Help and advice about integrated offender management

All offenders are now in scope for IOM

What does this mean?

Working on the success of Sussex IOM, the scheme will now manage a wider cohort of offenders. This will include – Domestic violence perpetrators, MAPPA 1, serious and organised crime, Child sexual exploitation, gangs and serious acquisitive crime offenders.

What are the benefits of this?

Those individuals, regardless of offence type, who are having the most impact on our local communities can be considered for offender management arrangements by local IOM teams. Individuals will be assessed through a new simpler referral process (see operational guidance at he bottom of the page). This process will consider the following;

•    ‘Threat harm and risk’ assessment
•     Consideration of the benefits of intensive supervision of that individual 
•    Assessment of whether the individual has complex needs linked to re-offending?
•     The Risk of re-offending.
•     Consideration of Sussex Police Priorities - Protecting vulnerable people, keeping communities safe and preventing and responding to harm

Any offence type will be considered and local need will be at the forefront of decision making and selection. IOM is a tactical option available for all police teams to consider and anyone can make a referral through their local IOM co-ordinator. Local co -coordinators will be responsible for completing the initial referral document with the appropriate input from the agency completing the referral. The local IOM co-ordinators are:

East Sussex – Charles Connaughton
Brighton and Hove – Fran Chick
West Sussex – Toni Pettman (North) and Trevor Bates (South)

The nomination will then be considered at the local multi-agency operational group, jointly chaired by the senior probation officer (KSCRC or the National probation service) and the local IOM operational lead Detective Inspectors. The police operational leads are:

West Sussex – DI Will Rolls 
East Sussex – DI Gavin Patch 
Brighton and Hove – DI Clare Shiel 

It is important to recognise that where there are already existing offender managements in place IOM will not be appropriate. The new approach will focus on ensuring that individuals who are not subject to arrangements and would benefit from supervision do not fall through the gaps and that there is both  an available and suitable approach to managing them- not restricted by crime type. For Further information please do not hesitate to contact the Sussex Police IOM lead – Inspector Rachel Swinney – 

Please click on the image below for the IOM operational guide. 

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