Keep Children Safe
- paul martin
In 2007, Holyrood's justice sub-committee, which was convened in 2006 following the tragic murder of 8-year-old Mark Cummings by a convicted sex offender, published a report containing 33 recommendations intended to minimise the risk posed by violent sex offenders and hopefully prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in the future.
It has now been 8 years since that report was published and one of the critical recommendations has still not been taken forward — a legal requirement for serious sex offenders to disclose information about previous convictions on housing applications.
Some of the other recommendations have not been fully implemented and others are no longer fit for purpose, which is why the system for managing sex offenders is in urgent need of review.
We, the undersigned, call for a full review of the management of registered sex offenders.
The Keep Children Safe petition to The Scottish Government was written by paul martin and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.