Frequently Asked Questions

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Category: Public
Question: Who is managed through MAPPA?
Answer:
There are three categories of violent and sexual offenders who are managed through MAPPA:

1. Registered sexual offenders are required to notify the police of their name, address and personal details, under the terms of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The length of time an offender is required to register with Police can be any period between 12 months to life, depending on the age of the offender, the age of the victim and the nature of the offence and sentence they received.

2. Violent offenders who have been sentenced to 12 months or more in custody or to detention in hospital and who are now living in the community subject to Probation supervision.

3. Other dangerous offenders who have committed an offence in the past and who are considered to pose a risk of serious harm to the public.