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Petition to Human Rights Campaign, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Birmingham City Council

Let my son be with his family

Where to begin. First and foremost Birmingham Children's Services have themselves stated my son has NEVER come to ANY harm in the care of his mother/myself. My son was placed on a child protection register at birth due to me having convictions for violence 4 years previous, he was kept on child protection aged 3 months due to the fact he was "a very advanced baby" and this "may have led his mother to expect to much of him which might cause significant emotional harm". From July 2014-September 2014 my son , his mother and myself lived a happy peaceful life the days were spent loving,nurturing and enjoying our cheery,happy perfect baby ,however we made the grave error of reporting the fact social worker NADINE REDSHAW was turning up clearly intoxicated and had pictures on her Facebook of her friends babies drinking cans of carling, after that Children's Services embarked upon a smear campaign with the aim of stealing our son for adoption. We were branded "bizarre and paranoid" for refusing to strip our son naked in front of a room full of 10/12 strangers, his mother was labelled as "having a learning difficulty she struggled with" - she has genius level IQ (Children's services declined her offer to take an IQ test), we were branded "tremendously defiant" for refusing to sign our son over to my abusive mother , his mother simply asking for the law to be adhered to meant she had "personality difficulties" and quiet unbelievably our next door neighbours were asked to sign a statement "telling a little white lie" - the "little white lie" being that my son's mother had gone out and left our son in the house unsupervised. Back in December 2014 my son was illegally and viciously seperated from his mother by Birmingham Children's Services and my own mother who has a history of abusing children. 2 days before Christmas his mother went to collect him only to have my own mother refuse to hand him over whilst screaming PPO (police protection order) at my son's mother so his mother rung the police to retrieve our son only for the social worker SYEDA TAHERAH AHMED to lie to the police and claim my mother had custody. The reason Social Services gave for so brazenly breaking the law was "the child may be harmed" due to the fact that his mother and myself had had a verbal disagreement when our son wasnt in our care. His mother wanted to take our son to her fathers home in a different city without me. She kept trying to get our son back for the same thing to keep happening until we were taken to court. My mother made up a pack of lies to try and keep our son for herself. Social Services advocated for her relentlessly and the courts put our son in the care of this woman despite the fact at the time she was under police investigation for serious child abuse allegations perpetrated against her own children (me). Thankfully an independent social worker highlighted what a danger this woman was and my son was removed. Me and his mother PASSED a parenting assessment, we proved all allegations against us to be lies and his mother offered to take our son upon him being returned to her care to live at her fathers home away from myself (the "problem"). However Children's services decided to press for adoption due to facts we are still unsure of. At the Final Hearing the social worker was proven to have lied repeatedly about his mother and so had the guardian ELAINE BENNETT. After a 5 day hearing and a 2 week wait we were told our son would be placed for adoption due to the fact his mother had "drawn a malicious picture" of the social worker and because his mother had asked the social worker SYEDA TAHERAH AHMED and manager RUTH EVELYN HILL to apologise for the fact she had been told she could not care for him as a vunerable single parent. Barbara Carter of Barbara Carter Solicitors was the judge behind this scandalous decision she made findings on things his mother was not even questioned about,falsely claimed my sons mother accepted threshold and felt it appropriate to describe him as 'a very attractive baby to adopters' (one of the reasons the order was given according to Barbara Carter). Legal Aid solicitors CARTWRIGHT KING and BLAIR ALLISON colluded with BCS to remove our son for 'potential risk of emotional harm'. My son has until March to be rescued from the clutches of strangers, strangers who follow a completely different religion to him, strangers who are ripping a child from a loving mother to help fill a void in there own lives. My son is not your baby to have, He has a family who love and want him, he is the centre of the whole family and without him it is pointless. His mother says her home feels like someone has died without him in it. He doesn't deserve to be punished for my actions, his mother doesn't deserve to be punished because of my actions and he definitely doesn't need ripping from his family until he is 18 for things his mother "may or may not do" based on MY past. His mother due to Birmingham Family Courts decision to refuse to process her appeals for some unknown reason now has to wait to oppose the adoption order. Enough signatures will get my son's voice heard and just maybe if his voice is heard loud enough he might just might be returned to where he belongs and the courts might stop ignoring applications put before them and see justice done. If the family courts weren't secret he would have NEVER been removed. I quote Paul Pennington-Wilson (independent social worker) : "The parents present as loving parents who's lives revolve around their son" and finally i quote judge Barbara Carter "the mother is clearly a very bright,intelligent,engaging and fiesty young woman with much to offer those around her including her son." Tom Latimer

Tom Latimer Snr
7,524 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP

Sack Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson, Her Majesty's Foreign Secretary and Britain's premier representative abroad, is a national embarrassment. A proven liar (cf. his entire journalistic career, claims over the benefits of Brexit) who routinely insults foreign nations through sheer ignorance (reciting colonial poetry in Burma) or juvenile oneupmanship (telling Italy they need to be nice to us or we'll stop buying their prosecco), he has now condemned a British citizen to five extra years in an Iranian jail through one moment of uninformed thoughtlessness. He was once quite funny on Have I Got News For You. How he has been allowed to translate this one night of success into an appointment to one of the great offices of state is the comic fable of our age, a story of self-promotion, disingenuous posturing and mass gullibility. Too long has the Conservative party been in thrall to Johnson's undoubted charisma and ability to quote Cicero. But please, Mrs May, look around you at the trail of chaos this clown-haired egomaniac is leaving behind him. Despite Johnson's obvious efforts to emulate our great wartime prime minister, he is to Churchill as Brendan O'Carroll is to an Irish single mother. He really isn't as clever as he thinks he is - honestly, can you look at his performance in front of the foreign affairs select comittee on 1st November 2017 and tell me he knows what he's doing?  His blabber-mouthed stupidity is destroying your government's credibility and Britain's reputation just as Brexit makes it vital that our finest ambassadors cement our international friendships. Now, he is also endangering the lives of British citizens. You can help Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by making Boris Johnson face up to his responsibilities during a long mournful stint on the back benches.

Chris Saunders
6,157 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to All involved in Brexit negotiations, unite the union, RPSGB , Gphc, RCN, CGCOF , NHS, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, ETC

Clear protected freedom of movement for "settled status" for life The UK still needs and/or benefits from foreign workers, specialised and non-specialised staff. To keep those already trained, who already live there is essential. 1. It is fair that those with "settled status" have protected equal treatment with domestic nationals in terms of access to employment (for example no discrimination when applying for a job in the NHS), working conditions and all other social and tax benefits (  so they would maintain all "freedom of movement") as these were the conditions when they were needed in the UK (or when UK nationals were needed in the EU) and when they made the decision to stay there. This will allow them to keep their jobs if they ever need to re-apply, and progress in their careers without discrimination. Many of them will have progressed in a way that makes it difficult to return to their countries (due to the differences). They will be prepared to keep contributing to society. They have gained experience over the years. It would be a waste to make changes for these people or make things difficult which might make them leave. Most people came to the UK when the UK needed them the most e.g. about 15 years ago, when companies in the UK such as Boots, Rowlands, and the NHS went to their countries to recruit. They do not deserve to have their rights diminished now. 2. In the same way, freedom of movement should also mean that not because they spend 2 years away (e.g. in their country of birth) they lose it.  This would be cruel, unnecessarily restrictive, life changing and stressful for these individuals who will be threatened to lose their rights if they ever want to go back to their country for a while, for whichever circumstances. It should not matter how long that period of time is. They were born there and their families and friends are probably still there, they might be sick and need their help. They might decide to move to their country with their UK partner for a while and then come back. Settled status should be for life, they have earned the right to remain after contributing to society for several years.  A UK national would be able to go away and come back to work in the UK no matter how long he has been away and "settled status residents" need to have the same right.  When EU nationals decided to settle in the UK they did not know that at some point their freedom was going to be restricted and they were welcomed, encouraged to settle in the UK and work there. People could have lived in the UK for 15 years after being recruited only because they were given the chance when the NHS went to EU countries to do so, and in the future, they might need / want to be away for more than 2 years before coming back without being punished for that.  3. "Settled status" is not the same as "citizenship". Applying for citizenship should not be given as an option if the "settled status" residents want the above.  Applying for citizenship includes excessive fees, an english test -people who have lived and worked for several years in the UK (or UK nationals in other countries) have demonstrated that they are fine to live there with their english level, and a "life in the UK" test that includes mostly irrelevant questions. Time would be wasted trying to learn useless facts such as who the patron saint of England, Wales, Scotland etc are, when April fools day is, how to make Christmas pudding, etc In fact it would even be fair that "Settled status" residents are given citizenship status e.g. if they have lived and worked in the country for at least 5-10 years.       

Confidential Name
106 supporters