Statement by Liz Truss MP

On the 22nd April Liz Truss, the minister for Women and Equalities, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee, and set out her priorities for the Government Equalities Office.

She said that one of her priorities will be “making sure that the under 18s are protected from decisions that they could make, that are irreversible in the future”. She added “I believe strongly that adults should have the freedom to lead their lives as they see fit, but I think it’s very important that while people are still developing their decision-making capabilities that we protect them from making those irreversible decisions”.

Safe Schools Alliance are very heartened to hear of this stance, which puts the focus on the safeguarding of children. You can read our full statement here.

Writing to your MP in support of Liz Truss MP’s comments:

1. Find out who your MP is and get their email address by clicking here

2. Write them an email explaining why you support an approach which safeguards all children. You can use our example letter to help you.