• Special Needs school for Social emotional and mental health, ADHD & Autism
    No spaces within specifically SEMH schools and the closest primary being Haywood Grove with limited spaces and a 1year waiting list. We have a few Secondary SEMH Schools but all with waiting lists therefore these children are without an education or support as it’s just a waiting game. These Children have a right to an education and there is plenty of evidence that there are not enough schools catering for SEMH therefore why is nothing being done to change this. We need this to change, something needs to be done. The fact that there are schools struggling with the ability to keep children within their school that need the kind of support that only a Special Needs School can give and get the most out of their education, this being in a School that best caters for their needs. There are children at risk of being permanently excluded because they are unable to follow the everyday expectations of mainstream which has a decremental effect on their Education, Self-esteem and mental health due to the inability to be able to converse within mainstream. I have been in this situation for nearly 2 yrs and it was one of the most stressful time of my life, feeling like you are failing your child. This situation needs to be addressed and would take pressure of mainstream schools and families struggling with the uncertainty of what there child’s future will look like. As mentioned there is a SEMH Secondary but again a waiting list, also the fact that Falconer is without green space to use on a daily basis and this is a necessity for for all schools to have, particularly an SEMH. Please sign and support change.
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    Created by Samantha Carey
  • Help Protect Nature and Halt Climate Change
    Many local councils, including Devon County Council support the CEE Bill and by doing so they are giving MPs the mandate to support this bill in parliament. Signing this petition to West Devon Council is a real way of getting your voice heard. We need to let our MPs know that we want them to join the cross party parliamentary support for this bill. The dangers of climate change and loss of natural habitat are happening across the whole world. People are dying and species extinction is accelerating. Governments are not taking enough action. Our Government appointed Committee on Climate Change gave this key message in June 2021 "This defining year for the UK’s climate credentials has been marred by uncertainty and delay to a host of new climate strategies. Those that have emerged have too often missed the mark. With every month of inaction, it is harder for the UK to get on track." The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee stated in June 2021 "Of all G7 countries, the UK has the lowest level of biodiversity left. 15% of our species are now threatened with extinction. It is not too late to change course. Experts say that this downward trend can be reversed, but only through urgent transformative change." The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says it is now “Code Red for Humanity.” and warns that immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed to keep alive any hope of keeping to the goal, established in 2015 as a threshold for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.
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  • Complete the Gresley Way Cycleway
    A safe space for cycling along the whole of Gresley Way would create a direct link between homes, schools, and workplaces throughout the east of Stevenage and connect with Great Ashby. Many children living in housing accessed from Gresley Way do not have a cycleway link to existing secondary schools; the new Michaela Stevenage secondary school is due to be built close to Gresley Way. Safe infrastructure for cycling and walking is especially important now with the planned East of Stevenage development on the East Side of Gresley Way. This will increase the traffic levels with construction vehicles that are well known to be a serious hazard for on carriageway cyclists. Stevenage Borough Council have known about the need for this link since their 2002 Cycling Strategy was published. We call on Hertfordshire County Council and Stevenage Borough Council to work together to upgrade the pedestrian path to give a safe high quality segregated space for walking and cycling - in line with our New Town planners' vision of high-quality joined up infrastructure and at least as good as the existing route on the southern end of the road. This section of missing cycleway will make the route safe for everyone whether they are: walking, cycling or using the road. We encourage everyone to support and sign.
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    Created by Tina Walker
  • Scotland's Rural and Island Young People's Call for Action
    Growing up in Rural and Island Scotland is a unique experience, with a diverse range of opportunity and challenges. This distinct experience needs to be recognised, and rural and island young people’s voices need to be heard on decisions that impact them. Rural and Island Young People have the support of a range of youth organisations but now we are looking for tangible commitment from elective representatives and decision makers to ensure meaningful participation.
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    Created by Innes Morgan
  • Embarrassing the government should not be a crime
    Under new plans journalists could end up in prison for up to 14 years if they were to report on leaked documents that embarrass the Government. These plans are part of a reform of the Official Secrets Act. It could mean stories that are of public interest go unreported in the future and be hugely damaging for democracy within the UK. MPs and the press are already speaking out about the plans which they say will 'deter whistleblowers from coming forward'. Journalists should be allowed to report on issues which are in the public interest.
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  • Make new parent's lives easier!
    Improve the partner/paternity leave offering: • Children are safer • Better for the partner • Support for the mother (particularly important during the postpartum period) - better outcomes for mother and baby • Bring in line with many other countries • Studies show there is no negative impact to the economy
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    Created by sian howson
  • Raise International Aid back to 0.7%
    If you care about OUR planet Earth, you should sign this petition. Many people are going to suffer because of this and we need to try and stop it.
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    Created by Dillon Crawford
  • CHANGE the law regarding trust funds and vulnerable people.
    I care about this very much as I am personally going through a similar experience, and know the distress and anxiety caused and would not anyone else to go through this again.
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    Created by Susan Kelly
  • Bristol City Council : Support the nuclear ban treaty
    Resolutions supporting the TPNW are being passed at all levels of local government; from town councils, such as Hebden Royd (West Yorkshire); through unitary authorities, such as East Ayrshire; to city councils, such as Manchester and Edinburgh. Internationally, resolutions have been passed by hundreds of towns and cities including Paris, Berlin and Washington D.C. We are deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world. We firmly believe that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat. Any use of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for people and the environment. Therefore, we support the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and call on Bristol City Council to pass a resolution supporting it.
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    Created by Hannah Tweddell
  • UK Mental Health Emergency - Stop the Epidemic within the Pandemic
    Despite popular belief, mental health issues don't just impact 1 in 4. Mental health distress affects 1 in 1, either directly or indirectly. We all have to consider our mental wellbeing. If we are fortunate enough never to need professional help for our mental health, nearly all of us know at least 1 person that does need support. With current world events & inequalities in the UK ever widening, you'd have to be 'mad' to be 'sane' some might argue. So having world-class mental health services will help all of us in the UK, not just a perceived 'unwell' minority. Spending money today on early intervention is much, much cheaper than dealing with the consequences of neglect tomorrow. Most people that have ever used mental health services or those that provide these services, knows the system is failing many people & has been since services began. For decades those with the power & responsibility to improve mental health services have proven unwilling or unable to make the radical changes that need to happen. People are suffering unnecessary distress. People are dying avoidable deaths. This is the epidemic within the pandemic. We are not anti-the-professional or the politicians or any of the decision makers. We are not anti-anything. We are simply pro-human. We want to avoid unnecessary suffering. Even better than just signing this petition would be to also email us with your experiences of mental health services in the UK. The good, the bad, the ugly. Having acknowledged what isn't being done, our hope is to keep this movement with a focus on what could be done. Rather than create a laundry list of resentments we hope to highlight positive potential & creative ideas for mental health services. Less about problems, more about solutions. So if you could also include ideas for how to improve mental health services that would be brilliant. The email address to use is: [email protected] A website is under construction & it is our hope to publish your emails on this site anonymously (unless you don't want us to) to help us all to fully understand the challenges and use our collective wisdom for how we might improve our mental health services across our nation. We will not stop our efforts until we genuinely actualise world-class mental health for everyone in the UK. Please forward this petition to as many friends & family & colleagues as you can. Via email & all your social media accounts. We understand that most of us are 'time-poor' but spending just a few minutes forwarding this petition has the potential to start a mental health revolution in the UK. Please sign this petition now & join this movement to stop the epidemic within the pandemic. It is time for change. It is time for action. Please show your support now.
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  • Close the holiday let tax loophole
    I feel privileged to live in Plymouth. It's by the sea, has amazing beauty spots, Dartmoor is close by and the nightlife, pre-covid, was phenomenal. It is one of the UK's top tourist destinations. Unfortunately Plymouth's advantages can also be a disadvantage for its residents. I lived in my last flat for 5 years. The rent was affordable and it was close to the city centre – but was not in a great state of repair. When I complained to my landlord about the broken boiler and asked him to make repairs to his property, he threatened to evict me. One day a Section 21 notice arrived for me and the other tenants in the building, meaning we had to move out. The landlord said he was selling up because he did not want to be a landlord anymore. But a few months later, I discovered he had turned the building into an AirBnB. I found pictures online of my old flat which he had renovated and done up to perfection. My neighbours and I are not the only ones this has happened to. Plymouth has become a city of holiday lets. Cornwall has 62 homes to rent on Rightmove but 10,290 AirBnB listings. In one village in Wales, three quarters of the houses are holiday homes. Fewer homes available for residents mean higher rents, and people being priced out of their local areas in search of a home. That erodes local communities and starves local businesses of workers. The only people who benefit are the landlords. One cause of this is mortgage tax relief, which holiday-let landlords are entitled to but private rental landlords are not. It is saving holiday-let landlords potentially thousands of pounds every year, and actively dissuading them from renting their houses out to locals. After all, why rent to actual residents when the government has made it cheaper to let out holiday accommodation? We need a level playing field so that the local areas enjoy the right balance between holiday lets and homes people want to live in. By removing mortgage interest relief from holiday lets, more property owners will make their homes available to people who need somewhere to live. This will reduce rents, stop people being priced out, and make sure communities in tourist hotspots benefit.
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    Created by Alex Macintyre
  • Team Daniel: The fight for school counsellors
    It comes amid growing concerns that some children and young people are being forced to wait up to 18 months for vital support, and due to the pandemic this is sometimes longer. No child or young adult should have to wait 18 months for vital support and guidance. Many young people might not have needed formal social care support if they had received the early help they needed. In 2017 228 children died by suicide the youngest one being 8 years old due to bullying Mental health issues affect one in six children, they include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder (a type of behavioural problem) Every school in the country should have a counsellor, in whom children and young people can have trust and confidence to share their feelings and issues. This change is so important to prevent and recue the needless suffering of millions of children, and the senseless death of so many, at such young ages. providing counsellors will not only stop school age deaths, but the results should feed through into a reduction in suicide and harm in adolescents and young adults.
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    Created by Bailey Bradley