Breast binding at Nonsuch High

As reported in The Sunday Times this morning, Safe Schools Alliance has reported Nonsuch High School for Girls to the Department for Education over very worrying safeguarding failures and breaches of the 1996 Education Act. Our concerns include its promotion of the damaging practice of breast binding, as well as providing children with links to … Continue reading Breast binding at Nonsuch High

‘Irreversible Damage’ review: an alarm call to parents

This review of 'Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters' by Abigail Shrier has been written by one of our supporters. The book is a study of the increasingly common phenomenon of gender dysphoria among teenage girls in the USA. It looks at what is prompting girls to identify as the opposite sex, and … Continue reading ‘Irreversible Damage’ review: an alarm call to parents

How to Complain to your Child’s School

What Can Parents Do? We are often asked by parents how they can complain when their child’s school is undermining safeguarding. Fortunately there are well established procedures in place to deal with situations like this. All schools will have a complaints policy that you can follow. This alarms a lot of people and some parents … Continue reading How to Complain to your Child’s School

A teacher responds to her union

One of our teacher supporters, Vicky Miller, posts frequently on Twitter about her concerns for girls' and women's sex-based rights. Recently, she received an email from her branch secretary telling her that her comments "read as transphobic" and asking if she would like "talk about it". With her permission, we have posted her response here … Continue reading A teacher responds to her union

Stonewall’s School Champions Awards | Lesbian and Gay News

Jo Bartosch reports on the fact that Stonewall are relaunching their “School & College Champions Awards”, quoting analysis from Safe Schools Alliance and Legal Feminist. SSA UK advise that schools should refer to latest DfE guidance on teaching of PSHE and RSE, and refer to their safeguarding knowledge and not sign up to this. Bartosch … Continue reading Stonewall’s School Champions Awards | Lesbian and Gay News

The Sheldon Report: has anything changed?

The Sheldon Report, an investigation into child sexual abuse commissioned by the Football Association, has revealed yet more ‘historic’ child safeguarding failures. But are these historic? Or are the same failings still happening today? Does everybody who has concerns always raise them? Or in another twenty years time will we be listening to excuses from … Continue reading The Sheldon Report: has anything changed?

‘Let’s Talk About Porn’: a critique

Our supporter Dr Lynne Harne has written this critique of the Teaching Programme ‘Let’s Talk About Porn’ produced by the consultancy South West Grid for Learning. The 'Let's Talk about Porn' programme comes from the private consultancy South West Grid for Learning, whose main work is to assist schools to maintain their own online safety. … Continue reading ‘Let’s Talk About Porn’: a critique