10.1 This chapter deals with disclosing information to individuals or agencies in respect of a specific offender under MAPPA as part of a Risk Management Plan (RMP).

10.2 For the purposes of the Guidance, information-sharing is the sharing of information between Responsible Authority (RA), Duty to Co-operate (DTC) and Associate agencies. Disclosure, on the other hand, is the sharing of information about a MAPPA offender with a third party (not an RA, DTC or Associate agency) for the purpose of protecting the public. The third party could be a member of the public, such as a victim, an employer or a person forming a relationship with an offender, or a person acting in a professional capacity that does not qualify as an RA, DTC or Associate agency.

Updated: May 2022