The Scottish Parliament is in recess from 26 June to 29 August 2021 (inclusive).
Please note that you can still submit or sign a petition, however, a response from the clerking team may take significantly longer than usual during this time.
Under consideration PE1882: Remand anyone charged with a sexual offence against a child
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that any person charged with a sexual offence against a child is remanded in custody.
Previous action taken
We have already written to the First Minister and several MSPs. We received a response from Child Protection policy officials from the Scottish Government who advised to make a petition to the Parliament.
I believe that far too often, people who have been charged with a sexual offence against a child in Scotland are being given bail and released back into the community amongst innocent children.
There have been stories recently in the media about individuals that have taken their own lives while on bail awaiting court dates after being charged with sexual offences against children.
We have a duty of care to protect or children in Scotland as does the Scottish Government.
We ask for our petition to please be considered to keep our children safe.
This petition is now under consideration by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee