25 petitions

Update posted 14 hours ago

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
7,582 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Surrey County Council, Epsom and Ewell Council

Ashley Centre car park - Parent and child spaces

Epsom is a lovely town with a community of all ages from newborns on shopping trips with their mummy's to the elderly enjoying a coffee with their Chums. But....there's one small problem, the Ashley centre car park, simply does not cater for all of these ages. There are PLENTY of disabled spaces - and rightly so, but what about us mums, with children struggling with pushchairs up and down the ramps fighting for the nearest space to the lifts. I recently queried this lack of mother and baby spaces and the only option I was given was to park in a DIFFERENT car park altogether on the other side of town and walk in... really??   Having that extra space around the car means you can walk either side between cars with your child in a pushchair and safely get in and out without a struggle, I've lost count how many times ive had to physically lift a pushchair up and over just to get to my boot, or even actually pull the car out of a space in order to open the passenger door wide enough to lift a small baby's car seat in and out. If your a mum words can even describe that struggle as it's a physical impossibility to suck that tummy in!!  So...PLEASE PLEASE sign this petition to get some mother and baby spaces allocated (hopefully more than just a few) near to the lifts. ****DONT FORGET TO SHARE**** The more signatures we get the more likely this will happen Thanks so much Kirsty Zambourides 

Kirsty Zambourides
1,363 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Shri Narendra Modi ji

Help us petition the govt. for your parents, uncles & aunts

I recently visited an uncle of mine a retired bureaucrat, in his 60’s.What I saw, disturbed me!An energetic person who used to be full of life always had some pearls of wisdom, looked like a pale shadow of himself. He didn't talk too much and when he did the sadness in his voice got to me. I felt saddened and low and thus was determined to find the cause.What I learned was that my uncle who always looked forward to life found a sudden void in his life post-retirement. To fill it, he started looking for work opportunities that could help him gainfully spend his time. After months of job hunting, most of the companies turned him down saying that their retirement age was 60. Part of what also bothered him was that with lifespans expected to go up to 90 years, his 40 years of earnings supposed to support 30 years of retired life.What ensued was that he started ‘imagining’ all sort of ailments. When I looked hard I found a lot of people who retire at 58-60 still have lots of eagerness, zest and the strength to go on till 70-72 and also that on a lot of jobs we have a huge shortage of trained manpower. So, I have started this petition to request Shri Narendra Modi Ji to increase the retirement age so that our nation can get a ready pool of experienced talent while taking care of its seniors. Income insecurity is one of the major causes of vulnerability in old age.Elderly in India not only work to support themselves but also make economic contributions to their households.The BKPAI survey data indicates that 26 % of older men and around 58.7% of older women(Table 4.1) do not have any personal income Income insecurity is a significant source of vulnerability among older women. More than four out of five women have either no personal income at all or very little income & income insecurity increases with advancing age. The Elderly India survey shows that amongst the people in the age group of 58-70, 80% men and 55% women (who had worked at some point in their lives) were extremely willing to take on new challenges. Over 80% of the 55 plus in our country are not covered under any adequate social security schemes. Therefore, most of them are economically insecure and need to depend on their meagre savings or entirely on their children for sustenance. In the absence of any such support, many of them suffer a loss of independence and self-dignity. Our surveys have indicated that most of them are willing to work for the right opportunity. "Employment besides giving something to look forward to every day ensures that there is a sense of mental well-being and gives a feeling of independence in the seniors which has far-reaching consequences." I urge anyone reading this petition to join HUM in requesting Shri Narendra Modi Ji to consider raising the retirement age so that we can develop as a nation of financially independent and experienced citizens. --Starting-up@75Inspired by “Startup India”, HUM was started by R K Vij on his 75th Birthday along with K Malhotra, an engineer in his early 20’s. They have a goal of building a social enterprise focusing on the betterment of the lives of senior citizen and retired professionals.HUM aims to work for the betterment of our parents by getting them jobs as well as dedicated deals from most relevant brands and giving them a collective voice.

HUM Communities
8 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Irish Retailers and Supermarkets

Enforce Parent & Child Car Parking Spaces

As a new mum, I use the parent and child car parking spaces provided by Irish retailers and supermarkets on an almost daily basis. These spaces are not a mere convenience for most parents or guardians, they are a necessity when getting a baby or small children in and out of car seats, as well as prams, changing bags and of course shopping. All of this is practically impossible to do in a regular sized space, which is why the larger parent & child spaces are so invaluable.   However, these spaces are not respected by the general public. On a daily basis, drivers with no children on board thoughtlessly park in these spaces often leaving a parent or guardian with a baby or small children in the car left with no option but to park in a regular sized space further away from the door. Shopping with babies and small children is hard enough without having to try and manoeuvre them, their prams, equipment and the shopping in a car in a tiny parking space.  Many retailers are not enforcing these spaces adequately. I've asked all the major Irish retailers to address this, however they tell me that because these spaces are not a legal requirement there is nothing they can do. In short, it is not a 'legal offence' to park there so they claim to be powerless to do anything constructive. I believe this is a cop out. Many of these same stores would happily clamp a car that flagrantly parked on its premises all day while the owner took the bus into town for example. So why can they not start to police the parent and child spaces? All it would take is for a few notices to be issued for people to start to get the message. I feel it’s a lack of will on their part, but as parents we need to stand up and demand action. If every parent voted with their feet and told retailers they would not shop in their stores until they started taking this issue seriously, you can bet they would take note. So why are you putting up with it?  Sign this petition and ask the big Irish supermarkets and retailers to do something about it now. Follow the debate and keep updated on the campaign over on my blog  

Niamh O'Reilly
7,055 supporters