Sex Offenders Register (FOI)
Sex Offenders Register (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 02 November 2016.
Is there anyway a parent can check if a neighbour is an ex sex offender in the island of Jersey.
Details of individuals listed on the Sex Offenders Register are not published and general requests for information will not be considered. The balance between protecting the public and the privacy of the individual is regulated by the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 however, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is a priority and the law allows disclosure of this information in certain circumstances.
The disclosure scheme to protect children, known as ‘Sarah’s Law’ operates in Jersey. The below links give an outline to the scheme.
Child Protection Disclosure Scheme
Keeping children safe – your right to ask
The States of Jersey Police also provide a domestic abuse disclosure scheme, commonly known as ‘Clare’s Law,’ which is designed to protect vulnerable adults form a potentially violent partner.
Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme
Individuals can ask the States of Jersey Police a question about another individual if they are in a relationship with the individual, are concerned for another in such a relationship or the individual has access to a child or children. If that person poses a threat to the child or vulnerable adult, the police may disclose information to the person deemed most responsible for the child or directly to the vulnerable adult, not necessarily to the requesting individual.
Information will not always be disclosed if the police believe the harm to the individual would outweigh the potential harm to the child or vulnerable adult.