Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA): Guidance - Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Service, and HM Prison Service (updated 2021)

Summary: Access to the Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) guidance for the management of violent and sexual offenders. 



Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) are in place to ensure the successful management of violent and sexual offenders.  The multi-agency public protection arrangements guidance sets out the responsibilities of the police, probation trusts and prison service.

The guidance includes information on the following:

  • identification and notification of MAPPA offenders
  • ViSOR, the secure database that holds details of MAPPA offenders
  • information sharing
  • disclosure and risk assessment
  • risk management plans
  • multi-agency public protection meetings
  • MAPPA documents set
  • custody, recall and transfer of MAPPA cases
  • critical public protection cases
  • mentally disordered offenders and MAPPA