Statutory guidance

Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA)

Assess and manage the risks posed by sexual and violent offenders: guidance for the police, prison service and probation trusts.

Documents

MAPPA guidance 2012 (version 4.2)

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MAPPA guidance 2012 (version 4): appendices and forms

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Details

Multi-agency public protection arrangements are in place to ensure the successful management of violent and sexual offenders. This guidance sets out the responsibilities of the police, probation trusts and prison service. It also touches on how other agencies may become involved, for example the Youth Justice Board will be responsible for the care of young offenders.

The guidance includes information on the following:

  • identification and notification of MAPPA offenders
  • ViSOR, the secure database that holds details of MAPPA offenders
  • information sharing
  • disclosure and risk assessment
  • risk management plans
  • multi-agency public protection meetings
  • MAPPA documents set
  • custody, recall and transfer of MAPPA cases
  • critical public protection cases
  • mentally disordered offenders and MAPPA

Information on MAPPA can be found at www.mappa.justice.gov.uk

Published 21 March 2014
Last updated 14 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Chapters 5, 19 and 22 of the MAPPA guidance have been updated.
  2. Changes made to, Chapter 12 Risk Management Plan, Chapter 13a Multi-Agency Public Protection Meetings, Chapter 13b MAPPA Minutes, Chapter 26 Mentally Disordered Offenders, Appendix 1, MAPPA A, MAPPA A Completion Notes, MAPPA B, MAPPA B Completion Notes, MAPPA D and MAPPA I.
  3. The new MAPPA website is now live
  4. Changes Feb 2015: Updates to sections 6,17, and 26, Appendix 4, MAPPA F, MAPPA J, and MAPPA I. Appendix 8, MAPPA Q, and MAPPA R added.
  5. Chapter 10 of guidance updated November 2014.
  6. First published.