Parents have final decision over child attendance at school if household health is a risk

Parents have final decision over child attendance at school if household health is a risk

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Colin Tolley started this petition to Sir Keir Starmer and

This pandemic has brought out the best in most parents but the worst in some local educational authorities.

It has come to my attention that there are clinically vulnerable parents who have been shielding and keeping their children at home from school so they do not become infected with the covid virus or its mutant strains, which if caught would undoubtly cause them serious health issues or death.

Some are being pursued by their schools or local authorities with fines and threats of prosecution which could include three months custodial sentences.

I would like  these  vile actions to stop immediately against these parents and parents who for safety concerns kept their children at home.

A complete apology from the authorities\heads involved. I believe also their positions should be reconsidered.

Going forward it needs to be recorded in legislation that parents have the final say over a child's attendance at school if life/ health is at risk in the child's household.

To be honest this petition should not be necessary but due to a minor few local authorities and heads of schools that lack compassion to look after the weak, it makes it necessary.

Why do I care, I have in my life actively protected this country in War and against terrorism. Later, I have always protected the weak and vulnerable.

No parent should be faced with fines when trying to protect health or life of another member of their household. There should not be a balancing act of keeping children home because they are keeping family members safe or sending the to school and infecting someone.

There is online/remote learning, it came in the late 90s . So a child will not suffer !

Please sign this petition to help protect the vulnerable from people who have managed to get into authority who have seemed to lack compassion.

I would like it known that the majority of schools and local educational authorities have acted wonderfully.

 

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