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Petition to Robert Goodwill MP

Let Schools in England know they are required by law to have a medical conditions policy.

My daughter Jenny has Type 1 diabetes. That means by law her school should have had a long-term medical conditions policy in place to protect her and other children with long term conditions, like ME (chronic fatigue syndrome), asthma, arthritis, coeliac disease, epilepsy, migraine and many more.   But after Jenny had a major problem at school recently, I found out they didn’t.   That’s why I am asking the Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson to make sure every school has a long-term medical conditions policy in place to support and protect children like Jenny.   Jenny was out doing her cycling proficiency when she had a massive hypoglycaemic episode. No-one had made sure she had her test kit or any glucose with her. She was made to walk back to school where it took her 40 minutes to recover.   I’ve spent the last few weeks asking other schools in my area what support they offer. Disappointingly, no schools I spoke to had a long-term medical conditions policy in place. In England, this is actually a breach of the law, but more importantly it risks children’s lives. This serious threat to my daughter’s health could have been avoided if a medical conditions policy had been in place and was being properly followed.   That’s why I want the Minister Edward Timpson to write to every school in England, to remind them that they have a legal responsibility to have a medical conditions policy. And to make sure that these policies are actually being followed, he should ask school regulator Ofsted to look at this during their inspections.   Making sure schools get this right will help children with serious medical conditions thrive in school, and could save a life. Please sign and ask the Minister to take action now to ensure schools are ready and able to help all children with long-term medical conditions. To find out more about what schools should be doing to keep children like Jenny safe, please visit the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance website. Here you can download free template Individual Healthcare Plans (IHPs). All children with a long-term medical condition should have an IHP. If you take these to your child’s school you can ask them to work with you to complete the plan.  The link is:

Louise Fyfe-Taylor
45,481 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli

President John .P.Magufuli Let Pregnant Students complete their education !

On 22nd June 2017 while addressing the Bagamoyo District Residents in his 3 days tour to Coast Region in Tanzania  President. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania made a statement to the public who gathered during where he mentioned  that all pregnant school girls from primary schools to secondary schools should NOT continue their education at all once they fall pregnant hence no re-entry meaning an end to their education career. ''They are many things that girls who are impregnated can do after delivery , they can join VETA ( Vocational Educational Training Authority centres) , they can learn sewing but they cannot go back to school'' - said President J.P Magufuli The President argued that if such girls were to be allowed back to school , then they would encourage other girls to engage in sex. While in Tanzania Child Marriage is Legal where girls are allowed to get married at 14 years under parents consent and 15 years legally while boys are to marry at 18 years according to the Law of Marriage Act 1971 , There is a need for amendment of section 13 & 17 of the act to raise the age of marriage to 18 years for the girls and curb early pregnancy. The Government of Tanzania needs to formulate a legal framework that would allow teenage mothers to resume schooling after giving birth however such a statement from the President propagates more discrimination without reconsidering that these girls (students ) need more sexual reproductive health education to be able to protect themselves from early pregnancies while in school. Please join me to make a call for action and urge President John Pombe Magufuli of the United Republic of Tanzania to change this statement and #ProtectGirls Sign the Petition!

Petrider Paul
4,519 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Essex County Council


Our beautiful son , aged 10 , is not getting the support he so clearly is crying out for , joe was diagnosed at age 6 at great ormond street hospital with aspergers syndrome, the family has sold the home in lanzarote as the school were unable to meet his needs and after suffering bullying, non existent support and being admitted to a highly secure mental hospital in valencia , it was time to return to the U.K for help . Joe had support previously at school in the U.K that was funded by Essex county council and this was before he was diagnosed , but now Joe has returned we are being told that we may have to wait until December for an EHCP, therefore in the mean time Joe will be at home as he cannot cope with mainstream school and we have had to call the police for support on numerous occasions as Joe has become very distressed. social services have offered foster care which is not what our son needs and mental health said although he is under the crisis team he will have to wait months for therapy! What myself, joe's dad , dylan and daisy ( his brother and sister) need is for Joe to get the help he so clearly warrants which is a special school for high functioning autism including therapy. It seems very evident that Essex county council need to help Joe and the many other children on the high end of the spectrum, but instead they would rather allow him to suffer more by becoming more stressed at home each day and not allowing stability and a safe environment to his siblings. Please sign this petition to help Joe get what he clearly needs and not become more and more lost in the system. Please sign this petition in support that Essex county council is failing  children on the high end of the spectrum and not investing in schools for high funcioning children , like all the other counties are. CHANGE IS NEEDED URGENTLY 

Laura Elizabeth Denmark
780 supporters