6. Identification and Notification of MAPPA Offenders (updated 2022)

Introduction

6.1 This chapter establishes the requirements for the Responsible Authority to ensure that statutory obligations for identifying all MAPPA offenders immediately after sentence are fulfilled and that the MAPPA Co-ordination Unit for each area is informed of all MAPPA offenders in the community.

Standard - Every MAPPA offender is identified in one of the four MAPPA categories

Category 1 - Subject to sexual offender notification requirements.

Category 2 - Violent offender or other sexual offender.

Category 3 - Other dangerous offender.

Category 4 - Terrorist or terrorist risk offender.

6.2 Offenders may be sentenced for offences that fall into more than one category but for the purposes of MAPPA they will only be identified under one category at any one time. Those who meet the criteria for Category 1 or Category 4 will be identified under that Category even if they also meet the criteria for Category 2. Offenders who meet the criteria for Category 1 and Category 4 will be identified as Category 4. Offenders will only be identified under Category 3 if they do not meet the criteria for another category. This is to avoid confusion in administering the arrangements.

6.3 Offenders who cease to meet the criteria for one category can be identified under a different category if they meet the relevant criteria. For example an offender released on licence for a violent offence near the end of the notification period for a previous sexual offence would move from Category 1 to Category 2 at the expiry of their notification period. Offenders in any other category can be identified under Category 3 at the point their eligibility under Category 1, 2 or 4 ends.

Updated: May 2022