Appendix 2: Summary of notification requirements under Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003

Category 1 Offenders: Registered Sexual Offenders

This Category includes offenders required to comply with the notification requirements (often referred to as registration requirements) set out in Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 ("SOA 2003"). These offenders are often referred to as being on the Sexual Offenders' Register. A person convicted of, cautioned for, or found to be under a disability and to have done the act charged, or found not guilty by reason of insanity for an offence listed in Schedule 3 to the SOA 2003 will become subject to the notification requirements of Part 2 of that Act. Section 82 of the Act sets out the period of time an offender is required to comply with the notification requirements.

Sentence

Adult

Juvenile (under 18)

Is sentenced to 30 months or more imprisonment (inc. life)

An indefinite period

An indefinite period

Is admitted to a hospital subject to a restriction order

An indefinite period

An indefinite period

Is sentenced to a imprisonment for a term of more than 6 months but less than 30 months

10 years

5 years

Is sentenced to imprisonment for 6 months or less

7 years

3 years 6 months

Is admitted to hospital without a restriction order

7 years

3 years and 6 months

Is cautioned

2 years

1 year

Is given a conditional discharge

The duration of the conditional discharge

The duration of the conditional discharge

Received any other disposal (e.g. a fine or community punishment)

5 years

2 years 6 months