Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids said:
“Mermaids is delighted to learn that Gendered Intelligence, Brook and The Endocrine Society have been given permission to intervene in this important case.
“Caring for young people means listening to them when they share their needs and experiences. The court must now reflect that it has the best interests of young people at heart by listening to what they have to say.
“No other child is subject to court proceedings when they, their parents and their doctor agree on what care is needed.
“As one of the UK’s leading charities for transgender youth, Mermaids stands ready to support this intervention in any way we can.”
Notes for Editors:
1. Mermaids supports transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
2. The intervention referred to the one funded by the GLP Coalition made on behalf of Stonewall, Endocrine Society, Gendered Intelligence, and Brook. For more information see here: https://goodlawproject.org/update/we-have-filed-our-intervention/
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