Sex offenders or criminals' residential locations (FOI)
Sex offenders or criminals' residential locations (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 September 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please advise if there are any sex offenders or criminals living on the [name redacted] estate.
In order to safeguard the public, as well as themselves, sex offenders are monitored by officers from the Offender Manager Unit of the States of Jersey Police. Should officers have concerns that a particular sex offender places a direct threat to the safety of third-party individuals, a confidential disclosure would be made to the individual at risk, or in the case of children, to their parents or guardians. Further details of this Child Sex Offences Disclosure Scheme are available at
Child Protection Disclosure Scheme (jersey.police.uk)
A principle of the Freedom of Information Law is that information is released to the general public, rather than to an individual. Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been engaged and the States of Jersey Police neither confirm nor deny whether any known sex or ex-sex offenders, or any other individuals with criminal offences reside on the estate in question.
The concerns expressed have been noted by the Offender Management Unit and private and confidential contact has already been made with the applicant by an officer.
Article 10 - Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding Information
(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –
(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and
(b) the authority does not hold the information, it must inform the applicant accordingly.
(2) If a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority and –
(a) the information is absolutely exempt information or qualified exempt information; or
(b) if the authority does not hold the information, the information would be absolutely exempt
information or qualified exempt information if it had held it, the authority may refuse to inform the applicant whether or not it holds the information if it is satisfied that, in all the circumstances of the case, it is in the public interest to do so.
(3) If a scheduled public authority so refuses –
(a) it shall be taken for the purpose of this Law to have refused to supply the information requested on the ground that it is absolutely exempt information; and
(b) it need not inform the applicant of the specific ground upon which it is refusing the request or, if the authority does not hold the information, the specific ground upon which it would have refused the request had it held the information.