Disclosure scheme to help protect children comes to Essex
A new scheme has been launched in Essex to help people raise
concerns about a child’s safety.
The Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, also known as Right to
Ask, allows members of the public to ask whether an individual who
has direct access to a child has any convictions for child sex
offences or poses a significant risk of harm to a child.
The scheme, which launched on August 2, is about the protection
of children and builds on the arrangements and close partnership
working already in place to manage registered sex offenders and
others who may pose a threat to children in Essex.
Once an application has been made, police will investigate
concerns and take action to protect the child if appropriate.
For more information on how to make an application, what
information may be disclosed and how, visit our Right to Ask page.