Petition Tag - child abuse

61. Kaylor's Justice: stop child abuse or neglect


More than half (61 percent) of the children (771,700 children) were victims of neglect, meaning a parent or guardian failed to provide for the child's basic needs.

Forms of neglect include educational neglect (360,500 children), physical neglect (295,300 children), and emotional neglect (193,400).

Another 44 percent were victims of abuse (553,300 children), including physical abuse (325,000 children), sexual abuse (135,000 children), and emotional abuse (148,500 children).

An average of nearly four children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect (1,760 in 2007).

62. Overhaul the National Sex Offender Registry Immediately!

Since becoming law in 2004, Canada's National Sex Offender Registry has not assisted in ONE criminal case.

Registration isn't even mandatory. If a convicted sex offender is ordered onto the registry, the RCMP have no way to keep track of them. In Canada, our registry relies on the honour system, dependent on the goodwill of our convicted sex offenders.

Computer system is archaic - RCMP has needed to create separate hard copy systems, a Rolodex or an Excel spreadsheet.

There can be NO pro-active use, use is only for after a crime has occurred.

Annual budget for a National Sex Offender Registry to keep convicted pedophiles and predators away from our children is $400,000 (My Alberta Premier's salary is $208,000)

Correctional Services of Canada refuses to inform the RCMP of when convicted sex offender have finished their sentence.

Police Officers cannot access the system.

The Federal Government is obsessed with the privacy rights of our convicted sex offenders at the expense of the privacy rights of our children's bodies & souls.

Prosecutors are using the Registry as a negotiation chip during plea bargains. In other words: plead guilty, and even though you're a convicted sex offender, you won't have to register.

In Canada, we Pardon our convicted sex offenders.
When this is done, all information from the registry is destroyed.
Convicted sex offenders should never be allowed to be pardoned. After years of research and debate, it is clear that there is no cure for pedophilia.

63. Ban the TLC Program Toddlers & Tiaras

The TLC program Toddlers and Tiara's is promoting the sick nature of children's beauty contest. The mothers of these children verball bash their children for not winning. As well as force painful and harmful procedures on them. Ie: Waxing eyebrows, fake nails, fake tanning, and painful hair styles.

These girls do not look like they enjoy this. Some children are 15 months and younger going through this! It is insane! They are exploiting their children for money, as they put skimpy clothes on their daughters and have them parade around. NO CHILD deserves this when there is so much evil in the world.

TLC needs to cancel the program and it needs to be banned. The mothers need to be arrested for child abuse and endangerment.

64. Domestic Violence - A Violation of Human Rights

Domestic Violence is hurting Canadian families and the future of our nation.

Physical, emotional and sexual abuse costs Canada over $4 billion each year (factoring into account social services, criminal justice, lost employment days and health care interventions).

Every year in Canada, up to 360,000 children are
exposed to domestic violence.

For Men, Women & Children whom are exposed to Domestic Violence, consequences can include emotional trauma, depression, injury and permanent disability, as well as other physical, psychological and behavioral problems. Unfortunately, in some situations it can also end in death.

65. Help Eliminate Lowlife Parents [H-E-L-P]

There are too many local events happening, where we here about a child turning up missing or worst dead. We need the government to step in and monitor parents who have been arrested for drugs or gun possession or even neglect toward a child or even more their child or even more frequent stepchild.When this happens, where a parent is found breaking the Law,either minor or major offense.

Then it is the Law's Responsibility to step in...and do what the community wants them to do.... When an event happens, and a child is unable to talk about it, where it be from a friend of the child or another family member, when the child does speak up. Social Services or just the city police should start asking questions, not only to the child's parent or step parent, but to the child's friend or other witnesses. Let's get to the bottom of it before it gets worse. A child has rights too, let's see to it that our efforts to protect them doesn't go unnoticed.

66. Tougher Sentences For Child Abusers

I am wanting to change the law to make it so child abusers get tougher sentences. This is after a local mom was only sentenced to 3.5 years (the max here in Kansas) for child abuse charges even though she stated she did help abuse her son and that she new leaving her son with her boyfriend was leaving him in danger since she knew he was abusive to her son!

I am sick about the fact that she only got 3.5 years.

67. Australia Says No To Light Sentences For Convicted Child Abusers/Murderers

Decent Australians are sick and tired of the government not putting our children first. We are sick of the weak sentences handed to child abusers/murderers. Also convicted persons downloading and viewing child pornography.

We want to clean this up in Australia. We want a strong message sent out to the Australian Government that Child abuse in any form or Shape will not be tolerated.

68. Stop systematic cover-up of paedo-criminality and corruption in Lithuania

In 2009 D. Kedys, 37, father of 5 year old Deimantele Kedytė, contacted authorities to report the sexual assault of his daughter by 3 men: Andrius Ūsas, ex-Head of the Kaunas branch of Labour Party, Jonas Furmanavičius, judge of Kaunas County Court, and a third blond-haired man Aidas. This case wasn’t being investigated until months later, when D. Kedys went public with his evidence: a video of his daughter explaining her ordeal

On October 5th, 2009, judge J.Furmanavičius and Violeta Naruševičienė (accused of helping to prostitute the girl) were found dead with gun wounds. On April 18th 2010, D. Kedys was found dead with a gun next to his body, close to a water reservoir. Official version-choking on his stomach contents due to an alcohol consumption.

On June 13th 2010, main suspect A. Ūsas’s body was found close to a pond. Official version- drowning due to the heart failure and alcohol consumption.

This case involves multiple deaths, cover-ups of evidence, ambiguous tactics, false accusations and deliberate misinformation by the prosecution. In addition, D.Kedys’s sister N. Venckienė is being subjected to a continuous harassment by the prosecution and smear campaigns in the press. Same tactics were also used in other famous cases i.e. VSD officer’s A. Pociūnas death.

69. Bring an end to Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

According to the World Health Organisation:

Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.

Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later, potential childbirth complications and newborn deaths.

An estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM.

It is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15 years.

In Africa an estimated 92 million girls from 10 years of age and above have undergone FGM.

FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

70. Parental Alienation (PA) is Child Abuse just like Sexual or Other Forms of Abuse

What Can a Court Do About PAS?

Research and applied knowledge of PAS in the UK legal system appears minimal, though this does seem to be slowly changing. It has been noted in recent court cases in the UK that PAS is not an accepted legal entity in UK law or in mainstream psychiatry and psychological practice.

Most legal systems usually require that the views of the child are considered. According to the Children’s Act of 1989, the first item listed is establishing the wishes and feelings of the child concerned. The problem with this, as some Father’s Rights advocates have pointed out, the courts are not trying to determine if there is alienation happening on the part of the mother and consequently the father is unjustly deprived of the child due to this possible programming.

Some father’s rights groups have lobbied for PAS to be accepted in courts of law, but the concept has met with some resistance as it has not been recognized as yet as a legitimate syndrome. Advocates of the concept have avoided this debate by simply referring to it as Parental Alienation and sidestepping the legal issue of whether it’s an accepted psychological syndrome. Women’s advocacy groups argue that it is gender bias or biased on favor of the non-custodial parent, which in the majority of cases happens to be the father.

Courts in the UK have generally been reluctant to rely upon Parental Alienation Syndrome in deciding custody cases. Critics of Parental Alienation Syndrome claim that it is not a widely accepted theory and that it lacks a widely agreed upon definition. This is why some parents in court cases have simply referred to the situation as Parental Alienation. It is obvious that in many cases one parent will alienate the other in order to win their case and therefore, custody of the child. The end justifies the means, as it were. Arguing the case from this point of view seems to have a better chance of getting heard than if one went directly for PAS. Of course, even Parental Alienation is difficult to prove. Often the arguments dissolve into hearsay. Keep a diary of daily events and communications between yourself and the other parent. This helps a great deal in custody cases in general.

The key to success when arguing for PAS in a custody case would appear to hinge on obtaining a psychologist willing to go out on that limb and argue that it is in fact PAS. Once past that hurdle, it is then a matter of whether the court will accept this testimony or not. As it is with many cases, this might simply depend upon the judge.

The good news is that all of this is changing. It is a slow process, but it is moving in the right direction. If you are getting a solicitor, it is possible to find one who specializes in this field. There are some who are familiar with it, but who do not focus on it. Magistrate’s courts tend to be dominated by female magistrates. These tend to be less sympathetic to the father’s case that the judges in a higher court would. If possible avoid a magistrate’s court and try to get a county court. If your Court Welfare Officer is not reporting your case correctly, you can refuse to accept the appointed CWO. Make a list of questions that you would like the CWO to ask and prepare the answers as well. It is important that you notify your CWO of any mistake or omissions early. Keep a diary and copies of all communications between yourself and the other parent.

Essentially, when dealing with PAS, there is much that the court can do, but everything depends upon a judge’s willingness to accept PAS as a real syndrome. Barring that, the only other option appears to be to avoid the legal ramifications of trying to push through a theory that is not universally accepted and argue simple alienation. The concept of one parent alienating the other is easily understood and then the case will be decided upon whether alienation itself is proven.

71. Change Irish and World Law: More jail time for abusers, more support for victims

In Ireland we as parents are legally not able to view our sex offenders register. We as parents have the right to protect our children.

In the last year at least under 10 pedophiles and rapists have been released into communitys all over Ireland and the residents are not informed.Why is it these animals are getting protected yet their victims are forgotten. Recently 1 rapist/ paedophile in particular was granted an injunction by the high courts to able him to hide his identity from residents.


72. Support Aaden's Law

“A Voice For The Children”

Hello my name is Jeffrey Batista I have recently been faced with a tragedy that has changed my life dramatically. You may have learned about my cause and what sparked it, but if you have not let me give you some insight. I father a child out of wedlock May 2, 2008, and a little over a year later I had to leave the mother due to excessive drinking, partying and drug use.

Soon after leaving I realized that getting custody of my child was not going to be an easy task. I also learned the mother of my child starting dating and soon living with a man that had an extensive criminal past. Jason Lee Padgett is his name and you can look his record up at the Brevard Clerk of Courts. Knowing she was seeing this man I took the necessary precautions I went to a lawyer and new what I had to do just to establish my rights as the father, which I think is wrong on so many levels. Why is it that I have to establish rights when I was the one who signed my name on his birth certificate, I was the one paying child support, and I was that father who was there from birth until my son was taken from me.

I soon called DCF on the mother cause I new of what was going on. DCF went into the house the next day during the day, when I told them that would be the wrong time to go. I told DCF to make a visit at night when a lot more illegal activity was going on. Well they went during the day. At the same time they gave Both Whitney Elizabeth Flower and Jason Lee Padgett 24 hours to take a drug test far too much time to get cleaned up and come up with a game plan. They also new of Jason Lee Padgett’s extensive criminal history and did nothing to protect the child. Less then 2 weeks later Jason Lee Padgett murdered my son. That is why I am starting this Petition; parents who have children out of wedlock should have equal rights to the children, Parents should also be able to get involved in the other parents life if it means protecting their children’s life and the public should also be able to get involved with out having to worry about their safety. Either way millions of children everyday are abused verbally and physically. Some children even murdered when it could have been easily avoided. Let me tell you one thing “my son would be alive today if DCF would have taken a better look into the mother and who she was bringing around the child. In any case a criminal history with domestic violence should prove someone unfit to raise children let alone children that are not theirs. In all its time to take a stand for the little voices that can’t be heard, its time to make a difference, and its time to take a stand to a system that doesn’t work. Mostly let’s protect our children and the voices of the future. Stand with me and let’s stop horrible people from abusing our children physically, mentally, and verbally.

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Thank you,
Jeffrey Batista
(321) 505-0113

73. Apology from Taoiseach & Midland Health Board for Patrick & Kenneth Doyle

Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and indeed Fianna Fail promised the people of Ireland, and the survivors of abuse; the sun, the moon and the stars! Kenneth & Patrick Doyle don’t want the sun, the moon or the stars; they want JUSTICE!!!

The office of An Taoiseach and the Midlands Health Board fails to find it within their remit to apologise for the horrendous and grave inadequacies of the health boards, put in place to protect people like Kenneth & Patrick, and deems it entirely unnecessary to provide assistance in the needs of victims; healthcare, medical care, and medication treatments!


Kenneth & Patrick Doyle were subjected to years of abuse, torture, and a lost childhood at the hands of a brutal sadistic mother. They do not expect an apology from her, as she runs rampant, clinging to her rosary beads acting like a God-fearing Christian. They do expect, however, that the State, which was supposed to protect them from abuse has let them down terribly. The Midland Health Board did nothing to intervene and protect Patrick & Kenneth. Today, they both have issues from their past haunting them, physical and emotional damage has been done. But in very simplistic terms, a great relief and sense of healing could be given to Patrick & Kenneth, if only the Irish Government made a Public (unconditioned) Apology.

Neither Patrick or Kenneth want money from the State, money cannot right the wrongs done to them either by their mothers actions or the States inactions. The State must be made apologize for its grave error in the Doyle case. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made promises to the victims of abuse, he did not honor his promises. Brian Cowen has went out of his way to further complicate justice for the Doyles, the people of Ireland have seen first hand how Brian Cowen complicates issues given the state of Ireland today.

We hope An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will honour his pledges to the people of Ireland especially victims of abuse.

74. Stop Child Labor in Vietnam

Many children worldwide are forced to work in harsh conditions to help support their families. This is the case for 1 in every 7 children worldwide.

If they grow up without an education they will be unsuccessful and their children will also have to go into labor. This creates an endless cycle unless something is done.

75. Support for Baby P Clinic Whistleblower Dr Kim Holt


"Thank you for your letter and petition of 27 May to Andrew Lansley about Dr Kim Holt. I am replying as the Minister responsible for professional regulation policy.

We are aware of Dr Holt's dispute with GOSH and the independent investigation commissioned by NHS London.

Your letter asks the Secretary of State to intervene in an employment dispute between Dr Holt and GOSH. Any sugestion that an NHS body may have victimised a member of staff who was seeking to raise legitimate concerns in the public interest must be taken very seriously indeed. However, the Department has no place to intervene in what is essentially an employment dispute between an employee and her employer.

NHS staf have a basic right and duty to raise concerns about health service issues with their managers and under no circumstances should they be penalised. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 gives full protection of the law to staff who act in the public interest, providing they follow the procedures set out in the Act, and the penalties for those who penalise staff for doing so are potentially very severe. The Act provides protection under law to workers in such circumstances and the appropriate means of redress is through an employment tribunal.

Although the Act itself does not require organisations to set up whistleblowing policies, it provides strong reasons why they should. The Department has, in light of the Act, made it clear that every NHS Trust should have in place local policies and procedures that comply with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. NHS London does have a whistleblowing policy, which I have enclosed for your information.

In order to support NHS staff, the Department has taken out a contract with the independent whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work. The charity's helpline is staffed by lawyers with expertise on whistleblowing law, and calls are treated in confidence.

More specifically, in regard to Dr Holt. I am afraid that I am unable to comment on indiviual cases. NHS London took Dr Holt's accusations extremely seriously and commissioned Bevan Brittan LLP to undertake an independent review into Dr Holt's complaints. The report and findings were published in December 2009 and are publicly available on the NHS London website. This can be found at by navigating to the "News & health issues" section and typing "St Ann's Hospital Haringey" into the search bar.

It is for Dr Holt to consider taking legal action if she feels she has suffered detriment on account of having raised legitimate concerns with her employer. The Department could not act on behalf of Dr Holt as it is not party to the contract of employment.

I hope this reply clarifies the government's position on this matter."


This petition is for NHS staff and patients who want to show their support for consultant paediatrician Dr Kim Holt.

In December 2009, Great Ormond Street promised to reach a "swift and amicable solution" with Dr Holt after a damning NHS London report largely vindicated her criticisms of the child abuse clinic in Haringey, for which Great Ormond Street provided the doctors.

Dr Holt has spent the last three years on "special leave" since warning – more than a year before Baby P came to the clinic – that she and other doctors there were dangerously overworked and a child would die unless action was taken.

Great Ormond Street promised to implement the recommendations of the NHS London report, one of which was that Dr Holt had done nothing wrong and should be reinstated. This has not been done and while Dr Holt remains on "leave" at public expense, the hospital have readvertised her post.

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76. Mandatory Death Penalty For Child Killers

This petition is to change the current laws, to state that anyone who kills a child with malicious intent, should have a mandatory death sentence.

Anyone who abuses a child to the point of death should pay with their own life. And those who enable others to kill children with abuse should be given the same punishment, or a mandatory life sentence.

77. Australia says “No” to “Shared Care” when there is history of Domestic Violence

Australia says “No” to “Shared Care” when there is history of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and entrenched Parental Conflict in which arrangements are unable to be agreed by Consent; and when children choose to live with one parent.

Shared parental responsibility laws began in Australia in 1995 and were strengthened in 2006. The first review of the 2006 amendments, by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, occurred in December 2009. Any changes would not be expected to take place until at least July 2010. In the meantime, the SFLC and the newly formed Support Network "What about me", will continue to campaign for change to these laws, which neglect to protect Children and Parents from ongoing Domestic Violence and abuse.

Cases which end up in the Family Court, where the fate of the children is decided under the new laws, are those cases in which the main feature is entrenched conflict and often family violence. Studies show that these are the situations where shared care works least well.

Family Court Judge Justice Tim Carmody, who resigned a year after the 2006 amendments were introduced, says that shared care should not be a starting point, but an end point of family law.

‘Where the parents are co-operating and friendly, some form of shared care can work. But in cases of entrenched conflict, which represent the bulk of matters litigated in the Family Court, it puts the child right in the middle of the conflict. It’s like social engineering, a way of society forcing the parents to, in a sense, stay married and decide the most fundamental things they were not able to agree upon when they were together.’

78. Please Add Cyberstalking to Restraining Orders

We believe that Internet Stalking/Harassment needs to be included in any and all restraining orders.

79. Increase Sentencing for Crimes of Abuse Against Children

Our judicial system is failing to protect children by continually handing out meagre sentences to perpetrators of vile and horrific acts of abuse. It is time for the enforcement of penalties that truly reflect the impact of these crimes.

In October 2009 a 24 year old Sunshine Coast man was sentenced to only nine years jail for brutally attacking a 2 year old boy in his care. The boy suffered life threatening injuries including a punctured bowel after being brutally thrown at a wall several times, kicked in the eye and jaw, raped and penetrated with a sharp object. He was then left in the alley where the crimes took place and would have died had he not been found.

The prosecution argued the man should be sentenced to 10-12 years. The Judge said that in his 15 years as a judge he had never come across an episode of violence towards a child so horrific and so shocking and yet he did not sentence him accordingly. The Hon Lawrence Springborg has called for the Attorney General to launch an appeal in this case, however something clearly needs to be done for future cases coming before the courts. Your signature on this petition will help to make that happen.


80. Keep this baby-murderer out of Canada

In 2008, Steven Barker, his brother Jason Owen and his partner, Tracy Connolly; were convicted of causing or allowing the death of a two year old boy, Peter Connolly. The details of their crime sickened the nation, causing outrage in parliament and widespread anger amongst the people of Britain.

Causing or allowing the death of a child is a relatively new offence in Britain, introduced to prevent child murderers simply avoiding responsibility for their crimes by blaming each other for laying the final blow. Naturally, Barker, Owen (who changed his name to try and disassociate himself from his brother) and Connolly all blamed each other, meaning that there was no realistic possibility of getting a murder conviction, so they were tried under the new law.

It sounds fairly passive, causing or allowing the death of a child, but their role in Peter's death was anything but. Barker moved in with Connolly, who failed to tell the authorities that he was living with her while Peter was on the child protection register, as she was required to do. Barker and Owen had a violent past, directing their sick fantasies at old and young alike, including torturing their own grandmother to make her change her will. Barker was also convicted of raping a two year old girl after being found guilty of causing or allowing the death of Peter.

From the day Barker and Owen came on the scene, Peter's days were numbered. By the time he died, after 17 months of torture, neglect and abuse, little baby Peter had 50 separate injuries on his body, caused by the animals he lived with.

Not surprisingly, the people of Britain despise these animals for their crimes, which has led to speculation that they will be granted new identities and anonymity on release, to protect them from vigilante attacks. It has been reported in the British press that Steven Barker, the child-raping baby murderer, has his hear set on starting a new life in Canada on his release.

We think that Barker should be barred from being able to settle in Canada or any other country for that matter. His crimes were committed in Britain, he is a British citizen, the Government of Canada has no legal or moral obligation to allow him to come here. Indeed, it would be grossly injurious to the reputation of Canada as a civilized and law-abiding society, and it would place at risk the most vulnerable people in our country, namely the very young and seniors upon whom Barker and his wretched accomplices visited their sick and violent fantasies.

81. Support Jimmy's Bill

There are over 609,000 children abused every year. We are wanting to help make the laws for punishment more stringent to help stop the abuse.

82. Life in Prison For Baby Killers and Baby Abusers

On Saturday, September 20th 2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba a 23 year old man assaulted his infant 8 month old baby, and is now confirmed that the baby was stabbed near the eye, over a dispute between him and his 29 year old common-law-wife. Its been said by Child welfare workers that violence against children has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and that out of the recent 10 child deaths 3 of which were homicides.

And on top of that in the month of September there was 2 serious brutal assaults, the September 20th incident involving a 23 year old man, his common-law-wife and there 8 month old baby who was stabbed near the eye after an arguement, but just weeks before that in the same complex on September 1st a 14 month old baby was abducted from her home and was severely beaten by a 19 year old women. These are only the most recent violent incidents against children. This needs to STOP.

83. Petition for a Government funded Child Abuse Awareness Advertising Campaign

Too often we are hearing of child abuse cases which have gone unreported and consequently ended in the death of a child. If all those who came forward with information after a child has died, reported their concerns before the child was murdered, then maybe some of these children would still be alive today.

According to the charity, Action for Children, a quarter of adults in the UK have worried that a child they know may be neglected, but over a third did not act on their concerns. Hence, the public must be made aware that through voicing their concerns, no matter how small they may seem, they could potentially save a child's life.

This public service advertising campaign should convey a message that child abuse MUST be reported. It should outline the warning signs of abuse and neglect so it can be more easily recognised, and it should provide information on how to report suspected abuse and neglect.

84. If you could stop even one act of cruelty towards a child, would it be worth signing your name?

With what's being called 'The Baby P effect', we are seeing a record number of care applications made to courts by local authorities and with more than 5,000 children being placed into care since his killers were convicted in November (double the number for the same period last year), there is mounting evidence that the rest of society's vulnerable children are being left out of the picture.

Fortunately, it is now clear how we as a society can constructively help.

Evidently, it's not just about monitoring those at risk, it's about being aware of children equally vulnerable but not yet on the proper 'radar'.

With an average cost of £40,000 for each child taken into care resulting in massive Council bills where cuts are already being made, together with what were already unworkable case loads, it's small wonder that money and resources 'de-prioritise' vulnerable children elsewhere.

Jill Kirby from the Centre for Policy Studies says "There is evidence to suggest that the child protection register should be expanded. A recent Documentary on Channel 4 showed that more than 90% of children who died at the hands of a parent (or parent substitute) were not on the register."

I have been saying for some time now that this cannot stay a social service problem; it has to be dealt with as a whole society and one where our local Government, Police, Schools and Citizen Groups work together to find a way through without swinging from one extreme to the other (in this case from negligence to over-intervention).

Police in their 'Safer Communities' initiatives say things like ..."It has long been recognised that crime reduction and crime prevention are not the sole responsibility of the police. By working together with others, it is possible to have a greater impact in the fight against crime and tackling the causes of crime."

Well then, why cant we extend that to safeguarding children?

The NSPCC says there are indicators that help to identify households where children are likely to be at risk. Jill Kirby says that the 90% of children killed that were not on the register, in nearly every case conformed to those risk indicators.

So, why not teach us these within the 'Safer Neighbourhood and Community' groups - to help us be additional eyes and ears for Police and Social Workers?

Jill Kirby also says "The emphasis on integrating children's services has created a complex web of reporting structures. At the top of these structures will be a director of children's services whose background is nearly always in education, not child protection " ... and

... "The Audit Commission reviewing the work of local authority children's trusts found that the lack of clear direction and accountability of these bodies, and the confusion about their role, meant that they were hampered in their ability to protect children".

So essentially, we as Society's Parents need to (a) help with the debate on 'expanding the risk register' to include statistically proven vulnerable children not currently registered and (b) work with the Police and Local Government to help protect them in an informed, educated and cohesive manner.

If you think these two aims are correct, then please sign your name on the petition below.

85. Bring Back Hanging For Vile and Evil Offences In The UK

The death penalty was abolished in britain in 1998. i think it should be brought back, not for the offences it used to be for, murder, high treason, arson in the royal dockyards and piracy with violence but for the things that make us sick to our stomachs like the abduction, rape, torture and murder of children or anyone else.

The people who do these things are sick people and plan their offences beforehand.

86. Justice for little Shane Coffman!

It is clear why Don Gilson recived the death penalty. He is a child killer and abuser. He murdered 8 year old Shane Coffman. Some people are trying to argue the fact that Don Gilson was in a car wreck in 1993 and suffered brain damage and this in some way led to the abuse and eventually murder. This does not explain why while he was married to a woman named Ruby from 1983 to 1991, she and her children were also abused by Don Gilson. He broke his Ruby's nose on one occasion and would punch her daughter lynetta in the face with his closed fist. He would also beat her son Delbert with a board and he stated in court documents "it did not matter where he hit him." So his pattern of abuse was established long before the car accident. Don Gilson has no family history of abuse.

Ms.Coffman, the childrens mother did not receive the death penalty. Many believe she does deserve it though. The judge spared her life only to lessen the suffering of her children who had already been through so much. He stated killing her was to good for her, that she should go to bed every night and wake up every morning thinking about what she had done for the rest of her life. He said he should stay caged like the animal she is. Since she is biologically connected she has more guilty feelings over her children than Don Gilson. Don Gilson only showed remorse when he knew he was caught. He stated in numerous interviews with the FBI and law enforcement agencies that Shane just gave up on life. He said even animals have that instinct to stay alive, but he just quit. Well, little Shane did not just quit, he had the life beaten out of his little body. Don Gilson was the main perpetrator of the abuse of the Coffman children and the murder of Shane. He is the true definition of a monster.
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87. Justice for Katelynn Stinnett

On dec 3rd 2008, 2 yr old Katelynn Stinnett died in a Lexington KY hospital from injuries she received by being beaten, and raped. 18-year old Brian Crabtree stands charged with murder, rape, sodomy and sexual abuse.

Police say he attacked two-year-old Katelynn Stinnett inside an apartment on Cummins Court in November, while babysitting the child. Crabtree has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Katelynn was so badly beaten that it took over 400 staples and stitches to put her "back together" again for her funeral. At her funeral her head had to be covered by a bonnett to mask the massive head injuries she received.

88. The legal removal of the metal cage and proper burial of Brianna Mariah Lopez

Baby Brianna Lopez was 5 months old when she died as a result of prolonged abuse and sexual assault at the hands of her father, uncle and mother. Brianna Lopez's family were sentenced to prison for their crime. No one laid claim to this baby's body after she had died so the community of Las Cruces came forward to lay claim to Brianna and honour her at her funeral whilst the Dona Ana county donated the funds for her burial site.

Brianna's remaining family held a small and quick burial in a private cemetery, excluding other family members. No headstone was placed at her grave, only a marker was placed on the site then the burial mound raked flat. People of the community came to honour this baby by laying flowers. As the family wanted her death to be quiet they ordered a metal cage be placed over the burial site to discourage people from honouring her. The cage has surrounded baby Briannas resting place for eight years. Unfortunately the family has maintained this as it is a legal right.

This petition will go towards supporting the District Attorney of Dona Ana county, Amy Orlando in achieving what baby Brianna Lopez is entitled to, the removal of the cage and a proper burial with a headstone.

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89. Introduce Mandatory Parenting Classes in High School

Child abuse is a huge problem in Australia. In 2006-7, 37,094 cases of child abuse were substantiated in NSW alone (see Many resources and interventions have been created and implemented to combat child abuse and protect children from known and sustpected abusers.

Now, it is time to do something about child abuse before it happens, instead of waiting until the damage is done.
Parenting classes should be incorporated into school curriculum as a mandatory subject, implemented before Year 10 (at which point children are able to leave school).

Parenting classes will enable individuals to learn what to expect when having children, and how to cope with the stresses associated with a new baby. Understanding why kids behave like they do will allow individuals to make better, more informed choices regarding parenthood and parenting techniques, including how to deal with problems tactfully, rather than physically or using ignorance.

Education in this area will reduce the incidence, at the very least, of child abuse case resulting from neglect.

90. Enough is Enough! We want Children Protected

New System to prevent Neglect?

Times may 2008.
Figures from the university of Bristol - 91% of the time the children have been known to care authorities through cases being reported. Only with 42 per cent a result of “unplanned crisis intervention. Social workers waited until the child was under serious threat before taking action.

Some London boroughs applications to courts for “care orders”, which are legally required to take children into local authority care, have fallen by 75 per cent since the pilot began-Rosemary Bennett, Social Affairs Correspondent The Times.


Sheffield Services - Guardian online 27 June 2008
Tiffany Wright - 3 years old. Died in squalor, filth and degradation of malnutrition. wasn't found till two days after her death by her mother. Both mother and partner jailed for 12 years and 5 years.

Authorities knew about the danger as they warned mother to not leave children unattended in the living quarters.

Doncaster Authorities. faces inquiry over seven suspicious deaths. The times January 13 2009. Alfie Goddard- Three months old died of an head injury. His father pleaded Guilty to Murder. The social workers were warned numerous times about the father's violent temper. Nothing was done.

Amy Howson, who was starved and beaten before her spine was snapped in December 2007. Her father, James Howson, 25, was found guilty last October of the murder of his 16-month-old daughter. He was jailed for a minimum of 22 years. Her mother, Tina Hunt, received a 12-month suspended sentence after admitting child cruelty.

BABY P- Guardian 11 November 2008
The 17-month-old died after months of being used "as a punchbag" and then having his back and ribs broken, the court heard.

He was seen 60 times by health or social workers during that period, around twice a week. However, close to his death he became unrecognisable, had more than 50 injuries or bruises, and an attempt had been made to cover up the crime.

A postmortem examination revealed the boy had a broken back, eight fractured ribs, missing fingernails and toenails, multiple bruises and an injury to the inside of his mouth. He had also swallowed one of his own teeth. The court heard that his back had been broken by slamming him down over a bent knee or a bannister, which would have left him paralysed.

Birmingham authorities- Khyra Ishaq- 27/05/2008- The Telegraph
Social workers failed to visit Khyra who starved to death, despite her being withdrawn from school amid allegations that she and her siblings were being bullied.

Mr Mahmood, the Labour MP for Perry Barr, said the failure to try to contact the family again after the attempted visit constituted a "breakdown of protocols and structures".

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The aim is to get a quick fast track service for children who may be at high risk and quicker response times to an allegation of child abuse.