Scottish Futures Trust

"We are an infrastructure delivery company owned by the Scottish government." "We work with every local authority across Scotland to push forward Scottish Government’s Scotland's Schools for the Future programme." "Our role is to efficiently manage the programme to help local authorities achieve the very best value from their investment in new schools." "When the … Continue reading Scottish Futures Trust

Open letter to Angus Council

Dear Angus Council 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 half for girls, this applies for both WC’s and wash areas. The Regulations make no reference to unisex or ‘gender neutral’ facilities.  … Continue reading Open letter to Angus Council

Open letter to Dundee City Council

Dear Dundee City Council 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 half for girls, this applies for both WC’s and wash areas. The Regulations make no reference to unisex or ‘gender neutral’ … Continue reading Open letter to Dundee City Council

Open letter to City of Edinburgh Council

To City of Edinburgh Council In response to a Freedom of Information request City of Edinburgh Council referenced regulations 15/16 of The School Premises (General Requirements and Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1967, which states that the Sanitary Accommodation's for pupils are to be split half for boys and half for girls. This applies for both WC’s … Continue reading Open letter to City of Edinburgh Council

Open letter to East Renfrewshire Council

Dear East Renfrewshire Council 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 half for girls, this applies for both WC’s and wash areas. The Regulations make no reference to unisex or ‘gender neutral’ … Continue reading Open letter to East Renfrewshire Council

Councils’ ‘gender neutral’ school toilets ignore Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s call for a Human Rights approach

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

Where did ‘Gender Neutral Toilets in Schools’ come from?

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?