As reported in The Sunday Times this morning, Safe Schools Alliance has reported Nonsuch High School for Girls to the Department for Education over very worrying safeguarding failures and breaches of the 1996 Education Act. Our concerns include its promotion of the damaging practice of breast binding, as well as providing children with links to … Continue reading Breast binding at Nonsuch High
Jo Bartosch reports on the fact that Stonewall are relaunching their “School & College Champions Awards”, quoting analysis from Safe Schools Alliance and Legal Feminist. SSA UK advise that schools should refer to latest DfE guidance on teaching of PSHE and RSE, and refer to their safeguarding knowledge and not sign up to this. Bartosch … Continue reading Stonewall’s School Champions Awards | Lesbian and Gay News
This Thomson Reuters article on crowdfunding needed two journalists to ‘investigate’ why it is that British women are raising money to protect their sex-based rights. What did they find? Yes – that ordinary women in Britain feel that their rights are being undermined and their children placed at risk by agenda-driven lobby groups. That they … Continue reading Crowdfunding: mothers and feminist women continue doing what they always have | Reuters report
Safe Schools Alliance were interviewed recently by Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society about hate crime legislation for their latest report Policing Hate: Have we abandoned freedom and equality? Writing for the independent Westminster think tank, Joanna Williams explores the history, current context and impact of hate crime legislation. By drawing upon interviews … Continue reading Hate crime legislation – free speech & safeguarding
The Telegraph reports that Government agencies and public bodies are paying hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to become 'Diversity Champions' for Stonewall, an organisation which campaigns to remove single-sex spaces. The report notes that a teenage girl is seeking a judicial review against the participation of the Crown Prosecution Service in Stonewall's 'Diversity … Continue reading Government agencies paying thousands to become ‘Diversity Champions’ for Stonewall | The Telegraph
The Independent reports on a campaign run by the organisation No More Exclusions, which asserts that even students who sexually assault fellow-pupils or teachers should not be excluded from school. SSA UK are very concerned by this. Our spokeswoman Tanya Carter makes the point that ‘You cannot ‘include’ one child at risk of many others … Continue reading Anger as campaigners argue pupils should not be excluded for sexual assaults | Independent
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
The Daily Mail reports on the Department for Education guidance which addresses the teaching of gender identity in schools and quotes Safe Schools Alliance. The Mail focuses on the harm of suggesting to children that they may be trans if they don't conform to gender stereotypes, and reports on the criticisms that have been levelled … Continue reading Teachers are told not to push tomboys to change their gender just because of the way they like to dress or play | Daily Mail
The Guardian reports on the Department for Education guidance released on the 24th September which addresses the teaching of gender identity in schools. It notes that 'The organisation Safe Schools Alliance said the guidance was “vindication of years of campaigning from” from groups like theirs.'
The Telegraph reports today on Safe Schools Alliance UK's response to the government announcement on the Gender Recognition Act reform, and the work that we still have to do.