MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. These arrangements are for managing sexual and violent offenders, led by the Police, Probation and Prison Service.

MAPPA is all about protecting the public. All MAPPA meetings will identify who could be at risk from an offender and how those people can be protected. Risk management plans are then worked out for each offender to manage those risks.

Information shared at a MAPPA meeting is treated confidentially and will only be used for the protection of the public. Offenders do not attend MAPPA meetings but they are usually told about the meeting and the decisions made.