Questioning a child’s ventures into transsexuality can earn his or her parents an investigation by social services, according to the recommendations from a town council in the United Kingdom.
A report in the Telegraph reveals that a “toolkit” offered by the Brighton and Hove City Council suggests that moms and dads who also dismiss a “gender questioning” child’s request for a name change are a big problem.
The council’s guidance “advises teachers on how to handle a number of different scenarios, including if parents say: ‘I refuse to allow my son to change his name or wear skirts,'” the report says.
“If a setting has a significant concern about the child’s wellbeing and or safety in relation to how the parents or carers are managing the exploration of the child’s gender identity it may be necessary and advisable to follow safeguarding procedures,” schools are told.
The document comes from Allsorts Youth Project, a pro-LGBTQ activism organization that advises in “all cases,” transgender students must be allowed to access the shower room that corresponds with their gender identity.
That means putting a boy in a changing room alongside girls, on occasion, even if the girls object.
The document says any other treatment constitutes “bullying behaviors.”
“Schools are advised that some parents may ‘struggle’ to accept their child’s gender identity and it may be a long time before they accept the change,” the report said. ‘
The statutory guidance issued by the Department of Education includes counsel that staff “with concerns about a child must contact social services or the police if necessary.”
At the Christian Institute, there was the warning that promoting the alternative sexual lifestyle agenda just encourages kids to question.
“In 2017, Dr Joanna Williams, a lecturer at the University of Kent, spoke out against the ‘time, effort and money that goes into producing and monitoring Transgender Policies,'” the report said. “She added: ‘Children – encouraged by their experiences at school – are beginning to question their gender identity at ever younger ages. In doing more than just supporting transgender children, and instead sowing confusion about gender identity, schools do neither boys nor girls any favors’.”