She said: “That is why I am vigorously campaigning for a change in the law. I fought for justice for my son and I am thankful his abusers were handed the maximum penalty as it stands, but now I am fighting for other children who may be harmed in the future.”
Mrs Hudgell, from Kent, has started an online petition which has been signed by more than 8,000 people, as well as a paper petition that has over 5,000 signatures.
Mrs Hudgell is collecting signatures for the paper petition from across the country as well as campaigning in the local area with a group called Bear’s Army.
Tony’s adoptive mother hopes to reach 10,000 signatures before Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat will present the paper petition to the House of Commons.
Sign the online petition at https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-state-for-justice-tougher-sentences-for-child-neglect-cruelty-bears-justice