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.

Background information

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.

  • Created by Laura steel
  • Considered from 20 July 2021

This petition is now under consideration by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Find out about the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee’s discussion of this petition

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