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The Times reports that Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn its trans toolkit after the threat of legal action by a 13-year-old girl, supported by Safe Schools Alliance.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
The Daily Mail reports that Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn their trans toolkit and said it will instead follow incoming national guidance on how transgender children should be treated instead. Because the toolkit is no longer an official document, this means the judicial review can no longer go ahead. The article ends by quoting Stonewall's … Continue reading Schoolgirl, 13, forces council to scrap ‘transgender toilets plan’ in schools | Daily Mail
The Oxford Mail reports on the decision by Oxfordshire County Council to withdraw from the judicial review of its guidance for trans pupils. 'The Oxfordshire schoolgirl who brought the challenge has won her battle – but she says the council still hasn't apologised or admitted it was wrong.'
The Times reports on the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service to withdraw their guidance for schools on LGBT Bullying, after a teenage girl started legal action against them. 'In the latest case, the girl claimed that the wide-ranging CPS guidance issued to schools at the beginning of the year meant that she could be … Continue reading Girl forces U‑turn on advice to schools over trans bullying | The Times
The Local Government Lawyer reports that the High Court has granted permission for a judicial review of Oxfordshire County Council’s guidance on transgender issues in schools. It notes that 'Safe Schools Alliance UK has argued that the county’s Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools 2019 is unlawful. It said that if the case - being taken … Continue reading Campaigners given permission for legal challenge | Local Government Lawyer
The BBC reports on the judicial review of Oxfordshire County Council's Trans Inclusion Toolkit, which is expected to take place in the Autumn.