Strategically, the delivery of IOM is overseen by the Local
Criminal Justice Board Offender Management Strategic Theme Board (LCJB
OMSTG). The Group works under the authority of the LCJB to oversee
multi-agency responses to managing offenders in the community. Membership
for the Group comprises of the agency leads from Police, Probation, Prison
Service, Victim Support and YOS, and co-opted members representing Heads of
CSP, Offender Health Board and National Treat Agency. Sitting below the
LCJB OMSTG are the seven local IOM Strategic Boards/Groups responsible for
overseeing the delivery of IOM locally. Membership for these local
Boards/Groups comprises of senior operational leads from stakeholders involved
in the development of IOM.
WMP are in the process of developing a force wide IOM policy that
will provide clear guidance and operating model for the effective management of
offenders through integrated offender management. The policy will have a number
of hyperlinks to key national and local documents to provide a 'one stop shop' reference
The main sections include; Background, IOM Key Principles, Strategic
Aims & Governance, Identification & Management of Offenders, Scoring
Framework, Ownership, Equality Impact Assessment, Human rights, Training,
Promotion, Distribution and Marketing , Review etc.
WMP have worked with their standard tasking, co-ordinating and
intelligence system CORVUS to produce a scoring framework around the selection
and de-selection of IOM managed nominals.
Nominals are scored against the following: - arrests and disposal,
intelligence, warrants, dip data. There are 1653 Home Office crimes scored
within the framework, each weighted according to the WMP Strategic Assessment Priorities.
The nominal’s are then automatically either given a High, Medium or Low status
dependant on their score, 250 - 499 = LOW, 500-999 = MEDIUM, 1000 + = HIGH.
The overall scoring data has captured events within a number of
data sets over a 2 year time frame.
Therefore the overall score achieved by a nominal is calculated on an
accumulative score from each data set hit within that 2 year time frame.
These nominals are discussed locally at the ODOC’s and decisions
made about lead agencies and their management plans.
Once managed electronically, this will track the nominal’s score
and any changes of risk, all interventions will also be tracked and can be
easily plotted within a scoring chart to enable offender managers and partners
to track interventions against the nominal’s risk and score.
This is a Police only system at the moment, with the ability to
include Assett and Oasys scores manually.
Managed Offenders Court
IOM nominal’s appear on a set morning or afternoon court for sentencing.
Early indications are that there is a better prosecuting relationship between
Police and Crown Prosecution Service, greater use of Oral reports and swifter
sentencing. The Managed Offenders Court is currently being piloted in
Wolverhampton. It will be evaluated in consultation with HMCS and a
decision will then be made regarding roll out to other areas.
Co-located hubs have been established to strengthen the collaborative
work that has been carried out, enhance and improve partnership working , the
exchange of information, decision making and risk management, as well as better
use of resources to target and robustly manage IOM nominal’s. IOM
surgeries have also been established for nominal’s to drop into 2/3 times a
week where all partners are all within one place to easily access services and
talk to their offender managers both police and probation. These have been very
successful and enhance the pivotal partnership work around the management of
The project is funded by Pertemp’s People Development Group as
part of the CFO Tender. New Leaf Project is currently operating in
Walsall, Wolverhampton and Sandwell. New
Leaf Project work with adult offenders managed under IOM that are serving less
than 12 month custodial sentences, the "revolving door" cohort.
Offenders are allocated Employment Coaches who work in partnership with Police
Offender Managers to primarily address education, training and employment needs.
One Conversation (ODOC)
Multi-agency meetings to identify, select, manage and de-select
IOM nominals from the scheme. Draft Guidance has been produced for
operational staff, includes criteria for IOM nominal’s, format and structure of
meetings, cross border ownership and transfers. Awaiting approval from
the LCJB Offender Management Strategic Theme Group.
Satellite Tracking Pilot
Working with a private company to pilot the use of GPS tags on a
voluntary basis. The tags will transmit offender’s exact whereabouts to
authorised Police staff.
The Princes Trust are a youth charity founded by HRH Prince
Charles over 30 years ago. One of the Programmes offered is The Prince's Trust
Team Programme, a practical 12 week full time programme aimed at getting 16-25
year olds back into employment and or education. West Midlands Police are
unique in that they are the only police service in the country to deliver The
Prince's Trust Team Programme direct from police stations with police secondees
utilising the programme to best meet the needs of the areas they are being
In addition to hugely benefitting the local community Team offers
young people a chance to positively progress their lives. Recruitment is
focussed on Offenders/Ex Offenders, those in or leaving care, educational
underachievers and the long term unemployed. In essence Team offers these
young people hope for the future and the necessary skills to secure employment/
Fresh Start is a Project resulting from funding from Communities
Against Guns, Gangs and Knives. WMP and The Princes Trust are working in
partnership with a local College as the delivery partner and Sova as the
mentoring arm of the project to run ‘Get Started’, a 5 day course within
prisons, followed by a 2 day Princes Trust team programme taster course, with
Sova then mentoring the nominal’s and progressing them onto the 12 week Princes
Trust team programme upon release. This
has run in HMPYOI Werrington and is due to commence within a male and a female
prison over the next year.