Archive for the 'criminal records' Category

‘Sarah’s Law’ scheme covers all England and Wales – BBC News

“A scheme allowing parents to check if someone in contact with their child is a sex offender now extends to all 43 police forces in England and Wales.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Greater protection for children – Home Office

“Sex offender disclosure scheme will operate in all forces in England and Wales by April.”

Full press release

Home Office, 28th March 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

How Protection of Freedoms Bill will work – BBC News

“MPs are to debate the government’s Protection of Freedoms bill later, which ministers claim will protect millions of people in England and Wales ‘from unwarranted state intrusion in their private lives’.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shooting councillor Stephen Govier prompts law review – BBC News

“The government is considering a change in the law after the BBC revealed a south London councillor had a gun crime conviction but could not be sacked.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Statement on sex offenders’ register – Home Office

“The sex offenders’ register has existed since 1997. Since that time it has helped the police to protect the public from these most horrific of crimes. Requiring serious sexual offenders to sign the register for life – as they do now – has broad support from across this House. However, the Supreme Court ruled last April that not granting sex offenders the opportunity to seek a review is a breach of their human rights – in particular, the right to a private or family life.  These are rights, of course, that these offenders have taken away from their victims in the cruellest and most degrading manner possible. The government is disappointed and appalled by this ruling – it places the rights of sex offenders above the right of the public to be protected from the risk of re-offending – but there is no possibility of further appeal.”

Full statement

Home Office, 16th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Offenders on sex register for life to get appeal right – BBC News

“Thousands of sex offenders in England and Wales are set to be given the right to appeal against having their names on the sex offenders register for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Criminal checks on people working with children scaled back – Home Office

“More than nine million people working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults will no longer need to register and be monitored by the state.”

Full press release

Home Office, 11th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk


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