Children

  • Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

    Nicola Sturgeon confirmed in Parliament that the Scottish Government will be disregarding the advice in the recently published Cass Review: Interim Report and NOT responding as Westminster has done,...

  • George Watson’s College – Staff Transgender Training

    A member of the public recently attended the school’s transgender training webinar for teachers. As expected, much of the content is of concern, in that it unquestionably affirms gender...

  • RSHP Education

    The national resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education for children and young people has changed quite considerably since it first came online at rshp.com, when the Scotsman reported on parents concerns...

  • School Toilets

    Mixed-sex toilets are not legal in Scottish schools. The law that applies is the School Premises (General Requirements and Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1967, which states that half the accommodation...

  • Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Education

    We sent the following email to John Swinney, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, on 3rd June, regarding the transgender guidance for Scottish schools.

  • Sandyford

    A recent Freedom of Information response, as reported in today’s The Times, has revealed that referrals for Scottish children to the Sandyford Young People’s Gender Service have risen by...

  • LGBT Youth Scotland – Freedom of Information Request

    In 2017, guidance for schools was published by LGBT Youth Scotland, entitled “Supporting Transgender Young People: Guidance for Schools in Scotland”. While its aim was to help schools support...

  • Gender Lessons in Schools

    In August, The Scotsman reported on the new RSHP guidance (https://rshp.scot) which is set to be rolled out in schools. Of concern was the section on gender in the...

  • Twitter thread re LGBT Youth Scotland

    I read this thread on Twitter by the marvellous @CroneInAMillion and thought it was worth keeping: Thread for @PennyMordaunt. I am glad you are investigating the 4000% increase in girls reporting to...

  • Scottish Education – In transition or intransigent?

    Whenever I go away for some training, or to meet other teachers, in corners and when chatting over cups of tea, we are all asking each other…do you have...