17. Responsibility for MAPPA Cases (updated 2021)

Lead agency case management transfers

17.1 MAPPA cases are owned by the agencies with a statutory responsibility for managing them. These agencies may transfer cases from one agency to another or between departments of the same agency. Such transfers must be conducted in line with the agency's transfer policy and any protocols in place between agencies, including those with agencies in other jurisdictions of the UK. Transfers should be expedited to mitigate risk and minimise disruption to the risk management plan. MAPPA areas have no authority to oblige agencies to transfer cases or prevent them from doing so. Furthermore, the location of the lead agency does not determine which MAPPA area the lead agency will engage with in managing the case. For example, just because a case is managed by London Probation does not mean it will be managed under London MAPPA.