Sarah’s Law in Yorks

PARENTS in Calderdale can now find out if someone in contact with their child is a registered sex offender.

The Child Sexual Offenders Disclosure Scheme – also known as Sarah’s Law – has started in West Yorkshire as part of a national rollout.

Sarah’s Law was proposed after the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne by a convicted sex offender in 2000.

The aim is to enable parents, carers, guardians, and third parties to determine whether a person who has access to a child is a registered sexual offender or is likely to pose a risk of harm to that child.

Police say they will only release information if there is a need to protect a child.