17 Apr 2024

Proposed law change could strip parental rights from paedophiles

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

A proposed law change is set to end an anomaly that protects other people’s children from paedophiles, but not the offender’s own.

The current rules allow people convicted of raping a child to retain the right to be involved in key decisions about their children’s lives, with devastating consequences for many families, as we’ve previously reported.