Please read The Times article here.
More than 30 families with trans-identified children are to lobby the government and the NHS over the way that NHS Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) treats children. The Times reports that the parents are fighting ‘what they call the automatic “affirmation” model that discourages professionals from questioning young people who say they want to change gender.’
In July 2019 Safe Schools Alliance UK wrote to GIDS. We had been told that they had issued a media briefing highlighting the risks of socially transitioning young children.
We contacted GIDS to ask for confirmation, sharing our concerns about the affirmation method which schools are still being told is ‘best practice’, despite evidence to the contrary.
They have not responded.
You can read our letter here: