Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are a set of statutory arrangements to manage the risk posed by the most serious sexual and violent offenders.

MAPPA bring together the Police, Probation and Prison Services into what is known as the MAPPA Responsible Authority for each MAPPA Area. These agencies have a statutory duty to ensure the effective risk assessment and management of identified offenders and to share information for MAPPA purposes.

A number of other agencies are under a duty to co-operate (DTC) with the Responsible Authority:

These include:

  • Local Authority Children’s Services,
  • Local Authority Adult Social Services,
  • Health Trusts and Authorities,
  • Youth Offending Teams,
  • Home Office Immigration Enforcement,
  • local housing authorities and certain registered social landlords,
  • local Education authorities
  • Jobcentre Plus,
  • Electronic Monitoring providers.