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Petition Revoke the right of registered sex offenders to change their name by deed poll

The Safeguarding Alliance have found there remains a serious loophole, whereby registered sex offenders are able to change their name by deed poll, and go under the radar of all authorities, putting societies most vulnerable at considerable risk of harm.

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We propose:

1. The removal of the automated right to the change of name if the applicant is a convicted sex offender or on the sex offenders register.

2. A regulatory body appointed to oversee the name change process.

3. Government guidance to be published making it a compulsory best practice measure that an attested birth certificate is checked against official documentation.

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