CARI calls on new government to prioritise the passage of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill.
CARI welcomes the implementation of the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme in Northern Ireland and believes it has struck the right balance between child protection and the rights of offenders. Protecting children should be at the centre of all government policy when dealing with children.
‘We believe that the confidentiality process of Northern Ireland’s version of the UK’s Sarah’s law will keep the balance between appropriate information to parents where necessary and an offender’s right to engage in therapeutic invention.’ says Ms Mary Flaherty, CEO of CARI.
CARI calls on the incoming government to prioritise the passage the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill which will provide similar provisions in this jurisdiction which will allow An Gardaí Síochána will have the power to disclose the name, address and, where known, the level of risk posed to the public of a sex offender to appropriate people.
Ms Mary Flaherty
CEO, 087 958 2250
Ms Eve Farrelly
Accompaniment Coordinator, 085 158 0070