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Group set up to look into Sarah's Law for Isle of Man

Thu, 22 Sep 2011

Sarah Payne
Sarah Payne

A group's been set up following a campaign to see Sarah's law brought in on the Island.

The Department of Home Affairs is looking in to the matter along with members of the campaign, Victim Support, the Island's Offender Management Service and the police.

The DHA initially said the Island didn't need the law, which allows parents to ask police if people who have access to their children are convicted sex offenders.

It was brought in in the UK following the murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne.

Subsequently, a campaign was set up through Facebook, and a petition handed to the Home Affairs Minister at the July sitting of Tynwald.

Director of Social Policy at the Department Home Affairs, Simon Griffin, explains the public support for the law has caused the Department to have a re-think [play clip]

 

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