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'. We have seen … Continue reading Supporter success: genderbread resource

New DfE guidance on teaching of RSE in schools – SSA UK statement

We welcome the release of new guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to the teaching of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) in schools. We are pleased to see they have taken our concerns and those of our supporters on board and are beginning to address them. This guidance is largely in line with … Continue reading New DfE guidance on teaching of RSE in schools – SSA UK statement

CBBC’s ‘First Day’ review: Boiling viewers like a frog

This review of the Australian children's TV mini-series 'First Day', now available on the BBC iPlayer, has been written by one of our supporters. 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 … Continue reading CBBC’s ‘First Day’ review: Boiling viewers like a frog

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

‘It’s not hate to want debate’ – take action

Did you know that JK Rowling’s and Harry Potter’s birthdays are coming up soon? Many of us have felt heartened and grateful for JK Rowling’s recent contributions to the discussion around gender ideology. Rowling shares a birthday with her beloved literary progeny – July 31. Harry Potter fans will recall that the boy wizard receives … Continue reading ‘It’s not hate to want debate’ – take action