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PE01838: Regulation of non-statutory child advocacy services


Petitioner: Martin Baker and Katherine Bailey


Closing Date for Online Petition: 16 December 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that non-statutory child advocacy services are properly regulated to ensure competence, transparency and accountability.

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I support this petition 110%.

Douglas cormack

22:49 on 25 Nov 2020

Doing this for a dear friend who through no fault of his own has been denied access to his beloved children and they to him too.

Kirsty Elliott

22:45 on 25 Nov 2020

Children need Mothers and Fathers.


21:34 on 25 Nov 2020

I have been in and out of Family Court in Inverness for almost 5yrs. I have faced every malicious false accusation imaginable. Proven beyond all doubt that these are malicious. Yet I (and my entire family) went 11months without seeing my two beautiful daughters. Now we get 5 weeks per year only. Court orders are repeatedly flouted by my ex. We have done nothing wrong and the children desperately want to spend time with us. Does anyone care? Ans. NO!

Adam Barton

20:44 on 25 Nov 2020

Parental alienation should be class as child abuse.

arshad ali

20:19 on 25 Nov 2020

Whole system is a shambles, closed family courts and family law solicitors make money by splitting up families, putting in place unequal arrangements as default to make people come back to court. The government makes money financially rewarding one parent for stopping or limiting another's access to their own children. Preventing parental equality, harming society but biggest harm is child victims who are losing parents.

Gary Nicholson

19:30 on 25 Nov 2020

All people and organisations with responsibility for vulnerable people should be governed, assessed and reviewed to, at the very least, the same degree of any public body. Particularly when the implications are life-changing for families. Scrutiny should not be feared, but seen as a badge of authenticity of intention.

David Hamburgh

14:39 on 25 Nov 2020

Children need the love and support from both parents.

Robert Cadman

11:18 on 20 Nov 2020

This is so important. I'm going through court for the past two years. It's no longer about my son but my ex partner accusing me of everything.

Lee davis

20:22 on 19 Nov 2020

It's frustrating for parents whose cases are hard without accountability and transparency.

Salifu Joof

20:15 on 19 Nov 2020

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