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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 2

Introduction 3

Overview 4

Which agencies are involved in MAPPA? 5

The importance of partnership 5

Roles and responsibilities 6-7

Which offenders are managed by MAPPA? 8

How is risk assessed? 8

How are the cases managed? 8

Disclosure 9

Lincolnshire multi-agency public


protection procedures 10

Review meeting process 11

Case studies 12-13

Key achievements in 2004 / 2005 14

Commentary on 2004 / 2005 statistics 14

MAPPA annual report statistical information 15

Further developments 2004 / 2005 16

Her Majesty’s Prison Service 17

Strategic Management Board 18

Involving the public 18

Key personnel 20-23

Contact details 24
Front cover photographs courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council
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For me one of the most exciting developments in The work of our multi-agency partnership concentrates
this arena in the last 12 months has been the on protecting specific individuals and the general public
MINISTERIAL FOREWARD appointment of lay advisers to assist the Responsible INTRODUCTION from those who could inflict physical or sexual harm
on adults or children.We believe that the arrangements
Authority in the oversight of the arrangements. in Lincolnshire are highly effective in dealing with
As ordinary members of the public these lay advisers the relatively small number of offenders who are in
In producing this foreword to the Annual Report
The work being undertaken to improve the safety of represent a diverse, able and committed group of this category.
concerning the Multi Agency Public Protection
communities through the Multi-Agency Public people who are now helping the statutory agencies to Arrangements (MAPPA) in Lincolnshire, it is important
This year our efforts to control the behaviour of sex
Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is vitally important oversee the work being undertaken through MAPPA to remember that we live in a very safe county with low
offenders have been strengthened by the additional
and a priority for government. The annual reports for and communicate with the public more effectively. levels of violent crime.
powers of the Sexual Offences Prevention Order, which
2004/5 provide evidence of that active engagement. Without a growing sense of public knowledge and we are committed to using whenever possible.
Public protection arrangements are sometimes, wrongly,
Violence and sexual abuse are unacceptable wherever confidence about this work much of the benefits of the
seen as dealing with individuals who offend sexually
they occur and it is evident that through MAPPA such public protection arrangements will be lost. In addition to continuing our work with a wide range of
against children. In reality, MAPPA is there to deal with organisations to ensure public protection, we have
offenders are identified and better managed than ever any potentially dangerous offender. Sexual and violent recruited two lay advisers to join the Strategic
before. As the number of offenders within MAPPA I hope this annual report will be useful, informative and offences are dreadful crimes, which deeply affect the Management Board which oversees multi-agency public
continues to grow as expected there is clear evidence re-assuring to local communities. The agencies and lives of victims and their families and create fear in local protection arrangements. This will ensure valuable
communities.The impact can be profound and long-lasting, public involvement in keeping Lincolnshire in the
that the Responsible Authority, that is the local police, individuals who have contributed to the achievement of
leaving victims feeling unsafe even in their own homes. forefront of public protection.
probation and the Prison Service, is addressing these MAPPA locally are to be commended. The Government, through Lincolnshire Police, the
additional demands by strengthening local partnerships, National Probation Service and the Prison Service
using new statutory powers to restrict the behaviour of together with our partner organisations, regards tackling
offenders, returning offenders to custody where they sexual and violent crime as one of its highest priorities.
breach their licence or order, and using the findings of
MAPPA was set up in 2001, providing, for the first time,
research and inspection to strengthen national guidance
a statutory basis for the Police and National Probation
and local practice. Service jointly to undertake work to protect the public Tony Lake
from sexual and violent offenders. In the last year we Chief Constable
Although it is never possible completely to eliminate the have done a great deal to strengthen these arrangements Lincolnshire Police
risk posed by dangerous offenders, MAPPA is helping to and the wider public protection framework, including the
involvement of the Prison Service as a statutory partner.
ensure that fewer people are re-victimised.
In 1999 Lincolnshire became one of the first areas in the
The active implementation of the Criminal Justice country to have a Multi Agency Public Protection Panel to
Act (2003) during the last year has clearly enhanced deal with offenders who posed the highest and most Graham Nicholls
the ability of a number of agencies including health, immediate risk of harm. As this Annual Report again Chief Officer
social services and housing to work collaboratively with confirms this work has been highly successful. None of National Probation
the offenders identified as presenting greatest risk has
the Responsible Authority in assessing and managing Baroness Scotland Service, Lincolnshire
committed any notifiable offences during the year
those sexual and violent offenders in our communities Minister of State for Criminal Justice covered by this Report.Through the vigilance of Probation
who pose the highest risk of serious harm. For the and Offender Management and Police staff, in co-operation with other organisations,
continued success of MAPPA this collaboration a number of potentially high risk offenders have been
together with the scrutiny of policy and practice must recalled to prison before any new offence was committed.
become the hallmark of these arrangements. Similarly Public sector organisations are required to co-operate
in Public Protection Arrangements. In Lincolnshire such Bob Perry
MAPPA must integrate with other public protection co-operation has long been the case and we have been Area Manager
mechanisms dealing with child abuse, domestic abuse able to build on what were already very high levels of Her Majesty’s
and racial abuse. co-operation as the case studies in this Report confirm. Prison Service

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A primary aim is to reduce the number of victims in
our community and to ensure that the voice and WHICH AGENCIES ARE
OVERVIEW concerns of those individuals who have experienced INVOLVED IN MAPPA?
crime are heard in the future management of offenders.
We are confident that a number of actions taken by
I am pleased to invite you to read the Fourth Annual the panel have resulted in creating a safer environment. The most important work undertaken within the
Report about arrangements in Lincolnshire. MAPPA is done locally, led by the Police, Probation
In relation to those offenders assessed as presenting a and Prison Services – who act together as the
The publicly funded organisations in Lincolnshire have less imminent or serious risk of harm to the public, ‘Responsible Authority’.
demonstrated, over a number of years, real commitment meetings are held regularly to bring together the workers
involved with the offender. Again the primary focus of The experience and good practice upon which this
to working together to make our county a safer place
these meetings is to afford the best public protection. work is based began in the 1990s – most significantly
in which to live. The multi-agency public protection
as a result of the closer working relationship required
arrangements represent a structured partnership
The multi-agency public protection arrangements are by the Sex Offender Act (1997). The Courts Services
between Police, Probation, Prison, Health, Education,
overseen by a Strategic Management Board which Act (2000) and Criminal Justice Act (2003) formalised
Social Services and Housing with the intent of identifying,
comprises senior managers from each of the agencies. that relationship and built on the existing experience
assessing and managing those in the community who The Board meets quarterly to critically review the by requiring the Police and the Probation Services to
present a risk of causing harm to the public. arrangements and results. We have recruited two establish arrangements (the MAPPA) for assessing and
members of the public as lay advisers to the Board. managing the risks posed by certain sexual and violent
Offenders managed by the Public Protection Panel This voluntary commitment is welcomed in this offenders. The Prison Service has now joined
present a most serious and imminent risk of committing important role. Lincolnshire Police and the National Probation
violent or sexual offences. There are very few such Service, Lincolnshire and become part of the MAPPA
individuals in the community. In some cases the risk The protection of the public requires constant vigilance ‘Responsible Authority’.
presented is to those individuals known to the offender, on behalf of the statutory agencies. Whilst we are
as in the case of domestic violence. In other cases proud of our achievements in Lincolnshire and
the risk assessed may be to the wider public. confident of the commitment we have at all levels we THE IMPORTANCE The Prison Service is now part of the Responsible
are not complacent: it is our aim to continually OF PARTNERSHIP Authority of the MAPPA. This has now strengthened
The Public Protection Arrangements in Lincolnshire improve our skills and structures. the high levels of pre-existing involvement in public
concentrate on people who present the greatest risk prosecution. Prison, Police and Probation Services staff
and we work in co-operation with other public Key to the development of the MAPPA in the past regularly share risk prevention and concerning
year has been the even closer involvement of other information. This has resulted in better release
protection agencies throughout the United Kingdom.
agencies, such as Housing, Health and Social Services, arrangements and victim protection.
Locally, we have developed close links with the
working alongside Police and Probation.
Vulnerable Adults and the Child Protection Committee, Supporting and co-ordinating the development of the
as well as the local Criminal Justice Board and the MAPPA throughout the 42 Areas of England and
The truly multi-agency nature of the MAPPA and the
Crime Reduction Partnerships. Wales is the National Probation Directorate’s Public
collaboration, which underpins it, has been strengthened
Protection Unit (PPU). This Unit acts as a central
further by the Criminal Justice Act (2003). point for advice and, increasingly, involvement in the
We know that the public is best served when agencies
management of difficult cases. These include, for
work together to share information and act together The Act has placed a ‘duty to co-operate’ on a wide range example, UK citizens who have committed serious
to monitor the behaviours of offenders. Purposeful of organisations including Youth Offending Teams, local offences abroad and return to this country without
dialogue between the agencies in Lincolnshire has Health Authorities and Trusts, Housing Authorities and anywhere to live. The Unit is also able to provide
never been better and there is a real commitment Sally Lewis Registered Social Landlords, Social Services departments, financial support when the risk management plans
amongst workers to protect the public. Chair - Strategic Management Board Jobcentres, and Local Education Authorities. make exceptional demands upon local resources.

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ROLES AND ROLES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES RESPONSIBILITIES

Lincolnshire Police Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust

A crucially important part of the Police role is protection Mental health staff have a unique role in early
from harm.This includes identifying dangerous and high identification and specialist assessment of risk and are
risk offenders and working with other organisations to involved in joint working. Health professionals are
manage their risk. ideally placed to provide interventions aimed at
reducing risk where mental disorder is a key factor in
offending behaviour.
National Probation Service, Lincolnshire
Health professionals are involved across all levels
The Probation Service has legally enshrined
of Multi Agency Public Protection from Strategic
responsibilities towards victims and to provide Planning to Clinical Risk Management, and work
public protection. The Service in Lincolnshire has collaboratively with many agencies to co-ordinate
carried out pioneering work in Multi-Agency Public effective care management.
Protection and continues to drive this work forward.
Lincolnshire Social Services
Specialist staff are employed to liaise with victims
to ensure that their reassurance and safety are an Social Services work to protect the most vulnerable
integral part of public protection plans. people in society including children, people with
disabilities and older citizens. Our staff work regularly
Her Majesty’s Prison Service with colleagues in multi-agency partnerships and
child protection.
The risks posed by prisoners subject to MAPPA will
be assessed prior to release from custody through
Lincolnshire Education
and Cultural Services
case conferences attended by multi agency staff, such
as Prison Service staff, seconded Probation Service
The Education Service has an essential part to play in
staff, Police Liaison Officers, and nominated risk child protection. Staff are actively involved in work to
management staff. A range of measures are available protect children from the risk presented by potentially
to facilitate the release process, accompanied release dangerous offenders identified through MAPPA.
and imposing additional licence conditions.
Housing Authorities and
Youth Offending Service, Lincolnshire Registered Social Landlords

The Youth Offending Service manages the risk Housing Authorities and Registered Social Landlords
presented by offenders under 18 years and is actively work with a wide range of tenants and prospective
involved in working in partnership in Multi Agency tenants. Multi-Agency Public Protection work enables
Public Protection Arrangements. 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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Lincolnshire Multi-Agency Public Protection
WHICH OFFENDERS HOW ARE THE Procedures
ARE MANAGED BY MAPPA? DISCLOSURE
CASES MANAGED?

Registered Sex Offenders Level 1 - Low to Medium Risk Cases In cases when it is essential to inform members of the
public about a potential public risk the Multi Agency
Any offender convicted or cautioned for a sex These form the majority of cases. Organisations Public Protection Panel will propose disclosure as part
offence since September 1997, or serving a sentence manage these cases as normal, but share essential
of a wider risk management plan. However, the final
of imprisonment at that time. information with others e.g. in child protection cases.
decision will be taken at Chief Constable level and full
advice and guidance will be included.
Violent and other Sex Offenders Level 2 - Higher Risk Cases
If organisations in Lincolnshire become aware of an
Normally sentenced to at least twelve months’ custody The Probation Service organises meetings throughout
individual whose behaviour is giving concern and he
or detained under relevant mental health legislation. Lincolnshire in co-operation with the Police and other
does not respond to warnings, it may be necessary to
organisations to assess and manage the risk presented Risk assessment can change due to new information
by higher risk offenders. consider public disclosure.This is done as a last resort,
Other Offenders or improvements or decline in offender behaviour, and
as we wish to avoid driving worrying offenders
underground or creating undue public concern. procedures and practice are flexible to allow for
Who pose a risk of serious harm to the public. Level 3 - Very High Risk Cases changed risk assessment.
If disclosure is necessary, approval is required from a
Full information about offences covered by MAPPA These cases are known as The Critical Few.Though few, Chief Constable and those who receive the disclosure
management is available in Sections 67 and 68 of the these cases require maximum resources. are told what to do with the information and whom
to contact for help or action. Risk Definitions
Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act (2000).
A panel consisting of senior officers and staff from
all multi-agency partners meets at least monthly If disclosure is required the following principles
to assess, review and manage the risk that these are followed:
HOW IS RISK ASSESSED? individuals could present.
1. Actions are proportionate to risk

A number of statistically reliable tools for the assessment 2. Individual poses a risk of serious harm
of the risk of re-offending have been developed in recent
years including: 3. No other practical means exist to protect the public

• ASSET - for young offenders 4. All risks are considered


• OASys - for adult offenders
• MATRIX 2000 - for sexual and violent offenders 5. Disclosure is to the right person
• SARA - for those who are violent against partners
6. The person receiving the information knows Lincolnshire Multi-Agency Public Protection
All of these are used as required in Lincolnshire. As well what they need to do with it in order to provide Procedures
as using these well-tested methods, staff involved are effective public protection Review Meeting Process
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 LINCOLNSHIRE MULTI-AGENCY
PUBLIC PROTECTION PROCEDURES 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 low or medium risk,
manage within own
organisation If high risk, manage
through MAPPA level 2 Review progress against risk management strategy and share
Risk Meeting If very high risk, refer to any current concerns. Re-assess Risk level.
Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel
via a Core Panel Member

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 Considered to be Considered to be


Risk Definitions Medium/Low Risk High Risk Very High Risk

Low Risk Medium Risk High Risk Very High Risk


No significant There are identifiable indicators There are identifiable indi- There is imminent risk of
current of risk of harm.The offender cators of risk of serious serious harm.The potential • Remove from • Continue • Continue
indicators has the potential to cause harm.The potential event event is more likely than register and registration as registration as
of risk. harm, but is unlikely to do so is not imminent but could not to happen imminently recommend single potentially dangerous
unless there is a change happen at any time and the and the impact could be offender.
agency action to dangerous
of circumstances. impact could be serious. serious. Formulate
manage risk offender.
updated
• Formulate protection plan.
updated • Refer to /
protection plan. continue with
• Set review date. Multi-Agency
Public
Protection Panel
(MAPPP)
• Set review date.

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CASE STUDY – A CASE STUDY – J CASE STUDY – T

A has 24 previous convictions including ten for violence, J has a substantial criminal record extending over 30 T, a victim of abuse as a child, was sentenced to five years
the most serious being attempted strangulation on a years. His offences include stealing, burglary, assaults - imprisonment for indecent assault and attempted
former partner. He was referred to the Multi Agency both physical and sexual, rapes, kidnapping and false robbery. Both victims were young women. In prison he
Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) because of the risk to imprisonment. He was referred to the Multi Agency made increasingly bizarrre statements about his violent
his wife. In the four years from January 2000 to Public Protection Panel by the Probation Service beliefs and intentions and confirmed that he had always
December 2003 the police were called to 23 violent because of his potential dangerousness when he was been fascinated by knives. The Youth Offending Service
incidents involving A and his wife. He was due to be released from prison. The MAPPP concluded that he referred him to the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel.
released from prison, and his wife and daughter were presented a risk to women and, in particular, teenagers
terrified of his returning home. of both sexes.The risk management plan included: In co-operation with Prison and psychiatric services the
MAPPP arranged transfer to a secure mental health
The MAPPP Action Plan included: • A requirement to live in supervised accomodation facility for assessment and treatment. Later he was
transferred to a specialist prison to undergo a Sex
• Placement in accommodation which guarantees 24 • A requirement to abide by a night-time curfew Offender Treatment Programme. He co-operated fully T continued to co-operate fully and has taken part
hour staffing and night-time curfew with all aspects of his treatment but neither psychiatrists in employment training and is now employed full time
• A requirement to take part in a Sex Offender nor psychologists could be certain that he did not in the building trade. He has also started to re-build
• Residence outside Lincolnshire Treatment Programme present a serious risk on release. Additionally, the child a relationship with his family. If his good progress
abuse that he suffered followed by a long period in continues the high level of monitoring will be
• Help to control his drinking and aggressive behaviour • Monitoring and surveillance by the police, including custody meant that he was unlikely to be able to cope gradually reduced.
lifetime Sex Offender Registration with normal pressures of life on release.
• No contact with his wife unless approved by his He has not re-offended.
Probation Case Manager • 'Flagging' on police and CCTV computer systems A Management Action Plan was created which involved:

• Support and alarm provision for his wife provided • Disclosure to a neighbouring school • A requirement to stay in permanently staffed WHAT SUPPORT IS
by specialist police officers accommodation until it was safe to move into GIVEN TO VICTIMS?
• Warnings to healthcare professionals the wider community
Initially A complied with the Action Plan conditions
but after six weeks his wife reported that he was • Information sharing with Housing Authorities • Exclusion from the area where If an offender is sentenced to twelve months or more
contacting her.This was in breach of his release licence his previous victims lived for a violent or sexual assault, a Victim Contact Officer
requirements and he was returned to prison before his J has completed successfully his release licence but will contact the victims to establish any continuing risk
• Monitoring and support from key workers
wife was harmed.The action of the Multi Agency Public continues to be monitored. He is aware that if he fails or concerns and inform them about the sentencing
in Probation and psychiatric services
Protection Panel ensured that his wife has enjoyed the to keep to the requirements of his Sex Offender process. This knowledge of the victim and their
longest period free from attack since she married. Registration he will be liable to arrest and face up to concerns facilitates better risk management when an
• Risk assessment by community-based
five years in prison. offender is eventually released.
forensic psychologist

He has not re-offended. • A requirement to be escorted


whilst in the community.

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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS COMMENTARY ON MAPPA ANNUAL REPORTS STATISTICAL INFORMATION
IN 2004 / 2005 2004 / 2005 STATISTICS

Required for the reporting period 1st APRIL 2004 - 31st MARCH 2005
• No serious offences committed by MAPPP - managed This year the annual report provides a more detailed
breakdown of the number of sexual and violent 1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSOs) Number of offenders
cases (Risk Level 3)
offenders who are covered by the MAPPA in
i) The number of RSOs living in your Area on 31st March 2005 380
• Effective and regular risk management meetings Lincolnshire. As last year, the figures include the
established throughout Lincolnshire number of registered sex offenders. ia) The number of RSOs per 100'000 head of population 60
ii) The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either
Because sex offender registration is normally for a cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, between 1st April 2004 14
• Formal links established with child protection systems
minimum of 2 years (and generally for much longer - and 31st March 2005
some must be registered for life) the figures are
• Joint risk training between different agencies iii) The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) applied for a) 6
expected to increase for some time. Only a very small b)
(b) interim SOPOs granted and (c) full SOPOs imposed by the courts in your Area 2
proportion (about 6% throughout England and Wales) between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 c)
• Prison Service brought into strategic management 2
are considered to pose such a high risk or manage-
of public protection arrangements iv) The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) interim Notification a) 0
ment difficulty that they are referred to the highest
Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in your b) 0
level of the MAPPA – the Multi-Agency Public
• Highest ever levels of attendance and delivery of Area between 1st April 2004 & 31st March 2005 c) 0
Protection Panels (the MAPPP).
actions to manage serious risks v) The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the a) 0
• Sex offender registrations have increased as a courts in your Area between 1st April 2004 & 31st March 2005 b) 0
• Consultant Psychologists and Specialist Probation result of the following factors: 2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders:
Officers work together on nationally accredited Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders (V&OS)
Community Sex Offences Prevention Programmes • Lifetime registration of many leaving prison.
vi) The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327
• Cases moving into area. (3), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003)) living in your Area between 1st 135
• All actions to manage risk are effectively targeted April 2004 and 31st March 2005
and measured
• Active policing, in particular of internet pornographic 3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders (OthO)
crime and other sexual crime.
• Full involvement of the Prison Service as part of vii) The number of ‘other offenders’ (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the
the Responsible Authority. Criminal Justice Act (2003)) between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 70
• Increased knowledge of sex offending has led to
more reporting of less serious offences and an 4. Offenders managed though Level 3 (MAPPP) &
• Re-signing and updating of agreement with duty to increase in cautions which can still require registration. Level 3 Level 2
Level 2 (local inter-agency management)
co-operate agencies setting out necessary sharing
of information to enable public protection within • Sex Offender Registration has been very successful. (viii) Identify how many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories (i.e. RSO 10 14
legal requirements of confidentiality In Lincolnshire 97.5% have complied with requirements. (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
V&O 10 15
The "Other High Risk Offenders" category, which 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 OthO 5 21
allows offenders who are not registered sex offenders
or supervised on licence by Probation to be managed, (ix) Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 (i.e. (viii) between 1st April 2004 and Level 3 Level 2
has reduced during the last year by 37%. 31st March 2005 how many, whilst managed at that level:
(a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence? a) 6 10
• None of those assessed as presenting the highest (b) Were returned to custody for a breach of a restraining
order or sexual offences prevention order?
b) 0 0
potential risk have committed any serious offences
during the reporting year. (c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence? c) 0 0

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7. Closer co-operation has been developed between • All relevant risk management information being
FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel and the provided to multi-agency meetings which help plan
HER MAJESTY’S an offender’s release.
IN 2004/2005 Lincolnshire Area Child Protection Committee.
PRISON SERVICE
The reference manual for Child Protection also
• At least three months’ notification to Police and
includes advice on whom, and how, to refer high
Probation of the expected release dates of those
1. During 2004 / 2005, in addition to the work on risk cases to the Multi Agency Public Protection Panel. One of the important ways in which the Criminal
offenders who have been referred to the
many individual cases, the second tier of risk Justice Act (2003) strengthened the MAPPA was
Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) and
to make the Prison Service part of the Responsible
assessment and management, Divisional Risk 8. High risk offenders, whose risk of re-offending is at least six weeks’ notification of those being
Authority, together with the Police and Probation
Meetings, was fully established and is working well. made worse because of their addiction to drink managed at level 2 risk meetings.
Services in each of the forty-two areas of England
and drugs, now have the benefit of a "fast track" and Wales.
2. In 2004 / 2005 improved Risk Recording and approach to specialist treatment services. • No changes to release dates or arrangements
being made without prior consultation with Police
Management Action verification was incorporated. The Prison Service has been given this enhanced role
and Probation.
9. Close co-operation between Housing Authorities, in recognition of the important part it plays in
3. Joint training for staff from partner organisations is Police and Probation Services ensures that where protecting the public, by keeping offenders in custody,
regularly provided. This not only ensures that necessary ex-offenders do not live near victims, or by helping them to address the causes of their
Playing an effective role in the multi-agency risk
offending behaviour and by undertaking other work to
staff's knowledge is up to date, but also that where their behaviour cannot be safely monitored. management of MAPPA offenders requires good
assist their successful resettlement.
working together between organisations is the norm. communication between criminal justice partners.
10. Of particular concern are offenders with mental The prison service has taken steps to ensure that
As part of the Responsible Authority, the Prison
there are dedicated points of contact for public
4. Specialist staff from the Probation Service, who health needs and Lincolnshire's public protection Service is now represented on each of the Strategic
protection at both area level and in every prison
routinely work with offenders assessed as presenting work has greatly benefited by the appointment Management Boards (SMBs) in the forty-two areas.
establishment, and that these are published together
a likelihood of serious harm, meet regularly to of a Forensic Services Manager, who sits on the The Prison estate is configured differently from Police
with Police and Probation contacts to ensure better
ensure that they are up-to-date on all developments core panel. In addition, in cases where mental and Probation areas in that its establishments are
communication across the Responsible Authority.
contained within only twelve geographical areas and
related to their public protection role. health concerns are significant, consultant
two functional areas – the High Security estate and
psychiatrists and psychologists and other health With the ever increasing MAPPA population and
Contracted Prisons. For this reason, arrangements
5. From the beginning of the financial year 2004 / staff provide advice and assistance. (However, it is proportion of those received into prison likely to
for Prison Service representation on Strategic
2005 the Probation Service has had in post a important to note that the majority of mentally grow with the introduction of new public protection
Management Boards vary across the country, but each
sentences, the inclusion of the Prison Service as part
Senior Probation Officer whose specific remit will disordered individuals do not commit offences.) Prison Service Area Manager has entered into an
of the Responsible Authority will continue to be vital
be to manage staff involved in High Risk Multi- agreement with the SMBs on how the service can
in protecting the public.
Agency Public Protection cases. These cases are 11. Protection of victims is a core feature of contribute both strategically and operationally to
fully audited on a quarterly basis to ensure that all Lincolnshire's Public Protection work. In all the MAPPA. The main focus of the Prison Service
contribution is at an operational level. A number of
national targets (standards) are met. relevant cases specialist Victim Contact Officers
measures have been put in place across the prison
employed by the Probation Service contact estate to ensure that this will be effective and result in:
6. Regular meetings have continued between the victims and assess their concerns and need for
Manager of the Multi-Agency Public Protection information.These officers routinely attend Multi- • Prompt identification of MAPPA offenders so that
Panel and Lincolnshire's seven Crime and Disorder Agency Public Protection meetings or provide their details can be used in sentence planning
Reduction Partnerships.These meetings are designed information to assist in the short and longer term arrangements, including interventions to manage
to ensure that there is a common under standing protection of victims. and reduce risk.
and a seamless development of Public Protection
• Regular monitoring of the behaviours of those
throughout the county.
assessed as presenting the highest risk, and sharing
information with Police and Probation colleagues.

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included National Training Manager, the Bail
STRATEGIC Information Scheme, Groupwork Training and
MANAGEMENT BOARD INVOLVING THE PUBLIC KEY PERSONNEL Approved Premises Manager.
Sally’s current responsibilities include public
protection and chairing the Multi-Agency Public
The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements The purpose of appointing lay advisers is to ensure that
Multi-Agency Public Protection Protection Management Group.
are overseen by a board of representatives from the the community has an involvement in what is done to
organisations involved in Public Protection as well as protect them and that those involved professionally Panel Members
two members of the public.The Board meets quarterly, with the MAPPA are aware of the views of the Karen Head
and reviews work in hand, and drives forward new community. The lay advisers do not ‘represent’ the
MAPPP Manager and Chair Head of Regimes
developments.The reviewing function includes detailed community in the way, for example, that local councillors
Tony Eyres and Resettlement,
assessment of effectiveness and action delivery reports. do, nor will they be involved in operational decision-
Senior Probation Officer, HMP Lincoln
For example, attendance at Risk Assessment Management making. And, given the sensitivity of much of what the
meetings was achieved at 96.7% and 96% of risk National Probation
MAPPA does, especially with the few offenders who
Service, Lincolnshire Karen joined HM Prison
prevention actions were delivered. When monitoring pose a very high risk of serious harm to the public, it
has indicated any failures to attend or complete actions, Service in 1988 and
is not practicable for the general public to be directly
the board has ensured that action is taken promptly. Tony has been MAPPP has served in several
involved. Lay advisers, however, ensure an appropriate
Manager since 2001. establishments, including
and a practical level of community involvement, and
At present the following are Board members: After a career in female and high security
Lincolnshire has been fortunate in recruiting two
prisons. She has been a
experienced and committed lay members. industry, he qualified as
Sally Lewis Assistant Chief Officer, National Governor at HMP Lincoln since 2002,
Probation Service, Lincolnshire a probation officer in 1986. His qualifications include
with responsibility for providing prisoners with
BA (Hons), Certificate of Qualification in Social
work, education and training, offending behaviour
Peter Davies Assistant Chief Constable, Work and a Diploma in Management Studies.
Lincolnshire Police
OUR LAY ADVISERS programmes and resettlement services, including
A Senior Probation Officer since 1991,Tony’s work induction procedures, sentence management and
Colin Pettigrew Head of Strategic Modernisation, has included team management and training in risk custody to work programmes.
Children and Family Services Bobby Ashton has over 30 years experience in private assessment, risk management systems and tools.
Social Services Directorate sector accountancy, as well as a significant commitment Formerly Chair of the Professional Committee of the
to unpaid public service. She has worked as a mentor National Association of Probation Officers,Tony is a Glen Harris
Dick Pike Pupil & Schools Services Group, member of the User Development Group for the
for children and young people,helping them to overcome Detective Chief
Education and Cultural Services National Violent and Sexual Offender Registration
their problems and live successful law-abiding lives. She Inspector,
is able to provide the Board with a rare combination System (VISOR). Crime Support Unit,
Mary Quint Divisional Manager, West Division,
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust of analytical and casework skills, together with a practical Lincolnshire Police
commitment to public protection.
John Bibby Director of Housing and Sally Lewis Glen has been a police
Community Services Mick Burton started his working life as a coalminer Assistant Chief Officer, officer with Lincolnshire
(City of Lincoln Council) before working in a children's Secure Unit, managing National Probation Police since 1985, having
some of the most difficult young people in our Service, Lincolnshire worked in a number of
Damian Evans Governor, HMP Morton Hall
community. Later he helped to set up the Hastings Drug roles, including Child
(representing HM Prison Service)
Clinic bringing in a range of professionals to work Protection and Intelligence. His last role was
Sally has been a qualified
Roberta Ashton Lay Adviser together effectively. Since taking early retirement due to Divisional Crime Manager. He is now taking up the
probation officer since
disability he has been a member of the Lincolnshire post he previously held just over two years ago.
1984. Her previous
Michael Burton Lay Adviser Hospitals Trust Patients Forum and takes a keen interest
responsibilities have
in effective public protection.
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Andy Campbell the implementation of the 2000 National Service She holds a BSc in Psychology and has worked in Stuart Sheardown
Youth Offending Framework for Mental Health. She was appointed residential care homes as an educational welfare Housing Services
Service, Lincolnshire Forensic Services Manager in 2002, including the officer and part of a criminal defence team. Coordinator, South
management of Francis Willis Unit and inreach Kesteven District
Sheridan represents the directorate on the Lincolnshire
Andy has been Service services at HMP Lincoln. Louise has developmental Council
Area Child Protection Committee, Case Monitoring
Development Officer lead for community forensic services and strategies
Group and other forums. She coordinates training
since 2001. He qualified to meet the needs of people with a personality disorder. Stuart is a member of
for and provides support to Directorate and school
as a Probation Officer the Institute of Housing
colleagues in all aspects of child protection.
in 1974 and worked in and holds an MSc in
the north east of Tim Barker Housing from Leicester
David Ward
England before coming Child Protection de Montfort University.
Tenancy Enforcement
to Lincolnshire in 1990. Andy has a wide-ranging Manager Social He has been working in housing for nine years and
Manager, City of
experience of roles in the criminal justice system, Services Directorate is currently Housing Services Coordinator for South
Lincoln Council
having worked in prisons, probation offices, youth Kesteven District Council.
offending teams and in Family Court Welfare. Tim has been a social David has twenty Stuart’s responsibilities are allocations, homelessness
worker and manager years’ housing and giving housing advice on the prevention of
since 1976, specialising management experience. homelessness. His work includes multi-agency
Louise Tomlinson in childcare / child His qualifications include partnership work.
Forensic Services protection. He worked an MA in Housing Policy
Manager, Lincolnshire for two years as Chair and Practice and he is a
Partnership NHS Trust of child protection conferences, and then worked Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute John Cooch
for the National Society for the Prevention of of Housing. His duties include officer responsibility Principal Housing
Louise qualified as a Cruelty to Children, where he managed a project for anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder issues Officer, Boston
first level registered specialising in assessments of families and therapeutic and high risk cases housed by the Authority. Borough Council
mental health nurse work with abused children. He represents the City of Lincoln Council at public
in 1989 and worked Tim has been Child Protection Manager since protection meetings for high and very high risk cases. John has worked
in acute psychiatric 1996 and advises the Lincolnshire Area Child in housing for over
in-patient units, including Protection Committee. twenty-five years
management of a low security intensive psychiatric Peter Campbell and is currently Principal
unit in Birmingham. In 1992 at HMP Winson Green, Housing Manager, Housing Officer, with
she was one of the first nurses to directly provide Sheridan Dodsworth North Kesteven direct responsibility for
mental health care to prisoners. Child Protection District Council the Housing Register, Housing Aid and Advice,
Officer, Education
In 1995 Louise moved into psychiatric nursing, providing Homelessness, the Homelessness Hostel, Boston &
and Cultural Services Peter has been the
court diversion and diversion at point-of-arrest services, East Lindsey Domestic Violence Forum and
Core Panel member
which led to joint initiatives to address the needs of management of the Housing Needs Team.
Sheridan has worked representing NKDC
mentally disordered offenders. She developed a mental He works closely with the Council’s Registered
for the Education and since July 2004.
health awareness training programme for police and set Social Landlord partners in the provision of housing,
Cultural Services, which His present duties
up joint protocols with Probation to ensure information development of housing policies and the rehousing
is responsible for support include tenancy
-sharing to reduce risk. of applicants. He is a member of the Chartered
services to schools and enforcement, anti social behaviour matters
Louise has managed a Regional Forensic Secure Unit the Youth Service, for and crime and disorder issues. Institute of Housing, the Boston and East Lindsey
for Learning Disabilities, specialising in treatment the last seven years and she was appointed Domestic Violence Committees and Boston
programmes for offenders and she project-managed lead officer for child protection in 2002. Homelessness Forum.

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John is Chair of the Boston Homleness Forum, Paul Kirkham
Lincolnshire Housing Benchmarking Group and Housing Co-ordinator
Lincolnshire Housing Training Group. Acis Group

Paul has worked in


Darren Clayton housing since 1992
Principal Housing as Housing Officer
Officer, East Lindsey for Sanctuary Housing
District Council Association. Paul joined
Acis group in 2003 as
Darren has been the Senior Housing
working in housing Officer and in 2004 took up the post of Housing
since 1991 in a variety Co-ordinator. Paul manages the day to day housing
of roles with increasing management operations at Acis Group. Paul is
responsibility and he has a corporate member of the Chartered Institute
considerable experience of Housing, has a Professional Graduate diploma
in working with multi-agency public protection panels. in housing studies and Higher diploma in Land
His current role involves front line management of Management and Administration. Paul is also
homelessness, housing advice and more recently a board member for the Gainsborough Early
housing support services. Years Centre.
The East Lindsey Housing Support service has
been acknowledged as an area of good practice
within Lincolnshire by Supporting People. Darren Nicole Norton
is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute Senior Probation Officer
of Housing, has an MA in housing, a BA Hons in
Business Studies and a postgraduate Diploma in Nicole Norton
Housing Management. has worked for
the Lincolnshire
Probation Service
May Read since 1994.
Housing Operational After qualifying
Manager, South Holland as a Probation
District Council Officer in 2000,
she held management responsibility of the South
May is the Chair of Division, before becoming the Probation MAPPA
the Domestic Violence Manager in May 2004. Nicole has honours degrees
Forum for South in European Studies and Criminal Justice and has
Holland District Council recently completed an MSc in Forensic Psychology
and is a member of the at Leicester University.
Crime & Disorder
Reduction Partnership. Her housing responsibilities
are housing management and homelessness.

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Responsible Authority
Contact Details

Lincolnshire Police National Probation


Service, Lincolnshire
Peter Davies
Assistant Chief Constable Sally Lewis
PO Box 999 Assistant Chief Officer
Nettleham 7 Lindum Terrace
Lincoln Lincoln
LN5 7PH LN2 5RP

Tel: 01522 532222 Tel: 01522 520776

Glen Harris Tony Eyres


Detective Chief Inspector Senior Probation Officer
PO Box 999 Mappp Office
Nettleham PO Box 999
Lincoln Nettleham
LN5 7PH Lincoln
LN5 7PH
Tel: 01522 532222
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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