Public Sector Equality Duty #AsktheMinister

On Thursday 6/12/18 the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee met with Christina McKelvie MSP , the Minister for Older People and Equalities for an ask-the-Minister session. In the week or so leading up to this session the Committee had taken the move to ask members of the public via Twitter and Facebook for … Continue reading Public Sector Equality Duty #AsktheMinister

U-turn on controversial LGBT school guidance

Scottish Government have done a U-turn and no longer endorse this controversial transgender school guidance. This guidance has been distributed across all Local Authorities, many of which presumably adopted it on the understanding it had full Government backing. The statement came as a result of threatened legal action over the guidance. The govt deny ever … Continue reading U-turn on controversial LGBT school guidance

Controversial LGBT school guidance which discards single sex spaces and sports

Government funded school guidance has been issued across Scotland, endorsed by Children's Commissioner, charities, LA's etc which discards the need for single sex spaces/sports No Equality Impact Assessments were carried out, neither by the organisations who compiled the guidance nor the Local Authorities who have distributed it amongst their schools. As a mother of daughters … Continue reading Controversial LGBT school guidance which discards single sex spaces and sports

Which Guidance?

Council states that the introduction of Gender Neutral toilets within its schools is 'in line with guidance from the Scottish Govt'. Which guidance would this be? The Regulations surrounding school toilets hasn't changed, so where does this guidance come from? Having realised that the Regulations hadn't changed I thought that Parents should write to the … Continue reading Which Guidance?

Guidelines for Schools to be rolled out next year

Guidelines for all schools in Scotland are due to be rolled out next year include informing 5 year olds they can choose their gender. Here are some extracts from the draft. "Your gender is what you decide. You might be a boy or a girl". This is aimed at Level 1, recommended to be suitable … Continue reading Guidelines for Schools to be rolled out next year