The Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (CSODS) lets you formally ask the police whether someone who has contact with a child or children:

  • has a record for child sexual offences
  • poses a risk to the child or children for some other reason

It's not a law, but it is sometimes called 'Sarah's Law'.

Sarah's Law is not for you to report something to the police. Tell us about something you've seen or heard here or find out how to report possible child abuse here.

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Please call 101 or visit a police station to apply for information to not known, or visit their website for more information.

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