I'm I missing something here. he drove up to Durham to ensure his 4 year old could be guaranteed care if he became too ill to do it himself. what kind of parent wouldn't want to ensure their child was safe? safeguarding was/is a permitted reason to go out. the most recent allegations haven't been proven and denied by cummings. whether he resigns or not is up to him but is it right to sack him without good evidence that he broke the law.