Labour is calling for the change
People convicted of a sex offense may have a ‘danger warning’ stamped on their passports and drivers licences, it has been reported.
Labour MP Sarah Champion is calling on the DVLA and the passport office to mark the files of 100,000 people who are listed on the registry as having a sex offense conviction.
The MP for Rotherham hopes the change will close a loophole whereby paedophiles change their names so that crimes do not show up during Disclosure and Barring Service checks to work with children and vulnerable adults, The Mirror reports.
By logging passports and licences of people with a past conviction for a sexual offense, the “danger” alert would be flagged up each time someone changed their name.
Former shadow abuse prevention minister Ms Champion said: “They are slipping under the radar with devastating consequences. If the name-change process was joined up it would stop the people on the registry from successfully receiving a DBS check.”