§ Paul Goggins
Consolidated Guidance on the further development of the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (the MAPPA) was issued under provision contained in Section 67(6) of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act (2000). In support of this Guidance and the development it is designed to underpin, the National Probation Directorate is delivering a series of workshops with a cross-section of police and probation Areas in England and Wales this summer.
An important part of the development of the MAPPA is strengthening the relationships with other agencies and arrangements, including local Area Child Protection Committees and the Crime and Disorder 152W Partnerships. The Criminal Justice Bill will assist this development by imposing a duty to co-operate with the MAPPA on a number of agencies, including social services and youth offending teams. Once the Bill has been enacted further additions to the consolidated Guidance will be issued.