Concern at lack of paedophile disclosures

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?

Mark Cummings, 8, was murdered by a paedophile in 2004. Picture: PAMark Cummings, 8, was murdered by a paedophile in 2004.

Thurs 04 May 2017

A national scheme which allows parents to obtain details of sex offenders is to be extended amid concerns it is failing to keep children safe.

Police Scotland said the Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme would now allow online applications – six years after it was introduced.

The system allows parents or carers to formally request information about whether a person who may have contact with their child is a registered sex offender.

However, figures published yesterday showed just 54 applications were made in Glasgow and Edinburgh between the formation of Police Scotland in April 2013 and January 2016, and no disclosures were made.

The scheme has been dubbed Mark’s law after eight-year-old Mark Cummings, who was murdered by paedophile Stuart Leggate in Glasgow in 2004.

Speaking to Global Radio, Mark’s mother, Margaret Anne Cummings, expressed disappointment…

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