Women’s History Month: an idea for school assembly

March is Women's History Month; a month to celebrate the achievements of women and to inspire girls.One of our supporters, Zara Tegan, is a secondary school teacher. She wrote this assembly for her school to mark International Women's Day and has given us permission to share the text below, as it can be used throughout … Continue reading Women’s History Month: an idea for school assembly

Toilet provision: SSAUK response to government call for evidence

The government recently issued a call for evidence on public toilet provision in England., which closed on the 26th February. The scope of the consultation was described as follows: Women often have to face excessive queues for toilets or don’t have access to appropriate facilities that meet their needs when out. In some cases this … Continue reading Toilet provision: SSAUK response to government call for evidence

LGBT History Month School Packs : our review

Lobby groups are using LGBT History Month to promote a belief in gender ideology Many UK schools look for resources to acknowledge and celebrate LGBT History Month (February). The two key providers of these resources are Schools OUT UK, (who have produced a resource in conjunction with The Proud Trust) and Stonewall. We have reviewed … Continue reading LGBT History Month School Packs : our review

Does your children’s school use Mermaids?

We know many parents who are concerned about the continuing influence of the lobby group Mermaids in certain schools. In response, we have written the below letter template which will shortly be available as a downloadable via our Resources section. This can also be adapted for use by people who are concerned about their influence … Continue reading Does your children’s school use Mermaids?

Is your children’s school a Stonewall Champion?

A supporter contacted us recently because her children’s school had become a Stonewall Champion. She asked for help in articulating her concerns about this to the headteacher and the safeguarding lead. Unfortunately there are now several reasons to be concerned if a school is taking advice on curriculum content from Stonewall, a political lobby group. … Continue reading Is your children’s school a Stonewall Champion?

Write to your Councillor for Children’s Services

In light of the recent High Court judgement that children under 16 should not be prescribed puberty blockers, we are encouraging parents and carers to write to whoever is in charge of Children's Services at their own county council. Please ask them to make sure that their trans policies and schools guidance are in line … Continue reading Write to your Councillor for Children’s Services

Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service for children rated inadequate

A national problem The Care Quality Commission inspection report into the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Service has found it to be ‘inadequate’. It is a truly shocking read. It has identified multiple areas of concern. We are appalled at the spin that this is just about waiting times. It is not. … Continue reading Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service for children rated inadequate

Submission to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry on reforms to the Gender Recognition Act

In October 2020, the Women and Equalities Select Committee (WESC) launched an inquiry relating to the 2018 government consultation on the Gender Recognition Act. The results of the GRA consultation had been announced the previous month. WESC published a call for evidence with a focus on two areas: the Government’s response to the GRA consultation, … Continue reading Submission to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry on reforms to the Gender Recognition Act

CPS hate crime schools guidance permanently withdrawn | Judicial Review

Guidance withdrawn Today we were very pleased to learn that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has permanently withdrawn its LGBT+ Bullying and Hate Crime Guidance for Schools. We had very serious concerns about the impact of this hate crime guidance on girls' ability to stand up for their rights in schools. We are delighted that … Continue reading CPS hate crime schools guidance permanently withdrawn | Judicial Review