MAPPA Lay Adviser Durham and Darlington
Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting.
Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Durham and Darlington
Attend level 2 or 3 MAPP meetings periodically, to assist in understanding the process and to enabling the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA.
Confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, e.g. the Local Criminal Justice Board and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards.
Assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report.
Participate in any SMB sub-groups, working parties or projects.
Participate in reviewing the SMB Business Plan and broader communication strategy.
Participate in reviewing and questioning local MAPPA statistics.
Attend local and regional events with the agreement of the Responsible Authority (Police, Probation, Prison Service).
No formal educational qualifications are necessary but must be able to understand complex information in written and numerical form.
Interest in community and social issues, preferably with a track record of involvement in them.
Capacity for emotional resilience, retaining sensitivity whilst dealing with tragic or painful human situations. In particular, this includes an ability to understand the needs and feelings of both victims and offenders.
Good social skills.
Able to work effectively with people in groups and in formal meetings.
An awareness of and commitment to equality and diversity.
Able to challenge, constructively, the views and assumptions of senior professionals.
Able to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the circumstances and local protocols.