Introduction from MAPPA website: "MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. It is the process through which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community in order to protect the public. 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 manner. Agencies at all times retain their full statutory responsibilities and obligations."

Extract from guidance

The purpose of MAPPA is to help to reduce the re-offending behaviour of sexual and violent offenders in order to protect the public, including previous victims, from serious harm. It aims to do this by ensuring that all relevant agencies work together effectively to:

  • Identify all relevant offenders;
  • Complete comprehensive risk assessments that take advantage of coordinated information sharing across the agencies;
  • Devise, implement and review robust Risk Management Plans; and
  • Focus the available resources in a way which best protects the public from serious harm

External links

  • MAPPA website. Extract from website: "This site provides professionals and the public with information on how sexual and violent offenders are managed in the community."


  • MAPPA guidance. HMPPS, 'MAPPA Guidance' (24/11/21) — "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."




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