NO-TO-NEGLECT PETITION: TOTAL 609

Was Tony Bennett right to file his private prosecution against the McCanns? James Whale evidently doesn't think so but he's hardly a bastion for Child Safety or the promotion of decent morals is he?

Postby Tony Bennett » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:03 am

The petition is up another 28 places today, another 17 people having signed in the past 24 hours.

Currently 224 signatures and
in 462nd position.

<u><b>http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/no-to-neglect/</b></u>

Many thanks to all

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Madeleine is probably dead, and probably died in Apartment 5a in the Praia da Luz apartments. If so, let us learn all the lessons we can from this tragic and evil event. May her death not be in vain
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Postby Tony Bennett » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:47 am

Food for thought here in this official advice from the government of Queensland, Australia:

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<u><b>Home alone</b></u>

<b>Leaving a child at home </b>
<i>What does the law say?</i>
<u>Can parents leave older children in charge?</u>

Children need to be developmentally ready to assume the responsibility of being home alone. Try and seek alternative options before leaving a child alone as parents are expected to make reasonable decisions about their children's safety.

<b>Leaving a child at home</b>

Staying home alone is a normal part of developing independence in young people, as they become more adult and independent. The age and maturity of your children will make a difference.

Gradually give them chances to practise being by themselves to learn more about accepting responsibility.

For example, the first time they are left alone may be for just an hour, and if all goes well, the length of time may increase in the future.

Do not leave infants, toddlers or young children alone under any circumstance.

<b>What does the law say?</b>

In many cultures it is usual for children to care for brothers and sisters. While different societies have different customs, in Queensland there is a legal obligation for parents to make sure that children are properly looked after.

<i><b>Parents are expected to provide food, clothing, a place to live, safety and supervision </b> </i> [Family Law Act 1975 (Commonwealth)].

<i><b>Parents can be charged with an offence if children are left in a dangerous situation and are not fed, clothed or provided with accommodation </b> </i> (Queensland Criminal Code Act,1899).

The Queensland Police Service or the Department of Child Safety can remove children from situations where their safety is at risk (Child Protection Act 1999).

<b>Can parents leave older children in charge?</b>

When a child or person under the age of 18 years cares for children, the question of adult/parent negligence or liability could arise. You as a parent may be held responsible for the carer as well as your own children if something goes wrong.

<b>Who will be in charge?</b>

Lack of experience may make it difficult for an older child to take on the responsibility of younger children and find ways to manage the behaviour of others. If you have no choice then it is important that the child left in charge is capable and responsible and that the other children feel safe.

This child should be able to stay calm, decide who to phone and know how to handle any disagreements and what to do if the other children 'play up', disobey the ground rules, or are ill. The oldest child is not always the most capable.

<b>When the time is right</b>

There is a role for your child in choosing when the time is right to be home alone - they may choose to stay at a friend's rather than be on their own at home.

<b>What you need to consider</b>

There are some important points to be aware of if you're thinking of leaving your children at home.

Is your child developmentally ready to assume this responsibility?

In some cultures this responsibility develops early and often it is sometime during adolescence, but always, children need to be well prepared for this responsibility.

<b>How safe is your home?</b>

Accidents happen so quickly. There is an even greater need to check that dangerous things are out of reach if you're not going to be there.

<b>Are the ground rules clear?</b>

It is important to be clear about what children can and cannot do and these rules may be different when you are away or when someone else is minding your children.

For example, making a hot drink, or using the toaster are simple tasks when you are there but may not be allowed when you're away. Rules may need to be written and placed on the fridge.

Do not assume that your children know the rules. Talk with them about your family rules and help them to understand the reason for these rules. Ask them to tell you what the rules are.

<b>How long will you be away?</b>

How long you are planning to be away will make a difference to what you decide to do. You need to think about the age of your children, how they feel about being left and most importantly how capable they are.

<b>What your child needs to know</b>

If your children are at home by themselves, they should know:

- where you are going and when you'll be back

- how to get in contact with you

- their own telephone number and home address (police or fire will need to know where to go)

- how to contact the doctor, hospital, police or fire brigade in an emergency (e.g. how to use OOO number, emergency numbers next to the phone)

- the telephone numbers of trusted friends or relatives

- whether to answer the phone if it rings

- the secret family password they can use to tell you that they need help when you phone (e.g. calling you by your first name instead of 'Mum')

- what to do if someone knocks on the door (e.g. dad is in the shower and can't come to the door right now)

- where to find the first aid kit and how to use it

- what to do in case of fire

- how to use deadlocks

- how to judge if another child is unwell and needs help

- areas of the house that are 'off limits' when no adult is present (e.g. swimming pools)

- if friends are allowed, and how many.

<b>Reminders</b>

Be sure that you have no other choice but to leave your children alone.

Be very careful who cares for your children.

Check the safety of your home.

Test your children on the ground rules.

Place someone in charge who is able to handle an emergency and know where to get help.

Check that each child feels safe.

Phone regularly to check on your children.

Return home when you said you would.

[Last updated: 06 December 2007]

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Madeleine is probably dead, and probably died in Apartment 5a in the Praia da Luz apartments. If so, let us learn all the lessons we can from this tragic and evil event. May her death not be in vain
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Postby Tony Bennett » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:56 am

Another 7 signatories today, bringing the total to 231, so up another 10 places to 452nd:

<b>http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/no-to-neglect/</b>

17 July - 233 signatories, up 6 more places to 446th

22 July - 236 signatories, up 4 more places to 442nd

30 July - 239 signatories, up 16 more places to 426th

disappointing few days, only one more signatory, still...

5 August - 240 signatories, up 7 more places to 419th

7 August - 241 signatories, up 10 more places to 409th

10 August - 242 signatories, up 4 more places to 405th

12 August - 245 signatories, up 7 more places to 398th

15 August - 248 signatories, up 9 more places to 389th

18 August - 250 signatories, up 1 more place to 388th

20 August - 251 signatories, up 5 more places to 383rd

25 August - 252 signatories, up 12 more places to 371st

28 August - 253 signatories, up 9 more places to 362nd

29 August - 254 signatories, up 6 more places to 356th

31 August - 256 signatories, up 10 more places to 346th

5 September - 257 signatories, up 3 more places to 343rd

10 September - 259 signatories, up 1 more place to 342nd

11 September - 260 signatories, up 5 more places to 337th

12 September - 261 signatories, up 3 more places to 334th

15 September - 263 signatories, but slipped 3 places to 337th

16 September - 264 signatories, but slipped another place to 338th

27 September - 270 signatories, up 18 more places to 320th

28 September - 271 signatories, up 1 more place to 319th

1 October - 272 signatories, up 5 more places to 314th

3 October - 273 signatories, up 7 more places to 307th

9 October - 277 signatories, up 5 more places to 302nd

10 October - 278 signatories, up 4 more places to 298th

18 October - 280 signatories, up 2 more places to 296th

Sixteen more people have signed today (20 October), the date the Madeleine Foundation website was launched, so...

20 October - 296 signatories, up 9 more places to 287th

Another 25 have signed in the last 24 hours, so...

21 October - 321 signatories, up 17 more places to 270th

22 October - 332 signatories, up 2 more places to 268th

23 October - 337 signatories, up 2 more places to 266th

26 October - 346 signatories, up 13 more places to 253rd

27 October - 349 signatories, up 4 more places to 249th

29 October - 351 signatories, but back 2 places to 251st

1 November - 353 signatories, up 3 places to 248th

2 November - 355 signatories, up 3 places to 245th

3 November - 359 signatories, still 245th

4 November - 362 signatories, up 1 place to 244th

6 November - 364 signatories, still 244th

9 November - 365 signatories, up 5 places to 239th

11 November - 367 signatories, but down 1 place to 240th

15 November - 368 signatories, but down 3 places to 243rd

17 November - 371 signatories, but down 1 place to 244th

18 November - 373 signatories, but down 1 place to 245th

19 November - 376 signatories, up 2 places to 243rd

21 November - 394 signatories, up 9 places to 234th

23 November - 421 signatories, up 9 places to 225th

27 November - 442 signatories, up 5 places to 220th

29 November - 443 signatories, still 220th

1 December - 444 signatories, still 220th

4 December - 446 Signatories, up 8 places to 212th

7 December - 450 signatories, still 212th

9 December - 457 signatories, up 4 places to 208th

10 December - 460 signatories, up 1 place to 207th

11 December - 464 signatories, but down 1 place to 208th

12 December - 470 signatories, up 7 places to 201st

13 December - 471 signatories, up one place and in the top 200 - 200th

14 December - 477 signatories, up 2 places to 198th

15 December - 483 signatories, up 3 places to 195th

16 December - 488 signatories, up 3 places to 192nd

17 December - 493 signatories, but down 3 places to 195th

18 December - 495 signatories, still 195th

19 December - 497 signatories, up 1 place to 194th

20 December - 500 signatories, up 2 places to 192nd

21 December - 502 signatories, still 192nd

22 December - 505 signatories, up 1 place to 191st

23 December - 507 signatories, up 9 places to 182nd

26 December - 511 signatories, up 2 places to 180th

27 December - 512 signatories, up 1 place to 179th

28 December - 514 signatories, up 2 places to 177th

30 December - 518 signatories, still 177th

31 December - 522 signatories, up 3 places to 174th

2009

1 January - 528 signatories, up 4 places to 170th

2 January - 530 signatories, up 2 places to 168th

3 January - 536 signatories, up 2 places to 166th

5 January - 542 signatories, up 7 places to 159th

7 January - 551 signatories, up 2 places to 157th

8 January - 557 signatories, but down 3 places to 160th

10 January - 566 signatories, but down 3 places to 163rd

12 January - 572 signatories, up 1`place to 162nd

13 January - 574 signatories, but down 1 place to 163rd

14 January - 580 signatories, up one place to 162nd

15 January - 587 signatories, up 2 places to 160th

17 January - 593 signatories, still 160th

18 January - 595 signatories, up 1 place to 159th

20 January - 600 signatories, but down 6 places to 165th

21 Janaury - 601 signatories, but down 1 place to 166th

23 January - 604 signatories, still 166th

24 January - 609 signatories, up 6 places to 160th

27 January - 611 signatories, but down 2 places to 162nd

2 February - 620 signatories, up 12 palces to 150th

4 February - 624 signatories, but down 6 places to 156th

8 February - 632 signatories, but down 1 place to 157tth

The petition made it to the top 200 petitions on the Prime Minister's website on <u><i>13 December 2008 </i></u> - and into the top 150 by 31 January 2009 thanks to all who have signed it and told others about it. There are currently around 5,000 petitions on the PM's website, so we're in the top 3% of all petitions.

Our target of 500 signatories was reached on <u><i>20 December 2008</i></u>.

At the time of writing there are just 7 days left in which to sign this petition. We will then be asking the government how they propose to combat the increasing problem of very young children being left home alone by their parents, a problem which Dr Gerald McCann and Dr Kate McCann-Healy have highlighted

TWO MORE PETITIONS ON CHILD WELFARE

Whilst you are signing the 'No-To-Neglect' Petition, please also support these two:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Savekids/
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Justice4Tiffany/

...and please also visit this link on this site:

http://www.truthformadeleine.com/forum/ ... PIC_ID=607

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Madeleine is probably dead, and probably died in Apartment 5a in the Praia da Luz apartments. If so, let us learn all the lessons we can from this tragic and evil event. May her death not be in vain
Tony Bennett
 
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Postby Tony Bennett » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:18 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Tony Bennett</i>
<br />UPDATE 21 January 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Criminal offence to leave children under 12 on their own
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/no-to-neglect/ - <b>600 signatures - 165th</b>

Force Social Services to better protect abused children
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Savekids/ - <b>689 signatures - 146th</b>

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ORIGINAL POSTING

Today the number of signatories to this petition reached 100.

That is on its 11th day.

That may seem like very few.

But there are some 8,000 petitions on the Prime Minister's website, and already, after 11 days, 100 signatures is enough to rank it as 899th.

So it's already nearly in the top 10% of petitions.

It 'only' needs 3,000 or so to place it in the 'Top 50'.

So I appeal to all visitors to this forum to support it if you can - and tell your family and friends to sign it.

That poor girl, who was quite possibly left to die - or worse - in her apartment, by parents who thought nothing of knocking back strawberry daiquiris and wine when their three young children were in an unlocked apartment, surely needs some kind of monument.

Some kind of tribute to her memory and what her (probable) demise should tell us and teach us.

If this petition could grow and grow, I'd like to think it would be at least one fitting tribute to little Madeleine.

From us all.

Please click on:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/no-to-neglect/

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Madeleine is probably dead, and probably died in Apartment 5a in the Praia da Luz apartments. If so, let us learn all the lessons we can from this tragic and evil event. May her death not be in vain
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Madeleine is probably dead, and probably died in Apartment 5a in the Praia da Luz apartments. If so, let us learn all the lessons we can from this tragic and evil event. May her death not be in vain
Tony Bennett
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: NO-TO-NEGLECT PETITION: TOTAL 609

Postby MagLaPieinsky » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:55 pm

It's nice to see the updates, Tony. I had signed the first one (kids under 12 home alone--> NO) and knowing myself I must have signed the other one too. My MP went on and on about the first one, which I had sent to him via NSPPC or...??? cant remember. Anyway at the time we were so confident that Justice would be there for Maddy, and now look. We mustn't give up though. One forum lost isn't the end for our commitment to Justice and this Child who needs US.

AFTER ALL IT WOULDN'T BE THE 1ST FORUM WE LOSE!!!!!!

I am truly P'd OFF AT THE 3A. What are THESE COCKROACHES GAMES???? "The bird and the cockroach..." like THEY write on their DOWN-forum display now!!! BLAH... is MADDY A GAME by any chance????

SORRY TO SAY but I think YOUS 3 AS are .... as such!
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