Operationally the PSNI adminster the arrangements through the PPANI Links team who manage the referrals into PPANI and co-ordinate the LAPPP meetings. PSNI also undertake the Designated Risk Manager role with all categories of PPANI offenders. PSNI jointly manage the Public Protection Team with PBNI. PSNI are also involved in the delivery of training to multi-agency staff involved in the PPANI process.
Operationally PBNI chair and manage the multi-agency LAPPP meetings. PBNI staff undertake the Designated Risk Manager role with all categories of PPANI offenders. PBNI jointly manage the Public Protection Team with PSNI. PBNI provide treatment programmes for PPANI offenders who are also subject to Probation supervision. PBNI are also involved in the delivery of training to multi-agency staff involved in PPANI process.
The NIPS provides important information through regular monitoring of the behaviour of offenders in custody, which is vital to the risk assessment and management process. NIPS also undertake the Designated Risk Manager role for those prisoners who will be subject to PPANI on release from prison.
The co-operation of both social and private housing providers is essential in the delivery of individual risk management plans and controlled information exchange is therefore vital. Given the importance of accommodation in the assessment and management of risk, NIHE representatives make an important contribution to the public protection arrangements.
The NSPCC representation ensures there is an independent child protection viewpoint. The NSPCC representative on the SMB chairs the Victims Advisory Sub Group.
Operationally all 5 Health and Social Care Trusts have an identified Principal Social Worker who has responsibilty to attend LAPPP meetings in their Trust area and ensure any child and vulnreable adult protection issues are addressed. They also attend pre release LAPPP meetings which take place in the prisons. The Principal Officers are involved in all LAPPP meetings, attend each of SMB subgroups as well as involved in the delivery of PPANI training within their Trust areas. Trust Principal Officers maintain regular contact with their Health colleagues within their Trusts. If a PPANI offender has significant health or social care needs, health personnel will jointly undertake the DRM role with PSNI or PBNI colleagues.
The Principal Officer for each Trust is:
The YJA cooperates with other agencies for those young persons under 18 years of age whose risks to the community, in exceptional cases, are to be addressed within the public protection arrangements.
The Department of Education cooperates with other relevant agencies and provides advices on policy, guidance and legislative developments, which relate specifically to protecting children and vulnerable adults.
The sharing of information held by the Department can assist the police in locating offenders who fail to comply with risk management plans.
The Department can contribute to the public protection agenda by sharing information about social security benefit and child maintenance details, which can assist the police in locating offenders who fail to comply with risk management plans.