3.0 Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary Scotland and the Care Inspectorate published a joint thematic inspection report on MAPPA on 26th Nov 2015. The inspection assessed the state, efficiency and effectiveness of MAPPA in terms of keeping people safe and reducing the risk of serious harm by registered sex offenders.
The report provided assurance that MAPPA is effective and makes a critical contribution to keeping people and communities safe, acknowledging that staff at all levels are working effectively on a day to day basis to protect communities from harm through shared responsibility and good information exchange.
The report outlined 10 recommendations' and identified 17 areas for development across key strategic and operational aspects of MAPPA. The Scottish Government is facilitating their delivery, in partnership with the Responsible Authorities and Strategic Oversight Groups within each Community Justice Authority capturing all progress within a Nationally agreed action plan.