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PE01835: Criminalise the submission of misleading or false information in child protection cases


Petitioner: James A Mackie


Closing Date for Online Petition: 09 December 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it a criminal offence for any person to knowingly submit misleading and false information to a sheriff or Children's Hearing in child protection cases.

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Do you believe professionals, working in the field of child protection, should be accountable for their actions?

Do you agree that if someone misrepresents a child protection case deliberately, they should be accountable in the criminal system?

Fully support this. I am well aware this happens constantly. There needs to be change. It is a criminal act that can have devastating consequences.

Ruth Hughes

15:54 on 11 Nov 2020

As a partner of a father fighting for fair access to his son, I have been on the receiving end of lies told about my character by the mother in court.

Autumn Robinson

9:49 on 09 Nov 2020

The system will change for the good of all.

Jackson Reynolds

9:17 on 09 Nov 2020

Fully support this

David Greenwood

9:04 on 09 Nov 2020

It is essential that professional's working within the field of child protection do not make ill informed arbitrary decision's and when mistakes whether premediated or not accountability is required. Professionals have ethical standards in public life especially when it comes to the paramount wellbeing of Children, and it is routine for many of these professionals to made pre-mediated and prejudged reports and decisions based on false and libellous reports, evidences of deliberate recordings of conversations, statements and reports have been found on their databases and for this they made that choice to act unprofessionally that has serious detriment and harm to innocent individuals and that is wilful criminality.

Samantha Kerr

23:33 on 08 Nov 2020

I think this is very important as being on the receiving end of false allegations that I was able to prove my ex would have been proven to be in contempt.

Lee Fraser

21:32 on 08 Nov 2020

Definitely needed. Professionals need to not think that they can walk around using the legal system as a tool using lies. It peverts real justice. And solicitor's are too scared to go up against them, why?

Zoe Woods

15:05 on 08 Nov 2020

Any professional who mispresents a child should be held accountable.

Mairead Murray

9:49 on 08 Nov 2020

Coercing a person or a child to hate another human being or his parent, is the worst example a parent teach their kids. The worst pathological damage done to the child present and future.

Emmanuel Bique

1:21 on 07 Nov 2020

I am in complete agreement with what this petitioner is asking the Scottish Parliament to consider very seriously, as the repercussions and the paramount wellbeing of the child is given no cognisance, and it is FACT that Police Scotland, Social Work and other agencies including Third Sector and Voluntary Organisations are giving evidence that has been shared unlawfully by Police Scotland iVPD.

Samantha Kerr

21:30 on 06 Nov 2020

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