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Keeping Children Safe

Information disclosure about child sexual offenders

Community disclosure is now running in the Tayside Police Force area. This provides a formal route for the public to directly raise child protection concerns and be confident that action will follow.

From 21 September 2009, parents, carers or guardians of children under 18 years old will be able to request information regarding named individuals who have access to their children , where they have some concern.

This pilot enables parents, carers or guardians to enquire whether a person who has access to their child, is a registered sex offender, or poses a risk to that child. Although each case will be considered separately, in consultation with partner agencies, disclosure will only be made to those people who are in a position to best protect or safeguard a child of the parent, guardian or carer.

The pilot scheme builds on existing procedures to proactively manage sex offenders by Public Protection Units under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). Disclosure will only take place where children are deemed to be at risk.

From 21 September 2009, anyone living in Tayside , who meets the above criteria , will be able to make an application to obtain information regarding a named person who has contact with their children. The person they are enquiring about must also stay in the Tayside area.