Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 require the police, probation and prison services to join together and act as ‘the responsible authority’ to establish formal arrangements to make sure that the public are protected from dangerous and serial sex offenders.

This partnership working is known as Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

‘The responsible authority’ has responsibility for:

  • Establishing arrangements for assessing the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders.
  • Reviewing and monitoring the arrangements.
  • Preparing and publishing an annual report of their operation.

View Thames Valley MAPPA Annual Report 2011-2012 (PDF 347 Kb - opens new window).

View Thames Valley MAPPA annual reports (opens new window).