Keira Bell statement on High Court ruling

Keira Bell won her case yesterday against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust over the way in which they obtain consent to treat children suffering from gender dysphoria: her victory means that puberty blockers will no longer be prescribed to children without a court order. Keira made this statement outside court and has given permission … Continue reading Keira Bell statement on High Court ruling

High Court ruling that children should not be given puberty blockers: SSAUK statement

We welcome today's landmark ruling on the case of Keira Bell and Mrs A versus The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, regarding whether or not children are able to give informed consent to “puberty blockers”.The court found that "There will be enormous difficulties in a child under 16... deciding whether to consent to the … Continue reading High Court ruling that children should not be given puberty blockers: SSAUK statement

Government agencies paying thousands to become ‘Diversity Champions’ for Stonewall | The Telegraph

The Telegraph reports that Government agencies and public bodies are paying hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to become 'Diversity Champions' for Stonewall, an organisation which campaigns to remove single-sex spaces. The report notes that a teenage girl is seeking a judicial review against the participation of the Crown Prosecution Service in Stonewall's 'Diversity … Continue reading Government agencies paying thousands to become ‘Diversity Champions’ for Stonewall | The Telegraph

Anger as campaigners argue pupils should not be excluded for sexual assaults | Independent

The Independent reports on a campaign run by the organisation No More Exclusions, which asserts that even students who sexually assault fellow-pupils or teachers should not be excluded from school. SSA UK are very concerned by this. Our spokeswoman Tanya Carter makes the point that ‘You cannot ‘include’ one child at risk of many others … Continue reading Anger as campaigners argue pupils should not be excluded for sexual assaults | Independent

New SSA UK guidance on Schools RSE and PSHE resources

We receive many emails from parents asking us to check the resources that their children’s schools are using to teach Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE). We’ve been extremely concerned by some of these.The latest DfE guidance is very clear that if schools use external providers they must use … Continue reading New SSA UK guidance on Schools RSE and PSHE resources

Supporter success: genderbread resource

The latest DfE guidelines on the teaching of RSE in schools state that external resources used by schools must be 'evidence-based and contains robust facts and statistics' and that 'materials which suggest that non-conformity to gender stereotypes should be seen as synonymous with having a different gender identity should not be used'. In the light … Continue reading Supporter success: genderbread resource

Teachers are told not to push tomboys to change their gender just because of the way they like to dress or play | Daily Mail

The Daily Mail reports on the Department for Education guidance which addresses the teaching of gender identity in schools and quotes Safe Schools Alliance. The Mail focuses on the harm of suggesting to children that they may be trans if they don't conform to gender stereotypes, and reports on the criticisms that have been levelled … Continue reading Teachers are told not to push tomboys to change their gender just because of the way they like to dress or play | Daily Mail

SSA UK statement on new DfE guidance on teaching of RSE in schools

We welcome the release of new guidance relating to the teaching of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) in schools from the Department for Education. We are pleased to see that our concerns have been taken on board and are beginning to be addressed. This guidance is largely in line with our own resources. This guidance … Continue reading SSA UK statement on new DfE guidance on teaching of RSE in schools