If a person is convicted or cautioned in relation to a specific sexual offence, or has committed a sexual offence but has been found not guilty due to insanity or disability, they will become a subject of the Sex Offenders Register.
A person who has become a subject of the Sex Offenders Register is required by law to notify the police of the following details:
This notification should be made within three days of the caution, conviction or finding, or within three days of their release from custody or any other form of detention.
Registered sex offenders must notify the police:
To make a notification as a registered sex offender, you must visit a prescribed police station.
Each time a notification is made, the registered sex offender must provide passport, credit card and bank account details as well as their national insurance number.
At least once every 12 months, sex offenders must confirm their notified details are correct.
The period of 12 months begins immediately following the last notification to the police.
If a person is outside the UK, in prison, or detained in a hospital on that date, they must confirm their details within three days of their return/release.