Petition to The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP
Introduce compulsory age-appropriate retesting every 3 years once a driver turns 70
On 10 November 2012, just after 8pm, I left my friends' house in northwest London, a happily married 33-year-old father. It was then that I heard my wife, Desreen, speak her final words: ‘I’m so proud of him,’ she said of our two-year-old son, Jackson. Seconds later a car mounted the pavement and struck Desreen. It was a pensioner who’d mistaken the accelerator for the brake, and was going 54 miles per hour in a 20 zone. In that moment I became a widower. The judge who sentenced the 85-year-old driver who killed my wife said; ‘An elderly driver who knows, or should acknowledge, that he or she is losing his or her faculties is no less a danger than a drunken driver who knows the same.’ I agree, that's why I've started this petition calling for people over 70 to undergo compulsory retesting to keep their driving licence. Right now when drivers turn 70 they can renew their licence every three years by filling in a self assessment form. No one assesses an older person’s driving skills or reactions, no one checks their eyesight or hearing, no one sees if their reactions are still sharp enough to stop in an emergency. Despite this, some officials are recommending that in order to save costs, people shouldn't have to renew their licence until they are 80. I know the human cost of unfit drivers on the road and I never want anyone to go through a tragedy like the one that has decimated my family. So I am asking you to sign and support my petition for the Secretary of State for Transport to introduce compulsory age-appropriate retesting every three years once a driver turns 70. In the longer term, the Government should be making plans so they can support the mobility of elderly people, whose response rates are proven to diminish with age, not simply by keeping car keys in their hands, but through improved public transport, infrastructure and inclusion. Please help me with this. Thank you, Ben
Petition to UK Parliament
Baby's born alive and breathing should be giving a chance and given immediate resuscitate
Raising awareness on live preterm births in the grey area 22+ weeks Our official #JUSTICE4AUTUMN #CAMPAIGN tshirts get yours today and support are campaign for change and awareness for 22 weekers who not only can survive they can thrive. https://www.spreadshirt.co.uk/create-your-own?productType=812&view=1&draft=014EaMRBxx7vym94m8P&affiliateId=1246955&orgn=CYO&netw=OT https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/samuel-dennis She was a human bein she was another life she had rights and so did we as her parents but they were taken away from us and decided for us that night, not that we didn't try because believe you me we did but were told NO there is nothing we can do she's not 24 weeks and repeatedly got told about how small she'd be how under developed she might be, not have fully formed ears just holes or her nose might not be formed properly to name a few, how very disabled she'd be if they tryed , told us not to believe everything you read when presented by myself with other baby's the same age helped. You put your trust in a health professional to look after you when your expecting a baby to guide you even more so when you find out you have a high risk pregnancy and I was already high risk due to having only one functioning kidney, well the truth is they did nothing as what was discussed anti natal wise they didn't keep a eye on me and my unborn baby with those promised regularly 2-4 week checks. The care just wasent there from the start , I felt I wasn't advised or supported with anything properly apart from to carry on as normal it's basically out of my hands and there's , but I should of been advised a lot of things and had those promised regular checks on me and my unborn baby at the time. And just maybe I wouldn't of gone into early labour if I'd of been advised and those checks had of took place who's to say I'm wrong it's very debatable. That night I went into labour we asked them to help but nothing , but to then find out weeks later a hospital do and have taken babies at 23 weeks is unforgivable which autumn was 1 day off that at birth the grey area 22+6 and we only got offered cuddle comfort. Its beyond words as parents to find out we did have the right to ask for a neonatal team standing by,we did have the right to ask them to intervene weather they would of is a different thing but we had that right for that to happen but weren't given that opportunity based on incorrect gestational age of our baby they were out by 4 days which again I did question during my pregnancy numerous times, no one listened as a scan machine knows best. I'm not saying our daughter would of survived regardless or lived to tell the tail her self what I'm saying is we and her had that opportunity taken from us by bein Miss informed and having opportunity to discuss ignored. I didn't question my dates that night who dose in labour you never really here a midwife say she's 22 plus 5 or 27 plus 3 it's 22 or 27 weeks I only questioned it afterwards when saw on my labour sheet the mistake in gestation age even that was out by a day their own date given at our 12 week dating scan so what other mistakes can be made???.. many can and have in our case. All I want to do as a mum and us as a family is put that right and get justice for her and any other familys that this may happen to they need to know they have a right to ask for a team to be near by ask for intervention and have rights and make sure all information is correct and you receive the care needed, be your own advocate and contests if your told NO. This just can't keep happening and Ultimately things need to change. Some hospitals will and some won’t intervene under 24 weeks this should be fluent throughout the country and not a postcode lottery on our babies lives , regardless of what statistics say our babies aren’t a statistic each baby is a individual and even with help if that chance is slim no one knows for sure how a baby born between 22+ weeks is going to respond as each baby journey is different. I'm always going to wonder about the what ifs now I will take this to my grave but if our story can help and people learn from it the health professionals do what they should of done that night regarding our right and input to decide and be more open and fluent with these discussions about what's best and what the parents want , as we do have a say as parents our input is just as important if not more important the two people who created that life then who knows how many babies and there family's may have a chance at the outcome of their situation potentially being very different from ours, no one has a crystal ball no one can predict if our child that night may or may not survived based on other babies shes not other babies she had a 35% chance of survival that’s better then none more so being born alive and showing signs of life and with help how different things could have been, if she of had that chance and everything wasent decided for us and her , based on mistakes made and lack of communication, bad opinions clinical errors, withheld information and being shut down and they did try as, that’s what we wanted for her a chance to live it was her human right we would of said do everything you can for her if she comes out breathing alive which she did , but because of all this we will never know now what the outcome would of been for her and us that's a hard pill to swallow don’t let that be you and you’re child. Setting the record straight on a few things concerning our child and myself our preg 1. Our baby was actually 22+6 when I delivered Her Not the date written down in my notes that was wrong 2. She was actually born breathing and fighting to survive for those 2 hours 3. No one came that night to see us or her from neonatal to discuss what was best 4. We weren't given the option if she came out breathing do you want us to do everything we can if so 5. The decision was made for us based on incorrect dates of gestation by days 5. Guidelines are just guidelines if you do your research this somewhat differs from one hospital to another at what age they resuscitate incubate at preterm baby but each case is also ment to be assessed individual was ours no 6. They've taken many babies born at 23 weeks and other places around uk have taken baby's from 22 +5 and give them a chance .Why not her? .... 7.lack of anti natal care and support no regular checks during my pregnancy no healthcare plan no advice given concerning my condition 8. Her weight was wrong 9. She was healthy during the pregnancy 10.No ones blaming them for murdering our child as someone put but the facts are as above the situation is bigger then it seems 11. I could of been brutally honest about all of this and said a lot worse then I have but I won't .. things will get done properly 12. You can't help one baby born alive at a certain gestation when mother goes into labour and not another it's wrong to say so unless deemed absolutely necessary and should be fluent throughout the country.
Petition to Department of Justice
Women who lie about sexual assault need to be put on a sex offender registry.
Teenager, 18, who lied that ex-boyfriend drugged and raped her after he refused to rekindle their romance is convicted of wasting police time Hannah Sandover, 18, claimed her ex-boyfriend drugged and raped her She told a friend her drink had been spiked and he forced himself on her in a carBut the court is told she made it up because he refused to rekindle the relationshipSandover admitted wasting police time and will be sentenced next month. A teenager who claimed her ex-boyfriend drugged and raped her when he refused to rekindle their romance has been convicted of wasting police time. Hannah Sandover, 18, of Southwick, Wiltshire, had been dating her ex-boyfriend, also 18, for nearly a year when they split. She later told a friend he had spiked her water bottle and forced himself on her in the back of his car during a trip to the Westbury White Horse in Wiltshire. Her worried friend went to police and Sandover gave a statement saying: 'He became forceful and pinned me down, I kept telling him to stop. 'I think he had drugged the water I was drinking.' She claimed she got into the back of car to stretch out in an attempt to ease stomach pains, before her former boyfriend jumped on her. Sandover also claimed that one of her friends was sitting in the front of the car, but was listening to music through headphones so did not know what was going on. But when she was taken to a clinic for an intimate examination, her story started to change as she admitted she hadn't been drugged. And when her family began to question the story, Sandover admitted she made it all up and that the pair had had consensual sex. She admitted a charge of wasting police time at Salisbury Magistrates' Court, Wiltshire. Prosecutor Ryan Seneviratine said: 'Miss Sandover is extremely lucky that she didn't get charged with perverting the course of justice, only due to her age and the fact she has no previous convictions. 'Her ex-boyfriend has said his confidence in approaching girls has been completely ruined. 'He was kept in custody for five-and-a-half hours and underwent intimate tests. 'And all because she wanted to get back at him. 'She had numerous times to say the allegations were lies, but she didn't.' Defending, Moses Tawo said: 'She was too scared to admit she had been lying. 'The only person she told the story to was her friend, she never meant for it to be taken to the police and couldn't tell me why she had told lies. 'She has faced some health issues, and when the only relationship she had with anyone ended, she panicked, which she now shows remorse for.' Sandover was bailed for sentence on June 8. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5781943/Teenager-18-lied-ex-boyfriend-drugged-raped-convicted-wasting-police-time.html#ixzz5GxMB5sQX Story from dailymail.co.uk
Petition to Defra UK Government
#FernsLaw: Update the pet microchip system to reunite stolen and missing dogs & cats.
COMPULSORY TO MICROCHIP OUR DOGS BUT OPTIONAL TO SCAN AND CHECK MICROCHIP REGISTRATION. Please sign #FernsLaw petition to close the loopholes preventing missing microchipped dogs and cats from getting back home. We have microchipped our pets with the expectation to be reunited if the worst happens and they are lost or stolen. If just one organisation is not committed to scan and check microchip registration the whole system fails and is not fit for purpose. Updates needed to help missing microchipped pets get home:- 1. We want the veterinary professionals to scan and check dogs and cats microchip registration on original database at first consultation and annual checkups to establish if the pet is reported as missing. This is also a good opportunity to help owners update their contact details. This should be implemented across the industry as a Standard Operation Procedure or Practice Policy. 2. One microchip number on one database, to prevent new identity being given to missing and stolen pets. The present procedure allows your missing pet to be registered on another database with another owner without cross checking original database! 3. Databases must not change registration information without contacting the original keeper. All databases should be working in unison to a Code Of Practice. 4. When a microchipped missing pet is scanned the veterinary professionals must follow this up and inform the database and or police. Flow chart for vets is available. The owner must be contacted immediately by the database before the missing alert is removed. 5. Deceased and injured pets on roads and railways must be checked for a microchip. 6. Seized and hand-in pets must have their microchip registration cross checked by the authorities and rescues. 7. Immediate reunification if a pet is scanned and is registered as missing on original database. Databases will tell you if someone wants to change your pets microchip registration that you only have 14 days to keep the registration in your name. No help or advice is given to families. 8. Defra must issue a warning about the bogus database operating as a UK Pet Registry Database which is taking money from innocent pet keepers, not realising that when their pets microchip is scanned the microchip will read as unregistered! 9. Vets must send microchip registration documentation immediately to the microchip database, it is common knowledge that some vet practices hold on to registrations to save money on posting (online service is available for all). If a pet goes missing during this time and the pet goes missing, the microchip will show up as unregistered. Please remember if an owner is not found for a stray found dog, after 7 days a dog can legally be rehomed or put to sleep. The Compulsory Dog Microchipping Regulations fall short of protecting our dogs and there is now a consultation on introducing the Compulsory Cat Microchipping Regulations. “Microchipping of cats will be about as useful in tackling cat theft as microchipping dogs is for tackling dog theft - microchipped pets can only be reunited if authorities choose to scan, check databases and contact owner. We need #PetTheftReform & #FernsLaw” Dr Daniel Allen, Animal Geographer, Keele University and Stolen And Missing Pets Alliance (SAMPA). We don’t believe that the Government should only take advice from RCVS, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Rescues on this issue, as they are at the centre of this injustice and are protecting themselves first and not putting the welfare of the animals or their clients first. Why #FernsLaw: Stolen Fern was reunited after 6 years because she was picked up as a stray, on her own with no new owner present and her microchip was checked. If Fern had been taken to the vet with an owner, she would still be missing. We want ‘sold on’ and ‘kept by finding’ missing dogs and cats, who have a new keeper present, to have the same chance as a stray to get home. Many missing pets are never reunited with their families because it’s left optional to scan and check microchip registration on the original database to make sure pet and keeper match. Best practice ‘recommendations’ and ‘strengthened advice’ by the veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues to check microchip registration is devised to be misleading and is approved and accepted by Defra. You only find out that microchips are not checked when your pet has disappeared. Every missing microchipped pets deserve the right to be reunited with their loving family. Please sign #FernsLaw petition for change. Thank you. Pet theft rate climbs by 51 per cent in four years, sparking calls for new pet scanning laws: https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/9598216/call-new-pet-scanning-laws-beat-pet-thieves/ Dr. Daniel Allen ‘s Spatialities of Dog Theft: A Critical Perspective:- https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/9/5/209 Please note that a microchip is not proof of ownership and we are referred to as ‘keepers’ in the Compulsory Dog Microchipping Regulations, which also gives the new keeper the rights to change original registration on a database:- http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2015/9780111125243 VetsGetScanning.co.uk Doglost.co.uk If you have a missing pet please add them on Doglost.co.uk, run by volunteers, all free, supported by police and animal wardens. Missing pet groups supporting this petition:- Stolen And Missing Pets Alliance, Doglost, Pet Theft Awareness, The Dog Union, Murph’s Army, Dog’s Today Magazine, Dog’s Monthly, Dog Tag, It’s All About The Animals, APDAWG, Missing Pets UK, Missing Dogs UK. Please let us know if you would like your organisation added. CONTACT YOUR MP: COPY AND PASTE AND SEND TO THEM
Petition to Government
Police need rights to return taken children
I'm a single parent with a 7 year old son. He was taken by his father and until I fight in court I can't have him back. My son has additional needs and is at risk of emotional abuse. Police have no legal rights to return him to my care. This needs changing!!!!! I haven't seen my son in almost 2 weeks and its becoming unbearable. As a single parent, working part time legal fees are unattainable. I'm loosing hope. Police NEED more rights to return children to their main carer. A name on a birth certificate should not give parents rights to stop access.
Petition to Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council
More children's homes for Cambridgeshire
Hi my name is tamzin and I'm a care leaver from cambridgeshire this petition is about the lack of children's homes in cambridgeshire. The council recently closed down 2 children's homes in Cambridgeshire, leaving only 1 which now means around 90% of childeren going into the care system get placed out of county and sometimes a long way away from their family going into care is one of the hardest and traumatic things a child could ever experience, they lose all their friends when they move away from the area they are from as they have to move schools as well as meeting new people and having their lives turned upside down and due lack of children's homes in the area that means they often have to move 50+ miles away from everything they know I want the council to commit to investing more money into the social services sector of our county and open more children's homes in the area instead of buying a tescos when they apparently dont have enough money to support the childeren of our county Please help me make this happen as I know personally how hard it really is to go through this
Petition to Andy Burnham,, Canal & River Trust
Put barriers up on the Manchester canals
Last March 19 year old Charlie Pope went missing. His body was found the next day by divers searching Rochdale canal. It seems he fell in and died. It shook our community here in Manchester to know that this young man, who had his whole life ahead of him, had lost his life to something that could easily have been prevented if there were barriers in plans.That’s why I’ve started this campaign calling on the Canal and River Trust and Manchester’s Mayor, to install permanent barriers around Manchester's canals.It’s been estimated that 100 people a day use the part of the canal near where Charlie was found. You can’t put a price on a life and this small measure could help prevent many more lives being lost.Charlie’s dad is supporting us with this campaign. Please support us too by signing and sharing. Thank you.
Petition to Dail Eireann Zappone,Flanagan,Varadkar, TUSLA
FREE ANGELA RAY RIGHT NOW
At least 7 Gardaí and an entourage of Tusla social workers and lawyers all funded by you appeared in a secret court today to dump a mother in jail until January because she is desperate to secure the safety of her son and his return to his birth mother. It is 21 days to Christmas and we the people of Ireland want Angela Ray released from jail immediately .This kangaroo court system is unacceptable in 2019 If this young mother lived in Dalkey, or Foxrock she wouldn't have been treated like this by a state run organisation . TUSLA IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE Angela Ray is being treated unfairly by a rigged class system that is dysfunctional . Angela Ray should not be in jail tonight and all those involved in her arrest are an absolute DISGRACE. Is the ISIS bride in jail tonight? Will Charlie Flanagan and katherine Zappone spend Christmas in JAIL separated from their family? A young mother is fighting a dirty political class and system SIGN this petition if you think Angela Ray should be released from jail immediately and reunited with her child.