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 We hear that trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people are too often not made to feel welcome, or even safe when using toilet facilities. It is unacceptable that any child should be made to feel this way.

All children, including those who are trans, non-binary and gender-diverse, should be able to access the toilet that makes them feel respected and affirmed. We want a future whereby every young person can choose a toilet with freedom and autonomy; for some this would be a gender-neutral toilet and for others it would be a gender-specific toilet.

In order to ensure ‘everyone is served fairly’, and that everyone can feel comfortable using public toilet facilities, not only are gender-specific facilities in which trans people can feel safe in using vital, but gender-neutral facilities are also greatly necessary to ensure non-binary people’s experiences with toilet facilities are one of comfort.

We strongly advocate for toilet facilities where everyone can feel comfortable, and safe, and this means: a few ideas that we have received from service users include fully private cubicles with ‘full’ doors, a larger proportion of cubicles over urinals, single-accessible toilets, if the premises allow it and sanitary bins in all toilet facilities.