Legally, there is nothing to stop you seeing your partner even with the child, and even while you are on the sex offenders register.
However Social Services would object to it and could threaten to have the child removed unless you were no longer part of the child’s life while you are still on the register. It is the nature of the offence which is problematical. The SOR covers a whole variety of offences not just to do with children.
If the family take exception to this, they can refer the matter to Social Services who can make things very awkward for you and your partner because they are, to be frank, paranoid. The child could be put on a Child Protection Plan or still removed.
I’m afraid that just because you are no longer on the register doesn’t mean that you are immune from monitoring or action although with 17 years of no further offences. Just make sure you and your partner cooperate fully with Social Services.
It might be an issue that you want to raise with them before the family start making accusations.
Beware that there may be an element of “fabrication” with any reports they make to Social Services.
With regard to the fact that you may no longer be on the register but the family have found out, there is actually no action that you can take in that respect.
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