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Petition to North Yorkshire County Council, Stuart Carlton

Save North Yorkshire's Pupil Referral Service!

"The Grove has a been a very important part of my education. I can't attend a normal school because of the severity of my autism and mental health problems. I had hardly any confidence in my abilities before I attended The Grove. The art teacher there got me my one and only GCSE. This made me realise that I could succeed!" - Zoe, 17 year old former pupil of The Grove PRU. What is the PRS? The Pupil Referral Service (PRS) is made up of seven Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) across North Yorkshire. The PRS educates and supports a range of students with complex needs: students with medical problems that prevent them from attending their 'mainstream' schools; students awaiting a place at a special needs school; students who have been, or are at risk of being, permanently excluded from their school for challenging behavior. What's happening? The PRS is under threat of closure - North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) are proposing cuts of up to 83% from April 2019!  What will the effects be? Many pupils with medical referrals (often mental health problems) will have no education provision. If the PRUs manage to avoid complete closure, they will still lose most of their staff and all their decades of experience. The existing curriculum would be left in ruins. Schools will have to take excluded pupils back, so there be an increase in disruption to mainstream classes. If it is impossible for headteachers to exclude, and alternatives are not in place, schools will have to cope with all challenging behaviours. It is very likely that there will be an increase in pupils 'missing from education', an increase in children being criminally exploited, and a worsening of the mental health crisis. How do I object? Sign this petition! Attend a public consultation to tell NYCC how you feel! Tweet, email or Facebook your local MP. Follow this campaign on Facebook.

Zoe Pickering
2,180 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Gubernur Bali, I Wayan Koster dan Jajaran., Manajemen Operasional Pengelolaan Kawasan Pura Agung Besakih, I Gusti Ayu Mas Sumantri

Dukung Pura Besakih Ramah Difabel (Jalur Khusus dan Parkir Khusus Difabel)

Dear Pak Koster.. 50.000 dukungan untuk Pura Besakih Ramah Difabel (Jalur Khusus dan Parkir Khusus Difabel) Siapa yang tak kenal Pura Besakih? Pura terbersar umat Hindu tidak hanya di Bali namun juga se Indonesia. Dikunjungi 1.6 juta orang pertahunnya baik wisatawan maupun pengunjung umat Hindu.  Tepat beberapa hari yang lalu saya mengikuti kegiatan "nangkil" (sembahyang) bersama ke Besakih dengan teman teman dari Yayasan Cahaya Mutiara Ubud. Mereka rutin nangkil ke Besakih setiap tahunnya, bahkan hingga berdana punia untuk pengembangan pura. Tapi sadarkah kita ada 1 hal yang sudah terlewat dari pembangunan tempat suci di Bali? Yep! Akses.  Untuk ke pura Penataran Agung butuh melewati tangga yang berjumlah puluhan, ada akses lewat belakang, namun tetap harus melewati tangga. Kalaupun sudah sampai ke atas, bagaimana kalau mau ke Pedarman? Tidak bisa, tangga lagi. Dan mereka pasti segan meminta bantuan. Ketut Budiarsa salah satunya, menurut beliau dan rombongan YCMU, "kami tidak butuh dikasihani, kami bisa melakukan semuanya sendiri asal diberi akses". Justru ketidaksetaraan akses harus berawal dari tempat suci, masih haruskah seperti ini? Yuk bantu Ketut dan 18 ribu kawan difabel di Bali dengan menandatangai petisi ini.   As the biggest Hindus Temple in Indonesia, Besakih Temple has attracted both tourist or Hindus for worshipping, with approximately more than 3 million people come to Besakih every year. The tourism income alone can reached 1.6 billion rupiah per year. If 1.62% of Indonesian (2010 Census) have difficulties to walk, more than 10.000 people with disabilities visit Besakih every year. In Karangasem (in which Besakih is located), 2471 people are with disabilities. HOWEVER there are no facilities to accomodate people with disablities in Besakih. It is worse as you need to climb so many stairs to get to the main temple, even worse if you need to visit your ancestor temple. If you agree with me, HELP me to ENCOURAGE Besakih Temple Management to bulit facilities for our differently-able friend, including Handicapped Parking Spot and Special Pathway for Unable People.   

I Wayan Sugiri Adiyasa
7,128 supporters