PE01717: Inquiry into the abuse of children in Scottish state schools.


Petitioner: Maryanne Pugsley


Date Lodged: 04 April 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to endorse a public inquiry into the abuse of children within Scottish state schools, faith or otherwise, including a review of the law of corroboration.

Do you agree that there should be an inquiry into the abuse of children in Scottish state schools? Please explain why.

What are your views on the law of corroboration as it currently stands?

Fully support .

Fiona pratt

8:15 on 25 Mar 2019

We are on a journey towards zero tolerance and full transparency. Abusers have to understand that there are no institutions immune from investigation.

John McCormack

16:01 on 22 Mar 2019

The law of corroboration, deemed insuperable by law lords themselves excludes the majority of victims access to justice. Reform of corroboration is urgently needed to remove artificial barriers to the prosecution of CSA & rape. Only 12% of reported rape prosecuted in Scotland & the main reason given is the corroboration test.

Mary Milne

14:07 on 22 Mar 2019

Petitions like this really shouldn't be necessary, but as they are, more than happy to support

George Gilchrist

15:57 on 18 Mar 2019

Fully support

Lisa Nicol

7:07 on 18 Mar 2019

The inquiry should go ahead, without question. Where there is evidence of abuse, it should be thoroughly investigated and the abusers held to account. The Scottish Government has a duty to initiate this first step and empower people who deserve to be heard.

Alan Parker

21:58 on 16 Mar 2019

Under GIRFEC and UNRC when have a legal and moral obligation to protect our children. He also have an obligation to support the survivors of abuse and also ensure that perpetrators are stopped from every having the opportunity to repeat their actions.

Karen Flynn

17:09 on 16 Mar 2019

I wholehartly agree with this Petition . State Schools must be investigated . Those who were abused must be provided with support . So many lives totally wasted due to the closing of ranks and systems that should have protected the child being ignored .We must have laws that are effective in the case of mental and physical abuse .

Patricia Hewitt

16:32 on 15 Mar 2019

Children should be protected

Jim Ellis

22:10 on 09 Mar 2019

Let's stop the abuse of children so we can stop trying to fix broken adults that we let down

Lynda Greig

11:40 on 09 Mar 2019

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