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

‘When Mum becomes Dad’ review: where are all the adults?

This review of the programme ‘When Mum Becomes Dad’, part of a series called 'My Life' on CBBC and now available on the BBC iPlayer, has been written by one of our supporters The BBC is at it again. Not to be outdone by ABC and its Orwell-esque style of propaganda delivery, it has decided … Continue reading ‘When Mum becomes Dad’ review: where are all the adults?

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

The BBC and pronouns | Mail on Sunday

The Mail on Sunday reports on the politics of pronouns. The newspaper discusses the reaction from SSAUK and other parents and campaigners to a recent addition to the BBC Bitesize website, called 'How to be an ally to friends who've changed their pronouns.'The original version of the article - on the website and promoted via … Continue reading The BBC and pronouns | Mail on Sunday

SSA UK guidance on Schools RSE and PSHE resources

PSHE / RSE safeguarding concerns Many parents have asked 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 the safeguarding failings in some of these.The latest DfE guidance is very clear that if schools … Continue reading 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