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105,374 of 200,000 signatures

To all Members of Parliament

Petition text

Please help protect our emergency workers from attacks by voting for the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill. It will make assaulting an emergency worker an ‘aggravated’ offence meaning tougher sentences and better protection for these workers.

Why is this important?

Nobody should fear being attacked while they're doing their job. But that's the reality for our paramedics, doctors, police and fire officers. Attacks on emergency workers are rising, and the current laws don't do enough to stop it. Workers need more protection.

“I have seen staff in tears, visibly frightened, at their wits end with the insults, with some staff giving up working in hospitals.” - Elizabeth, a nurse and 38 Degrees member from Shipley