The UK has some of the toughest powers in the world to deal with sex offenders and we are committed to ensuring that the system is as robust as it can be.
Registered sex offenders are managed in the community by the police, who are best placed to identify their risks and determine how frequently they conduct home visits.
In 2017, the police made key changes to their management regime. Officers can now determine the frequency of home visits as part of a personalised risk management plan, instead of visiting all offenders a set number of times based on their risk category. Importantly, success is not measured solely by the completion of home visits, but through careful consideration of a range of factors, including the quality of the risk management plan and their progress in completing actions.
We continue to work with the Police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that the right powers are available for the authorities to tackle sexual crimes and to bring perpetrators to justice.