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All young people deserve an accepting and supportive school environment to learn and be their authentic selves.

The UK Government’s draft trans guidance for schools in England seeks to prevent that. Its approach is unworkable, out of touch and absurd. 

Rather than listening to trans young people and reflecting best practice of inclusive educators across the UK, the Government has created more confusion for schools and is putting young people at risk.

It is difficult to understand how aspects of this draft guidance, including automatically excluding trans pupils from facilities, sport bans or allowing students to be misgendered are compatible with existing equalities law. 

The overwhelming majority of teachers and parents believe trans pupils should be safe at school and will disregard these discriminatory guidelines, which will be non-compulsory.

We will be sharing further analysis and a guide on responding to the consultation in the New Year. 

In the meantime, take action now and ask your MP to speak out against this proposed guidance and support our campaign to create safe, supportive schools for all. 

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