Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme - Outcomes

There are three possible outcomes.

  1. Checks reveal there is nothing to disclose. The applicant will receive a letter explaining this, together with a safeguarding pack explaining how best to protect children.

  2. Checks show the subject has a record for child sexual offences. A face to face meeting would be held with the applicant prior to a final decision being made about disclosing the conviction to the most appropriate person in order to protect the child or children and taking into consideration relevancy, necessity and proportionality.

  3. The person does not have a record of child sexual offences, but there was information to suggest worrying behaviour towards children or offences that might put a child’s safety at risk e.g. serious domestic violence. A face to face meeting would be held with the applicant. The police and other agencies would work together with the parent, carer or guardian to protect the child or children and provide advice and support under existing safeguarding children procedures.