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?
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 999.
You can apply for disclosure information:
- online – fill in the apply for a child sex offender disclosure form
- by phone – call 101
- in person – visit a police station
I want to know more
For more advice and information on protecting children from abuse:
- visit the Parents Protect website
- read the Home Office booklet on the scheme (PDF)
- read about what you can do if someone you know has been accessing indecent images of children online