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What is MAPPA?

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.

  Component Bodies of MAPPA

  • Responsible Authority

The Responsible Authority consists of Police, Probation and the Prison Service acting jointly in each area.

  • Duty to Co-operate Agencies

Section 325(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 requires the Responsible Authority to co-operate with the list of agencies specified in section 325(6) of the Act.  These include:

  • Youth Offending Teams
  • The Local Education Authority
  • The Local Housing Authority
  • Registered Social Landlords
  • The Health Authority or Strategic Health Authority
  • The Primary Care Trust or Local Health Board
  • The NHS Trust
  • Providers of electronic monitoring services
  • Immigration Law Enforcement (formerly UKBA)



MAPPA Gloucestershire Contact Details

Tessa Broderick, MAPPA Coordinator

Tel:      01452 753179    

Detective Inspector Sue Bradshaw

Tel:      01452 75386

Kirsty Ridge, MAPPA Administrator

Tel:      01452 753180

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Page last updated: 10 January 2018