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 | Civitas
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.
On the 28th of August our Spokeswoman Tanya Carter took part in a Feminist Question Time session organised by the Women's Human Rights Campaign titled 'What's happening regarding gender identity teaching in schools?' Tanya's section was done in a Q&A format. You can view videos of all the questions on the WHRC YouTube channel, which … Continue reading Feminist Question Time | Tanya Carter of SSA UK
The writer and broadcaster Sonia Poulton is known for her campaigning work on social welfare issues. She is currently receiving a large number of messages from parents who want to raise concerns about the content of the trans inclusion and sex education packs in use by their children's schools. She got in touch to ask … Continue reading Sex Education: Do you know what they’re teaching your child? | Sonia Poulton interviews Tanya Carter of SSA UK
The Times reports that Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn its trans toolkit after the threat of legal action by a 13-year-old girl, supported by Safe Schools Alliance. Our spokeswoman Tanya Carter told the paper “We remain deeply concerned at the widespread undermining of child safeguarding and misrepresentation of the Equality Act that this case has … Continue reading Council ditches trans guidance on lavatories after girl’s victory | The Times