Disclosure of sex offender information – new high court judgment – Panopticon

Posted October 25th, 2012 in criminal records, disclosure, human rights, judgments, news, sexual offences by sally

“The High Court has today handed down an important judgment on the legality of the Government’s Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (CSOD): X(South Yorkshire) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2954 (Admin). CSOD is a non statutory scheme which police forces nationally have been free to adopt since 2010. It enables members of the public to ask the police to provide details of a person who has some form of contact with children with a view to ascertaining whether that person had convictions for sexual offences against children or whether there is other relevant information about him or her which ought to be made available.”

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Panopticon, 24th October 2012

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