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

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

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

Boiling viewers like a frog: A review of the BBC’s ‘First Day’

One of our supporters has written this review of the Australian children's TV mini-series 'First Day'. The latest Australian import currently being broadcast to our children, courtesy of CBBC, is ABC’s ‘First Day’, a mini-series about a 12- year old boy, Hannah Bradford, who unsuccessfully tries to hide his transgender status when he moves to … Continue reading Boiling viewers like a frog: A review of the BBC’s ‘First Day’

Teenager applies for Judicial Review to force the CPS to withdraw from the Stonewall ‘Diversity Champions’ Programme

PRESS RELEASE: TEENAGE GIRL APPLIES FOR SECOND JUDICIAL REVIEW OF THE CPS We are delighted to be supporting a teenage girl as she applies for a Judicial Review against the Crown Prosecution Service. The girls believes that membership of the Stonewall Champions Scheme renders the CPS institutionally biased and has applied for the case to … Continue reading Teenager applies for Judicial Review to force the CPS to withdraw from the Stonewall ‘Diversity Champions’ Programme