When a person requests an alert, they must be advised in writing about the outcome of their request.

If the request has been successful, the person must be advised that an alert has been placed on PICS. A separate alert must be created for each application or issue. Under no circumstances should an existing alert be amended to incorporate new information.

The advice must state the period for which the alert will be in force and, if only for 12 months (for Stop Child alerts), indicate that it will be automatically deleted from the system after this period unless a request for renewal of the alert is received in writing and is accepted.