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Can I find out if someone is on the sex offenders register?

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NightTerrors · 23/09/2022 11:16

I have been informed that someone who has contact (although not unsupervised) might be on the sex offenders register. Is there any way I can find out for sure, according to what I've found online you can only ask if the offense was related to children. I don't believe that the offence was child related so this wouldn't help me. I don't want my children around somebody who is a registered sex offender. I have always felt uncomfortable around this person but I cannot control who their dad takes them to and therefore have no real say in the matter unless I have proof of why he is not safe to be around my children. (And frankly even even if the offence wasn't child related, I have two daughters, I don't feel a registered sex offender is safe to be anywhere near them).

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Mumofsend · 23/09/2022 11:18

I think if you contact the police on 111 with the details of this person and they have contact with your children in xx capacity, they are then able to act. Ie if he is and shouldn't be having this contact they can chat with dad. If dad then ignores advice then it's a safeguarding concern.

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Mama234567 · 23/09/2022 11:18

I'm not sure of the details but I believe you can maybe under a law called Claire's law? Google it

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NightTerrors · 23/09/2022 11:22

I'm not in a relationship with the person so Claires law wouldn't work. The trouble is from what I've read it's perfectly fine to have committed and offence and still be around children as long as the offence wasn't done to a child. So because he has allegedly sexually assaulted an adult he's still deemed safe to be around children?

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SpinningFloppa · 23/09/2022 11:23

It’s Sarah’s law for children not Claire’s law

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NightTerrors · 23/09/2022 11:24

Yes I think Sarah's law is literally for child sex offenders not sex offenders in general

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Trainbear · 23/09/2022 13:10

How do you prove you are in a relationship with the person if you are enquiring under that law? Moreover, how do the police Boeing that? Think laterally!

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Trainbear · 23/09/2022 13:10

Verify not Boeing!

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bathbombaholic · 23/09/2022 13:14

All 101 and ask for a Sarah's law application. If this person has contact with your child you have a right to know

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HangOnToYourself · 23/09/2022 13:16

I think if a sex offender is around children they have to declare it to their PPU even if they havent committed a crime against children (not 100% sure tho). So letting 101 know they might not tell you if they are a sex offender but if they are the child contact would need to be registered.

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Lockheart · 23/09/2022 13:22

Sarah's Law only applies if the person in question spends time alone with your children. In this circumstance, the police can tell you whether the person is registered, or if they are a risk.

The terms of everyone's license are different. If this person is on the register it does not automatically follow that they are prohibited from having contact with children, although it is a

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Lockheart · 23/09/2022 13:22

*common condition.

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