Sex Offender Recidivism

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What measures have MOPAC put in place to tackle sex offender recidivism?


Answer for Sex Offender Recidivism

Answer for Sex Offender Recidivism

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Tackling reoffending is a key priority for me and for partners across London. My Office for Policing and Crime has taken a leading role in bringing together local authorities and a wide range of criminal justice agencies to drive collective efforts and new approaches to tackle this issue. 

At an operational level, sex offenders are managed through Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements led by the National Offender Management Service and to which the MPS actively contributes.  The MPS has a specialist public protection 'JIGSAW' team within each borough which has the responsibility for managing registered sexual offenders (RSOs) using risk management tools and a variety of tactics. Governance comes from the London Executive MAPPA Board, which consists of senior representatives from the Police, National Probation Service, London Prisons and other agencies that have a duty to co-operate such as health.