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MAPPA Report 2002/03

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This is a report of the Hampshire Strategic Management Board for Multi-Agency Public Protection arrangements (MAPPPA). This Board is responsible for ensuring that a framework is in place to manage the critically few people who live in our area and who could be dangerous to others. The authors are Hampshire Constabulary and the National Probation Service – Hampshire Area with contributions from the other key agencies involved in public protection. It is the second annual report and covers the year 1st April 2002 to 31st March 2003. The report describes what happens in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to manage people who pose a risk of causing harm to others; it describes the work of each agency; it provides some statistical data and contact points for further information. The report is available in several languages. Apply to Hampshire Probation Service (see page 16). We welcome feedback, and if you have any comments to make about the report, please send them to: National Probation Service Hampshire Area Friary House Middle Brook Street Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DQ Hampshire Constabulary West Hill Road Romsey Road Winchester Hampshire SO22 5DB


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Foreword The national picture The importance of partnership Involving the public MAPPA offenders What happens in Hampshire & Isle of Wight? Are all dangerous people covered by MAPPPs? What has happened in the last year? What work do we do with victims? What are the roles and responsibilities of the various agencies involved? Hampshire Constabulary Prison Service Youth Offending Team Local Mental Health Services Housing Authorities How is disclosure used to manage risk? Sex offender orders What is the strategic management of MAPPA? Statistics Offender chart Agency contact points 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 15 16

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By Paul Goggins, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Community and Custodial provision in the Home Office
As the recently appointed Minister with responsibility for the MAPPA, I am pleased to introduce this, the second, annual MAPPA report. It is clear that in the last year (2002/3) the multi-agency public protection arrangements (the MAPPA) continued to play an important role in what remains one of this government’s highest priorities – the protection of the public from dangerous offenders. As someone with many years experience of working in the field of child protection, I am particularly impressed by the important contribution the MAPPA are making to strengthen collaboration among agencies at a local level where the focus is on the dangerous offender.These improvements must, however, impact on the protection of children. As the tragic death of Victoria Climbie showed, an effective multi-agency partnership is crucial and the MAPPA are an important element. To ensure greater consistency in the MAPPA across the 42 Areas of England and Wales, and to prepare for the implementation of measures contained in the Criminal Justice Bill, we published the MAPPA Guidance in April. Building on good practice, that Guidance clarified the structure of the operational arrangements as well as the importance of formal review and monitoring – of which this annual report is a vital part.The Criminal Justice Bill will strengthen the MAPPA in two ways. First, it will make the involvement of other agencies part of the statutory framework. Second, it will introduce the involvement of lay people – those unconnected with dayto-day operation of the MAPPA – in reviewing and monitoring the MAPPA. Annual reports and this new lay involvement show the Government’s commitment to explaining how the often sensitive and complex work of public protection is undertaken. The Government is also strengthening the protection of the public with other measures in the Criminal Justice Bill.They include new sentences for dangerous offenders to prevent their release if they continue to be dangerous. Additionally, the Sexual Offences Bill will tighten up sex offender registration, introduce a new offence of ‘grooming’, and enable sex offender orders to be imposed on violent offenders who pose a risk of causing serious sexual harm – thereby extending sex offender registration to them. I commend this report to you and congratulate all the agencies and individuals who have contributed to the achievement of the MAPPA in your local Area.

Paul Goggins


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The national picture
This section of the report draws attention to the wider context of the operation and development of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (the MAPPA).
The most important work undertaken within the MAPPA is done locally, led by the police and probation – who act jointly as the ‘Responsible Authority’ in your Area – and in each of the 42 Areas of England and Wales.The experience and good practice upon which this work is based began in the

The importance of partnership
Key to the development of the MAPPA in the past year has been the 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 is to be strengthened further by the Criminal Justice Bill.The Bill will place a ‘duty to co-operate’ on a wide range of organisations including local health authorities and trusts; housing authorities and registered social landlords; social services departments; Jobcentres; Youth Offending Teams; and local education authorities. In addition, the Prison Service will join the police and probation services and become part of the MAPPA ‘Responsible Authority’. 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.

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1990s – most significantly as a result of the closer working relationship required by the Sex Offender Act (1997).The Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act (2000) formalised that relationship and built on the existing experience by requiring the police and probation services to establish arrangements (the MAPPA) for assessing and managing the risks posed by sexual and violent offenders.The Act also required the Responsible Authority to publish an annual report on the operation of those arrangements.This report, covering April 2002 to March 2003, is the second annual report.


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Involving the public
MAPPA developments in the next 18 months will also include the appointment by the Home Secretary of two ‘lay advisers’ to each Area.The eight Areas of England and Wales which have been piloting these arrangements since January (Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Durham, South Wales, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and West Midlands) report that they add real value. Lay advisers will contribute to the review and monitoring of the MAPPA which is undertaken by each Area’s Strategic Management Board – the work of which you can read more in this report. The purpose of appointing ‘lay advisers’ is to ensure that communities understand more of 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 will not

MAPPA offenders
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 your Area. As last year, the figures include the number of registered sex offenders. Because sex offender registration is for a minimum of five years (and generally for much longer) the figures are cumulative.This is why they have increased – by 16 per cent in England and Wales. Only a very small proportion (about six per cent 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). Figures alone do not, of course, tell the whole story.The anonymised case studies illustrate the practical work of the MAPPA, and demonstrate the preventive action which can be taken. Prior to the MAPPA, action of this kind was mainly taken by one agency alone, with the effect that on occasion offenders’ behaviour which might have triggered preventative action went unnoticed.The multi-agency approach of the MAPPA helps ensure that if an offender does breach the condition of the licence under which they were released from prison or a court order prohibiting certain activities, then action to enforce the condition or order and protect the public can be taken more swiftly. If you are interested in reading the reports of other Areas, they will be published on the National Probation Service’s website: www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk (under the public protection section) with all of them being available once the last Area has published its annual report.

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‘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 involved. Lay advisers will, however, ensure an appropriate and a practical level of community involvement.


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What happens in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight?

s how they have behaved in the past; s who their victims were; s whether the person is known to be in contact with others who may be harmful; s whether they are making threats towards other people; s whether they have somewhere suitable to live; s whether they are known to use drugs or drink alcohol to excess; s whether they have a health problem and are receiving treatment for that problem. This will build a picture of what sort of circumstances and problems may have played a part in previous offences. If a similar picture to the past one is emerging, the panel will probably consider the person to be at high risk of committing an offence again. The panel may invite the person to hear what is being said about them and give them the chance to comment about their situation. This gives a clear signal that it is not just the police and probation service who are interested, but a number of other agencies as well. The panel will agree some actions that aim to reduce the risk. These may include, for example, attendance at treatment programmes, or residence in hostel accommodation. If, however, the person is not showing very much willingness to comply, all the agencies will be involved in agreeing actions to reduce, as far as possible, the opportunity to cause harm. This could include, for example, police surveillance, court proceedings to gain a sex offender order or disclosing the whereabouts of the person to anyone thought to be at risk. All the decisions and actions of the panel will be recorded and a date to meet to review progress will be set. The panel will continue to meet until the person is no longer considered to be a danger to others.

Whenever a person who is thought to be an immediate danger to others is in the community or is due to be released shortly from prison, the police and probation service will convene a multi-agency public protection panel (MAPPP) to plan how to manage the risk posed by that person. Senior managers from other key agencies will be asked to attend the panel, for example, from Social Services, Prison Service, Local Authority Housing. If anyone from any other agency, such as mental health service, is thought to have useful information about the person, they will also be asked to attend the panel. Uniquely, in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the person who is the subject of the panel may also be asked to attend part of the panel meeting, and family members may be invited as well. All the information known about the person will be shared so that an assessment of the risk they pose to anyone else can be made. The information might be about: 6

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Steven was released from prison to a probation hostel after he had served six years for rape. He had little family support, his skills to cope with life were poor, and there were concerns about his mental health. A MAPPP was convened three months prior to his release. The panel decided that the hostel liaison police officer should make weekly visits to the hostel to see Steven, and that Steven’s picture should also be circulated to local police beat areas. The probation service planned to work with social services’ learning disability team to assess Steven’s suitability for a treatment programme for his sexual offending. Steven would be subject to an additional curfew to restrict his time away from the hostel, and the hostel’s visiting psychiatrist would see Steven and report to the next MAPPP meeting. Steven settled in well initially and got on with other residents and the staff. However after three weeks concerns about Steven’s attitude towards female staff in the hostel caused the MAPPP to be convened again at short notice. Steven told the panel that he feared he would commit a sexual offence in certain circumstances, and the psychiatrist expressed concern about Steven’s mental health. The panel considered all the options, including Steven’s well being and the protection of the local community. A decision was made to recall Steven back to prison where his needs and mental health would be reassessed.

Are all dangerous people covered by MAPPPs?
No. Some potentially dangerous people are not known to the police or probation or any other local agency. Some people who commit very serious crimes have never given any indication before that they are likely to do so. It is important to realise that not all harm can be prevented no matter how good the assessment and risk management arrangements are. Also, the majority of people who are assessed as possibly being a risk to others, willingly comply with any arrangements made to help them overcome their problems, and therefore they are not viewed as posing an immediate risk. The police and probation service manage these people through ‘normal agency management’, in the locality where they live or where they are likely to live when they are released from prison. Local police and probation managers meet regularly to review these cases. Sometimes they will invite people from other agencies, or family members or friends who support the person. People managed in this way are likely to have developed personal strategies to control their behaviour themselves. They may have taken part in treatment and have learnt some techniques to stop them behaving as they did before. They comply with any conditions put on them, and they report to their probation officer when required to do so. Joint working, and monitoring by all the agencies involved, keeps the risk managed and reduces the harm likely to be caused to anyone else.



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A 25 year old man was sentenced to two years for violent disorder. He had assaulted a police officer during the disorder and threw a brick at the officer’s face. He had many previous convictions and was well known for his antiauthority attitude. On the day of his release from prison he reported to the local probation office where he met his supervising probation officer, a police officer and a representative from the Local Authority Housing Department. He quickly realised that he was not just reporting to his supervising probation officer, but that others were interested in him as well. Following frank discussions about what was expected of him as well as outlining what could be available to him if he co-operated, he changed his attitude and made it known that he wanted to apologise personally to the police officer he had injured. Since that time he has not re-offended or come to police notice again.

represented at a strategic level within the MAPPA, and secondly, to generate trust within members of the local community who for a large part are ignorant of the work being undertaken by all agencies to ensure their safety’. The pilot is being evaluated by Manchester University and the learning from the scheme will inform a national roll-out. Another major event during the last year has been Operation Danforth. This is the Hampshire Constabulary response to the intelligence provided from the USA via the National Criminal Intelligence Service in respect of the accessing and purchase of child pornography on the internet. So far, five people have been identified within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in connection with this operation. Three have been convicted and sentenced. It is estimated that more will be dealt with over the coming months for offences relating to Operation Danforth, and if convicted, they will all become registered sex offenders.

What has happened in the last year?
In the summer of 2002, Hilary Benn, the Home Office Minister, announced that eight areas had been selected to pilot the introduction of lay members into the strategic level of multi-agency public protection arrangements. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is one of those areas. We appointed two lay members who have taken on the role of challenging the professionals about the quality of the processes that protect the community. As members of the community they bring valuable, straight forward thinking to the arrangements. One member comments: ‘I am a lay member of the MAPPA Strategic Management Board. This means that I have been appointed to represent the members of the community that the MAPP arrangements serve to protect. My role, as I see it, is two fold. Firstly to ensure that the needs of the community are 8

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What work do we do with victims?
Victims of serious crime may be invited to a MAPPP or have their views and fears represented at a MAPPP. Whilst they may not be able to know all the arrangements being made to manage the offender in the community, and indeed they may not want to know, the priority of everyone involved in a MAPPP will be to do their best to protect the victim or any future victims from further harm. The probation service has a responsibility to contact all victims of sexual and violent crimes where the perpetrator has been sentenced to 12 months or more in prison. However, not all offenders will continue to be a threat to former victims, but staff in the probation service know that victims need to be reassured about their personal safety. Victims are entitled to be kept informed of the timing of the release, the general area of release and any conditions put into a release licence which could impact on them. In Hampshire a victim contact unit was set up to undertake this work. Victim contact officers ask victims if they wish to be consulted and if they do, a meeting is arranged, often taking place in the victim’s home. L.K. was the victim of serious harassment from her former partner, taking the form of verbal and physical abuse towards herself and members of her family.This resulted in him receiving a two-year prison sentence. The victim was visited by a Victim Contact Officer and an Officer from the local Probation team. A meeting was held in time to plan for the offender’s release at which the victim’s fears

and ongoing concerns were well represented. This led to detailed recommendations being made to the Prison about Licence conditions, including ‘non-contact’ requirements and exclusion from certain areas. A Review meeting just prior to his release confirmed his ‘Risk’ status, and the Victim Contact Officer who attended the review was able to subsequently give the victim reassurance about release arrangements.The offender remains on Licence and there have been further Reviews which he has himself attended.There has been no recurrence of the behaviour which led to his imprisonment. Mrs W. was the victim of an offender who lodged with her elderly mother. She became increasingly concerned as this man began to control her mother’s life, with the elderly lady becoming confined to the house and apparently losing weight to the extent where she became emaciated in appearance. Eventually the man made threats to kill Mrs W. and her husband, resulting in him receiving a 30-month custodial sentence. Risk management meetings were held and through contact with the victims the


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Victim Contact Officer was able to represent their ongoing concerns. The meeting also read a very abusive and threatening letter which the offender had recently written to the victims. This not only served to confirm the level of risk which he was felt to pose if he regained his liberty but enabled the victims to be protected from further correspondence. Serious mental health problems became apparent in prison, and the offender was detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 beyond his release date.The man remained at a secure psychiatric unit past the expiry of his Licence, but the last Review meeting convened by the Probation Service enabled the Police and staff from the psychiatric unit to put in place good arrangements to protect the victims as far as possible should release become a prospect. To mark the sensitivity and distinct status of victim information, all details and record of contacts are held separately from the offender’s files. Victims have the right of access to information held on them and they are told of this right. Victims are advised of other support services in their areas. For example, the Victim Support Service with whom a close working relationship has been established. Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime. It is an independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported. Trained staff and volunteers at local branches offer information and support to victims, witnesses, their families and friends. Victim Support provides the Witness Service, based in every criminal court in England and Wales, to offer assistance before, during and after a trial. There is also a Victim Support line – 0845 30 30 900 – which provides information and support and details of local services and other relevant organisations.

What are the roles and responsibilities of the various agencies involved?
The aims of the National Probation Service are: s s s s protection of the public reduction of reoffending proper punishment of offenders ensuring offenders awareness of the effects of crime on the victims of crime and the public s rehabilitation of offenders Hampshire Probation Area is part of the National Probation Service (NPS). The NPS is a law enforcement agency supervising and working with offenders in ways that help them to stop offending and therefore better protect the public. Offenders must comply with their supervision. Failure to do so leads them back to Court or back to prison. In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the probation service, sometimes working with partner agencies, runs a number of treatment programmes for offenders which help them to change their behaviour. There are programmes for sex offenders, for violent offenders and for others whose behaviour is the result of impulse and lack of proper planning to deal with life’s problems. There is a domestic violence programme for men who have been violent towards their women partners.


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Hampshire Constabulary
The Hampshire Constabulary is responsible for providing a policing service across the two counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The whole area is divided into twelve territorial Divisions, each under the command of a Superintendent or Chief Superintendent in the cases of the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton. They are responsible for providing local Policing. Each Division has a dedicated Potentially Dangerous Offender (PDO) Officer and an Inspector responsible for PDO issues. They work with local colleagues from the Probation Service and other agencies to manage the risks posed by Potentially Dangerous Offenders and Registered Sex Offenders. Local work is supported by a central coordination provided by the Intelligence Directorate at Headquarters who maintain a central database and act as a centre of excellence in respect of best practice. The police provide traditional enforcement. In this context they work with colleagues to minimise as far as is humanly possible the risk that dangerous persons present to the public. Other agencies make key contributions to public protection. Below some of those agencies describe their involvement:

The Committee ensures that systems are in place across the prison to monitor mail and telephone calls which gives a good indication of whether the prisoner is still posing a risk to anyone else. The Committee will identify any prisoner who continues to pose a high risk to any member of the public on release from prison, and that information is sent on to the local MAPPPs to help with the plan to manage the person once they are released.

Youth Offending Team
The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 placed a duty upon Youth Offending Teams (YOT) to co-operate with the MAPP Arrangements. The Wessex Youth Offending Team was pleased to be involved with these arrangements and is represented on the county Strategic Management Board. Membership of the Board has allowed full and up to date information to be disseminated to the local area Youth Offending Teams and as a result MAPP Arrangements are replicated, as far as possible, within the YOT. Having these procedures in place allows for improved risk assessment and management of young offenders and, working in partnership with other agencies, greater protection for the community.

Prison Service
The Public Protection Committee in one of our local prisons works to ensure that any prisoner is correctly identified as posing a risk to others. The Committee ensures that these prisoners are correctly risk assessed as soon as possible after they arrive at the prison, and that their sentence plan addresses the nature of their offending and the level of risk they pose.

Local Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are provided by four Trusts, these are: s s s s West Hampshire NHS Trust Surrey Hampshire Borders NHS Trust Portsmouth City Primary Care Trust Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust


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Community Mental Health Teams from these Trusts provide community care for patients with mental disorder. In addition West Hampshire NHS Trust provides the Wessex Forensic Psychiatry Service which covers the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. This is a tertiary service providing assessments, treatment and consultation to Criminal Justice System agencies including Probation, Courts, Prisons and the Police. It is based at Ravenswood House which is a 75 bed medium secure unit in Fareham. Community Mental Health Teams and the Wessex Forensic Psychiatry Service are invited to MAPPPs where the subject has had contact with their services. Protocols exist to ensure appropriate information sharing when mental health professionals attend MAPPPs. The majority of subjects at MAPPPs do not have any mental health problems and the overwhelming majority of mental health patients are managed by Health and Social Services using the Care Programme Approach. All of the mental health provider trusts within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are committed to multi-agency working and recognise the importance of appropriate involvement of mental health professionals in MAPPPs. They are also represented at a senior level, on the MAPPA Strategic Management Board.

community is minimised. Housing Authorities may directly provide accommodation themselves or act in partnership with housing associations to secure housing. When offenders have been rehoused, Housing Authorities continue to work together with Police, Probation Services and other agencies to ensure that local communities are safe places to live. Working together is crucially important for public safety. Multi-agency public protection arrangements are providing many examples of where risk is being managed and reduced. In 1995 a man was sentenced to five years in prison for burglary with intent to rape. He had many previous convictions. He also suffered from mental ill health. When he was released he was supported by health workers but had several breakdowns and was admitted to hospital. He did not work with people in authority very easily and so when he was discharged from hospital a plan was put in place to include joint home visits by his probation officer, his mental health outreach worker and a police officer. This strategy worked very well and a rapport developed between the man and the police officer, so much so that the man contacted the police officer to say that he had inadvertently downloaded child pornography on to his computer. He voluntarily handed over the computer. However, it was found that he had downloaded a substantial amount of pornographic material and he had to be prosecuted for this. The court took the view that as he was now co-operating with all agencies, that he had a good care plan in place and was at risk of losing all this if he went back to prison, a community penalty would be most effective. He has not reoffended for nearly two years and he still remains subject to risk management reviews.

Housing Authorities
Housing Authorities in Hampshire have statutory responsibilities to assist homeless people and to consider applications for housing from people in housing need. Therefore, they have a key role where offenders face accommodation issues. Housing Authorities may be involved in securing housing for offenders and ensuring that any accommodation made available is appropriately sited so that risk to the local


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How is disclosure used to manage risk?
During the past 12 months within one area of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight there have been three occasions when disclosure has been used to protect the community from dangerous offenders. One occasion was in connection with a 42 year old man who had previous convictions for sexual offences. He was subject to a Sex Offender Order which required him ‘not to associate or communicate with children under the age of 16 years’. He lived about 400 yards away from a school and because he had previously offended against boys in their early teens, the multi-agency public protection panel decided that it was essential to disclose information to the headteacher about the man living in the area. Following this some intelligence came from the community indicating that he was not abiding by his Sex Offender Order. He was arrested, remanded in custody and eventually found alternative accommodation that was much more suitable for him, in another part of the country.

short notice. A protocol exists with the Court which leads to cases being heard some distance away from where the offender lives. At first glance, the wording of the Order appears to be draconian in that for a minimum period of five years the offender is prohibited from associating or communicating with anyone under 16 years of age.

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Sex offender orders
In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight we now have a total of 10 Sex Offenders Orders and two Restraining Orders. Our aim is to target only those who need to be made the subject of the order, and we welcome the introduction of the interim measures made possible under the Police Reform Act 2002. The availability of Interim Orders reduces the sense of urgency which has been a feature of previous applications. Magistrates’ Courts have been extremely helpful in making Magistrates available at

One Order has been made for an indefinite period and, in some cases, the prohibitions relate to only males or females. Nevertheless, Courts themselves have raised the Human Rights implications but have eventually accepted that the wording is necessary in order to be effective and is both proportionate and justified. In summary, those agencies in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight which deal with Child Protection see Sex Offenders Orders and the ability of the Court to now make Interim Prohibitions as an extremely useful weapon in the armoury of dealing with sex offenders in the community.


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What is the strategic management of MAPPA?
Oversight of the arrangements put in place to manage serious sexual, violent and other dangerous offenders is undertaken by a Strategic Management Board. This group comprises senior managers from probation, police, prison service, social services, health, housing, courts and the voluntary sector. During this year, as described in this report, lay members have also joined the Board. The Board works on behalf of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Chief Officers’ Group to ensure the arrangements are kept under review and any necessary changes are implemented speedily.

arrangements. It is important to acknowledge that not all serious harm can be prevented no matter how good the risk assessment and risk management arrangements. In relation to the three cases who went on to commit further serious offences, one was someone who had moved to our area in the late 1990s. This person was assessed as being potentially dangerous and was subject to MAPPPs. This person was monitored closely before moving on to another area where further offences were committed resulting in a sentence of imprisonment This case highlighted the effectiveness of a national model of risk management that enabled information to be passed from one area to another. Another case involved a young person under 17 years of age who had a long history of serious inappropriate behaviour. This young person had been monitored and due to the information known about this person, was quickly arrested before more serious offences were committed. The third case involved a person who has a history of not co-operating and being abusive to staff. This person had previously been recalled to prison for not cooperating. On release, use of drugs led to further unpredictable violent behaviour which has once again resulted in imprisonment. All these cases demonstrate the effectiveness of MAPPA in enabling early identification of offenders who continue to commit serious offences. The system can never guarantee to stop all further offending, but is showing that assessments are accurate and the right people are being monitored closely. In 2002/03 only two people out of more than 40 re-offended in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The table indicates the number of offenders living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who have been managed by these arrangements this year. There are more registered sex offenders than last year, but that is to be expected as more people are sentenced at Court. The registration period for sex offenders is a long one and therefore the figure is likely to rise. The police maintain oversight of the majority of these sex offenders on the register through their normal agency procedure. The total number of offenders considered under the arrangements during the year 2002/03 are those who have recently been sentenced or referred from prison or come to the attention of agencies through the year. Some will be newly registered sex offenders. It can be seen that only a small proportion of these offenders are considered to pose an immediate danger to others and a smaller proportion still, who re-offend or do not comply with the


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No. of Offenders i. ii. The number of registered sex offenders on 31 March 2003 849

The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, 32 between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 The number of Sex Offenders Orders applied for and gained between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 The total number of Sex Offenders Orders applied for The total number granted The total number not granted The number of Restraining Orders issued by the courts between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 for offenders currently managed within MAPPA The number of violent and other sexual offenders considered under MAPPA during the year 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 (as defined by section 68 (3), (4) and (5) ) 4 4 0 1

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The number of “other offenders” dealt with under MAPPA during the year 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 as being assessed by the Responsible Authority as posing a risk of serious harm to the public 168 (but who did not fall within either of the other two categories, as defined by s.67 (2b) ) For each of the three categories of offenders covered by the MAPPA (“registered sex offenders”, “violent and other sex offenders” and “other offenders”), identify the number of offenders that are or have been dealt with by: MAPPP – registered sex offenders MAPPP – violent and other sex offenders MAPPP – other offenders Of the cases managed by the MAPPP during the reporting year what was the number of offenders: who were returned to custody for breach of licence who were returned to custody for breach of a Restraining Order or Sex Offender Order charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 3 2 3 19 12 12


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Agency contact points
National Probation Service Friary House Middle Brook Street Winchester SO23 8DQ West Hill Romsey Road Winchester SO22 5DB l Trafalgar House The Castle Winchester SO23 8UQ Southampton City Council Civic Centre Southampton SO14 7LY Portsmouth City Council Civic Offices Guildhall Square Portsmouth PO1 2EP 17 Fairlee Road Newport Isle of Wight PO30 2EA The Old Warden’s House 21 Bierton Road Aylesbury Bucks HP20 1EH 85 High Street Winchester SO23 9AE 01962 842202

Hampshire Constabulary

01962 841500

Hampshire County Council Hampshire Social Services

01962 847133

Southampton City Council Southampton Social Services

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Portsmouth City Council Portsmouth Social Services

023 92841150

Isle of Wight Social Services

01983 520600

Prison Service

01296 424435

Wessex Youth Offending Team

01962 876100

NB: Housing departments are located within the local authority offices

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