Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) Scotland: national overview report 2016 to 2017

Report on the main national developments in relation to MAPPA in Scotland over 2016-17.

3.0 Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland – Progress Review

The MAPPA Thematic Report was published on 26 November 2015 and along with 10 recommendations made positive comments about the effective and critical contribution MAPPA makes to keeping people and communities safe.

The Scottish Government, Responsible Authorities and Strategic Oversight Groups ( SOGs) collaborated and produced a National Action plan in response to the recommendations to effectively deliver and capture progress. This Action plan is embedded in core business, with the Scottish Government and Responsible Authorities taking responsibility for effective delivery.

On 29 th June 2017, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland ( HMICS) and the Care Inspectorate published a Progress Review which reported that:

" MAPPA has transformed the way agencies work together to manage risks, with very strong relationships between the police and social workers."

The Progress report identified a positive approach had been taken to the National Action plan and HMICS and the Care Inspectorate will continue to monitor its on-going implementation.

Both the full and Progress reports can be found at:

Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland - November 2015

Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland - Progress Review 2017

The Scottish Government has provided funding to Police Scotland for the development of an analytical product examining the Scottish registered sex offender population. The analysis of such trend data will enable the National Strategic Group ( NSG) to better assess the efficiency and effectiveness of current sex offender management policies and inform future planning of MAPPA in Scotland.


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