Possibly. There’s a pilot scheme rolling out in which parents, guardians, and carers can find out whether or not someone who knows or works with their child is on the sex offenders register. The scheme is going to be rolled out through parts of four counties. The scenario given out is a single mum trying to check up on her new boyfriend and it seems as though the police would look at the same information a CRB check would cover, but vast numbers of questions still remain. Who counts as working with or knowing the child and how do the police know you know them (could you just ask them about the old man who lives down the road)? Will they let you know if the person has been done for a sex offence if it’s not related to children?