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Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (Sarah’s Law)

The Child Sex Offender’s Disclosure Scheme, also known as Sarah’s Law, allows you to ask us if someone with access to a child has a record for child sex offences.

Disclosures provide you with information we hold on an individual posing significant risk to children, including any previous child sex offence convictions.

Information will only be provided if it is in the interest of the child’s welfare and is not believed to increase the risk of harm. Disclosures will only be given to the person best placed to protect the child, usually a parent, carer or guardian.

How do I apply for information?

Immediate danger

If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 999.

You can apply for disclosure information:


I want to know more

For more advice and information on protecting children from abuse:

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