The background to the joint thematic review of MAPPA in Scotland, the aims and methodology are outlined within our terms of reference which were published on 29 October 2014. Our main report was published on 26 November 2015. This progress review report should be read in conjunction with the original report on the joint thematic review of MAPPA in Scotland.
This report provides an assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the leadership, governance, management and delivery of forensic services provided by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). It scrutinises how the SPA is meeting its statutory obligations under Section 31 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 by providing forensic services to Police Scotland, the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner and the Lord Advocate and Procurators Fiscal.
A review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into the openness and transparency of the way that the Scottish Police Authority conducts its business has concluded that there is a need for the Authority to genuinely engage with its stakeholders and listen to the views of those with an interest in the policing of Scotland.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) and the Care Inspectorate have worked jointly to undertake a proportionate, risk-based and intelligence led review of MAPPA in Scotland.
The multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) were set up in 2007 to co-ordinate the approach of a range of agencies who work together to reduce the potential risk of serious harm posed by registered sex offenders and keep communities safe.
The aim of this review was to assess all outstanding recommendations from HMICS thematic inspections conducted since 2008 to ensure all relevant improvement activity has been captured and taken forward by Police Scotland.
The aim of this Thematic Review was to follow-up on the progress made against recommendations from previous HMICS CONTEST inspections AND to assess how Police Scotland is currently prepared to respond to and recover from a terrorist incident.