England’s schools must be involved in new transgender guidance, union warns

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12/19/2023

Schools in England must be involved “properly” in developing new transgender guidance that needs to work alongside their existing safeguarding duties, the UK’s largest education union has warned. As the government prepares to publish its first draft of the long-awaited guidance, the National Education Union (NEU) said many LGBTQ+ young people still found school a negative experience. “The guidance promised by [the education secretary] Gillian Keegan has been heralded for months, but is still yet to be seen,” an NEU spokesperson said. “When it is finally published, the government has said that it will be non-statutory, in draft form, and out for consultation for nine weeks.

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