Grant Request – Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 03
Date signed: 
21 January 2016
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The DMPC is asked approve the award of a Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant for £40,000 to the National Probation Service as a contribution towards the Business Director post.

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to approve:
•    The award of a Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant for £40,000 to the National Probation Service, London to part fund the Business Director post and 
•    The future transfer of the budget in 2016/17 to MOPAC in accordance with DMPC decision in February 2014 – DMPCD 15 2014 

 

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is a set of statutory arrangements designed to protect the public from serious harm by sexual and violent offenders and reduce re-offending behaviour.  The London MAPPA Executive Office provides the strategic overview for MAPPA across London, co-ordinating a joint response from the three Responsible Authority agencies; National Probation Service (London), MPS and London Prisons (including National Offender Management).  The Executive is headed by the Business Director.  

1.2.    All three Responsible Agencies contribute either financially or by providing staff to the cost of running the Executive Office.  It is MOPACs responsibility to approve the continued funding towards the Business Director post.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The MOPAC contribution of £40,000 towards the cost of the Business Director post equates to 3% of the total cost of the Executive Office.

2.2.    The MOPAC Director of Integrated Offender Management, Programmes and Neighbourhoods has reviewed this request for grant funding and recommends it is approved. 

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    Since the establishment of the post in 2009, MOPAC have jointly funded the Business Director’s post together with the National Probations Service (NPS) (London).  The total cost of the MAPPA Executive Office is £1.4m per annum; NPS (London) contribute 91%, London Prisons 6% and MOPAC 3%.

3.2.    The £40,000 grant will be funded by the 2015/16 Multi-Agency Initiatives budget.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    Under Schedule 3 Paragraph 7 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 MOPAC may enter into contracts and other agreements (whether legally binding or not) which includes Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant to any person if they are of the opinion that it will secure, or contribute to securing, crime and disorder reduction within the Metropolitan Police District.  The MOPAC may make a Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant subject to any conditions (including conditions as to repayment) which MOPAC think appropriate.

4.2.    The report indicates a number of stakeholders have been consulted in relation to the proposal and that there is general support for the scheme.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    The recommendation to continue to part-fund the Business Director post has been fully discussed with the Territorial Policing Assistant Commissioner, Crime and Criminal Justice Commander and the Central Area Roads Policing and Transport.  All are supportive of continuing this arrangement.