Keeping Children Safe

Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme

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Keeping Children Safe has now been put into practice in Lothian and Borders and Strathclyde Police Force areas, after successful roll-out in all other regions of Scotland. The scheme means that parents, carers and guardians of children under 18 can ask the police if a person who has contact with that child has a record for sexual offences against children, or other offences that might put their child at risk. If it’s found the person in question does pose a risk of causing harm to the child concerned, information may be given to the parent, carer or guardian as a protective measure. If there is serious or immediate risk, measures to protect that child will be taken immediately. However, if you think a child is in immediate danger, phone 999 and tell the police.

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