There are many ways to support the work of Safe Schools Alliance UK.
Write to your local education authority
Since Oxfordshire County Council withdrew their Trans Inclusion Toolkit at the beginning of May, an ever-increasing number of local education authorities have done the same following parental challenge. Get involved here!
Write to your MP
On the 22nd April Liz Truss MP, the minister for Women and Equalities, gave a statement in favour of protecting children from making irreversible decisions. You can write to your MP in support of this stance – it really makes a difference.
Individuals can make a significant difference by contacting their/their child’s school. From our contact with educational professionals, it is clear that there are many people in schools who have doubts about these issues but who are fearful of being the first to speak out. Even a simple letter could prompt in-school discussions which give staff an much-needed opportunity to voice their concerns.
We have an ever-growing list of helpful letter templates and factsheets. The letter templates are often adapted from letters which we or our supporters have written, and which have made a difference. These can be used for requesting information or clarifying school/local authority policy.
Our factsheets can have a considerable impact on reminding schools of their legal duties – both in terms of the Equality Act and safeguarding of pupils.
You can also adapt these letter templates for children’s clubs or sports teams.