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Open Petiton

Give children and parents automatic rights to equal contact after separation

Current Signatures: 12,313
Estimated Final Signatures: 12,900 (c. 62 added daily)

Create enforceable rights for children to have equal time with both parents, and each parent have equal time with their children, following separation where there are no proven safeguarding concerns. These rights should be enforceable without the need for lengthy court processes.

Open Petiton

Legal aid should only be available to UK residents

Current Signatures: 13,753
Estimated Final Signatures: 14,264 (c. 60 added daily)

Pass a law to ensure only UK residents are able to apply for legal aid.

This would stop tax payers money being used to represent people who are not UK residents.

Closed Petiton February 2021

Kristian Johnson’s Law. Life sentences for Death by Careless & Dangerous Driving

Final Signatures: 13,663

Kristian Johnson was killed by a drink driver who was more than twice the legal limit. His killer was sentenced to 3 years for Causing Death by Careless Driving and is eligible for release from prison in 18 months. We want appropriate justice. Appropriate justice is a life sentence for these crimes.

Closed Petiton January 2021

Tougher sentences for hit and run drivers who cause death

Final Signatures: 104,324

The maximum penalty for failure to stop after an incident is points and a 6-month custodial sentence. Causing death by careless/dangerous driving is between 5-14 yrs. The sentence for failing to stop after a fatal collision must be increased.

Closed Petiton February 2021

Longer sentences for child sex offenders, sex offenders and rapists

Final Signatures: 22,121

Sexual assault can have a devastating impact on children as they grow up and victims in general. This crime can change a persons life forever. I think the prison sentences and punishments for crimes like these as too soft and more needs to be done in terms of deterring this sort of crime.

Closed Petiton October 2020

Release HMP Prisoners due to COVID-19 - temporary release, licence, tag, curfew

Final Signatures: 49,569

On behalf of all UK Prisoner’s families, we urge the release of prisoners during COVID-19.

We understand restrictions must be imposed so maybe ‘vulnerable’ prisoners (elderly, health conditions), low risk prisoners & less time on their sentence.


Closed Petiton October 2020

Mandatory life sentences for child sexual abuse

Final Signatures: 18,877

People who commit child sexual abuse should face life in prison.

Closed Petiton September 2020

Change the Sexual Offences Act so women can be charged with rape against males

Final Signatures: 24,426

Change the current legal definition of rape to also include male victims of women. Amend the current legislation that does not allow a woman to be charged with rape against male sexual abuse victims.

Closed Petiton September 2020

Equal (50/50) rights for both parents in the event of a separation.

Final Signatures: 10,279

Automatically grant equal rights (50/50) for both parents in the event of a divorce or separation prior to any court proceedings or legally binding agreements. It should be written in law that after a separation both parents have equal rights to see their own children.

Closed Petiton September 2020

Introduce a minimum sentence for carrying a knife, equal to carrying a firearm.

Final Signatures: 19,472

There should be a statutory minimum sentence for those found carrying a knife, the same as if carrying a firearm. With the reported 33% increase in knife crime since 2011 it is clear that there needs to be serious consideration for the punishment for those carrying offensive weapons.

Closed Petiton October 2019

To introduce a law that recognises Parental Alienation as a criminal offence.

Final Signatures: 15,083

Parental alienation can have severe effects on children —low self-esteem and self-hatred, lack of trust, depression, substance abuse and other forms of addiction - as children lose the capacity to give and accept love from a parent.

Closed Petiton August 2019

Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous Driving

Final Signatures: 167,506

The men who killed our daughter drove a stolen a car at 83 mph in a 30 mph zone. They killed our 4-year-old daughter Violet-Grace and severely injured her nan, who has life-changing injuries. They will serve less time in prison than Violet was alive. I don’t want other families to suffer like this.

Closed Petiton June 2019

People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

Final Signatures: 115,723

People are scared of the amount of knife crime with apparently very little deterent to stop people carrying knifes.

Closed Petiton April 2019

Review rules that allow male prisoners who identify as female in women's prisons

Final Signatures: 10,980

Fair Play For Women is calling for MPs to ensure the relevant prison rules are urgently reviewed, in full consultation with women's organisations. Prison guidance PSI-17/2016 allows male prisoners who identity as female to be moved to a female prison at the discretion of a Transgender Case Board.

Closed Petiton February 2019

Mandatory minimum sentence for shaken baby deaths no guilty plea reduction.

Final Signatures: 10,496

We are calling for a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years when an offender kills a child through shaking the infant. This should also mean that they are not eligible for the reduction in sentence when pleading guilty to get a lower jail term.