ACPO comment on the final roll-out of the child sexual disclosure scheme
The scheme to protect children from harm will cover all forces in England and Wales
Association of Chief Police Officers lead on managing sexual and violent offenders Chief Constable Paul West said:
“A fundamental role of policing is to protect people from harm. Since the child sex offender disclosure scheme was introduced last year we have seen many positive outcomes as far as safeguarding children is concerned.
“As well as empowering parents, carers or guardians to take active steps to protect their children from harm, the cases in those forces already using the scheme have also seen concerns being raised by extended family members and neighbours. Their actions have undoubtedly led to children being protected from potential harm.
“The roll-out of this scheme to the remaining 19 forces in England and Wales will without doubt result in children being protected from potential abuse as well as ensure greater public confidence in the police and other responsible authorities as part of their role in monitoring sex offenders."