Sarah’s Law

The 'Keeping Children Safe Disclosure Scheme', also known as 'Sarah's Law', is a national scheme which allows anyone who has an interest in the welfare of a named child or children to formally enquire whether an individual who has access to that child has a record of child sexual offences and/or poses a significant risk of harm to a child, using the information the police hold about the named person.

For example, a grandparent may enquire about their son's new partner who is living or staying in the same house as their grandchild.

If it is in the child's interest for certain information to be disclosed, it will only be provided to the person who is most able or responsible for the child's welfare, usually a parent, guardian or carer.

The scheme can be used to find out about all child-related offences and information which is beneficial for the police to disclose to protect a child from the risk of significant harm.

Between January 2013 and August 2014 there were 44 Keeping Children Safe Disclosure Scheme applications in Cambridgeshire.

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