Details of child sex attackers to be released

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DONCASTER parents will now be able to ask police whether a person who has contact with a child is a convicted sex offender.

South Yorkshire Police has joined the National Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme which aims to make children better protected from sexual predators.

If police checks show that an individual is a convicted child sex offender or has a record for other offences which may put a child at risk, the police will consider sharing this information with the those officers deem best placed to protect the youngsters.

Det Supt Adrian Teague said: “This scheme empowers parents to help keep their children safe. Strangers carry out a small number of child sexual offences. The majority of child sexual offenders are known to their victims, so this service allows parents to better protect their child from harm.”

Parents, guardians or carers can ask police for information.

Call 0114 219 6954 or visit the front desk of a police station.