Schools need to focus on safeguarding in RSE

Sex Matters and Transgender Trend have published new guidance for schools on how to support children with gender dysphoria and their peers, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The guidance recognises that pupils who are experiencing gender issues, or who identify as transgender, should not be treated less favourably than their peers, but that schools should remember that such children have not actually changed sex.

It should be made clear to all in the school community that everyone is welcome and included – but it is not “transphobic” to recognise that everyone has a sex. This is crucial for equality, safeguarding and sex and relationships education.

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