The Times reports that Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn its trans toolkit after the threat of legal action by a 13-year-old girl, supported by Safe Schools Alliance. Our spokeswoman Tanya Carter told the paper “We remain deeply concerned at the widespread undermining of child safeguarding and misrepresentation of the Equality Act that this case has … Continue reading Council ditches trans guidance on lavatories after girl’s victory | The Times
The Daily Mail reports that Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn their trans toolkit and said it will instead follow incoming national guidance on how transgender children should be treated instead. Because the toolkit is no longer an official document, this means the judicial review can no longer go ahead. The article ends by quoting Stonewall's … Continue reading Schoolgirl, 13, forces council to scrap ‘transgender toilets plan’ in schools | Daily Mail
The Oxford Mail reports on the decision by Oxfordshire County Council to withdraw from the judicial review of its guidance for trans pupils. 'The Oxfordshire schoolgirl who brought the challenge has won her battle – but she says the council still hasn't apologised or admitted it was wrong.'
The Local Government Lawyer reports that the High Court has granted permission for a judicial review of Oxfordshire County Council’s guidance on transgender issues in schools. It notes that 'Safe Schools Alliance UK has argued that the county’s Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools 2019 is unlawful. It said that if the case - being taken … Continue reading Campaigners given permission for legal challenge | Local Government Lawyer
The BBC reports on the judicial review of Oxfordshire County Council's Trans Inclusion Toolkit, which is expected to take place in the Autumn.
The Oxford Mail reports that a local girl is taking the county council to court, and that High Court Judge Mr Justice Choudhury has given permission for a judicial hearing to begin. The article explains that Safe Schools Alliance are supporting the girl, and quotes our statement: “We believe that the guidance is both unlawful … Continue reading Teenage girl granted review of Oxfordshire Transgender guidelines | Oxford Mail
The Times reports today on the High Court decision to allow Girl A's case against Oxfordshire County Council's trans guidance to proceed to Judicial Review, and quotes our spokeswoman Tanya Carter. Safe Schools Alliance are grateful for all the support received since we announced that the case against Oxfordshire County Council will proceed to full … Continue reading Girl launches changing room privacy case | The Times
The Conservative Woman reports on the High Court decision to allow a Judicial Review of Oxfordshire County Council's trans toolkit, and suggests that it should not be the responsibility of grassroots campaigning groups and a 13-year-old girl to 'stand up for the dignity and rights of women and protect children'.The article notes that 'The Safe … Continue reading Judicial Review of Oxfordshire County Council’s guidance granted | The Conservative Woman
Conservative Home reports that the High Court has ruled that the challenge to Oxfordshire's Trans Toolkit by 'Girl A' should proceed to Judicial Review. 'Before this case was initiated, the concerned parents who set up the Safe Schools Network had attempted to engage councillors in a discussion about the toolkit and the review process that … Continue reading The curious tale of Oxfordshire, a trans inclusion toolkit – and a High Court Review | Conservative Home
The Belfast News Letter looks at similarities between the transgender guidelines for schools issued in Northern Ireland last year by the Education Authority, and the trans toolkit issued by Oxfordshire County Council which is facing potential legal challenge. Our spokeswoman Tracy Shaw told the News Letter that whilst Safe Schools Alliance is based in England, … Continue reading SSA UK spokeswoman Tracy Shaw on trans guidance for NI schools | Belfast News Letter