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Child sexual offender disclosure scheme

This scheme allows those who care for young people to find out if a person has a record for child sexual offences.

The child sex offender disclosure scheme allows parents, carers and guardians to formally ask the police to tell them if someone has a record for child sexual offences.

The aim of this scheme is to keep children safer.

The scheme has a staged process of a maximum of 45 days from the initial contact to closure of enquiry as follows:

  • Initial contact by a member of public requesting information on a person, due to concerns, behaviour etc;
  • A 'face to face' meeting is arranged with the applicant;
  • An empowerment pack is given to the person reporting with further information;
  • A full risk assessment is done by a Public Protection Specialist, a maximum of 10 days from the initial contact;
  • Decision made in regards to a possible or actual disclosure outcome and closure.

The applications must be concerning a child or children who may be at risk of serious harm, by a subject who can be named or identified.

Further guidance and information is available in the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme: Your Right to Ask booklet available to download here

Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (pdf 1.6kb opens in new window)

The public can contact Humberside Police on 0845 6060222

More information can be found at the parents protect website:

Parents protect (external website - opens in a new window)

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