Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Scotland: national overview report 2022-2023

The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), are a set of statutory partnership working arrangements introduced in 2007. This report provides an overview of the main national developments in relation to MAPPA during the reporting period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.


1 Scottish Government Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA): National Guidance (

2 Programme for Government 2023 to 2024 - (

3 National Strategy for Community Justice - (

4 CONTEST Strategy 2023

5 Moving Forward: Making Changes - An Evaluation of a Group-based Treatment Programme for Sex Offenders (

6 Where a person no longer requires to be assessed or managed by the Justice Social Work service, the service closes the record (the case) within the LS/CMI system.

7 SPS set target completions at the beginning of each delivery year based on programmes waiting list priorities and resources across delivery sites.

8 As a Pilot Programme no targets were set. These can be determined following the pilot period and confirmation of approximate completion times per participant.

9 Group 1 and 2 crimes - Group 1 relates to non-sexual crimes of violence and group 2 relates to sexual crimes.



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