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Number of children who were placed on the Child Protection Register at any point during the period 31 July 2012 to 1 August 2013
Categories of concern
No further detail around the gender of the perpetrator(s) is known - the categories shown are what we record
Multiple categories of concern can apply to each registration
The categories of concern shown here are those which most closely match the original request.
The table above relates to the number of children below.
*less than 5
We cannot provide the exact
number of children where the figure is less than 5 as this information
combined with the other detail being provided could allow for the identification
of individual children. This would be a breach of the Data Protection
Act 1998 in terms of fair processing as it would not be fair or expected
for such information to be released into the public domain. This information
is therefore exempt in terms of Section 38(2) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.
What is and who is behind the Family Law Reform Group?
The Family Law Reform Group, as the name suggests, is a group specifically set up to campaign for UK family law reform. It is the brainchild of David Mortimer. David, a father who has been through the family court process and suffered many of the pitfalls and injustices of an outmoded legal system, has long campaigned for changes in family law to achieve justice for all, and in the hope and expectation that his sons’ sons and other fathers’ sons will never have to endure what he or they have done. That is the ethos of this Group – to build a better future for our children.
I became acquainted with David a number of years ago through a mutual contact while researching for the first edition of my legal handbook Fathers Matter. During this time I have observed his determination, perseverance and tenacity in bringing difficult and highly controversial family issues to the foreground, even though on numerous occasions it has brought him into conflict with those in a position of authority. Although David instigated the formation of the Group, he makes it very clear that he is just one part of it and the Group depends on the input of all its members to bring about radical reform which is its ultimate goal . The Group also provides support and information to anyone who needs it.
Celia Conrad, former specialist family lawyer and author of Fathers Matter.