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'Daniel's Law' - Public Sex Offender Register Petition

Posted on 13 June 2017
'Daniel's Law' - Public Sex Offender Register Petition

A publicly accessible sex offender website is part of a responsible and responsive approach to educating parents and carers about keeping kids safe. We need to use all of the resources available. One child becoming a victim of a known perpetrator is a child too many.

Today in Canberra, with Senator Derryn Hinch, Bruce and Denise Morcombe urge Australians to sign in support of 'Daniel's Law' with the relaunch of Public Sex Offender Petition.

Background Point of Note:
  • Child victims/survivors of sexual assault will not be identified
  • Suggestions of increased vigilantism is not supported by research
  • Educating parents and children about potential risks is part of the answer in preventing sexual abuse
  • Providing an increased deterrent to potential, future child sexual abusers  makes common sense
  • Daniel's Law is part of a comprehensive approach to prevention of child sexual abuse

The offenders who might be listed on the site are the worst of the worst. They will be perpetrators who have raped and murdered children. We owe it to our kids to make a stand and say "we know who you are and we know what you have done".

Holly Brennan, CEO of The Daniel Morcombe Foundation reaffirms that the Foundation is committed to education, protection and empowerment of all children. The Foundation supports the creation of any resource which will assist parents and carers in preventing the risk of harm to their children.

"Sometimes parents are complacent. They wrongly assume that this is an issue for other suburbs and other streets. Parents think that sexual abuse happens to other children in someone else's family. Daniel's Law, sadly, will remind all of us that we need to talk with our children about being safe. Laws alone do not protect our children. Laws with education, support and evidence will help", says Ms Brennan. "We need a comprehensive approach."

The Foundation was established as a lasting legacy to Daniel and now has two main aims; to educate children on how to stay safe in a physical and online environment and to support young victims of crime.

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