There is a growing pattern amongst sporting institutes who are announcing they have a trans inclusive approach to participation in sports. This extends to individuals who do not have legal recognition of their preferred sex. There are many examples worldwide but I will limit examples below which directly affect Scotland. 1/ LGBT Youth Scotland guidance … Continue reading Women’s Sport Information Sheet
Last year the Scottish Government opened a public consultation for possible changes to the regulations that govern school toilets and many objections to the option of introducing gender neutral toilets were made. Strong calls from the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) emphasised the importance that "school toilet facilities (be) compliant with human rights … Continue reading Councils’ ‘gender neutral’ school toilets ignore Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s call for a Human Rights approach
The Scottish Government opened a consultation between 17 July 2017 and 9 October 2017 with proposed amendments to these regulations, including the introduction of Unisex facilities. Currently, Regulations 15/16 of The School Premises (General Requirements and Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1967 state that the Sanitary Accommodations for pupils are to be split half for boys and … Continue reading Where did ‘Gender Neutral Toilets in Schools’ come from?
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 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
Dear Regarding (Name of school / Details of recent building works ) Regulations 15/16 of The School Premises (General Requirements and Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1967 states that the Sanitary Accommodations for pupils are to be split half for boys and half for girls. This applies both for WC and wash area. The Regulations make no … Continue reading Letter to Council about School Toilets