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Hampshire & Isle of Wight MAPPA Report 2002/03

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Introduction
This is a report of the Hampshire Strategic The report is available in several languages.
Management Board for Multi-Agency Public Apply to Hampshire Probation Service (see
Protection arrangements (MAPPPA). This page 16).
Board is responsible for ensuring that a
We welcome feedback, and if you have any
framework is in place to manage the
comments to make about the report, please
critically few people who live in our area
send them to:
and who could be dangerous to others.
The authors are Hampshire Constabulary National Probation Service
and the National Probation Service – Hampshire Area
Hampshire Area with contributions from Friary House
the other key agencies involved in public Middle Brook Street
protection. It is the second annual report Winchester
and covers the year 1st April 2002 to 31st Hampshire
March 2003. The report describes what SO23 8DQ
happens in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Hampshire Constabulary
to manage people who pose a risk of West Hill Road
causing harm to others; it describes the Romsey Road
work of each agency; it provides some Winchester
statistical data and contact points for Hampshire
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Contents
Foreword 3
The national picture 4
The importance of partnership 4
Involving the public 5
MAPPA offenders 5
What happens in Hampshire & Isle of Wight? 6
Are all dangerous people covered by MAPPPs? 7
What has happened in the last year? 8
What work do we do with victims? 9
What are the roles and responsibilities of the
various agencies involved? 10
Hampshire Constabulary 11
Prison Service 11
Youth Offending Team 11
Local Mental Health Services 11
Housing Authorities 12
How is disclosure used to manage risk? 13
Sex offender orders 13
What is the strategic management of MAPPA? 14
Statistics 14
Offender chart 15
Agency contact points 16

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

1990s – most significantly as a result of the Supporting and co-ordinating the


closer working relationship required by the development of the MAPPA throughout the
Sex Offender Act (1997).The Criminal 42 Areas of England and Wales, is the
Justice and Courts Services Act (2000) National Probation Directorate’s Public
formalised that relationship and built on the Protection Unit (PPU).This Unit acts as a
existing experience by requiring the police central point for advice and, increasingly,
and probation services to establish involvement in the management of difficult
arrangements (the MAPPA) for assessing cases.These include, for example, UK
and managing the risks posed by sexual and citizens who have committed serious
violent offenders.The Act also required the offences abroad and return to this country
Responsible Authority to publish an annual without anywhere to live.The Unit is also
report on the operation of those able to provide financial support when the
arrangements.This report, covering April risk management plans make exceptional
2002 to March 2003, is the second annual demands upon local resources.
report.

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Involving the public MAPPA offenders


MAPPA developments in the next 18 This year the annual report provides a
months will also include the appointment more detailed breakdown of the number of
by the Home Secretary of two ‘lay advisers’ sexual and violent offenders who are
to each Area.The eight Areas of England covered by the MAPPA in your Area. As last
and Wales which have been piloting these year, the figures include the number of
arrangements since January (Cumbria, registered sex offenders. Because sex
Greater Manchester, Durham, South Wales, offender registration is for a minimum of
Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and West five years (and generally for much longer)
Midlands) report that they add real value. the figures are cumulative.This is why they
Lay advisers will contribute to the review have increased – by 16 per cent in England
and monitoring of the MAPPA which is and Wales. Only a very small proportion
undertaken by each Area’s Strategic (about six per cent throughout England and
Management Board – the work of which Wales) are considered to pose such a high
risk or management difficulty that they are
you can read more in this report.
referred to the highest level of the MAPPA
– the Multi-Agency Public Protection Panels
The purpose of appointing ‘lay advisers’ is
(the MAPPP).
to ensure that communities understand
Figures alone do not, of course, tell the
more of what is done to protect them and
whole story.The anonymised case studies
that those involved professionally with the
illustrate the practical work of the MAPPA,
MAPPA are aware of the views of the
and demonstrate the preventive action
community.The lay advisers will not
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
Bargate from the South in Southampton activities, then action to enforce the
condition or order and protect the public
‘represent’ the community in the way, for can be taken more swiftly.
example, that local councillors do, nor will
they be involved in operational decision- If you are interested in reading the reports
making. And, given the sensitivity of much of
of other Areas, they will be published on
what the MAPPA does, especially with the
the National Probation Service’s website:
few offenders who pose a very high risk of
serious harm to the public, it is not www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk
practicable for the general public to be (under the public protection section) with
involved. Lay advisers will, however, ensure all of them being available once the last
an appropriate and a practical level of Area has published its annual report.
community involvement.

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■ how they have behaved in the past;


What happens in ■ who their victims were;
Hampshire and the ■ whether the person is known to be in
contact with others who may be
Isle of Wight? harmful;
■ whether they are making threats
towards other people;
■ whether they have somewhere suitable
to live;
■ whether they are known to use drugs or
drink alcohol to excess;
■ 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
Whenever a person who is thought to be
situation.
an immediate danger to others is in the
This gives a clear signal that it is not just
community or is due to be released shortly
the police and probation service who are
from prison, the police and probation
interested, but a number of other agencies
service will convene a multi-agency public
as well. The panel will agree some actions
protection panel (MAPPP) to plan how to
that aim to reduce the risk. These may
manage the risk posed by that person.
include, for example, attendance at
Senior managers from other key agencies
treatment programmes, or residence in
will be asked to attend the panel, for
example, from Social Services, Prison hostel accommodation. If, however, the
Service, Local Authority Housing. If anyone person is not showing very much
from any other agency, such as mental willingness to comply, all the agencies will
health service, is thought to have useful be involved in agreeing actions to reduce, as
information about the person, they will also far as possible, the opportunity to cause
be asked to attend the panel. Uniquely, in harm. This could include, for example,
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the police surveillance, court proceedings to
person who is the subject of the panel may gain a sex offender order or disclosing the
also be asked to attend part of the panel whereabouts of the person to anyone
meeting, and family members may be invited thought to be at risk.
as well.
All the decisions and actions of the panel
All the information known about the will be recorded and a date to meet to
person will be shared so that an assessment review progress will be set. The panel will
of the risk they pose to anyone else can be continue to meet until the person is no
made. The information might be about: longer considered to be a danger to others.

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Steven was released from prison to a probation


hostel after he had served six years for rape.
Are all dangerous
He had little family support, his skills to cope
with life were poor, and there were concerns
people covered by
about his mental health. A MAPPP was
convened three months prior to his release.
MAPPPs?
The panel decided that the hostel liaison police No. Some potentially dangerous people are
officer should make weekly visits to the hostel not known to the police or probation or
to see Steven, and that Steven’s picture should any other local agency. Some people who
also be circulated to local police beat areas. commit very serious crimes have never
The probation service planned to work with given any indication before that they are
social services’ learning disability team to assess likely to do so. It is important to realise
Steven’s suitability for a treatment programme
that not all harm can be prevented no
for his sexual offending. Steven would be
matter how good the assessment and risk
subject to an additional curfew to restrict his
management arrangements are. Also, the
time away from the hostel, and the hostel’s
majority of people who are assessed as
visiting psychiatrist would see Steven and
possibly being a risk to others, willingly
report to the next MAPPP meeting. Steven
comply with any arrangements made to
settled in well initially and got on with other
help them overcome their problems, and
residents and the staff. However after three
therefore they are not viewed as posing an
weeks concerns about Steven’s attitude towards
immediate risk.
female staff in the hostel caused the MAPPP to
be convened again at short notice. Steven told
The police and probation service manage
the panel that he feared he would commit a
these people through ‘normal agency
sexual offence in certain circumstances, and
management’, in the locality where they live
the psychiatrist expressed concern about
or where they are likely to live when they
Steven’s mental health. The panel considered
are released from prison. Local police and
all the options, including Steven’s well being and
the protection of the local community. A probation managers meet regularly to
decision was made to recall Steven back to review these cases. Sometimes they will
prison where his needs and mental health invite people from other agencies, or family
would be reassessed. 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
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A 25 year old man was sentenced to two years represented at a strategic level within the
for violent disorder. He had assaulted a police MAPPA, and secondly, to generate trust
officer during the disorder and threw a brick at within members of the local community
the officer’s face. He had many previous who for a large part are ignorant of the
convictions and was well known for his anti- work being undertaken by all agencies to
authority attitude. On the day of his release ensure their safety’.
from prison he reported to the local probation
office where he met his supervising probation The pilot is being evaluated by Manchester
officer, a police officer and a representative University and the learning from the
from the Local Authority Housing Department. scheme will inform a national roll-out.
He quickly realised that he was not just
reporting to his supervising probation officer, Another major event during the last year
but that others were interested in him as well. has been Operation Danforth. This is the
Following frank discussions about what was Hampshire Constabulary response to the
expected of him as well as outlining what could intelligence provided from the USA via the
be available to him if he co-operated, he National Criminal Intelligence Service in
changed his attitude and made it known that respect of the accessing and purchase of
he wanted to apologise personally to the police child pornography on the internet.
officer he had injured. Since that time he has
not re-offended or come to police notice again. So far, five people have been identified
within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in
connection with this operation. Three have
What has happened been convicted and sentenced. It is
in the last year? estimated that more will be dealt with over
the coming months for offences relating to
In the summer of 2002, Hilary Benn, the Operation Danforth, and if convicted, they
Home Office Minister, announced that eight will all become registered sex offenders.
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
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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 and ongoing concerns were well represented.
be a threat to former victims, but staff in This led to detailed recommendations being
the probation service know that victims made to the Prison about Licence conditions,
need to be reassured about their personal including ‘non-contact’ requirements and
safety. Victims are entitled to be kept exclusion from certain areas. A Review meeting
informed of the timing of the release, the just prior to his release confirmed his ‘Risk’
general area of release and any conditions status, and the Victim Contact Officer who
put into a release licence which could attended the review was able to subsequently
impact on them. give the victim reassurance about release
arrangements.The offender remains on Licence
In Hampshire a victim contact unit was set and there have been further Reviews which he
up to undertake this work. Victim contact has himself attended.There has been no
officers ask victims if they wish to be recurrence of the behaviour which led to his
consulted and if they do, a meeting is imprisonment.
arranged, often taking place in the victim’s
home. Mrs W. was the victim of an offender who
lodged with her elderly mother. She became
L.K. was the victim of serious harassment from increasingly concerned as this man began to
her former partner, taking the form of verbal control her mother’s life, with the elderly lady
and physical abuse towards herself and becoming confined to the house and apparently
members of her family.This resulted in him losing weight to the extent where she became
receiving a two-year prison sentence. The emaciated in appearance. Eventually the man
victim was visited by a Victim Contact Officer made threats to kill Mrs W. and her husband,
and an Officer from the local Probation team. A resulting in him receiving a 30-month custodial
meeting was held in time to plan for the sentence. Risk management meetings were
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Victim Contact Officer was able to represent


their ongoing concerns. The meeting also read What are the roles
a very abusive and threatening letter which the
offender had recently written to the victims.
and responsibilities
This not only served to confirm the level of risk
which he was felt to pose if he regained his
of the various
liberty but enabled the victims to be protected agencies involved?
from further correspondence.
Serious mental health problems became The aims of the National Probation Service
apparent in prison, and the offender was are:
detained under the Mental Health Act 1983
■ protection of the public
beyond his release date.The man remained at
■ reduction of reoffending
a secure psychiatric unit past the expiry of his
■ proper punishment of offenders
Licence, but the last Review meeting convened
■ ensuring offenders awareness of the
by the Probation Service enabled the Police and
effects of crime on the victims of crime
staff from the psychiatric unit to put in place
and the public
good arrangements to protect the victims as far ■ rehabilitation of offenders
as possible should release become a prospect.
Hampshire Probation Area is part of the
To mark the sensitivity and distinct status of National Probation Service (NPS). The NPS
victim information, all details and record of is a law enforcement agency supervising and
contacts are held separately from the working with offenders in ways that help
offender’s files. Victims have the right of them to stop offending and therefore better
protect the public. Offenders must comply
access to information held on them and
with their supervision. Failure to do so
they are told of this right.
leads them back to Court or back to
prison.
Victims are advised of other support
services in their areas. For example, the In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the
Victim Support Service with whom a close probation service, sometimes working with
working relationship has been established. partner agencies, runs a number of
treatment programmes for offenders which
Victim Support is the national charity for help them to change their behaviour. There
people affected by crime. It is an are programmes for sex offenders, for
independent organisation, offering a free violent offenders and for others whose
behaviour is the result of impulse and lack
and confidential service, whether or not a
of proper planning to deal with life’s
crime has been reported. Trained staff and problems. There is a domestic violence
volunteers at local branches offer programme for men who have been violent
information and support to victims, towards their women partners.
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.

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Hampshire The Committee ensures that systems are in


place across the prison to monitor mail and
Constabulary telephone calls which gives a good
indication of whether the prisoner is still
The Hampshire Constabulary is responsible posing a risk to anyone else.
for providing a policing service across the
two counties of Hampshire and the Isle of The Committee will identify any prisoner
Wight. who continues to pose a high risk to any
member of the public on release from
The whole area is divided into twelve prison, and that information is sent on to
territorial Divisions, each under the the local MAPPPs to help with the plan to
command of a Superintendent or Chief manage the person once they are released.
Superintendent in the cases of the cities of
Portsmouth and Southampton. They are
responsible for providing local Policing. Youth Offending
Each Division has a dedicated Potentially
Dangerous Offender (PDO) Officer and an Team
Inspector responsible for PDO issues. They
work with local colleagues from the The Criminal Justice and Court Services
Probation Service and other agencies to Act 2000 placed a duty upon Youth
manage the risks posed by Potentially Offending Teams (YOT) to co-operate with
Dangerous Offenders and Registered Sex the MAPP Arrangements. The Wessex
Offenders. Youth Offending Team was pleased to be
involved with these arrangements and is
Local work is supported by a central co- represented on the county Strategic
ordination provided by the Intelligence
Management Board. Membership of the
Directorate at Headquarters who maintain
Board has allowed full and up to date
a central database and act as a centre of
excellence in respect of best practice. information to be disseminated to the local
The police provide traditional enforcement. area Youth Offending Teams and as a result
In this context they work with colleagues MAPP Arrangements are replicated, as far as
to minimise as far as is humanly possible possible, within the YOT. Having these
the risk that dangerous persons present to procedures in place allows for improved
the public. risk assessment and management of young
offenders and, working in partnership with
Other agencies make key contributions to other agencies, greater protection for the
public protection. Below some of those community.
agencies describe their involvement:

Prison Service Local Mental Health


The Public Protection Committee in one of
Services
our local prisons works to ensure that any
Mental Health Services for Hampshire and
prisoner is correctly identified as posing a
risk to others. the Isle of Wight are provided by four
Trusts, these are:
The Committee ensures that these
prisoners are correctly risk assessed as ■ West Hampshire NHS Trust
soon as possible after they arrive at the ■ Surrey Hampshire Borders NHS Trust
prison, and that their sentence plan ■ Portsmouth City Primary Care Trust
addresses the nature of their offending and ■ Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust
the level of risk they pose.

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Community Mental Health Teams from community is minimised. Housing


these Trusts provide community care for Authorities may directly provide
patients with mental disorder. In addition accommodation themselves or act in
West Hampshire NHS Trust provides the partnership with housing associations to
Wessex Forensic Psychiatry Service which secure housing. When offenders have been
covers the whole of Hampshire and the Isle rehoused, Housing Authorities continue to
of Wight. This is a tertiary service providing
work together with Police, Probation
assessments, treatment and consultation to
Services and other agencies to ensure that
Criminal Justice System agencies including
local communities are safe places to live.
Probation, Courts, Prisons and the Police.
It is based at Ravenswood House which is a
75 bed medium secure unit in Fareham. Working together is crucially important for
public safety. Multi-agency public protection
Community Mental Health Teams and the arrangements are providing many examples
Wessex Forensic Psychiatry Service are of where risk is being managed and
invited to MAPPPs where the subject has reduced.
had contact with their services. Protocols
exist to ensure appropriate information In 1995 a man was sentenced to five years in
sharing when mental health professionals prison for burglary with intent to rape. He had
attend MAPPPs. The majority of subjects at many previous convictions. He also suffered
MAPPPs do not have any mental health from mental ill health. When he was released
problems and the overwhelming majority of
he was supported by health workers but had
mental health patients are managed by
several breakdowns and was admitted to
Health and Social Services using the Care
hospital. He did not work with people in
Programme Approach.
authority very easily and so when he was
All of the mental health provider trusts discharged from hospital a plan was put in
within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are place to include joint home visits by his
committed to multi-agency working and probation officer, his mental health outreach
recognise the importance of appropriate worker and a police officer. This strategy
involvement of mental health professionals worked very well and a rapport developed
in MAPPPs. They are also represented at a between the man and the police officer, so
senior level, on the MAPPA Strategic much so that the man contacted the police
Management Board. officer to say that he had inadvertently
downloaded child pornography on to his
Housing Authorities computer. He voluntarily handed over the
computer. However, it was found that he had
Housing Authorities in Hampshire have downloaded a substantial amount of
statutory responsibilities to assist homeless pornographic material and he had to be
people and to consider applications for prosecuted for this. The court took the view
housing from people in housing need. that as he was now co-operating with all
Therefore, they have a key role where agencies, that he had a good care plan in place
offenders face accommodation issues. and was at risk of losing all this if he went
Housing Authorities may be involved in back to prison, a community penalty would be
securing housing for offenders and ensuring most effective. He has not reoffended for
that any accommodation made available is nearly two years and he still remains subject to
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How is disclosure short notice. A protocol exists with the


Court which leads to cases being heard
used to manage some distance away from where the
offender lives.
risk?
At first glance, the wording of the Order
During the past 12 months within one area appears to be draconian in that for a
of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight there minimum period of five years the offender
have been three occasions when disclosure is prohibited from associating or
has been used to protect the community communicating with anyone under 16 years
from dangerous offenders. One occasion of age.
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 Southsea, Portsmouth
that was much more suitable for him, in
another part of the country. One Order has been made for an indefinite
period and, in some cases, the prohibitions
Sex offender orders relate to only males or females.
Nevertheless, Courts themselves have
In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight we now raised the Human Rights implications but
have a total of 10 Sex Offenders Orders have eventually accepted that the wording is
and two Restraining Orders. Our aim is to necessary in order to be effective and is
target only those who need to be made the both proportionate and justified.
subject of the order, and we welcome the
introduction of the interim measures made In summary, those agencies in Hampshire
possible under the Police Reform Act 2002. and the Isle of Wight which deal with Child
The availability of Interim Orders reduces Protection see Sex Offenders Orders and
the sense of urgency which has been a the ability of the Court to now make
feature of previous applications. Interim Prohibitions as an extremely useful
Magistrates’ Courts have been extremely weapon in the armoury of dealing with sex
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What is the arrangements. It is important to


acknowledge that not all serious harm can
strategic be prevented no matter how good the risk
assessment and risk management
management of arrangements.

MAPPA? In relation to the three cases who went on


to commit further serious offences, one
Oversight of the arrangements put in place was someone who had moved to our area
to manage serious sexual, violent and other in the late 1990s. This person was assessed
dangerous offenders is undertaken by a as being potentially dangerous and was
Strategic Management Board. This group subject to MAPPPs. This person was
comprises senior managers from probation, monitored closely before moving on to
police, prison service, social services, health, another area where further offences were
housing, courts and the voluntary sector. committed resulting in a sentence of
During this year, as described in this report, imprisonment
lay members have also joined the Board.
The Board works on behalf of the This case highlighted the effectiveness of a
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Chief Officers’ national model of risk management that
Group to ensure the arrangements are kept enabled information to be passed from one
under review and any necessary changes area to another.
are implemented speedily.
Another case involved a young person

Statistics under 17 years of age who had a long


history of serious inappropriate behaviour.
This young person had been monitored and
The table indicates the number of offenders due to the information known about this
living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight person, was quickly arrested before more
who have been managed by these serious offences were committed.
arrangements this year. There are more
registered sex offenders than last year, but The third case involved a person who has a
that is to be expected as more people are history of not co-operating and being
sentenced at Court. The registration abusive to staff. This person had previously
period for sex offenders is a long one and been recalled to prison for not co-
therefore the figure is likely to rise. The operating. On release, use of drugs led to
police maintain oversight of the majority of further unpredictable violent behaviour
these sex offenders on the register through which has once again resulted in
their normal agency procedure. The total imprisonment.
number of offenders considered under the
arrangements during the year 2002/03 are All these cases demonstrate the
those who have recently been sentenced or effectiveness of MAPPA in enabling early
referred from prison or come to the identification of offenders who continue to
attention of agencies through the year. commit serious offences. The system can
Some will be newly registered sex never guarantee to stop all further
offenders. It can be seen that only a small offending, but is showing that assessments
proportion of these offenders are are accurate and the right people are being
considered to pose an immediate danger to monitored closely. In 2002/03 only two
others and a smaller proportion still, who people out of more than 40 re-offended in
re-offend or do not comply with the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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MAPPA Report 2002/03

No. of
Offenders

i. The number of registered sex offenders on 31 March 2003 849

ii. 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

iii. The number of Sex Offenders Orders applied for and gained between
1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003

a) The total number of Sex Offenders Orders applied for 4

b) The total number granted 4

c) The total number not granted 0

iv. The number of Restraining Orders issued by the courts between


1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 for offenders currently managed 1
within MAPPA

v. The number of violent and other sexual offenders considered under


MAPPA during the year 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 (as defined 272
by section 68 (3), (4) and (5) )

vi. 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) )

vii 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:

a) MAPPP – registered sex offenders 19

b) MAPPP – violent and other sex offenders 12

c) MAPPP – other offenders 12

viii. Of the cases managed by the MAPPP during the reporting year what
was the number of offenders:

a) who were returned to custody for breach of licence 3

b) who were returned to custody for breach of a Restraining Order


or Sex Offender Order 2

c) charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 3

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight MAPPA Report 2002/03

Photographs kindly supplied by Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, Fareham
Borough Council and Isle of Wight County Council

Agency contact points


National Probation Service Friary House 01962 842202
Middle Brook Street
Winchester
SO23 8DQ

Hampshire Constabulary West Hill 01962 841500


Romsey Road
Winchester
SO22 5DB

Hampshire County Council l Trafalgar House 01962 847133


Hampshire Social Services The Castle
Winchester
SO23 8UQ

Southampton City Council Southampton City Council 023 80832621


Southampton Social Services Civic Centre
Southampton
SO14 7LY

Portsmouth City Council Portsmouth City Council 023 92841150


Portsmouth Social Services Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2EP

Isle of Wight Social Services 17 Fairlee Road 01983 520600


Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2EA

Prison Service The Old Warden’s House 01296 424435


21 Bierton Road
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 1EH

Wessex Youth Offending Team 85 High Street 01962 876100


Winchester
SO23 9AE

NB: Housing departments


are located within the local
authority offices

Ocean Village Marina

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