It's a month old story, but my local paper is leading with the news that this is being rolled out in my area. Interested in ARRSE views. Link Although I obviously agree with the sentiments of protecting children, it flags up a couple of immediate reactions in my mind. - That anyone who is deemed a serious danger to children should be locked away, thus making this void. - That 'related' convictions may in fact be completely unrelated. I know somebody with a conviction for domestic assault (slapped his missis when he came back from Afghan to find she'd spent all his cash, emptied their house, and moved in with somebody else) - That the Police shouldn't share so-called 'soft intelligence' (i.e. gossip) The idea of 'vetting' a potential partner just doesn't seem quite right to me. Does this also mean that a single unproven accusation will not only destroy your career, but deny you any chance of a lasting relationship too?