Section 142: Notification requirements: prescribed information
818.This section amends the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in order to allow the Secretary of State to amend, through secondary legislation (subject to the affirmative resolution procedure), the notification requirements placed on those convicted or cautioned of relevant sexual offences or otherwise subject to the sex offender notification requirements.
819.Subsection (1) allows the Secretary of State to add to the information that sex offenders subject to the notification requirements must notify to the police.
820.Subsections (2) to (5) have the effect that, if the Secretary of State does add to the information required to be notified by a sex offender and there is a change in those details, the offender must notify the authorities within three days of the change. As occurs with the current information which must be notified, subsection (4) allows the sex offender to notify the police of an expected change in the prescribed details before the change occurs. Subsections (6) to (9) allow the Secretary of State to provide in regulations that an offender who does not have a sole or main residence in the United Kingdom must notify their details to police more frequently.