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Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) provides a national framework in England & Wales for the assessment and management of risks posed by serious and violent offenders and other individuals who are considered to pose a risk or potential harm to children. They require the local criminal justice agencies and other bodies dealing with offenders to work together in partnership in dealing with these offenders. Agencies at all times retain their full statutory responsibilities and obligations. They need to ensure that these are not compromised by MAPPA. In particular, no agency should feel pressured to agree to a course of action which they consider is in conflict with their statutory obligations and wider responsibility for public protection. The operation of MAPPA relies on component bodies working through an agreed process with MAPPA offenders, making provision as needed for particular groups, subject to regulation and review.

External links

MAPPA Website/Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Ministry of Justice - National Offender Management Service


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