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

‘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