ViSOR is a secure national database that has been developed to support MAPPA by assisting cooperative working between the Responsbile Authority agencies. It is used in the joint management of invididuals posing a risk of serious harm.

ViSOR provides officers fulfilling public protection roles with a confidential communication tool through which they are able to exchange information with others involved in multi-agency offender management.  In addition to being a valuable offender management, information management and intelligence system, ViSOR can benefit all crime investigation.

Where a MAPPA offender moves to a new area, the VISOR record will move to the new area, ensuring information and intelligence is shared.

Each Registered Sexual Offender will have a VISOR officer working in a local VISOR unit. These officers have responsibility for managing the offender and for updating VISOR with key information and intelligence.

Click here for MAPPA Guidance Chapter 8 - ViSOR