Sex Offenders Register

Who is liable for registration?

Specific offences trigger off liability for registration on the Sex Offenders Register. Those could be found listed in Schedule 3 of the Sex Offences Act 2003.  The prescribed offences include rape, intercourse with girl under 13, buggery, indecent assault, unlawful sexual intercourse, indecent conduct towards young child and offences relating to indecent photographs of children etc. 

It is important to note that the obligation to register is not imposed only on those convicted but also on anyone who has received a caution for any one of the offences appearing on the list.

What are the requirements?

If a person is convicted of any of the offences listed in the Schedule above, he subsequently becomes under an obligation to notify the police of his:

  • Date of birth;

  • National insurance number;

  • Name on the relevant date;

  • Home address on the relevant date;

  • Name on the date notification is given (if different);

  • Home address on date notification is given;

  • The address of any other premises in the United Kingdom at which, at the time notification is given, he regularly resides or stays;

  • Any prescribed information. 

Under the last heading prescribed information means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

Time for compliance

This initial step needs to be done within three days of conviction.

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For more information on:

  • Notification requirements for travel outside the UK
  • Failure to comply with the requirements
  • Duration of the duty