Removal of offences



Sex offenders register

As a result of the reforms in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, a procedure was introduced so that men who had been convicted only of consenting sex between men could apply to be removed from the 'sex offender's register'.

The procedure was designed to remove people who were not child sex offenders. To understand the details properly you need to read the Home Office's documents below:

Note that the department concerned has moved to:

Sexual Crime Reduction Team
Violent Crime Unit
Home Office
4th Floor, Peel Building,
2 Marsham Street

Telephone: 020 7035 1761
Facsimile: 0870 336 9130

Thanks to the Home Office for letting us include these documents on the Aurora website.If you can't read either document please contact the Home Office as above or e-mail - or contact us for a paper copy, saying what address you want it sent to.

Criminal records

As a result of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, it is now possible for men convicted of buggery or gross indecency to apply to be removed from criminal records, so they will no longer have to declare the offences when applying for certain jobs etc. For more information see

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