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What is MAPPA?

MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. It is the process through which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community in order to protect the public.

MAPPA is not a statutory body in itself but is a mechanism through which agencies can better discharge their statutory responsibilities and protect the public in a co-ordinated manner. Agencies at all times retain their full statutory responsibilities and obligations. 

Further information about MAPPA

The MAPPA website provides professionals and the public with information on how sexual and violent offenders are managed in the community.


The TWSCB offers an inter-agency training course with the following objectives:

  • Understand the purpose and function of MAPPA
  • Identify MAPPA Offenders
  • Identify the levels at which MAPPA Offenders are managed
  • Identify the Responsible and Duty to Cooperate agencies 

Please follow this link for course detail and dates.