Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA): overview report 2020 to 2021

Operation of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Scotland from 2020 to 2021.

5. ViSOR

ViSOR is the Home Office's recognised IT system designed to support MAPPA by assisting co-operative working between the Responsible Authorities in their joint management of individuals subject to the arrangements. It is an important intelligence and secure information sharing tool in relation to these individuals and is the agreed system used by Scotland's MAPPA Responsible Authorities in accordance with the MAPPA National Guidance 2016 and under the duty to cooperate, both of which are underpinned by the Management of Offenders etc (Scotland) Act 2005 - Section 10.

The Scottish Government works with the Responsible Authorities to consider and develop solutions to issues which impact on the effective and efficient use of this multi-agency information sharing system. Whilst the Scottish Government-led Short Life Working Group was paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government engaged with national partners through the Justice Social Work-led ViSOR User Groups



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