It has concerned me for several years and then directly affected my family 18 months ago when my daughter went to school stating that she now wanted to be known as a boy and they did not tell me.
The School’s policy was horrifying, promoting parental alienation, misrepresenting Equality minimising the risks of blockers and binders and conflating sex and gender. Also, as it promoted an ‘affirmation only’ approach in regard to the transgender identifying child it is no more in their best interests than to the rest of the school cohort.
I ultimately want to reach a point where all these toolkits are withdrawn and replaced with guidance which has been validated by experts in equality law and child safeguarding, and an inquiry to take place into how this situation was allowed to occur.
I have written to the school, local authority and a Politicians and also attended conferences and events to try and find out as much information on this subject as I can. I have also signed petitions, contributed to several crowd funders and stood outside the Royal Courts of Justice in support of a Judicial Review going on there.
I feel I am a bit of a social pariah at School events and some of the people in my social circle do avoid me.
Janine H, Concerned parent