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Campaigning for a Sensible, Safe, and Sustainable approach to UK Schools GROUP: https://t.co/CjVpzMA4RW PAGE: https://t.co/yL8coibkDh
Jan 29 17 tweets 6 min read
Article from June 2021: CEV children are still waiting, and many are being infected while they wait.

@DrFrancesRyan

google.com/amp/s/amp.theg… We, @OneVoice_Group and @cv_cev all have multiple members desperate to secure vaccination for their children aged 5-11 who are eligible - but the vast majority have been turned away. Many have been infected in the interim after being forced into schools heaving with Covid.
Jul 27, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
Huge well done Rachel Noble - and thank you for everything you do for all our members, and for speaking out on behalf of families with household vulnerability.

vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/2021/07/26/fre… We have also thanks all our wonderful group moderators: they are the unsung heroes of our support community, and the group could not function without all their hard work.
Jul 25, 2021 29 tweets 6 min read
Why haven’t we shared the open letter? Why didn’t we do it earlier? After all we signed and shared the previous @SafeEdForAll open letter, back in February, right?
2 Reasons – Image 1) We take what we do as volunteers very seriously, and therefore consider the content of any document we sign very seriously too.
2) We have some legal and ethical concerns which we raised with @SafeEdForAll and they have unfortunately felt unable to answer.
Jul 17, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
Today You Gov asked us if companies should hold a political stance...

We ask should a committee, who hold our children's life, health and wellbeing in their hands, during a pandemic, have political biases?
Jul 17, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
The MHRA has regulated our medicines and health care products since 2003. For the past 18 year's we have trusted them to regulate our vaccines for all age groups.
Jul 12, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
Restriction Lifting Support Post from our group
"We know you are all hurting... and angry. So are we.

parentsunited.net/advice-from-ou… "We are all angry too; but we have to protect our principles, and the safety of the group, all of you lovely members, and our Mod Parents Utd Team. This is scary. For all of us.
Jul 4, 2021 20 tweets 6 min read
Good morning @GavinWilliamsonit @NickGibb @BorisJohnson @KateGreenSU 25th May the public accounts committee released a report after their session with @educationgovuk The committee explained that dfe had no plan despite operation cygnus recommendations to "look at the impact of school closures"
Jun 29, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
The link to Us For Them has now been removed from this article.... but we are #KeepingTheReceipts, and have submitted a complaint

bbc.co.uk/news/health-57… Our complaint to @BBCNews reads -

Infringement of BBC Editorial Guidelines, Section 14: Independence from External Interests
The BBC Promotes Us For Them Image
Jun 27, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
"Air cleaners may be useful in clinical spaces to help reduce the risk of healthcare acquired acquisition of respiratory viruses that are transmitted via aerosols." cambridge.org/core/journals/… "They are easy to deploy and are likely to be cost effective in a variety of healthcare settings"

@sajidjavid @GavinWilliamson @BorisJohnson @NickGibbUK @Keir_Starmer @KateGreenSU

Look at this study on the use of portable HEPA filtration on aerosol spread in this hospital.
Jun 5, 2021 18 tweets 4 min read
These letters have been sent to some home educating parents.

We note the offer of mitigations, we would be interested in which mitigations? And are they going to be standardised? Do they take into account the spread of Delta in schools and its increased severity and transmission rate?
Jun 5, 2021 18 tweets 7 min read
@GavinWilliamson It is now 449 days since WHO declared the Pandemic. The public accounts committee found your department had no plan from the start. committees.parliament.uk/committee/127/…
Jun 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
jamanetwork.com/journals/jamap… Stark differences between US and UK.
Jun 4, 2021 20 tweets 9 min read
“There's been a shift from ignoring the data to suppressing the data” Stephen Reicher on @allthecitizens 3/6

Had Twitter’s tech played ball, we’d have borne witness to obfuscation of schools data over the last 13 months, & the fight for transparency 🧵

After founding our parents Facebook group on 3rd May 2020, our members started telling us about Covid cases in their schools. Their comments were usually followed up by them posting a link to a local newspaper report of the case.

facebook.com/groups/6576070…
Apr 22, 2021 7 tweets 8 min read
Serial Testing Trial

Here is the letter sent to a parent about the forthcoming experiment in their school.

"Participation in the study is completely voluntary."

Yet non-participants will be used as litmus paper.
#Unethical

@AlisonGeorge10 @Zubhaque @UKRI_News @UKRI_CEO Such concern for vulnerable family members here.

We call bullshit: if you don't consent, your family can go whistle.

#Unethical
@cv_cev @DmodosCutter
Mar 25, 2021 37 tweets 16 min read
Big News on Attendance... or is it? 🧵

We are hugely grateful to @LaylaMoran for her response to our evidence submission on attendance fines being imposed on parents with CV/CEV family members, and the off-rolling of some children in these families.

parentsunited.net/parents-united… @LaylaMoran kindly relayed the outcome of her meeting with @NickGibbUK. We are pleased that the Minister stated that Head Teachers do have discretion & agrees that "the more appropriate thing for headteachers to do is to grant a leave of absence for the child" @NAHTnews @ascl
Feb 14, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
Clinicians, academics and experts, students, campaigners, political and public figures, grandparents and parents have all decided to join our call for a sensible, safe and sustainable return to schools.

Add your signature now.
Feb 12, 2021 7 tweets 8 min read
#𝗙𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵𝗔𝗶𝗿𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀

Top scientists, campaigners, politicians and over 500 parents, carers and grandparents have already signed our open letter to the heads of all UK Education Ministries. Read it and add your signature here.

parentsunited.net/open-letter-to… @hughes_eilir @mishwoz @jljcolorado @j_g_allen Thank you for everything you are doing to help raise the profile of airborne transmission and the importance of mitigations.
Jan 28, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
In the discussions around schools safety, parental choice is being ignored. Parents who feel their children shouldn't have to be exposed to the virus were literally issued penalty notices,... Offrolled (forced to deregister and lose any school support) and in some cases referred to social services and for prosecution.
Jan 25, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Our campaign team is working tirelessly to #MakeSchoolsSafe and #ProtectOurCommunities
We provide -

* practical and emotional support to the members of our 23,000 strong Facebook group of parents and carers of school age children * up-to-date, accurate information on current affairs and scientific developments which impact on safety in schools, through our social media channels
* educational support to members of Ed2 Learning Support Community
Jan 24, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Full length article, in case you missed the thread. More on mental health and the recovery curriculum to follow.

parentsunited.net/it-is-time-to-…