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Thames Valley Area

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Annual Report 2002–3

By Paul Goggins, Parliamentary Under-

Secretary for Community and Custodial
provision in the Home Office

As the recently appointed Minister with First, it will make the involvement of other
responsibility for the MAPPA, I am pleased agencies part of the statutory framework.
to introduce this, the second, annual
MAPPA report. Second, it will introduce the involvement of
lay people – those unconnected with day-
It is clear that in the last year (2002/3) the to-day operation of the MAPPA – in
Multi-Agency Public Protection reviewing and monitoring the MAPPA.
Arrangements (the MAPPA) continued to
play an important role in what remains one Annual reports and this new lay
of this government’s highest priorities – the involvement show the Government’s
protection of the public from dangerous commitment to explaining how the often
offenders. sensitive and complex work of public
protection is undertaken.
As someone with many years’ experience
of working in the field of child protection, I The Government is also strengthening the
am particularly impressed by the important protection of the public with other
contribution the MAPPA are making to measures in the Criminal Justice Bill. They
strengthen collaboration between agencies include new sentences for dangerous
at a local level where the focus is on the offenders to prevent their release if they
dangerous offender. continue to be dangerous.

These improvements must, however, Additionally, the Sexual Offences Bill will
impact on the protection of children. As the tighten up sex offender registration,
tragic death of Victoria Climbie showed, an introduce a new offence of ‘grooming’, and
effective multi-agency partnership is crucial enable sex offender orders to be imposed
and the MAPPA are an important element. on violent offenders who pose a risk of
causing serious sexual harm – thereby
To ensure greater consistency in the extending sex offender registration to
MAPPA across the 42 Areas of England them.
and Wales, and to prepare for the
implementation of measures contained in I commend this report to you and
the Criminal Justice Bill, we published the congratulate all the agencies and
MAPPA Guidance in April. individuals who have contributed to the
achievement of the MAPPA in your local
Building on good practice, that Guidance Area.
clarified the structure of the operational
arrangements as well as the importance of
formal review and monitoring – of which
this annual report is a vital part. The
Criminal Justice Bill will strengthen the
MAPPA in two ways.
The National Picture

This section of the report draws attention to organisations including local health
wider context of the operation and authorities and trusts; housing authorities
development of the Multi-Agency Public and registered social landlords; social
Protection Arrangements (the MAPPA). services departments; Jobcentres; Youth
Offending Teams; and local education
The most important work undertaken within authorities.
the MAPPA is done locally, led by the police
and probation – who act jointly as the In addition, the Prison Service will join the
‘Responsible Authority’ in your Area – and police and probation services and become
in each of the 42 Areas of England and part of the MAPPA ‘Responsible Authority’.
Supporting and co-ordinating the
The experience and good practice upon development of the MAPPA throughout the
which this work is based began in the 42 Areas of England and Wales, is the
1990s – most significantly as a result of the National Probation Directorate’s Public
closer working relationship required by the Protection Unit (PPU).
Sex Offender Act (1997).
This Unit acts as a central point for advice
The Criminal Justice and Courts Services and, increasingly, involvement in the
Act (2000) formalised that relationship and management of difficult cases.
built on the existing experience by requiring
the police and probation services to These include, for example, UK citizens
establish arrangements (the MAPPA) for who have committed serious offences
assessing and managing the risks posed by abroad and return to this country without
sexual and violent offenders. anywhere to live.

The Act also required the Responsible The Unit is also able to provide financial
Authority to publish an annual report on the support when the risk management plans
operation of those arrangements. This make exceptional demands upon local
report, covering April 2002 to March 2003, resources.
is the second annual report.
Involving the public
The importance of partnership
MAPPA developments in the next 18
Key to the development of the MAPPA in months will also include the appointment by
the past year has been the closer the Home Secretary of two ‘lay advisers’ to
involvement of other agencies, such as each Area.
housing, health and social services,
working alongside police and probation. The eight Areas of England and Wales
which have been piloting these
The truly multi-agency nature of the arrangements since January (Cumbria,
MAPPA and the collaboration which Greater Manchester, Durham, South Wales,
underpins it is to be strengthened further by Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and West
the Criminal Justice Bill. The Bill will place a Midlands) report that they add real value.
‘duty to co-operate’ on a wide range of continued overleaf
Lay advisers will contribute to the review considered to pose such a high risk or
and monitoring of the MAPPA which is management difficulty that they are
undertaken by each Area’s Strategic referred to the highest level of the MAPPA
Management Board – the work of which – the Multi-Agency Public Protection
you can read more in this report. Panels (the MAPPP).

The purpose of appointing ‘lay advisers’ is Figures alone do not, of course, tell the
to ensure that communities understand whole story. The anonymised case studies
more of what is done to protect them and illustrate the practical work of the MAPPA,
that those involved professionally with the and demonstrate the preventive action
MAPPA are aware of the views of the which can be taken.
Prior to the MAPPA, action of this kind was
The lay advisers will not ‘represent’ the mainly taken by one agency alone, with the
community in the way, for example, that effect that, on occasion, an offender’s
local councillors do, nor will they be behaviour which might have triggered
involved in operational decision-making. preventative action went unnoticed.
And, given the sensitivity of much of what
the MAPPA does, especially with the few The multi-agency approach of the MAPPA
offenders who pose a very high risk of helps ensure that if an offender does
serious harm to the public, it is not breach the condition of the licence under
practicable for the general public to be which they were released from prison or a
involved. court order prohibiting certain activities,
then action to enforce the condition or
Lay advisers will, however, ensure an order and protect the public can be taken
appropriate and a practical level of more swiftly.
community involvement.

MAPPA Offenders

This year the annual report provides a

more detailed breakdown of the number of
sexual and violent offenders who are
covered by the MAPPA in your Area.

As last year, the figures include the number

of registered sex offenders. Because sex
offender registration is for a minimum of 5
years (and generally for much longer) the
figures are cumulative. This is why they
have increased – by 16 per cent in
England and Wales. If you are interested in reading the reports of other
Areas, they will be published on the National
Probation Service’s website:
Only a very small proportion (about six per (under the public
cent throughout England and Wales) are protection section)
1 What are we doing to protect the public in Thames Valley?

ACROSS the Thames Valley Area agencies level of risk and a plan agreed setting out
are working with the police and probation how agencies working together can help to
service to protect the public. reduce that risk.

Formal arrangements to assess, monitor Plans take account of the needs and
and manage the risk posed by sex wishes of former and potential victims
offenders were set up between police and where these can be identified as well as
probation following the enactment of the the public at large.
Sex Offenders Act 1997.
A range of controls and treatment options
Their success led to the introduction of are adopted including restrictions on
arrangements with other agencies such as movement, sometimes supported by
social services, health and housing to help electronic “tagging” and compulsory
provide protection for the public from a attendance on treatment programmes
range of dangerous offenders. dealing with alcohol and drug misuse and
violent behaviour.
More recently, the introduction of the
Criminal Justice and Court Services Act All plans take full account of human rights
2000 has provided the legal basis for these and civil liberties issues.
developments to be improved.
This document provides details of the
In July 2002 a comprehensive multi-agency arrangements made within the Thames
agreement was launched which introduced Valley and contact points for any additional
a consistent structure across the Thames enquiries including agencies other than
Valley. police and probation.

Under the local Multi-Agency Public

protection Arrangements (MAPPA),
agencies meet at 10 locations in the
Thames Valley (based on the local police
command units).

All offenders who meet the CJCSA 2000

criteria are considered at these meetings
by the police and probation service and
other partner agencies, including prisons
when a dangerous offender is due for

Each agency shares relevant information

on the risk posed by the offender in
question. An assessment is made about the
2 Who is involved?

THE police and the probation out by suitably trained staff. The provide general advice in relation to
service are the joint lead agencies responsibility for the management mental health issues.
but Multi-Agency Public Protection and monitoring of each case is
Arrangements provide the best thereby held locally. They can also work with offenders
public protection when all agencies with mental health problems and
with the potential to make a The police also provide the provide treatment and /or detailed
contribution, however small, are administration for the MAPPA across mental health assessments.
involved. the Thames Valley. They act as a
central referral point, disseminate Child protection officers ensure that
Offenders in contact with the information and maintain the risks to children generally and
criminal justice agencies will Thames Valley MAPPA database. specifically within the family and
inevitably also be known to a range social circle are not overlooked and
of other agencies, many of whom An overview of the process is that plans take account of their
will have information which can retained by the Assistant Chief needs.
prove invaluable in helping to protect Constable (Operation Support) via a
individual victims and the public at comprehensive policy and guidance
large. document and regular reviews. Housing

In the past they have often been Local Authorities have a statutory
unaware of the value of that National Probation Service – obligation under the Housing Act
information and how it could be Thames Valley 1996, and the Allocation of Housing
used. (England) Regulations Act 2000, to
The probation service has a provide housing for people who find
They have often felt isolated and statutory responsibility to protect the themselves homeless as long as this
unsupported in their work. Their community from offenders but with a has not occurred intentionally.
involvement in the MAPPA is crucial. focus on offender rehabilitation and
community sentences. The role of the housing authority in
A small number of very high-risk the risk management process is to
offenders are considered under Their main role in the MAPPA is to represent housing enablers (local
MAPPA by Multi-Agency Public provide: authorities) and providers (often
Protection Panels (MAPPPs), where „ Information and intelligence housing associations).
this kind of partner agency „ Expertise in assessing and
cooperation is vital. managing offenders (including They contribute information on
offenders they may not be appropriate housing for offenders
Set out here are details of key working with statutorily) being considered as part of MAPPA
agencies involved locally on a and how they can be housed safely.
regular, formal basis. Overall responsibility for ensuring a
consistent approach across the
Other agencies and individuals are Thames Valley lies with the Director Health
involved on a case-by-case basis of Performance and Operations.
providing they are prepared and able Health has a key role in MAPPA and
to comply with expectations in Local arrangement and case work is can make a significant contribution
relation to confidentiality. overseen by a Senior Probation particularly in the field of mental
Officer. Specialist case workers health.
manage the cases on a day-to-day
Thames Valley Police basis. In some parts of Thames Valley we
have built successful links with local
On each of the Police Areas (Basic services and are reaping the
Command Units) an officer of rank Social Services benefits. We are working hard to
of Superintendent or Chief Inspector consolidate these successes across
represents the police as part of the The two departments within social the Thames Valley as a whole.
Multi Agency Public Protection services with specific responsibilities
Arrangements (MAPPA). are those covering mental health Prison Service
and child protection.
Day to day assessment and Prisons within the Thames Valley
management of each case is carried Mental health case workers can are represented on MAPPA by
Governor grade staff who are able to in Thames Valley but are imprisoned have had considerable contact with
provide detailed intelligence and in other parts of the country back to the offender and their family.
assessment on prisoners who will a local prison towards the end of
be released into the Thames Valley. their sentence to help local agencies They are able to collaborate with
to prepare for safe release. others in developing and delivering
They are able to help prepare plans to manage risk for those
prisoners for safe release by Youth Offending Teams offenders for whom they are directly
arranging for them to undertake responsible and often for some time
treatment programmes agreed under Although the MAPPA deal primarily after they become adults.
MAPPA while in prison and to ensure with adults, some young offenders
that any surveillance/escort arranged meet the criteria for inclusion in the
for the day of release is properly process.
co-ordinated. They are also able to YOTs have a wealth of information
bring prisoners who will be resettling and assessment to offer and often

3 How does it work?

THE majority of offenders, including accountable and have the remit to Officer) will ensure that all members
many who pose a risk of harm to the deploy resources as necessary. are provided with the information
public, can be managed effectively they need to contribute to the risk
through normal agency procedures. Cases considered at a Multi-Agency assessment and management
Public Protection Panel (MAPPP) process in every case.
In these cases, exchange of are those of most significant risk to
information between agencies and the local community. Regular meetings are held to
collaborative work enhances public discuss and agree the level of risk
protection but formal inter-agency The following process has been posed by individual offenders and to
risk management plans are not devised to ensure that resources are determine how best to manage them
required. focused on these cases: safely. These meetings can be held
at short notice (same day) in urgent
MAPPA are designed to identify „ Cases which fit the criteria cases.
those cases where the risk is such described in the CJCSA 2000
that effective public protection can are routinely identified from Cases identified as of the highest
only be achieved through careful probation, police and prison risk and which require a co-
planning and action by a range of service databases. ordinated inter-agency management
agencies working closely together. „ This information is sent to the plan (the ‘critical few’ who require a
Additional resources are also often police manager responsible for full MAPPP) are made the subject of
required. administrative oversight of the a written action plan in which the
process who enters the contributions of each agency
Across the Thames Valley Area the information on the multi-agency involved are confirmed. Such cases
10 local partnerships created under risk management database and are kept under constant review.
MAPPA are each responsible for the disseminates information.
process in their own locality. „ Other agencies are able to raise In many cases the offenders
cases in the same way, even themselves are made aware of the
In the main these partnerships have though they may not be on the existence of the plan, the restrictions
their boundaries coterminous with police, prison or police placed on their liberty and the
local Police Areas, Local Authorities, databases. sanctions which will be used if they
Probation Service Divisions etc. do not comply – revocation of post
This ensures that when a meeting is The manager chairing the local prison licence and a return to prison.
held, those senior officers from each meeting (either a Police
agency attending are locally Superintendent or Senior Probation Victims and others for whom the risk
management plan may be significant standards by specially trained staff The programme is currently being
e.g. those caring for children employed by the probation service, implemented across the south of
identified as being at risk from the whose work is subject to regular England.
individual concerned, are often also inspection and scrutiny at both a
told of the plan and how they might local and national level. Thames Valley Project can provide
help to enable the statutory expert advice, in addition to specific
agencies to carry out their duty of Sex offenders required to register treatment and /or assessments of
public protection. with the police under the Sex offenders, including the completion
Offenders Act 1997 are monitored of complex specialist risk
All agencies participating in MAPPA closely according to the level of risk assessments.
have signed up to an information they pose.
exchange/confidentially agreement. b) Circles of Support and
The entire process is governed by a They are visited at home by the Accountability
multi-agency protocol. police and will often be seen jointly
by both police and probation staff to This is a new initiative being piloted
What works? reinforce the inter-agency approach at four sites in the UK, including the
to monitoring and supervising their Thames Valley.
Experience and common sense tell behaviour.
us that agencies working together, It allows suitably trained volunteers
sharing information and agreeing Sex offenders whose behaviour to provide a circle of support for
joint action provide the best begins to give rise to concern, particularly high risk offenders to
protection for the public from including those who do not have to help them build an ‘offence-free’ life.
dangerous offenders. register in accordance with the Act,
will be the subject of an application A critical part of this process is the
Surveillance, supervisory oversight for a sex offender order which role of the circle in challenging and
and monitoring are important prohibits specified behaviour and reporting any behaviour by the
components of good quality plans. requires them to register with the offender which indicates possible
The offenders in question will often police. relapse.
have contact with many of the
agencies involved in MAPPA on In the Thames Valley we also have c) Thames Valley Restorative
different days of the week. the benefit of a number of centres of Justice Project
excellence in the assessment,
Arrangements can be made to treatment and management of This project has been funded by
enable daily and often more than dangerous offenders, including: government to investigate the
daily contact. impact of victim/ offender
a) Thames Valley Project communication including, where
In addition to such contact which appropriate, mediation, on the
enables surveillance and monitoring, This is a multi-agency funded project behaviour of violent offenders and
prisoners can be released on which provides assessment and its ability to help victims to deal with
electronic ‘tags’ and for those treatment for sex offenders residing the trauma of their experiences.
appearing in court, the court can be within the Thames Valley Area.
requested to make a curfew order
monitored by such a ‘tag’. High risk sex offenders required to
register with the police are routinely
A range of other ‘conditions’ can be assessed by the project which has
ordered, including those prohibiting also trained the police to carry out
contact with named individuals or initial risk screening on all registered
restricting access to certain parts of sex offenders living in the Thames
the Thames Valley. Valley.

Other conditions requiring treatment The Project has developed a

for drug misuse and violent treatment programme which is one
behaviour can be imposed. of only three community-based sex
These treatment conditions are offender assessment and treatment
rigorously enforced and programmes programmes accredited by the
delivered to demanding Home Office National Joint Accreditation Panel.
4 Who should be told about dangerous offenders?

The power to disclose information is begun before his latest offence. services and mental health
a significant issue for MAPPA. representation, the probation officer
A major plan, worked out with police seconded to the prison, Z’s former
The current protocol, policy and and probation, evolved to ensure his partner's social worker and a
guidance governing disclosure is continuous monitoring while doing children's services social
informed by case law and this. worker who had extensive
legislation. knowledge of Z were invited.
Y is now doing very well. He has a
Under MAPPA, each case is job and will shortly move into Z’s probation case manager
considered individually to decide approved accommodation. This is an produced a report from the senior
what, if any, information should be excellent example of co-operation psychologist at the prison which
disclosed and to whom. under MAPPA. highlighted Z’s low IQ, obsessional
thoughts and fantasies.
Below are three real, anonymised Case Study Z
examples of recent MAPPA work: The psychologist concluded that Z’s
Z had been sentenced to 30 months obsessional and potentially
Case Study X for robbery and the first report under delusional behaviour and vivid
MAPPA (a local risk management fantasies warranted further
X, a registered sex offender, was assessment) was completed by his investigation by a specialist team.
released from prison on licence, probation case manager before his
together with an Anti-Social release. After further input from these
Behaviour Order. professionals with a good
Z, who has severe learning knowledge of Z, an Action Plan was
He was considered under MAPPA difficulties, had been sentenced for drawn up:
where all agencies concerned attacking a 13-year-old boy and
worked together to get a complete stealing his bike. „ His supervision would be
picture of his day-to-day overseen by a MAPPP
movements. Probation staff and police also had „ His suitability for the hostel
grave suspicions that he may have would be reviewed
This good communication and co- sexually assaulted a child. „ He would be referred for urgent
operation was of great help to assessment by a forensic
probation staff, who subsequently In prison, he presented as a sad psychiatrist
had to recall X to prison, for figure; very vulnerable to bullying „ Police would install panic alarms
breaching his licence conditions. and victimisation by other inmates in his ex-partner’s house
and was held in isolation on a „ He would be referred to the
This case is remembered by suicide watch. Public Protection Unit at the Home
probation staff as a particular Office
example of excellent communication The local MAPPA enabled liaison „ He would be referred to a trust
between themselves and Thames with local agencies before his which specialised in managing
Valley Police’s Sex Offender release. dangerous offenders, as a fall back
Registration Officer. if he was not sectioned under the
A referral was made to the nearest Mental Health Act.
Case Study Y probation hostel for a place for Z.
A further MAPPP was arranged,
Y had been convicted of assaulting Meanwhile, probation staff worked in specifically to discuss progress on
a young boy. He was a highly close liaison with the prison’s the Action Plan. Action taken
anxious offender and was under seconded probation officer, the included:
constant supervision by probation social worker for Z’s former partner
staff at one of its five Thames Valley and their children, and established „ The forensic social worker
hostels. contact with the Adult Learning reported that the forensic
Disabilities Team. psychiatrist had referred the case to
Extensive key-working by staff at the the consultant psychiatrist for the
hostel improved his behaviour. He The case was reviewed at the next Learning Disabilities Team.
was required to complete the meeting. In addition to the „ The Primary Care Trust had
Thames Valley Sex Offenders normal attendance of police, agreed funding for a place at a
Groupwork Programme that he had probation, hostel staff, social hospital unit which specialised in
mental healthcases with a learning „ Probation’s housing team were management on the part of the
disability. also actively involved and monitored probation officer and excellent co-
„ The consultant psychiatrist for developments. operation by other professionals
learning disabilities had agreed to concerned – from the prison service
assess him for a place on this unit. The next MAPPP will review the risk through to social services, health
„ The team manager for learning management strategy and there will and, of course, the police.
disabilities had agreed to provide be one further MAPPP before Z is
support for case management if he released from prison.
did not meet the criteria for the unit. This case represents good case

5 Involving victims and helping to protect them

Victims’ Unit information which the victim(s) in services and other relevant
question are happy for them to organisations.
SECTION 69 of the Criminal Justice share.
and Court Services Act 2000 places Local contact numbers for Victim
a statutory duty on the Probation They help frame risk management Support within the Thames Valley
Service to contact the victims of plans which will protect victims, are included in the Agency Contact
serious sexual or other violent including defining, with the help of list at the end of this report.
offenders sentenced to victims, the sorts of extra conditions
imprisonment of 12 months or more in post-prison licences which will
to offer information about the prison help the statutory agencies to
system and to ask if they wish to be supervise and monitor offender
consulted about release compliance.

The Thames Valley Victims’ Unit was Victim Support

established by the probation service
on May 1, 2001 and has been fully Victim Support is the national
operational across the Area since charity for people affected by crime.
October 1, 2001.
It is an independent organisation,
The specialist team comprises 1 offering a free and confidential
Senior Probation Officer as service, whether or not a crime has
manager, 1 Co-ordinator and 4 been reported.
Victim Contact Officers.
Trained staff and volunteers at local
The staff work only with victims of branches offer information and
serious crime although all have support to victims, witnesses, their
considerable experience of work family and friends.
with offenders and of the prison and
probation systems. Victim Support provides the Witness
Service based in every criminal
The Victims’ Unit staff are court in England and Wales, to offer
recognised as key members of the assistance before, during and after
MAPPA. They attend meetings and a trial.
provide valuable information from
the victim perspective both generally The Victim Support line – 0845 30
and in relation to specific cases 30 900 – is available for information
where they have knowledge and and support and details of local
6 Making sure MAPPA continue to work

THE statutory lead for MAPPA lies The police and probation services During the year the Strategic
with the police and probation are organised and managed on an Management Board has introduced
service. Senior managers from area wide basis and are thus able to changes to information collection
these two agencies form the core of supply one strategic and recording to ensure that all the
the Strategic Management Board, member/contact point to cover the information required by the Home
the body overseeing MAPPA across Thames Valley. Office is readily available.
the Thames Valley.
Other agencies are more The major change to the work of
Recently, in anticipation of pending fragmented. For example, there are MAPPA overseen by the Board this
legislative change, the prison nine social services departments year has been the introduction and
service has given a commitment to each providing both children & implementation of the revised
join this core body. families and mental health services. protocol which became effective
Similarly, housing authorities are from July 2002.
Other members include housing, split across 16 local authorities.
social services, YOTs and mental The Board is now engaged in
health professionals. Significant work has been done to developing further revisions
devise robust consulting/contact following publication of new
Achieving representation across the arrangements while limiting direct guidance from the Home Office
Thames Valley presents a significant representation at a strategic level to Public Protection Unit.
challenge. a workable representative group.

7 Statistical Information
No. of Offenders

i. Number of registered sex offenders on 31 March 2003 563

ii. The number of sex offenders having a registration requirement who

were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of the requirement, 9
between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003

iii. The number of Sex Offenders Orders applied for and gained between
1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003

(a) The total number of Sex Offenders Orders applied for 1

(b) The total number granted 1

(c) The total number not granted 0

iv. The number of Restraining Orders issued by the courts between 0

1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 for offenders currently managed
within MAPPA
No. of Offenders

v. The number of violent and other sexual offenders considered under

MAPPA during the year 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 (as defined 153
by section 68 [3], [4] and [5])

vi. The number of "other offenders" dealt with under MAPPA during the
year 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 as being assessed by the 100
Responsible Authority as posing a risk of serious harm to the public
(but who did not fall within either of the other two categories, as
defined by s.67 [2b])

vii. For each of the three categories of offenders covered by the MAPPA
("registered sex offenders", "violent and other sex offenders" and
"other offenders"), identify the number of offenders that are or have
been dealt with by:

(a) MAPPP - registered sex offenders 18

(b) MAPPP - violent and other sex offenders 9

(c) MAPPP - other offenders 6

viii. Of the cases managed by the MAPPP during the reporting year what
was the number of offenders:

(a) who were returned to custody for breach of licence 31*

(b) who were returned to custody for breach of a Restraining Order or

Sex Offender Order 2

(c) charged with a serious sexual or violent offence 0

*This figure includes all breach returns for all offenders under the three MAPPA categories
within Thames Valley. Five offenders under MAPPP (section vii, above) were returned to
prison for breach of licence.

National Probation Service – Thames Valley Address Phone

Chief Officer Head Office 01869 255300

Kingsclere Road
OX26 2QD

Press Office (As above) 01869 255300

Thames Valley Police Address Phone

Chief Constable Headquarters 01865 846000

Oxford Road

Press Office (As above) 01865 846326

Social Services and Housing Address Phone

Oxfordshire County Council 01865 792422

Milton Keynes Council 01908 691691
Buckinghamshire County Council 01296 395000
Slough Borough Council 01753 552288
Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead 01628 798888
Bracknell Forest Council 01344 424642
Wokingham District Unitary Authority 0118 974 6000
Reading Borough Council 0118 939 0900
West Berkshire Council 01635 42400

Victim Support

Aylesbury 01296 397618

Bracknell 01344 411411
Chiltern 01494 732788
High Wycombe 01494 436486
Maidenhead/Windsor 01628 636367
Milton Keynes 01908 607989
North Oxfordshire 01295 277990
Oxford & District 01865 751511/2
Reading 0118 958 6166
Slough 01753 535266
South Oxfordshire 01235 516840

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Prison Service Phone

Aylesbury YOI 01296 444000

HMP Bullingdon 01869 353100
HMP Grendon 01296 443000
Reading Remand Centre 0118 9085000
HMP Springhill 01296 443000
HMP Woodhill 01908 722000

Youth Offending Teams Phone

Bracknell Forest YOT 01344 354300

Buckinghamshire YOT 01296 434624
Maidenhead YOT 01628 683280
Milton Keynes YOT 01908 391000
Oxfordshire YOT 01865 721212
Reading and Wokingham YOT 0118 9390420
Slough YOT 01753 522702
West Berkshire YOT 01635 264800


PROBATION This report was jointly produced by the
SERVICE National Probation Service – Thames Valley and
Thames Valley Thames Valley Police