The most effective way to manage and supervise potentially dangerous offenders in the community is for the relevant agencies to work together. This partnership work is directed and governed by the national Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
The MAPPA were established in 2001 and are administered locally, in every area throughout England and Wales, but operate according to national standards and guidance.
The local MAPPA covers Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This website features information on the latest figures concerning the number of sex offenders and other potential dangerous offenders living in the area, and explains how the MAPPA are working to protect our communities. The most recent information reveals that more than 800 offenders were subject to the MAPPA at the end of March 2011.
“The protection of the public is our greatest priority”
Three agencies have a joint statutory duty to operate the MAPPA. They are the Police, Probation and Prison Services. These agencies are known collectively as ‘The Responsible Authority’.
Andy Gullick, MAPPA Manager said: “Protecting the Public is quite simply our greatest priority. In the work of our respective organisations, protecting our local communities, and those who live in them, from offenders who have the potential to cause harm to others, has to remain at the very top of the agenda.
“The work can be challenging and difficult and the problems encountered are not always straightforward or easy to overcome, especially when dealing with the highest risk cases. It is simply not possible for any single agency working alone to manage this category of offender effectively. That is why it is important that we work together, exchanging information, pooling knowledge and expertise and utilising the powers and responsibilities of any agency that can help us achieve successful outcomes.”