MAPPA Introduction and latest updates - Cancelled

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About the course

This course aims to familiarise mental health and social care staff with MAPPA processes and their roles and responsibilities within them. The training is suitable if you're new to the subject or have some experience, and concludes with a Q&A session.

Mental health practitioners/trusts have a duty to cooperate with MAPPA and share information about patients that is relevant to the statutory purposes of assessing and managing risk.

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is a framework of statutory arrangements introduced by the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 2003 and operated by criminal justice and social care agencies. MAPPA arrangements enable these agencies to work together to reduce the risk to the public of further offending presented by sexual and violent offenders. This is done by sharing information to produce a coordinated risk management plan that will allow offenders to be effectively managed in the community.

Guidance regarding Mentally Disordered Offenders and MAPPA was updated in March 2019 and will be referenced.

CPD: equivalent to 6 CPD points.

Learning objectives
Define the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements Describe the roles and responsibilities of duty to co-operate agencies, including mental health trusts
Determine when and how to make a referral to MAPPA Describe the role, benefits, and outcomes of MAPPA
Course Programme

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction: what is MAPPA?
  • Latest MAPPA Guidelines
  • When and how to make a referral to MAPPA
  • The Four Pillars Approach to risk management
  • Formulating risk management plans
  • The role of the Victim Liaison Officer
  • Question and answer session.

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Assistant psychologist, Carer, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Psychology student, RMN, Social worker, ST4-7 – psychiatry
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