12.1 Register of Sexual Offenders

This policy was last reviewed in July 2023

Date of next review: July 2026


Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, those offenders who are cautioned or convicted of specific, sexual offences against a child or an adult, are made subject to the Sexual Offenders Register. This registration requires the offender by law, to notify the Police of the following:

  • Any change to her/his name or address;
  • Any address where they may reside for 7 or more occasions, in any 12 month period;
  • National Insurance number;
  • Any intention to travel abroad.

For further information, contact your local Police ViSOR Team.

Violent Sex Offender Register Team:

ViSOR teams risk assess and manage Registered Sex Offenders and violent offenders who fall under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements.


All agencies must inform the police if they are aware of a sexual offender who has changed their address, or who is planning to move or travel abroad, without first, informing the police.


The above also applies to offenders under the age of 18 if they have been convicted, reprimanded or given a final warning.

This page is correct as printed on Saturday 22nd of June 2024 11:23:55 PM please refer back to this website (http://sussexchildprotection.procedures.org.uk) for updates.