Source: independent.co.uk 4/27/23
The Government must reform how freed sex offenders are monitored before the system is overwhelmed, a review has warned.
Led by former chief constable of Derbyshire Police Mick Creedon, the report said there is a “pressing” need to reform the system due to a “growing volume” of sex offenders in the past 20 years.
In particular, the review into the police-led management of sex offenders in the community examined the current system of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
These are the set of arrangements by which police, probation and prison services work together to assess and monitor violent and sexual offenders to protect the public.
This significant decrease in police officers and police staff numbers has an obvious effect on the ability of the forces to respond operationally
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