Managing Dangerous People

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Greater Manchester Police works with the National Offender Management Service and the Greater Manchester Probation Trust to ensure the public are protected from dangerous and serial sex offenders. It's called Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements, or MAPPA.

Public safety and community confidence in Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are of paramount importance.

This report from the Greater Manchester MAPPA Strategic Management Board outlines the work undertaken by a range of agencies to safely manage individuals in the community who have committed sexual and violent crimes, and to protect the public.

Although serious violent and sexual offending makes up a small proportion of all recorded crime, it inevitably causes the greatest concern. The top priority for the Police, Probation and Prison services and our partner agencies involved in MAPPA is to work together effectively to protect our communities from offenders who carry out such crimes. No single agency can tackle these challenges alone and it is vitally important that agencies support and inform the MAPPA process.

Risk can never be totally eliminated but it can be managed and reduced through effective joint working.

Significant advances have been made between agencies this year to share information and agree resilient management plans to reduce the risks posed by offenders subject to MAPPA, but we are conscious that we need to continually review and update these arrangements in order to afford our local communities the highest level of protection.

Ultimately, it is about making Greater Manchester a safer place.

This report provides a short summary of our key achievements in the last 12 months, our plans for the coming year and statistical information about the number of offenders managed under the arrangements.


Previous MAPPA Reports can be found here:


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