THE abduction and murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne saw the introduction of law allowing parents to find out if a child sex-offender was living in their area. But what is the sex offenders register — and exactly how do you find out if someone has a record? The sex offenders register contains the details of anyone convicted, cautioned or released from prison for a sexual offence since September , when it was set up. All convicted sex offenders must register with the police, in person, within three days of their conviction, or release from prison. They must continue this registration on an annual basis.
Sex offenders register
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The sex offenders register contains the details of anyone convicted, cautioned or released from prison for sexual offence against children or adults since September , when it was set up. The register, which is run by the police, is not retro-active, so does not include anyone convicted before There are around 29, people on the register in the UK. Under the Sex Offenders Act , as amended by the Sexual Offences Act , all convicted sex offenders must register with the police within three days of their conviction or release from prison. This is monitored by the police, who receive notification from the courts following conviction, and both the prisons and probation service following an offender's release into the community.
What is the sex offenders register and when will it come into play?
You will be required to report to the police, in person at a designated police station, within three days of conviction or release from custody, imprisonment or service detention, discharge from hospital or return to the UK whichever applies. If any of these details change, you must notify the police within three days. If none of your details change, you will still need to report to the police every 12 months. The police may require you to allow them to take your fingerprints and photograph when you report to them.
Over 50, individuals are currently subject to notification requirements. The number of persons under the age of 18 made subject to notification requirements in alone was The duration of the notification obligation depends on the sentencing disposal and the age of the offender.