SSA UK statement on Liz Truss MP’s priorities for the Government Equalities Office

To write your MP about this click here. 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 explained how her department plans to respond to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, … Continue reading SSA UK statement on Liz Truss MP’s priorities for the Government Equalities Office

*Oxfordshire guidance withdrawn for review*

Following the threat of legal action, Oxfordshire County Council have decided that they will withdraw their trans toolkit and withdraw from the proposed judicial review. press release: OCC withdraws trans inclusion toolkit We're proud to have supported the teenage girl who was prepared to stand up and speak out against a document which disregarded her … Continue reading *Oxfordshire guidance withdrawn for review*

Council ditches trans guidance on lavatories after girl’s victory | The Times

The Times reports that Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn its trans toolkit after the threat of legal action by a 13-year-old girl, supported by Safe Schools Alliance.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

Schoolgirl, 13, forces council to scrap ‘transgender toilets plan’ in schools | Daily Mail

The Daily Mail reports that Oxfordshire County Council has withdrawn their trans toolkit and said it will instead follow incoming national guidance on how transgender children should be treated instead.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

Girl forces U‑turn on advice to schools over trans bullying | The Times

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

*CPS Guidance withdrawn for review*

We have learnt today that The Crown Prosecution Service have withdrawn their schools guidance for review, following a pre-action letter on behalf of a fourteen year old girl. press release: Crown prosecution service withdraws lgbt+ hate crime guidance We are proud to have supported this inspiring teenage girl in her quest for justice. Her determination … Continue reading *CPS Guidance withdrawn for review*

Campaigners given permission for legal challenge | Local Government Lawyer

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

Proposed Legal Action against The Crown Prosecution Service

Safe Schools Alliance and Fair Cop are supporting a 14-year-old girl who is taking legal action against the ‘LGBT+ hate crime guidance’ for schools issued by the Crown Prosecution Service [CPS] in January. The teenager is seeking an application for a judicial review and is challenging the guidance on a number of grounds: It contains … Continue reading Proposed Legal Action against The Crown Prosecution Service