I say that because, where information is known, clearly it needs to be used by the key agencies to protect the public and manage the offender.
The problem arises if that information is shared too widely, because the public can get in a very angry mood about sexual offenders, perhaps understandably, and that can turn into a difficult set of circumstances, not least because it may lead to sex offenders going underground and not complying with the registration arrangements.
However, it went on to conclude that: Another evaluation commissioned by the Swedish Government was published in December 2013.In this Chapter we review the evidence we received about this legislative model.In 1999, Sweden became the first country to introduce a sex buyer law, making it illegal to pay for sex, but not to be a prostitute (the client commits a crime, but not the prostitute).So, that information needs to be handled carefully. Gentleman may know that the Home Office is looking to see whether there are circumstances in which such information could be more broadly shared, perhaps, for example, where individuals are seeking to form new relationships with people whom they want to check out to determine whether they might be a risk to the children if they are to share the household with them.
We will wait and see how those pilot projects go to see whether there is some read-across to Northern Ireland, but it is important that agencies have the maximum amount of informationthat is why we have the multi-agency arrangements in placeand important that we manage that information to ensure the maximum compliance by sex offenders, rather than seeing them disappear underground.The number of human trafficking cases in Northern Ireland has more than doubled in the past year.