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.