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Registering the Risk

DescriptionReview of Notification Requirements, Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Sex Offenders
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 24, 2005

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Review of Notification Requirements, Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Sex Offenders

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Irving Recommendations and Executive Action Plans

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

SECTION 1 - The Register.
Overview of Current Situation
1.1 Notification Requirements
1.2 Current Obligations.
1.3 The Register
1.4 Categories
1.5 Notification of Requirement to Register.
RECOMMENDATION 1 - Extension of Information
RECOMMENDATION 2 - No Fixed Abode
RECOMMENDATION 3 - Change of Address
RECOMMENDATION 4 - Notification by Other Agencies
RECOMMENDATION 5 - Notification by Health Authorities
RECOMMENDATION 6 - Registration Categories
1.6 Disclosure of Information

SECTION 2 - Risk Assessment
2.1 Risk
2.2 General Overview of Current Situation
RECOMMENDATION 7 - Obligatory Risk Assessment
2.3 Current Methods
2.4 Information Sharing
2.5 The Risk Management Authority.
RECOMMENDATION 8 - Lead Role of Police
RECOMMENDATION 9 - Roles of Social and Health Services
RECOMMENDATION 10 - Specialist Advice
RECOMMENDATION 11 - Joint Risk Assessment
RECOMMENDATION 12 - Information Sharing
RECOMMENDATION 13 - Review of Current Model

SECTION 3 - Risk Management
Current Situation
3.1 Police Role
3.2 The Role of Social Work Services
3.3 Overview of Current Situation.
3.4 Sexual Offences Prevention Orders.
3.5 Risk of Sexual Harm Orders.
3.6 New Offences
Recommendations for Improvement.
3.7 Monitoring.
RECOMMENDATION 14 - Serving of Requirements
RECOMMENDATION 15 - Monitoring Levels
RECOMMENDATION 16 - Joint Visits
RECOMMENDATION 17 - Sex Offenders Co-ordinator
RECOMMENDATION 18 - Monitoring Levels (Police)
3.8 Access.
RECOMMENDATION 19 - Access to Accommodation
RECOMMENDATION 20 - Attendance for Interview
3.9 Internet Crime.
RECOMMENDATION 21 - Previewing the Internet
3.10 Warnings.
RECOMMENDATION 22 - Warning System
RECOMMENDATION 23 - Disclosure Arrangements

SECTION 4 - Policy Issues
National
4.1 Joint Working
RECOMMENDATION 24 - Inter Agency Arrangements
4.2 The Responsible Authority
4.3 Duty to Co-operate
4.4 The Practicalities of Co-operation.
RECOMMENDATION 25 - Duties to Co-operate
4.5 Housing
4.6 Risk of Sexual Harm Orders - Revisited.
RECOMMENDATION 26 - RSHOs and Registration
4.7 Grooming.
4.8 Sexual Offences Prevention Orders ( SOPOs) - REvisited.
RECOMMENDATION 27 - Amending SOPOs
4.9 Early Release.
4.10 Compliance with Notification Requirements.
RECOMMENDATION 28 - Condition of Licence
4.11 Electronic Monitoring
Local Policies
4.12 Resources.
RECOMMENDATION 29 - Review of Operational Arrangements
4.13 Sex Offender Units
RECOMMENDATION 30 - Common Designation
RECOMMENDATION 31 - Status of Sex Offender Units
RECOMMENDATION 32 - Training and Accreditation
RECOMMENDATION 33 - Periods of Tenure, Career Development
RECOMMENDATION 34 - Job Descriptions
RECOMMENDATION 35 - Input to Investigation Systems
4.14 Support Staff.
RECOMMENDATION 36 - Support Staff
Summary

Appendix 1

Appendix 2