Beginning in 2018, the DBS will offer a service for a basic DBS check. This is in addition to the standard and enhanced level checks already provided as well as the information relating to the protection of vulnerable groups (barring register). The basic...
The long awaited amendments to the Sex Offender Registration provisions came into force in 2012 following the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of F - Stephensons represents F in Supreme Court win.
This provides a mechanism for individuals subject to indefinite registration to apply for a review of the requirements in their case once they have been on the register for 15 years (eight years in the case of a minor at first registration).
The 15 or eight years runs from the date of first registration (usually release from custody). An application can be made if there is no Sexual Offender Prevention Order (SOPO) in force.
The police will consider the risk to the public and whether it is necessary for the applicant to remain on the register for the purpose of protecting the public or any particular members of the public from sexual harm.