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Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements

The Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) established by section 10 of the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005, provide a national framework for jointly establishing arrangements to assess and manage risks posed by certain categories of offender

The categories of offenders cover by MAPPA are:

  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Those offenders assessed as posing a risk of serious harm to the public
  • Restricted Patients

MAPPA brings together the expertise and resources of key agencies to develop and deliver plans to protect the public from being harmed by individuals who may pose a risk.

The planning, performance and improvement of MAPPA in South West Scotland is the responsibility of the South West Scotland MAPPA Strategic Oversight Group (SOG). The SOG provides local leadership and maintains an overview of performance monitoring / quality assurance arrangements.

The SOG consists of senior representatives from each of the Responsible Authorities, this includes:

  • North Ayrshire Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Annual report

Section 11 of the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 which requires the responsible authorities to produce and submit an annual report for this area.

The report highlights key areas of activity undertaken by MAPPA partners in South West Scotland, noting local and national developments and providing information and context on performance in relation to the management of offenders in the community.


Page last updated: 27/10/17