THE adoptive mum of a boy abused so badly his legs were amputated has hit out after her proposal for a child cruelty register was rejected.
Paula Hudgell, 56, has been fighting for a system to monitor monsters who hurt kids.
Her adopted son Tony, nine, was horrifically beaten by his birth parents — both later jailed.
Paula’s proposal would see abusers unable to work with children and subject to stringent legal requirements.
And any future children they have would also be taken into care.
Both the Department for Education and the Home Office were approached with the idea.
Last week, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said she was “not in a position to be able to develop and deliver a child cruelty register at this time”.
Paula, from Kings Hill, Kent, said: “I’m disappointed.
“It seems protecting children is at the bottom of their list, but to me, children should come first.
“We won’t give up. We will keep pushing.”
Paula has already successfully campaigned for child abusers to face tougher sentences with the introduction of Tony’s Law last year.