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Successful Campaigns

Successful Campaigns
  • Back Seni’s Law
    UPDATE 06/07/18 - We won! MPs approve 'Seni's law' to restrict use of force against mental health patients! MPs have voted in favour of a new law to restrict the use of force against patients in mental health units, despite fears the bill might be blocked. The changes would force NHS trusts to increase transparency about the restraint of patients, including making police officers wear body cameras when dealing with vulnerable people The Commons burst into applause when the private member's bill, introduced by Labour's Steve Reed, passed its third reading. The reforms are known as "Seni's law" in memory of Olaseni Lewis, who died in September 2010 after being restrained by 11 police officers at Bethlem Royal Hospital in south-east London. Read more here:
    64,764 Signatures
    Created by Steve Reed MP Picture
  • Reverse the decision to exclude animal sentience from the EU withdrawal bill
    12/12/17 - We Won! Great news! Michael Gove, the Environment Minister has drafted a new law to specifically recognise animal sentience. The result of our campaign is fantastic news, this will keep standards of animal welfare, at the high levels we have come to expect, from a nation with a reputation for compassion and care. I am grateful to the Government for listening to us, and I think we should all be very proud of this achievement. - Dave Babb - Petition Starter Sky news say: "Mr Gove has been forced to act after social media campaigns by 38 Degrees, Compassion in World Farming and other groups targeted Conservative MPs, calling on them to reverse their vote against recognising animal sentience." The bill proposes ministers "must have regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings in formulating and implementing Government policy". Unveiling his plans after visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Mr Gove claimed: "As we leave the EU we will deliver a Green Brexit, not only maintaining but enhancing animal welfare standards...Animals are sentient beings who feel pain and suffering, so we are writing that principle into law and ensuring that we protect their welfare." Thank you so much to everyone who signed and shared the petition! Read more here:
    364,110 Signatures
    Created by Dave Babb Picture
  • Reduce Autism diagnosis waiting times for children in Kirklees
    16/01/19 - Thank you to everyone who supported this petition. Since this was launched, a new assessment pathway has been developed in Kirklees, which together with additional investment, has significantly reduced waiting times. There are still improvements to be made for these to meet with national recommendations. The NHS Long Term Plan now recognises the autism diagnosis crisis, and states the NHS’s intention to bring down waiting times in line with best practice guidelines. The Whole Autism Family group and the National Autistic Society continue campaigning to achieve this.
    1,010 Signatures
    Created by Emma Shepherd
  • Get a pedestrian crossing for Lancaster Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire.
    07/01/19 - A much-needed pedestrian crossing in a town centre is to be installed in early January 2019. Leicestershire County Council Highways issued a three-week closure notice for the layby on Lancaster Road, Hinckley, while the zebra crossing is installed. Works on the crossing are to begin on January 7
    482 Signatures
    Created by Louise Crisp Picture
  • Stop Suffragette statue being removed from Parliament
    Just a few days after we handed in our huge petition to Westminster Council, the planning application to move the statue was withdrawn! Sir Niel Thorne, the former MP behind the bid to move the staue of Emmiline Pankhurst from its historic home said: “we realised considerable pressure was being put on Westminster City Council, who’d find it more difficult to approve moving the statue.” Thanks to our pressure, Emmeline Pankhurst will remain by Paliament - thank you!
    181,465 Signatures
    Created by Jacquie Hawkins
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    Created by Mike Armitage Picture
  • Save the Free Beavers of England
    29/01/15: Great news! Thanks to a massive public outcry the beavers have been saved! Read more here:
    14,750 Signatures
    Created by Castor Anglicus Picture
  • Continue funding for Citywide Tribunal Service
    6/1/16 - We won! The tribunal service has got another three months' funding from Belfast City Council!
    1,103 Signatures
    Created by Benjamin Smylie Picture
  • Do not deport Wadih Chourey back to Lebanon
    UPDATE: 8/9/15 - We were delighted to hear that Wadih has been granted a 3 year visa to remain in the UK. Thank you for all your hard work on his behalf. Hopefully, the visa will be extended to a permanent status, so that the family do not have to suffer the stress of worrying about Wadih's future. Read more here: Read about the petition hand in here:
    81,224 Signatures
    Created by Yvonne Parmenter Picture
  • 329,378 Signatures
    Created by Lucy M Picture