Anyone who has been convicted of a relevant sexual offence and received a prison sentence of 30 months or more will have to notify the police (often referred to as ‘signing the sex offenders’ register) indefinitely. However, since 2012 individuals who are subject to indefinite notification requirements have the opportunity to apply to the police for a […]
‘Sexting’, defined as ‘the taking and sharing of sexual images of children by children’ is seen by many as being pretty harmless. However, in the eyes of the law, it is illegal. Doing any of the following means that you’ll probably be deemed to be breaking the law: Take an explicit photograph or video of […]
Having a court order can have a devastating impact on your life, not just because of the prohibitions that they impose but because as long as they are in force, your conviction cannot be spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. We’ve produced some new information which sets out the impact of having a court […]
Finding a new partner can often be difficult, but if you have a criminal record (especially if it’s for a sexual offence) finding someone to share your life with can be even more challenging. A criminal record is often a source of embarrassment and deciding when to discuss it to a new partner can cause […]
Is there anything stopping you applying to come off the Sex Offenders Register if you’ve got an indefinite registration requirement?
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request undertaken by BBC News earlier this year, showed that around 50% of applications allowed under a review process (introduced in 2010 to allow people to apply to be removed from the sex offenders register) were successful. The same FOI request stated that approximately 700 people on the register had […]
On the 8th May 2015, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was amended, making changes to the provisions dealing with behaviour orders. The following orders were repealed at that time: Sexual Offences Prevention Orders Risk of Sexual Harm Order Foreign Travel Orders These were replaced with: Sexual Harm Prevention Orders Sexual Risk Orders Sexual Harm Prevention […]
Since we got the news about the changes to the ROA coming in on the 10th March 2014, our helpline has had lots of people contacting us wanting to be sure about how it effects them. One of the common mistakes we’re seeing is that people with convictions for sexual offences think that this alters […]