MAPPA was introduced in 2001 as the statutory arrangements for managing sexual and violent offenders.

It is a process through which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to help reduce the re-offending behaviour of violent and sexual offenders living in the community in order to protect the public.

The purpose of MAPPA is to ensure that comprehensive risk assessments are undertaken and robust risk management plans put in place. MAPPA takes advantage of co-ordinated information sharing across the agencies on each MAPPA offender and ensures that appropriate resources are directed in a way that enhances public protection.

MAPPA is not a statutory body in itself but is a mechanism through which agencies can better discharge their statutory responsibilities and protect the public in a co-ordinated way.

The Police, Probation and Prison Services working together are the Responsible Authority (RA). Together they have a duty and responsibility for ensuring that MAPPA operates in Norfolk.

Other agencies have a duty to co-operate with the MAPPA (DTC).

Children’s Social Care

– Adult’s Social Care

– Youth Offending Teams

– Health Service Providers

– Local Housing Authorities

– Registered social landlords who accommodate MAPPA offenders

– Jobcentre Plus

– Electronic Monitoring Providers

– UK Border Agencies