Sexual Offences Act 2003
The Sexual Offences Act is aimed at protecting the public, specifically children and families, from sexual offenders. It takes account of current knowledge of sexual offending eg by including the offence of grooming over the internet. Under the act, police, probation and other agencies have their ability to track, control and monitor sexual offenders enhanced. And there are restrictions on foreign travel and prevention orders that restrict who offenders can associate with and where they go.