Parents who won’t let their son wear a skirt may have to be referred to social services, schools advised

T he UK Department for Education (DfE)’s statutory guidance on safeguarding says that staff with concerns about a child must alert the school’s safeguarding lead, and if necessary contact social services or the police. Another scenario outlined in Brighton and Hove City Council’s guidance document is parents who contact the school to ask: “My daughter doesn’t want a boy changing next to her, what if he looks at her body?” It explains that in such a case, “it would not be appropriate to remove the trans pupil from the changing rooms”.

Source: Parents who won’t let their son wear a skirt may have to be referred to social services, schools advised