Protection from abusive parents

  14 (Goal: 5,000)

Petitioning: Everyone

Petitioner: Jules Farnham started on January 28, 2009

On behalf of the Fathers for Justice and Freedom Campaign, calling on all states to provide greater protection to the children and partners of abusive parents by introducing legislation to ensure that

(a) where an allegation of abuse has been against a parent, access rights are suspended pending a full investigation;

(b) all previous convictions of an abusive parent are taken into account before access rights are granted;

(c) all access hearings are held in open court; and (d) all sheriffs who deal with child custody cases are given appropriate training.