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Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

How does it work?

MAPPA is a tiered framework, based on 3 interconnected levels at which risk of harm is assessed and managed.  Prior to a referral to MAPPA, joint working arrangements will already be in place.

In the community, there is an expectation that the police and social work will complete a joint risk assessment, which could be used to inform the Social Enquiry Report.  A suggested level of entry to MAPPA is required and a referral would be made to the MAPPA Co-ordinator at the point of sentence by the lead Responsible Authority.