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Public Protection - Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is the framework which joins up the agencies who manage offenders. The fundamental purpose of MAPPA is public safety and the reduction of serious harm.

The introduction of MAPPA across Scotland in April 2007 gave a consistant approach to the management of offenders across all local authority and police force areas, providing a framework for assessing and managing the risk posed by some of those offenders.

This evolved from the Cosgrove report (expert panel on sex offending), Irving report (reducing the risk) and the work of the Information Sharing Steering Group which led to the Management of Offenders etc (Scotland) Act 2005.

In this section

  • Guidance & Reports

    MAPPA guidance, circulars and annual reports.

  • Links

    Related organisations and websites.

  • Contacts

    Contacts in the Scottish Government and MAPPA co-ordinators.