information, to record and carry out decisions, follow policies and procedures and take all reasonable steps in order to achieve high quality risk assessment and management.

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LINCOLNSHIRE MULTI-AGENCY PUBLIC PROTECTION PROCEDURES

LINCOLNSHIRE MULTI-AGENCY PUBLIC PROTECTION PROCEDURES REVIEW MEETING PROCESS

Individual Organisations assess risk of harm MAPPA level 2 Meeting and Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel Review Meeting Process (at least quarterly) If high risk, manage through MAPPA level 2 Risk Meeting

If low or medium risk, manage within own organisation

If very high risk, refer to Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel via a Core Panel Member

Review progress against risk management strategy and share any current concerns. Re-assess Risk level.

Possible Outcomes

Risk assessment can change due to new information or improvements or decline in offender behaviour, and procedures and practice are flexible to allow for changed risk assessment. Considered to be Medium/Low Risk High Risk There are identifiable indicators of risk of serious harm.The potential event is not imminent but could happen at any time and the impact could be serious. Very High Risk There is imminent risk of serious harm.The potential event is more likely than not to happen imminently and the impact could be serious. • Remove from register and recommend single agency action to manage risk • Continue registration as potentially dangerous offender. Formulate updated protection plan. Set review date. • Continue registration as dangerous offender. Formulate updated protection plan. Refer to / continue with Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) Set review date. Considered to be High Risk Considered to be Very High Risk

Risk Definitions
Low Risk No significant current indicators of risk. Medium Risk There are identifiable indicators of risk of harm.The offender has the potential to cause harm, but is unlikely to do so unless there is a change of circumstances.

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CASE STUDY – A

CASE STUDY – J

CASE STUDY – T

A has 24 previous convictions including ten for violence, the most serious being attempted strangulation on a former partner. He was referred to the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) because of the risk to his wife. In the four years from January 2000 to December 2003 the police were called to 23 violent incidents involving A and his wife. He was due to be released from prison, and his wife and daughter were terrified of his returning home. The MAPPP Action Plan included: • Placement in accommodation which guarantees 24 hour staffing and night-time curfew • Residence outside Lincolnshire • Help to control his drinking and aggressive behaviour • No contact with his wife unless approved by his Probation Case Manager • Support and alarm provision for his wife provided by specialist police officers Initially A complied with the Action Plan conditions but after six weeks his wife reported that he was contacting her.This was in breach of his release licence requirements and he was returned to prison before his wife was harmed.The action of the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel ensured that his wife has enjoyed the longest period free from attack since she married.

J has a substantial criminal record extending over 30 years. His offences include stealing, burglary, assaults both physical and sexual, rapes, kidnapping and false imprisonment. He was referred to the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel by the Probation Service because of his potential dangerousness when he was released from prison. The MAPPP concluded that he presented a risk to women and, in particular, teenagers of both sexes.The risk management plan included: • • • A requirement to live in supervised accomodation A requirement to abide by a night-time curfew A requirement to take part in a Sex Offender Treatment Programme Monitoring and surveillance by the police, including lifetime Sex Offender Registration 'Flagging' on police and CCTV computer systems Disclosure to a neighbouring school Warnings to healthcare professionals Information sharing with Housing Authorities

T, a victim of abuse as a child, was sentenced to five years imprisonment for indecent assault and attempted robbery. Both victims were young women. In prison he made increasingly bizarrre statements about his violent beliefs and intentions and confirmed that he had always been fascinated by knives. The Youth Offending Service referred him to the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel. In co-operation with Prison and psychiatric services the MAPPP arranged transfer to a secure mental health facility for assessment and treatment. Later he was transferred to a specialist prison to undergo a Sex Offender Treatment Programme. He co-operated fully with all aspects of his treatment but neither psychiatrists nor psychologists could be certain that he did not present a serious risk on release. Additionally, the child abuse that he suffered followed by a long period in custody meant that he was unlikely to be able to cope with normal pressures of life on release. A Management Action Plan was created which involved: • A requirement to stay in permanently staffed accommodation until it was safe to move into the wider community Exclusion from the area where his previous victims lived Monitoring and support from key workers in Probation and psychiatric services Risk assessment by community-based forensic psychologist A requirement to be escorted whilst in the community.

T continued to co-operate fully and has taken part in employment training and is now employed full time in the building trade. He has also started to re-build a relationship with his family. If his good progress continues the high level of monitoring will be gradually reduced. He has not re-offended.

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WHAT SUPPORT IS GIVEN TO VICTIMS?
If an offender is sentenced to twelve months or more for a violent or sexual assault, a Victim Contact Officer will contact the victims to establish any continuing risk or concerns and inform them about the sentencing process. This knowledge of the victim and their concerns facilitates better risk management when an offender is eventually released.

J has completed successfully his release licence but continues to be monitored. He is aware that if he fails to keep to the requirements of his Sex Offender Registration he will be liable to arrest and face up to five years in prison. He has not re-offended.

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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2004 / 2005
• No serious offences committed by MAPPP - managed cases (Risk Level 3) • Effective and regular risk management meetings established throughout Lincolnshire • Formal links established with child protection systems • Joint risk training between different agencies • Prison Service brought into strategic management of public protection arrangements • Highest ever levels of attendance and delivery of actions to manage serious risks • Consultant Psychologists and Specialist Probation Officers work together on nationally accredited Community Sex Offences Prevention Programmes • All actions to manage risk are effectively targeted and measured • Full involvement of the Prison Service as part of the Responsible Authority. • Re-signing and updating of agreement with duty to co-operate agencies setting out necessary sharing of information to enable public protection within legal requirements of confidentiality

COMMENTARY ON 2004 / 2005 STATISTICS
This year the annual report provides a more detailed breakdown of the number of sexual and violent offenders who are covered by the MAPPA in Lincolnshire. As last year, the figures include the number of registered sex offenders. Because sex offender registration is normally for a minimum of 2 years (and generally for much longer some must be registered for life) the figures are expected to increase for some time. Only a very small proportion (about 6% throughout England and Wales) are considered to pose such a high risk or management difficulty that they are referred to the highest level of the MAPPA – the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panels (the MAPPP). • Sex offender registrations have increased as a result of the following factors: • Lifetime registration of many leaving prison. • Cases moving into area. • Active policing, in particular of internet pornographic crime and other sexual crime. • Increased knowledge of sex offending has led to more reporting of less serious offences and an increase in cautions which can still require registration. • Sex Offender Registration has been very successful. In Lincolnshire 97.5% have complied with requirements. The "Other High Risk Offenders" category, which allows offenders who are not registered sex offenders or supervised on licence by Probation to be managed, has reduced during the last year by 37%. • None of those assessed as presenting the highest potential risk have committed any serious offences during the reporting year.

MAPPA ANNUAL REPORTS STATISTICAL INFORMATION
Required for the reporting period 1st APRIL 2004 - 31st MARCH 2005 1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSOs) i) The number of RSOs living in your Area on 31st March 2005 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 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 iii) The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for (b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts in your Area between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 iv) The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) interim Notification Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in your Area between 1st April 2004 & 31st March 2005 v) The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the courts in your Area between 1st April 2004 & 31st March 2005 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 your Area between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 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 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 4. Offenders managed though Level 3 (MAPPP) & 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 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 (ix) Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 (i.e. (viii) between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 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?
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FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN 2004/2005
1. During 2004 / 2005, in addition to the work on many individual cases, the second tier of risk assessment and management, Divisional Risk Meetings, was fully established and is working well. 2. In 2004 / 2005 improved Risk Recording and Management Action verification was incorporated. 3. Joint training for staff from partner organisations is regularly provided. This not only ensures that staff's knowledge is up to date, but also that working together between organisations is the norm. 4. Specialist staff from the Probation Service, who routinely work with offenders assessed as presenting a likelihood of serious harm, meet regularly to ensure that they are up-to-date on all developments related to their public protection role. 5. From the beginning of the financial year 2004 / 2005 the Probation Service has had in post a Senior Probation Officer whose specific remit will be to manage staff involved in High Risk MultiAgency Public Protection cases. These cases are fully audited on a quarterly basis to ensure that all national targets (standards) are met. 6. Regular meetings have continued between the Manager of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel and Lincolnshire's seven Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships.These meetings are designed to ensure that there is a common under standing and a seamless development of Public Protection throughout the county.

7. Closer co-operation has been developed between the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel and the Lincolnshire Area Child Protection Committee. The reference manual for Child Protection also includes advice on whom, and how, to refer high risk cases to the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel. 8. High risk offenders, whose risk of re-offending is made worse because of their addiction to drink and drugs, now have the benefit of a "fast track" approach to specialist treatment services. 9. Close co-operation between Housing Authorities, Police and Probation Services ensures that where necessary ex-offenders do not live near victims, or where their behaviour cannot be safely monitored. 10. Of particular concern are offenders with mental health needs and Lincolnshire's public protection work has greatly benefited by the appointment of a Forensic Services Manager, who sits on the core panel. In addition, in cases where mental health concerns are significant, consultant psychiatrists and psychologists and other health staff provide advice and assistance. (However, it is important to note that the majority of mentally disordered individuals do not commit offences.) 11. Protection of victims is a core feature of Lincolnshire's Public Protection work. In all relevant cases specialist Victim Contact Officers employed by the Probation Service contact victims and assess their concerns and need for information.These officers routinely attend MultiAgency Public Protection meetings or provide information to assist in the short and longer term protection of victims.

HER MAJESTY’S PRISON SERVICE
One of the important ways in which the Criminal Justice Act (2003) strengthened the MAPPA was to make the Prison Service part of the Responsible Authority, together with the Police and Probation Services in each of the forty-two areas of England and Wales. The Prison Service has been given this enhanced role in recognition of the important part it plays in protecting the public, by keeping offenders in custody, by helping them to address the causes of their offending behaviour and by undertaking other work to assist their successful resettlement. As part of the Responsible Authority, the Prison Service is now represented on each of the Strategic Management Boards (SMBs) in the forty-two areas. The Prison estate is configured differently from Police and Probation areas in that its establishments are contained within only twelve geographical areas and two functional areas – the High Security estate and Contracted Prisons. For this reason, arrangements for Prison Service representation on Strategic Management Boards vary across the country, but each Prison Service Area Manager has entered into an agreement with the SMBs on how the service can contribute both strategically and operationally to the MAPPA. The main focus of the Prison Service contribution is at an operational level. A number of measures have been put in place across the prison estate to ensure that this will be effective and result in: • Prompt identification of MAPPA offenders so that their details can be used in sentence planning arrangements, including interventions to manage and reduce risk. • Regular monitoring of the behaviours of those assessed as presenting the highest risk, and sharing information with Police and Probation colleagues.

• All relevant risk management information being provided to multi-agency meetings which help plan an offender’s release. • At least three months’ notification to Police and Probation of the expected release dates of those offenders who have been referred to the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) and at least six weeks’ notification of those being managed at level 2 risk meetings. • No changes to release dates or arrangements being made without prior consultation with Police and Probation.

Playing an effective role in the multi-agency risk management of MAPPA offenders requires good communication between criminal justice partners. The prison service has taken steps to ensure that there are dedicated points of contact for public protection at both area level and in every prison establishment, and that these are published together with Police and Probation contacts to ensure better communication across the Responsible Authority. With the ever increasing MAPPA population and proportion of those received into prison likely to grow with the introduction of new public protection sentences, the inclusion of the Prison Service as part of the Responsible Authority will continue to be vital in protecting the public.

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BOARD
The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements are overseen by a board of representatives from the organisations involved in Public Protection as well as two members of the public.The Board meets quarterly, and reviews work in hand, and drives forward new developments.The reviewing function includes detailed assessment of effectiveness and action delivery reports. For example, attendance at Risk Assessment Management meetings was achieved at 96.7% and 96% of risk prevention actions were delivered. When monitoring has indicated any failures to attend or complete actions, the board has ensured that action is taken promptly. At present the following are Board members: Sally Lewis Assistant Chief Officer, National Probation Service, Lincolnshire Assistant Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police

INVOLVING THE PUBLIC
The purpose of appointing lay advisers is to ensure that the community has an involvement in what is done to protect them and that those involved professionally with the MAPPA are aware of the views of the community. The lay advisers do not ‘represent’ the community in the way, for example, that local councillors do, nor will they be involved in operational decisionmaking. And, given the sensitivity of much of what the MAPPA does, especially with the few offenders who pose a very high risk of serious harm to the public, it is not practicable for the general public to be directly involved. Lay advisers, however, ensure an appropriate and a practical level of community involvement, and Lincolnshire has been fortunate in recruiting two experienced and committed lay members.

KEY PERSONNEL

included National Training Manager, the Bail Information Scheme, Groupwork Training and Approved Premises Manager. Sally’s current responsibilities include public protection and chairing the Multi-Agency Public Protection Management Group.

Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel Members
MAPPP Manager and Chair Tony Eyres Senior Probation Officer, National Probation Service, Lincolnshire Tony has been MAPPP Manager since 2001. After a career in industry, he qualified as a probation officer in 1986. His qualifications include BA (Hons), Certificate of Qualification in Social Work and a Diploma in Management Studies. A Senior Probation Officer since 1991,Tony’s work has included team management and training in risk assessment, risk management systems and tools. Formerly Chair of the Professional Committee of the National Association of Probation Officers,Tony is a member of the User Development Group for the National Violent and Sexual Offender Registration System (VISOR).

Karen Head Head of Regimes and Resettlement, HMP Lincoln Karen joined HM Prison Service in 1988 and has served in several establishments, including female and high security prisons. She has been a Governor at HMP Lincoln since 2002, with responsibility for providing prisoners with work, education and training, offending behaviour programmes and resettlement services, including induction procedures, sentence management and custody to work programmes.

Peter Davies

OUR LAY ADVISERS

Colin Pettigrew Head of Strategic Modernisation, Children and Family Services Social Services Directorate Dick Pike Pupil & Schools Services Group, Education and Cultural Services Divisional Manager, West Division, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust Director of Housing and Community Services (City of Lincoln Council) Governor, HMP Morton Hall (representing HM Prison Service)

Mary Quint

Bobby Ashton has over 30 years experience in private sector accountancy, as well as a significant commitment to unpaid public service. She has worked as a mentor for children and young people,helping them to overcome their problems and live successful law-abiding lives. She is able to provide the Board with a rare combination of analytical and casework skills, together with a practical commitment to public protection. Mick Burton started his working life as a coalminer before working in a children's Secure Unit, managing some of the most difficult young people in our community. Later he helped to set up the Hastings Drug Clinic bringing in a range of professionals to work together effectively. Since taking early retirement due to disability he has been a member of the Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust Patients Forum and takes a keen interest in effective public protection.

Glen Harris Detective Chief Inspector, Crime Support Unit, Lincolnshire Police Glen has been a police officer with Lincolnshire Police since 1985, having worked in a number of roles, including Child Protection and Intelligence. His last role was Divisional Crime Manager. He is now taking up the post he previously held just over two years ago.

John Bibby

Damian Evans

Sally Lewis Assistant Chief Officer, National Probation Service, Lincolnshire Sally has been a qualified probation officer since 1984. Her previous responsibilities have

Roberta Ashton Lay Adviser Michael Burton Lay Adviser

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Andy Campbell Youth Offending Service, Lincolnshire Andy has been Service Development Officer since 2001. He qualified as a Probation Officer in 1974 and worked in the north east of England before coming to Lincolnshire in 1990. Andy has a wide-ranging experience of roles in the criminal justice system, having worked in prisons, probation offices, youth offending teams and in Family Court Welfare.

the implementation of the 2000 National Service Framework for Mental Health. She was appointed Forensic Services Manager in 2002, including the management of Francis Willis Unit and inreach services at HMP Lincoln. Louise has developmental lead for community forensic services and strategies to meet the needs of people with a personality disorder.

She holds a BSc in Psychology and has worked in residential care homes as an educational welfare officer and part of a criminal defence team. Sheridan represents the directorate on the Lincolnshire Area Child Protection Committee, Case Monitoring Group and other forums. She coordinates training for and provides support to Directorate and school colleagues in all aspects of child protection. David Ward Tenancy Enforcement Manager, City of Lincoln Council David has twenty years’ housing management experience. His qualifications include an MA in Housing Policy and Practice and he is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. His duties include officer responsibility for anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder issues and high risk cases housed by the Authority. He represents the City of Lincoln Council at public protection meetings for high and very high risk cases.

Stuart Sheardown Housing Services Coordinator, South Kesteven District Council Stuart is a member of the Institute of Housing and holds an MSc in Housing from Leicester de Montfort University. He has been working in housing for nine years and is currently Housing Services Coordinator for South Kesteven District Council. Stuart’s responsibilities are allocations, homelessness and giving housing advice on the prevention of homelessness. His work includes multi-agency partnership work.

Tim Barker Child Protection Manager Social Services Directorate Tim has been a social worker and manager since 1976, specialising in childcare / child protection. He worked for two years as Chair of child protection conferences, and then worked for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, where he managed a project specialising in assessments of families and therapeutic work with abused children. Tim has been Child Protection Manager since 1996 and advises the Lincolnshire Area Child Protection Committee.

Louise Tomlinson Forensic Services Manager, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust Louise qualified as a first level registered mental health nurse in 1989 and worked in acute psychiatric in-patient units, including management of a low security intensive psychiatric unit in Birmingham. In 1992 at HMP Winson Green, she was one of the first nurses to directly provide mental health care to prisoners. In 1995 Louise moved into psychiatric nursing, providing court diversion and diversion at point-of-arrest services, which led to joint initiatives to address the needs of mentally disordered offenders. She developed a mental health awareness training programme for police and set up joint protocols with Probation to ensure information -sharing to reduce risk. Louise has managed a Regional Forensic Secure Unit for Learning Disabilities, specialising in treatment programmes for offenders and she project-managed

John Cooch Principal Housing Officer, Boston Borough Council John has worked in housing for over twenty-five years and is currently Principal Housing Officer, with direct responsibility for the Housing Register, Housing Aid and Advice, Homelessness, the Homelessness Hostel, Boston & East Lindsey Domestic Violence Forum and management of the Housing Needs Team. He works closely with the Council’s Registered Social Landlord partners in the provision of housing, development of housing policies and the rehousing of applicants. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Boston and East Lindsey Domestic Violence Committees and Boston Homelessness Forum.

Sheridan Dodsworth Child Protection Officer, Education and Cultural Services Sheridan has worked for the Education and Cultural Services, which is responsible for support services to schools and the Youth Service, for the last seven years and she was appointed lead officer for child protection in 2002.

Peter Campbell Housing Manager, North Kesteven District Council Peter has been the Core Panel member representing NKDC since July 2004. His present duties include tenancy enforcement, anti social behaviour matters and crime and disorder issues.

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John is Chair of the Boston Homleness Forum, Lincolnshire Housing Benchmarking Group and Lincolnshire Housing Training Group.

Paul Kirkham Housing Co-ordinator Acis Group Paul has worked in housing since 1992 as Housing Officer for Sanctuary Housing Association. Paul joined Acis group in 2003 as the Senior Housing Officer and in 2004 took up the post of Housing Co-ordinator. Paul manages the day to day housing management operations at Acis Group. Paul is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, has a Professional Graduate diploma in housing studies and Higher diploma in Land Management and Administration. Paul is also a board member for the Gainsborough Early Years Centre.

Darren Clayton Principal Housing Officer, East Lindsey District Council Darren has been working in housing since 1991 in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility and he has considerable experience in working with multi-agency public protection panels. His current role involves front line management of homelessness, housing advice and more recently housing support services. The East Lindsey Housing Support service has been acknowledged as an area of good practice within Lincolnshire by Supporting People. Darren is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, has an MA in housing, a BA Hons in Business Studies and a postgraduate Diploma in Housing Management.

Nicole Norton Senior Probation Officer Nicole Norton has worked for the Lincolnshire Probation Service since 1994. After qualifying as a Probation Officer in 2000, she held management responsibility of the South Division, before becoming the Probation MAPPA Manager in May 2004. Nicole has honours degrees in European Studies and Criminal Justice and has recently completed an MSc in Forensic Psychology at Leicester University.

May Read Housing Operational Manager, South Holland District Council May is the Chair of the Domestic Violence Forum for South Holland District Council and is a member of the Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership. Her housing responsibilities are housing management and homelessness.

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Responsible Authority Contact Details
Lincolnshire Police
Peter Davies Assistant Chief Constable PO Box 999 Nettleham Lincoln LN5 7PH Tel: 01522 532222

National Probation Service, Lincolnshire
Sally Lewis Assistant Chief Officer 7 Lindum Terrace Lincoln LN2 5RP Tel: 01522 520776

Glen Harris Detective Chief Inspector PO Box 999 Nettleham Lincoln LN5 7PH Tel: 01522 532222

Tony Eyres Senior Probation Officer Mappp Office PO Box 999 Nettleham Lincoln LN5 7PH Tel: 01522 532222

Her Majesty’s Prison Service
Damian Evans Governor HMP Morton Hall Swinderby Lincoln LN6 9PT Tel: 01522 666700

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