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For further information about MAPPA or the contents of this report contact should
be made with:-

Public Protection Unit

Annual Report 2004-05

Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Cannock Road
ST17 0QG
Tel: 01785 232032

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements


‘Responsible Authority’

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MAPPA recognises the important contribution that voluntary organisations
provide in support of victims of crime. A number of such organisations and their
What is MAPPA ?
contact details are produced here.
It’s all too easy to think that when an offender is charged, tried, convicted and
Domestic Violence Adult Survivors of
sent to prison then the job of the Criminal Justice System is over and done
Domestic Violence Helpline (24 Hours) - Childhood Sexual Abuse
with. But for a lot of people, including many victims of crime, the situation is far
Tel. No. 01543 676800 Emerge (Cannock) -
from over.
Tel. No. 01543 576174
Offenders who are convicted of serious sexual or violent crimes may be given North Staffs Domestic Violence Helpline -
Tel. No. 01782 205500 (daytime) Emerge (Stafford) -
lengthy sentences but in most cases, they will be released from prison "under
Tel. No. 01785 225991
licence" before the end of that sentence . The licence conditions will mean that
the offender will not be free to do just as he or she pleases but will have to do
certain things - and not do certain other things - in order to remain out of prison.
For example they may be required to engage in community based programme
work but also not to enter areas where their victims may reside. Racial Equality Council
Stafford District
Victims of a particular offender may be very concerned when they hear that he Tel. No. 01785 246471
has been released from prison. They need to be protected, as does the rest of
the community and any possible future victim. The best way to protect us all is East Staffordshire
to manage the risk that each offender poses; that is to say firstly to find out Tel. No. 01283 510456
whether the offender is likely to re-offend and under what circumstances, and
secondly to try to prevent any re-offending. North Staffordshire
Tel. No. 01782 260822
No single Criminal Justice Agency has all the answers when it comes to
managing the risks, but by working together under the Multi Agency Public
Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), there is much less chance that a vital piece
of information about an offender's background or behaviour may be missed. Victim Support
South East Staffs
Most victims and potential victims would agree with the old saying that Victim Support
"Prevention is better than Cure". By co-operating together and sharing Victims of Sexual Abuse (Lichfield, Tamworth,
information, Criminal Justice Agencies and other agencies that offenders may Womens' Rape and Burton)
have contact with, are able to considerably reduce the chances of re-offending, Sexual Violence Service Tel. No. 01543 30100
all of which makes an important contribution to our aim of making Staffordshire Tel. No. 01782 221000
safer. Mid Staffs Victim Support
SARAC (Burton) Helpline Tel. No. 01785 715666
David Ainsworth Tel. No. 01283 517185


(Member of MAPPA Strategic Management Board)

S.A.I.V.E. North Staffs Victim Support
Tel. No. 01782 683133 Tel. No. 01782 717184

The work of MAPPA is overseen by the Strategic Management Board (SMB). The SMB consists of senior
managers from the ‘Responsible Authority’ and other agencies particularly those identified as having a
‘Duty to Co-operate’ as defined by section 325 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

The SMB has a duty to monitor the effectiveness of MAPPA and to produce an annual report outlining our
arrangements for protecting the public from sexual and violent offenders.


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4. Offenders managed through level 3 (MAPPP) & Level 2
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(local inter- agency management)
Level 3 Level 2
viii. How many MAPPA offenders in each of the three Categories RSO's 22 233
i.e. (1)-RSO's, (2)-V&O and (3)-Other Offenders have been Home Office Foreword Page 1
managed through the MAPPP (level 3) and through local V&O 5 36
inter-agency risk management (level 2) between 1st April Chief Officers Introduction Page 2
2004 and 31st March 2005. Oth O 16 29
SMB Report Page 3
The level 3 figure is the 'critical few'. The criteria for referring a case to the MAPPP are defined in
MAPPA Guidance as those in which the offender: The Role of the Prison Service in MAPPA Page 4-6
z West Midlands Area MAPPA
Is assessed under OASys as being a high or very high risk of causing serious harm; AND z Public Protection Co-ordinators
z Risk Management Teams
Presents risks that can only be managed by a plan which requires close co-operation at a senior
level due to the complexity of the case and/or because of the unusual resource commitments it Key Developments Page 7-9
requires: OR z Sexual Offences Act 2003
z Introduction of Lay Advisors
Although not assessed as a high or very high risk, the case is exceptional because the likelihood of
media scrutiny and/or public interest in the management of the case is very high and there is a need Local Operation of MAPPA Page 10-12
to ensure that public confidence in the criminal justice system is sustained. z MAPPA Co-ordination
z Offender Risk Management
The level 2 figure are those offenders who require the active involvement of more than one agency z VISOR
but the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to Level 3, the MAPPP z National Co-ordination

ix. Of the cases managed at levels 3 or 2 i.e. between the 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005 MAPPA and Victims Page 13
how many, whilst managed at that level:
Level 3 Level 2 Staffordshire MAPPA Statistical Information Page 14-15

(a) Were returned to custody for a breach of licence 4 11 Voluntary Organisations Page 16
(b) Were returned to custody for a breach of restraining
or sexual offences prevention order 0 5 Contact Point Back Page
(c) Were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence
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1. Category 1 MAPPA offenders: Registered Sex Offenders (RSO)

i. The number of RSO's living in the Staffordshire Area on 31st March 2005 538

a) The number of RSO's per 100,000 head of population 51

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
Ministerial Foreword by Baroness Scotland and 31st March 2005

The work being undertaken to improve the safety of communities through the Multi- a 2
Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is vitally important and a priority for iii. The number of (a) Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPO's) applied for
government. The annual reports for 2004/5 provide evidence of that active engagement. (b) interim SOPO's granted and (c) full SOPO's imposed by the courts in b 0
Violence and sexual abuse are unacceptable wherever they occur and it is evident that Staffordshire
through MAPPA such offenders are identified and better managed than ever before. As c 2
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,
a 1
using new statutory powers to restrict the behaviour of offenders, returning offenders to
iv. The number of (a) Notification Orders applied for (b) Interim Notification
custody where they breach their licence or order, and using the findings of research and
Orders granted and (c) full Notification Orders imposed by the courts in b 0
inspection to strengthen national guidance and local practice.
Staffordshire between 1st May 2004 and 31st March 2005.
Although it is never possible completely to eliminate the risk posed by dangerous c 0
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 v. The number of Foreign Travel Orders (a) applied for and (b) imposed by the a 0
and housing to work collaboratively with the Responsible Authority in assessing and courts in Staffordshire between 1st May 2004 and 31st March 2005
managing those sexual and violent offenders in our communities who pose the highest b 0
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.
2. Category 2 MAPPA offenders: Violent offenders and Other Sexual offenders

For me one of the most exciting developments in this arena in the last 12 months has vi. The number of violent and other sexual offenders (as defined by Section 327 (3),
been the appointment of lay advisers to assist the Responsible Authority in the oversight (4) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act (2003) living in Staffordshire between 146
of the arrangements. As ordinary members of the public these lay advisers represent a 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005.

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 3. Category 3 MAPPA offenders: Other Offenders
about this work much of the benefits of the public protection arrangements will be lost.
vii. The number of 'other offenders' (as defined by Section 325 (2)(b) of the
I hope this annual report will be useful, informative and re-assuring to local communities. 38
Criminal Justice Act (2003) ) between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005.
The agencies and individuals who have contributed to the achievement of MAPPA
locally are to be commended.

Baroness Scotland
Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management
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MAPPA and Victims MAPPA Annual Report - Chief Officers' Introduction

Whilst the emphasis of MAPPA is predominantly focused on the assessment and It gives us great pleasure to bring you this annual report on
management of the offender, the concerns of victims and the need to reduce the the work and achievements of MAPPA in 2004-05. The
risk of further victims are fundamental to the successful operation of MAPPA. protection of our communities from potentially dangerous
sexual and violent offenders is a major task for all of the
agencies working together within the Multi-Agency Public
In 1997 the Staffordshire Probation Service established a specialist victims unit Protection Arrangements in Staffordshire. It is in this context
to ensure an effective and consistent approach in servicing the needs of victims. that we are delighted to report that these efforts have secured
This was underpinned through development of a victims charter which even greater success than last year in that over 99% of
emphasised the need for greater consideration for services to victims within the registered sex offenders are complying with their
criminal justice system. registration requirements.
Chief Constable J.W. Giffard
The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 placed a responsibility on the Building upon the improvements made to MAPPA in 2003-04,
Probation Service to offer contact and support to victims of serious violent or the past year has seen several key developments that have
helped to make MAPPA even more effective in making a
sexual crime where the offender was sentenced to twelve months or more.
safer Staffordshire. We now have two lay advisors who attend
and contribute to the Strategic Management Board (SMB)
Whilst the statutory responsibility to service the needs of victims rests with the that oversees and monitors the work of MAPPA across the
Probation Service, the approach to meeting the needs of victims has now county. Secondly, the Prison Service is now a designated
become a truly multi agency one and a strong theme of the work of MAPPA. 'Responsible Authority' alongside the police and probation -
recognising the vital role that it plays in the management of
The goal of MAPPA is to ensure that the risk posed by each relevant offender is high-risk offenders. These developments enable public
minimised to the extent that no one else falls victim to their offending. One such protection arrangements to be more responsive to our
way in which risk can be managed is by disclosing information to potential communities and ensure we are able to provide a continuous
management of offenders from their sentencing right through
victims or the carers of potential victims of the threat posed by the
to their rehabilitation back into society.
The coming year will see the introduction of a strengthened
These 'disclosures' are made after careful consideration and where a carefully sentencing framework through the provisions of the 2003
balanced judgement has to be made. On the one hand it is important that Chief Officer
Criminal Justice Act coming into force in April 2005. There
Staffordshire Probation Area
information about an offender is given to those who may be a risk. This means, Mr R Mandley can never be room for complacency in dealing with public
for example, that where a sex offender whose victims were children is known to MSc; MA; BA (Hons), CQSW protection and the management of sexual and violent
have formed a close relationship with someone who has children - or where the offenders. But through these developments and the
offender has volunteered to assist in activities associated with children - then continued hard work of the agencies within MAPPA, we are
information about the offenders past convictions will be given to those seeing real progress towards a Safer Staffordshire.
responsible for the children concerned.
We hope you will find this report interesting, that it helps to
answer some key questions about community safety in
On the other hand it is also important that, where it is not in the public interest, Staffordshire and that it gives you confidence that all the

information is kept in confidence so that offenders will remain in contact with relevant agencies in Staffordshire are working in partnership
those Police and Probation Service officers who monitor their activities. Each to manage carefully a very small group of high-risk sexual
case is decided on its merits with the need for public safety being the most and violent offenders.
important consideration.

Bryn Payling
Prison Service
West Midlands Area Manager
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As Chair of the Staffordshire SMB, I have seen our work VISOR
grow throughout 2004/05, developing from previous co-
operation an established MAPPA framework with a fully The Violent and Sex Offender Register is a
functioning Strategic Management Board (SMB). I am National Intelligence Database that will
particularly grateful for the support that those agencies manage information regarding these
with a Duty to Co-operate have given to the SMB. relevant offenders. The database has been
adopted by all forces across the country and
The SMB has 'signed-off' a number of significant will be extended to a number of other
policies during the last year, these include: policies on agencies who have a duty to co-operate.
Assistant Chief Constable disclosure, duty to co-operate, MAPPA policy and This database is a major development
Adrian Lee
LL.B., M.Phil., M.A. procedures, serious case review procedure, lay towards effectively tracking violent and
advisers memorandum of understanding, media sexual offenders.
strategy, and training strategy. Some of these documents have been recognised
as examples of Best Practice at national level. SMB have also introduced an
audit process for level 2 MAPPA which produced very positive results. The next
round of audit will be extended to cover level 3 MAPPA as well. SMB have also National Co-ordination
developed a serious case review procedure and growing links with other key
local partners. The national MAPPA Conference was
held in Staffordshire in October 2004.
The gathering of specialists heard of
The SMB / MAPPA implementation Action Plan is now complete and we are now significant progress, new
preparing a more strategic Business Plan for the development of SMB and developments and the next steps in
MAPPA over the next three years. As well as driving the work of SMB this making practice improvements. The
document will also enable the Responsible Authorities and those with a Duty to conference encouraged the sharing of
Cooperate to make links between our plan and their own business plans. This good practice and learned from the
will further embed SMB / MAPPA arrangements with a wide range of different findings of national research.
agencies throughout the county strengthening the partnership and continuing to
help to make Staffordshire safer. This research was welcoming
particularly as it showed that
Staffordshires approach in managing
sexual and violent offenders was in
line with national best practice.

The conference heard from Chief

Constable Terry Grange, ACPO lead
on Personal Crime that “Ministers have described it (MAPPA) as a world leading

system to manage offenders and protect the public as never before”.

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However there are cases when this alone is not enough to ensure effective THE ROLE OF THE PRISON SERVICE IN MAPPA -2004/5
public protection. When this occurs a number of additional control measures will
be considered these can include: One of the important ways in which the
Criminal Justice Act (2003) strengthened the
z Curfews and Electronic Monitoring - restricting movement at certain times. MAPPA was to make the Prison Service part
z Residency - restricting where offenders can live. of the Responsible Authority with police and
z Specific measures to protect victims probation in each of the 42 Areas in England
z Restrictions on where the offender can go and Wales. The Prison Service has been
z Conditions to continue with programmes or treatment from the prison into given this enhanced role in recognition of
the community the important part it plays in protecting the
z Arrangements to return to Court or to prison if the offender does not comply public by keeping offenders in custody;
with their supervision arrangements. helping them to address the causes of their offending behaviour; and by
undertaking other work to assist their successful resettlement.
Case studies
As part of the Responsible Authority the Prison Service is now represented on
Brian was convicted of a number of sexual offences against children. He had a background of each of the Strategic Management Boards (SMBs) in the 42 Criminal Justice
repeated offending against children. Brian had refused to undertake any programme work in prison
and the assessment of him was one of posing a Very High risk of re-offending upon release. He was Areas that cover the whole of the country. The Prison Service is configured
clearly one of the 'critical few' meriting level 3 consideration. differently from Police/Probation areas in that its establishments are contained
Following such considerations, it was the view of the panel that Brian's risk required a number of within only 12 geographical areas and two functional areas - the High Security
controls to be in place to protect the public. These included him to reside where directed, a curfew estate and Contracted Prisons. For this reason arrangements for Prison Service
prohibiting him being out in the community at times when there was a strong likelihood that children
would be in the area, electronic monitoring to ensure that he was complying with this direction and
representation on SMBs vary across the country, but each Prison Service Area
prohibitions on entering areas where children were likely to frequent. Manager has entered into an agreement with the SMBs on how the Service will
These arrangements were complemented through his supervising officers attempting to engage him
contribute both strategically and operationally to the MAPPA. The main focus of
in modelling strategies so he himself could manage avoiding high risk situations. 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
Despite these efforts Brian was observed entering areas that contravened these prohibitions, Brian's
actions placed children at risk and the panel had no hesitation in recommending his recall back to effective and result in:

Paul posed different issues in that he was convicted of an offence which in itself did not indicate that z Prompt identification of MAPPA offenders so that their details can be used
he would pose a risk of causing sexual harm to the public. However whilst in prison the MAPPA in sentence planning arrangements, including interventions to manage and
identified further information which clearly indicated that on the contrary he posed a Very High risk of
causing serious harm to children upon release. reduce risk
On release every opportunity was taken to engage Paul effectively in the community to address his
offending behaviour. However it was important that certain controls were in place to ensure that his
z Regular monitoring of the behaviour of those assessed as presenting the
risk could be managed. highest risk and sharing information with police and probation colleagues
He was directed to live where approved by the Probation Service and further prohibited from
undertaking certain activities and approaching individuals assessed as being particularly vulnerable. z All relevant risk management information being provided to multi agency
meetings which help plan an offender's release

Paul's activities were closely monitored whilst in the community and it was discovered that Paul was
clearly undertaking activities that placed children at risk of significant harm.
z At least three months notification to police and probation of the expected
Again robust and immediate action was taken and Paul was returned to prison.
release dates of those offenders who have been referred to the multi-
In both these cases work continues in prison to offer and engage both offenders programmes that can agency public protection panel (MAPPP), and at least six weeks notification
address such behaviour in the future.
of those being managed at level 2 risk meetings (see page 10 for an
explanation of risk levels)
For every case that merits a recall to prison there are numerous similar cases
where such measures lead to effective risk management in the community, with z No changes to release dates or arrangements being made without prior
the offender working together with the statutory MAPPA agencies to manage risk consultation with police and probation
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The effective risk management of sexual Local Operation of MAPPA

and violent offenders relies upon good MAPPA places a responsibility on the Staffordshire 'Responsible Authority' to
communication between our criminal justice identify sexual and violent offenders and review those cases at different levels,
partners. The prison service has established according to how serious their risk is perceived to be.
dedicated points of contact for public
protection at both area level and in every Level 1 arrangements - Where a single agency can effectively manage the
prison establishment. risk at local level without the need to involve another
agency. The majority of relevant offenders will be
managed at this level within the agency.
Level 2 arrangements - Where there is a need for the significant involvement
With the introduction of new public protection sentences the proportion of such (Local Risk Management Panel) of another agency to effectively manage the risk
offenders receiving prison sentences is expected to grow. The inclusion of the posed then a level 2 meeting will be called. These
prison service as part of the responsible authority is both timely and vital if we multi-agency meetings are held on each of the four
are to ensure effective public protection arrangements. territorial police divisions and are chaired by a Chief
West Midlands Area Prisons and MAPPA
Level 3 arrangements - At this level the most dangerous of our
(MAPPP) offenders are managed. These offenders are known
The West Midlands Prison Area covers four MAPPA areas, these are:-
as the ‘Critical Few’ and will often require either
Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and the West Midlands. In preparation
specialist or significant resources to successfully
for becoming part of the Responsible Authority, the Prison Service appointed an
manage the risk posed. These multi-agency meetings
area risk manager to lead on MAPPA. The Area Risk Manager works with
are held twice a month and are chaired by the Public
MAPPA in the four areas, attending the Strategic Management Board meetings
Protection Unit manager.
and working with the public protection units to improve the efficiency of systems
and communication between prisons and the community. A model for MAPPA Co-ordination
communication is being finalised to establish common practices across the
It is important that such arrangements are co-ordinated effectively and this is one
region. The Area Risk Manager provides regular feedback to the Area Manager
of the many roles provided by the Public Protection Unit. The unit is staffed by
and Governors in the area on national, regional and local developments.
both police and probation sharing systems and information to meet this co-
ordination role. This is further enhanced by Public Protection Teams based
Public Protection Co-ordinators
within the four police divisions who ensure that the risk management strategy is
delivered in the community. These teams include key staff whose role it is to
Each of the prisons in the region has identified staff to co-ordinate public
ensure community safety including Child Protection, Domestic Violence and
protection and MAPPA work. These co-ordinators attend regular area meetings
Hate Crime.
to support the development of sound and consistent practice and procedures.
This has included the development of shared training materials and consistent Offender Risk Management
It is recognised that if an offender is willing to work towards addressing his own

offending behaviour then effective risk management is likely to be successful.
Specific programmes are run both in the prison and community to help offenders
understand their behaviour, face up to the impact of their offending on victims,
and better prepare them to deal with real life situations differently. Whilst on such
programmes their progress is monitored and information shared between
Prison, Police and Probation staff to continually assess the level of risk and
ensure suitable levels of supervision, accordingly. This approach is designed to
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Introduction of Lay Advisers Risk Management Teams

This year we have successfully recruited 2 'lay advisers' to assist the Each prison has established a Risk Management Team that meets at least
Staffordshire SMB. They are both local people who have brought a wealth of monthly. The Risk Management Team:
experience to assist in; z discusses individual prisoners that are subject to MAPPA and who have
been assessed as being at high or very high risk of serious harm to others
z Creating greater openness and transparency in the work of the MAPPA; z gathers information to support the risk assessment and risk management of
z Making professional decision-makers more publicly accountable; these offenders while they are in custody and in preparation for their
z Enabling community representatives to scrutinise the processes, priorities release and shares it with the appropriate agency in the community
and working methods of the MAPPA agencies; z works to make sure that those to be managed at level 2 or level 3 on
z Bringing community opinions to bear on the future development of the release are prioritised for further assessments and for interventions that will
MAPPA system. reduce their risk, including sex offender treatment programmes and other
group work for violent offenders
Beverley Anderson - Lay Adviser to SMB
The prisons in this area are determined to ensure that the best possible links are
I have been a Staffordshire county Lay Adviser for six months and working established with MAPPA in the community at a strategic and operational level.
with MAPPA's strategic management board has been both rewarding and
also an eye opener. I understood how complicated the partnership would be, Case study
but did not fully understand the complexity of the rules that MAPPA have to
Gary was convicted of making indecent photographs of children and of being
work within. in possession of photographs. The images related to serious sexual abuse
of children. Gary was twenty-three years old at the time of the conviction. He
Lay Advisers have a valuable role within MAPPA. We bring the ability to ask had no previous offences. Risk assessment tools suggested that he was at
impartial questions and help to ensure that the responsible authorities and medium risk of re-conviction for sexual offences.
other agencies within MAPPA keep firmly focused on public needs and The prison acted in a number of ways to manage Gary :
expectations. Being members of the public and not professionals means we z Monitoring
can help make sure that MAPPA effectively safeguards the community. z Assessment
z Treatment
z Information-sharing
Our life experiences and community links give us a broader outlook and the
ability to 'keep it real': our views and opinions are always valued at Monitoring and Assessment
management board meetings and we feel that we really can - and do - make The prison monitored Gary's behaviour very carefully and discovered that he
was disclosing some of his thoughts and fantasies to others and that these
a difference. were related to serious sexual offending against children. Through further
assessment the prison also found out further information from Gary that
suggested his risk was very high. Gary's case was discussed regularly at
the establishments public protection committee (risk management team).
Gary was fast-tracked onto the Sex Offender Treatment Programme - a

group work programme to address his offending behaviour.
Information-sharing and working together
The prison contacted the Public Protection Unit and a Level 3 meeting was
initiated. Gary was due to be released before the final modules of the Sex
Offender Treatment Programme were completed. The decision was made in
consultation with the MAPPP and Governor that he could return on a daily
basis to the prison to complete the programme. He was accommodated in
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'Duty to Co-operate' Provisions under the Act came into force from May 2004, consolidating and
The Criminal Justice Act 2003 also placed on a wide range of agencies a ‘duty replacing previous legislation. A key element has been the introduction of new
to co-operate’. This provides a statutory gateway that allows agencies to share civil orders, designed to prevent sex offenders engaging in potentially harmful
information regarding relevant offenders in order to best manage risk posed. activity. These give the Police the opportunity to use the Courts to further restrict
These agencies include: sex offenders in the community.
z Local council social services and education authorities - These new orders are:
involvement with the MAPPA is likely to be in the area of child protection, safe guarding children and z Notification Orders - widening the requirements to register with the police to
protecting vulnerable adults. Other adult services include those specific to mental health and
substance misuse. those convicted of sexual offences abroad.
z Primary Care Trusts, other NHS Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities - z Sexual Offences Prevention Orders - these are civil orders aimed at
the duty applies to all health bodies however the most significant contribution is likely to come from prohibiting activities by offenders which, un-checked, would increase the
the mental health trust who in most instances will be involved with those offenders who are mentally
disordered risk of serious sexual harm being posed by the offender.
z Jobcentre Plus - z Risk of Sexual Harm Orders - to restrict paedophiles opportunities to
involvement is likely to be in respect of an offender who by nature by the offence committed has in 'groom' children, ie, in someway recruit them for potential sexual abuse.
place restrictions on the nature of their employment
z Foreign Travel Orders - civil order aimed at restricting the travel to foreign
z Youth Offending Teams -
Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Youth Offending Services have a statutory responsibility to access countries by offenders who would pose a risk of causing serious sexual
and manage the risks of young people who offend. The Youth Offending Service manages many harm. This order would be most appropriate for example in restricting the
relevant offenders at level 1. Young Persons Panels at levels 2 and 3 are held separately from the
adult panels. These panels include professionals with particular expertise in addressing the needs of
travel of paedophiles to third world countries.
young people recognising these needs will often differ from those posed by adults
z Registered Social Landlords accommodating MAPPA offenders - Case study
most will be housing associations but will include trusts, co-operatives and companies
z Local Housing Authorities - John is a convicted sex offender with previous convictions for indecency
given the importance of accommodation in the resettlement of offenders such authorities make an
important contribution to the MAPPA. This does not mean they have a specific responsibility to with children for which he had served a term of imprisonment. On release
accommodate such offenders, however their advice regarding suitability of particular from prison John was required to register with the police and will continue to
accommodation and procedures by which it is allocated is valued
do so for 10 years.
z Electronic Monitoring providers -
EM providers have been included in acknowledgement of the important service they can provide as As a registered sex offender John is subject to ongoing management
part of a high risk offender management plan. The larger part of the work of the EM providers relate
to ‘tagging’ for the Home Office detention scheme of which some MAPPA offenders will be eligible through the MAPPA process. These arrangements began to identify that the
risk that John posed to children was increasing; a visit by police to his home
In April 2005, additional elements of the Act came into force. These introduce a identified that John had begun to collect cuddly toys and children's videos.
single community penalty and new arrangements for parole release and recall of
offenders on licence. Specifically, to enhance public protection, new longer John was later seen in the company of a woman and her young son and on
sentencing arrangements will apply, for those who are identified as presenting another occasion visiting the home of another family where young children
the greatest risk to the public. These mean the more serious the offence and the were resident. The nature of the contact between John and these children
greater the risk to the public of harm in the future, the longer the sentence and led those involved in his supervision to believe it was necessary to apply to
the more stringent the arrangements will be for considering release and
the court for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) in order to protect
supervision under licence.

children who it was believed were at risk of sexual harm.
New levels of sentences of imprisonment;
The matter was presented to the court and it was agreed that such an order
z Standard determinate sentence, or standard prison sentence was necessary. The court prohibited John from associating with,
z Extended prison sentence for public protection befriending or communicating with any child under the age of 16yrs. Further
z Longer prison sentences of imprisonment for public protection
prohibitions were granted by the court aimed at protecting children.
z Life sentence
These new provisions will enhance the ability of the Police, Probation and Prison John was present in court and knows that to breach any of these
Services and our partner agencies in MAPPA, to work closer with the courts. This prohibitions would lead to his arrest. A court could sentence him to up to 5
will ensure more effective arrangements are in place to manage high risk years imprisonment.
offenders, offering increased protection of the public.
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