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Require employers to offer career breaks for parents with a seriously ill child

Submitted by Christina Harris on Sunday 21st May 2023

Published on Friday 2nd June 2023

Current status: Closed

Closed: Saturday 2nd December 2023

Signatures: 102,316

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This petition has 102,316 signatures in total, with signatories from all 650 constituencies. That makes it the 349th most popular petition of all time.


This petition has a Diversity Rating of 82% (average) and a Local Issue Rating of 18% (average).

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Signatures by constituency and region don't necessarily add up to the total number of signatures. That's because the petitions system doesn't validate postcodes, and some people mistype them. And without a valid postcode, a signature cannot be allocated to any particular place.

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