MAPPA ANNUAL REPORT 02/03 To be downloaded from www.probation.homeoffice.gov.

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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 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 between 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 day-to-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 locally in your local Area.

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THE NATIONAL PICTURE This section of the report draws attention to 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 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. 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. 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.

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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 ‘represent’ the community in the way, for example, that local councillors do, nor will they be involved in operational decision-making. 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. 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 5 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 in September.

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AREA SUMMARY Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements began in Gwent in response to the Sex Offender Act 1997 when Police and Probation were required to make joint arrangements for the assessment and management of registered sex offenders. These initial arrangements have been substantially built upon over the last years and the Gwent Area now has in place multi-agency protocols agreed by the Police, Probation, Housing, Social Services and Health for the assessment of sex offenders and other potentially dangerous offenders. Managing risk and protecting the public are key to MAPPA and the Gwent Area has recognised fully that effective public protection can only be achieved through good collaborative arrangements and, therefore, works closely and positively with the five Unitary Authorities of Newport, Torfaen, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent, Health, Tai Trothwy Housing Association, NSPCC, the Prison Service and Youth Offending Teams. Aware of the need for MAPPP only to deal with those ‘critical few’ cases that justify such intervention and resources, the Gwent Area has in place a first stage meeting known as a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Group (MARAG) which, working with key agencies, meets to share information, assess risk and devise action plans - at what would be seen as level 2 risk – that is to say where an active involvement of more than one agency is required but either the level of risk or the complexity of managing the risk is not so great as to require referral to the MAPPP. It should be clearly noted and acknowledged that the majority of cases are managed through what could be described as level 1 ordinary risk management through one agency without necessarily involving a significant contribution of other agencies, which allows both the MARAG and MAPPP to put time, effort, expertise and resources into those cases that require such an intensive and multi-agency approach. There is a keen awareness that whilst it is essential to put in place all necessary measures to protect the public, this must also be balanced against human rights and civil liberties issues – as such, Policy and Procedures for the Management of Potentially Dangerous Offenders / Registered Sex Offenders have been drafted in accordance with the Human Rights Act 1998 and the principles underpinning it. Managing risk and thereby protecting the public must be seen as dynamic and ongoing and will involve appropriate involvement by key agencies which will look to address offending behaviour through, for example, cognitive behavioural programmes. The National Probation Service – Gwent Area runs a specific and intensive accredited programme for working with sex offenders and a number of other cognitive behavioural programmes to address the causes of offending behaviour. Appropriate external controls can also be put in place. For example, prior to release from prison, and in collaboration with the Prison Service, specific conditions can be placed in Licences. During the last year, two Sex Offender Orders have been achieved in the Gwent Area to impose additional control over sex offenders. Failure to comply with the expectations of Court Orders or Post Release Licences are swiftly enforced. At the same time, support is afforded to the offender to minimise risk of further offending. For example, through a positive partnership 6

with Tai Trothwy Housing Association, help with accommodation, support and advice is given to both achieve appropriate accommodation and maintain it. During the last year there have been a number of significant operational events. Training events have taken place with Gwent Police and National Probation Service Gwent Area to review and enhance risk assessment. This has involved two full days with appropriate staff from both agencies. The Policy and Procedures for the Management of Potentially Dangerous Offenders / Registered Sex Offenders have be reviewed and revised. Responding to a request from the Health Service, specific training has been given to health professionals on MAPPA. Recognising the need to address housing and support issues, under the Supporting People arrangements and in conjunction with the Welsh Assembly Government, the National Probation Service – Gwent Area and Tai Trothwy have put in place a high risk / high need floating support accommodation service for offenders. The Gwent Police and National Probation Service – Gwent Area have also recently appointed a MAPPA Registrar who will begin work on 1st July 2003 to further enhance MAPPA. This is seen as a key post and it is anticipated the Registrar will play a significant role in protecting the public.

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-WHAT THE AGENCIES DO Gwent Police and National Probation Service - Gwent Area have lead responsibility for managing the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) under authority contained in sections 67 and 68 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act (2000). The Gwent Area has five Unitary Authorities : Newport, Torfaen, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent each with housing departments and social services departments with a responsibility to house people appropriately in accordance with housing legislation and provide protection as well as support for children and families in their area. All five authorities contribute information to the MAPPP as part of inter – agency work. Child protection co-ordinators attend the quarterly reviews of all individuals subject to MAPPA to provide information and support as necessary. There are close links with the area child protection committees for the exchange of information and to inform local public protection arrangements through national and local developments. This process is managed through the Gwent Information Exchange Protocol agreed under Section 116 of Crime and Disorder 1998. An example of this is the joint work on the interpretation of findings from the Victoria Climbie Inquiry with the aim of strengthening child protection procedures so as to help prevent similar tragedies. The Gwent Area Health Trust contributes particularly in the area of mental health with a wide range of professionals giving advice and support to the arrangements. Consultant forensic psychiatrists provide assessments and take appropriate action under the Mental Health Act, which may include detention in hospital when required. The trust provides general health care which assists those individuals subject to MAPPA. The National Probation Service – Gwent Area provides housing, employment, and substance misuse services through partnerships with statutory as well as voluntary organisations in Gwent. Through working closely with local housing providers and in particular Tai Trothwy, a local housing association, a supported housing scheme for high risk / high need offenders with housing problems was put in place 2002/2003. It was recognised there was a need to reduce risk through ongoing floating support for those offenders seen as posing a significant risk to the public and identified as such through MAPPA. The high risk / high need floating support scheme will develop skills and confidence to enable offenders to live independently without support or to maintain independent living with ongoing support. The scheme has been approved by the Welsh Assembly Government and will form part of Supporting People in Wales. It is very much seen as a high intensity option that will play a significant part in managing risk and protecting the public.

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The National Probation Service – Gwent Area also provides externally validated programmes for sex offenders and a number of specific programmes to confront several areas of offending behaviour including delivering an effective thinking skills course to help offenders make lawful choices in their lives. Many, but not all, offenders subject to MAPPA are supervised by the Gwent Area through, for example, community based supervision orders and post release licences. Gwent Police enforce the law and provide intelligence on all offenders subject to MAPPA. The registration, joint review, monitoring and surveillance provided contribute to ongoing risk assessment of sexual and potentially dangerous offenders, with the outcome of protecting the public. Youth Offending Teams are able to contribute significantly to MAPPA by providing information and expertise in working with young people (under 18 years olds) who have offended. This may be through current or previous contact. Within Gwent there are three Youth Offending Teams – Newport, Blaenau Gwent / Caerphilly and Monmouthshire / Torfaen. Through their knowledge and expertise they are able to provide a significant contribution to both MARAG and MAPPA. Prisons provide accredited programmes to tackle offending whilst offenders are in custody and much valuable insight into progress of offenders in becoming able to lead a law abiding life on release. Information on offending and attitudes towards victims are of great benefit in formulating release plans aimed at managing risk in the community. The information exchange is governed by written agreements with Probation and Police.

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THE OPERATION OF MAPPA THE ARRANGEMENTS MADE- AN OUTLINE OF THE PROCESS The joint protocol between Gwent area probation service and Gwent police “Working in Partnership – Policy and Procedures for the Management of Potentially Dangerous Offenders and Registered Sex Offenders” set out the procedures for managing sexual and violent offenders. The protocol has been revised recently and will be further amended in the coming year to reflect the forthcoming changes in legislation and to reflect the MAPPP guidance recently issued. Detective Chief Inspectors (DCI’s) of the three Gwent police divisions lead the police local contribution to public protection with the support of the DCI Family Support Unit at Gwent Police Headquarters. Police Dangerousness officers are obliged to visit regularly, frequency is determined by the risk level identified and varies from monthly to six monthly. Risk reviews designed for use by Police officers are completed every four months. The probation service has a dedicated team of experienced officers and a Divisional Manager in a Public Protection Unit who supervise sexual and violent offenders who are subject to MAPPA. Probation Staff work with those under supervision orders made by the courts or released on licence from prison. Nationally set standards for frequency of contact are routinely exceeded, particularly in the early stages of supervision. Research based treatment programmes are delivered to confront offending and are a useful method of understanding offending behaviour. Arrangements to reduce risks to the public from offenders on release are contained in release licences. Breach of licence conditions may result in a return to prison. Relevant agencies in Gwent recognise the critical importance of accurate information to underpin risk assessments of offenders in order to effectively protect the public. Risk assessment tools have been devised nationally and are in use by both Police and Probation. In addition the National Probation Service – Gwent Area has devised review forms for the assessment of violent and sexual offenders who are reviewed quarterly. The importance of reviewing levels of risk when any change in circumstances occurs is recognised by all involved. Chart A shows the process followed by all agencies involved in the MAPPA. Membership of the meeting is governed by the particular circumstances and often requires the input of Health professionals and mental health workers. Accommodation providers are needed to ensure that suitable housing is found, not close to schools, no children living on the premises amongst others. Social services have statutory responsibility for children, families, and vulnerable groups, contributing significantly. The aim of public protection meetings is to share all available information and make joint plans to manage the risks identified.

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GWENT MAPPA ARRANGEMENTS

Notification of Sexual & Violent Offenders through Courts or Agency Referral

Agency Risk Assessment by the Lead Agency

Risk Category Level One Risk Management by Individual Agency requiring usual Agency resources

Risk Category Level Two Risk Management Requiring the Advice and Support of other Agencies

Risk Category Level Three Risk Management requiring unusual levels of resourcing or of particular Media Sensitivity or Political Views

Agency Risk Management Procedures

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Group - MARAG Requiring the Involvement of Multi Agency Support to Manage the Risk Presented by Individual Offenders

Review by Case Manager Referral to MARAG if Risk Levels Change

MAPP – Multi Agency Risk Management Plan Requiring the Involvement of a Wide Range of Agency Support at Senior Level to Manage the ‘Critical’ few very dangerous cases. Registration as Potentially Dangerous Offender if appropriate

Review Cycle Set at MARAG. Referral if Risk Levels Change

Quarterly Review OR more frequently if required. Review cycle set at MAPP

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Here are two examples of work undertaken under the operation of MAPPA (Note : names have been changed to ensure anonymity) EXAMPLES:Example 1 John has a lengthy history of sexual and violent offending. He has made complaints about a number of probation and other staff over the years. The Judge recognised the particular danger he continues to present by making an extended licence term on release. The MAPP meeting ordered that no member of staff would be alone with John at any time in order to protect staff from possible assault or complaint. Following a breach of licence conditions the sentence enforcement unit in the Home Office agreed to his recall based on the evidence provided. Recall to prison took place the same day. A subsequent complaint over the conduct of the case by staff involved was found not to be upheld. Example 2 Nigel, aged 18 years, had two convictions for sexual offences and was required to be on the Sex Offenders’ Register. Nigel was classified as high risk and as a result of close monitoring by both Police and Probation intelligence concerning his activities began to appear. It was clear that Nigel was feared by many in the community particularly his previous victims and his own peer group. Further awareness amongst local Police had identified Nigel’s propensity to purchase sweets at a local shop and to loiter in the vicinity of a children’s park. As a result of close monitoring by his case officer a positive working atmosphere was developed between them. In order to fully involve Nigel, as the offender, in addressing his offending behaviour it was decided via the MAPPA process to ask Nigel to consent to be interviewed by a senior psychologist employed by Probation. Following this Probation assessment it was clear that Nigel’s risk was very high and an element of external control needed to be afforded over his behaviour. The subsequent MAPPA meeting instructed a joint enquiry be carried out into Nigel’s lifestyle in order to gather all relevant information. A number of pieces of information were disclosed which together with the psychological assessment led to a Sex Offender’s Order being sought via the Magistrates Court. During the course of the information gathering stage a disclosure was made that Nigel had subjected another male to sexual abuse. This person stated that they would not have come forward if it had not been for the support and efforts of Police and Probation to support them and to control Nigel’s behaviour. This person’s disclosure led to Nigel being convicted of a number of serious sexual offences for which he was imprisoned and the issuing of a Sex Offender’s Order. The positive benefits of close monitoring and partnership working are clearly indicated in this case study.

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All MARAG and MAPPP meetings set a review date. In addition there is a quarterly central review of all risk management action plans to ensure that all agencies involved are meeting their targets and provide assistance where difficulties exist.

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OFFENDERS CHARGED WITH A SERIOUS SEXUAL OR VIOLENT OFFENCE Three offenders were charged with a serious sexual or violent offence following involvement in MAPPA. The following case information has been anonomised. In each case there is clear evidence of positive inter-agency work that has resulted in the conviction of a sex offender. 1. John John was made subject to MAPPA as a result of concerns about the behaviour of himself and other family members. There was an indecent assault on a 16 year old female over a year ago. He was admitted to the MAPPA arrangements as a result of concerns about his behaviour generally, a complaint of rape on a 17 year old male was not continued as the victim declined to make a statement. Interference with the course of justice was suspected with family members thought to be involved, particularly as other offences had occurred with similar failure to proceed. He was spending a lot of time around local schools and was found to be buying large quantities of sweets. An extensive Police monitoring and surveillance operation took place with the support of a number of agencies and, although not supervised by the Probation Service, the senior psychologist saw John and provided an assessment. This was helpful in gathering a picture of attitudes and likely behaviour. As a result of the resources committed to examining the circumstances and as a result of good police relationships which developed with the victim there was sufficient confidence to pursue the complaint and a conviction was secured resulting in a substantial prison sentence. This was an excellent example of a multi-agency response to a worrying situation. As a result of working together offences were properly dealt with and the public protected. 2. Paul Paul was convicted of an indecent assault on a 16 year old female, there was no order made for supervision and he was not admitted to MAPPA. As a result of concerns about young girls visiting his house and other worrying behaviour, Paul was monitored as part of a MAPPA action plan. At a regular visit by the Police Dangerousness Officer he was called over by a neighbour who made a complaint about a recent incident. Following enquiries an indecent assault on a 16 year old female was disclosed and a conviction secured. A community sentence was imposed requiring supervision by the Probation Service during which treatment will be undergone in order to reduce his level of risk of further reoffending. 3. Thomas Thomas was released on Licence from Prison to the Probation Service following an indecent assault on a 30 year old woman. Licence conditions and a comprehensive risk management plan were put in place and regularly reviewed. 14

After several months Thomas was arrested and charged with indecent assault on a 25 year old woman. He was recalled to Prison for breach of Licence conditions and subsequently found not guilty of the offence. He remains in custody pending appeal against recall.

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS-DEVELOPING OUR WORK IN PUBLIC PROTECTION Responsibility for the development of MAPPA rests with the Assistant Chief Officer (Operations) National Probation Service - Gwent Area Probation Service and the Assistant Chief Constable Gwent Constabulary. Links have been developed at the appropriate level with the five Gwent Unitary Authorities, the local prison, relevant statutory organisations, notably the Health Trust and a range of voluntary organisations in order to assist in local public protection measures. A number of protocols have been signed which set out the detailed arrangements for agency contributions to the aim of public protection, the information exchange protocol in particular being central to effective work. A Memorandum of Understanding with the prison links Gwent and other Police and Probation areas in a shared agreement on working together to protect the public by confronting offending in custody and preparing comprehensive risk management plans when prisoners are released. The appointment of a MAPPP registrar will assist in further developing joint work by devising systems to provide management information to the strategic group in order to identify areas for development. This post is jointly funded by the Police and Probation as part of their partnership. An example of this developing work is the need to ensure that resources are concentrated proportionate to risk on offenders at the appropriate levels, such as those who may be dealt with under existing agency procedures, dealing with those needing inter-agency intervention through MARAG and only dealing with those requiring exceptional resources or who are assessed as very dangerous at MAPPP. Considerable work and effort has gone into protecting the public, providing a solid basis for further development in the coming year which will be supported by new legislation and the recently published MAPPP guidance. Existing policies and procedures will continue to be developed and amended to reflect improved risk assessment methods such as the Offender Assessment System (OASys) introduced for use by Probation and Prisons and using the guidance as a framework for local action. Effective communication and understanding will be further developed through more joint training and the inclusion of more agencies in MAPPA. The Gwent area track record in tackling offending and managing dangerous offenders in partnership is a positive indication of future outcomes in public protection arrangements.

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DISCLOSING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION The purpose of disclosure is to reduce the risk presented by individuals by making known to clearly identified people the information needed to protect themselves and others. A request for disclosure is made from a MAPPP which considers this action necessary as part of a risk management action plan. The details of what is to be disclosed, to whom, the purpose of revealing the information, the safeguards to keeping revealed information confidential, and whether to tell the offender of the disclosure are all considered at a pre-disclosure meeting. A senior Police officer and the Probation Divisional Manager are guided by Home Office Circular 39/1997 as it refers to disclosure of information to third parties in making a recommendation to the Assistant Chief Constable. A decision is then made based on the information provided. As with many aspects of public protection arrangements the action must be proportional to the risks involved and those making the decision are careful that the overturning of the general rule of confidentiality is warranted in particular circumstances. Disclosure of information is only ever made in exceptional circumstances. In Gwent specific individuals have been given information through application of the above process but on no occasion has a community wide disclosure been made. Notification to the whole community is made in only very special circumstances as the benefits must be balanced against the risk of an offender going to ground and creating victims in another area due to a lack of supervision and monitoring. The following are examples of where the MAPPP have considered the disclosure of information necessary. 1. Simon served three years for attempted burglary which involved an indecent assault upon the female occupant. He was required to register as a sex offender for life. Upon his release from Prison he was to live with his aged mother and 5year old brother. She was not aware of the nature of his offending. Following the disclosure meeting it was decided to inform his mother in order to protect her and his brother. 2. Maxwell was a registered sex offender who had been convicted of indecency with a child and was required to be registered for life. He formed a relationship with a female with whom he had a child. Although the female knew of his conviction she did not know the nature of his offending. A decision was made through the process to inform the mother of the nature of the offence in order to safeguard the child.

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WORK WITH VICTIMS S69 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 requires the Probation Service to contact victims of crime where the offender has been sentenced to 12 months or more (for a sexual or violent offence). The Gwent area has responded strongly to this opportunity to allow the views of victims to be heard. Specialist Probation staff deal sensitively with the issues arising from the experience of crime and give the opportunity for victims to be made aware of the progress of an offenders’ sentence if they so wish. Contact is made early in the sentence and maintained throughout, particularly immediately prior to release. Information on release arrangements is restricted to the month, year and general area to which the offender is released. The right not to be involved is always respected. Victim Support is the National charity for people affected by crime. The scheme 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 family and friends. Local contact details are contained at the end of this report on the contacts page. The Victim Support national helpline number is 0845 30 30 900. A long history of co-operation with the Victim Support Scheme from Police and Probation in Gwent has assisted the development of joint work in the interests of victims of crime. The protection of victims is an integral part of MAPPA and their views inform risk management at many stages. Measures to protect victims are contained in risk management action plans and include a range of practical steps such as local alert notices for Police officers, security measures and advice on personal safety where needed. Licence conditions for released prisoners contain measures for the reduction of risk to victims and take into account victim’s views.

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STATISTICAL INFORMATION FOR MAPPA ANNUAL REPORT 2002/2003

GWENT AREA
No. of Offenders 278 12

i. ii.

The number of registered sex offenders on 31 March 2003 The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, 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

iii.

2 2 2 0 1

a) The total number of Sex offenders Orders applied for b) The total number granted c) The total number not granted iv. 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]) 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 (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 sex offenders”), identify the number of offenders that are or have been dealt with by:

v.

292

vi.

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vii.

a) MAPPP – registered sex offenders b) MAPPP – violent and other sex offenders c) MAPPP – other offenders viii. Of the cases managed by the MAPPP during the reporting year what was the number of offenders:

48 9 2

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a) Who were returned to custody for breach of licence b) Who were returned to custody for breach of a Restraining Order or Sex Offender Order c) Charged with a serious sexual or violent offence

5 1 3

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CONTACTS Assistant Chief Officer Jim.aherne@gwent.probation.gsx.gov.uk Probation Head Office Cwmbran House Mamhilad Park Estate Pontypool NP4 0XD 01495 762462 Public Protection Unit East Gwent Probation Office Torfaen House Station Road Sebastapol Pontypool NP4 5ES 01495 755221 Family Support Unit Heolddu Gwent Police Gwent Police Head Quarters Croesyceiliog Cwmbran NP44 2XJ 01633 838111

Divisional Manager Michael.Bradley@gwent.probation.gsx.gov.uk

Detective Chief Inspector Steven.Gamlin@gwent.pnn.police.uk

Victim Support Local Offices Police Station Rockleigh Avenue Aberbargoed CF81 9BQ Tel: 01443 836002 Fax: 01443 834699 Police Station Church Street Bedwas Caerphilly CF83 8EB Tel: 02920 857310 Fax: 02920 857337 Divisional Police Headquarters Cardiff Road Newport NP9 2EH Tel/Fax: 01633 254091 Divisional Police Headquarters Glantorfaen Road Pontypool NP4 6YN Tel/Fax: 01495 763798

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Witness Support Services Crown Court Faulkner Road Newport Co-ordinator: Sue Johns Pentonville Magistrates Court Newport Gwent Co-ordinator: Denise Manship Magistrates Court Mountain Road,Caerphilly Co-ordinator: Gill Lewis Central Magistrates Court Tudor Road Cwmbran Co-ordinator: Denise Manship (also covers Chepstow and Abergavenny)

Regional Manager: Gary Griffiths Suite 6 Raglan House Llantarnam Park Cwmbran

Assistant Manager: Robert Symes Suite 6 Raglan House Llantarnam Park Cwmbran

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