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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to issue guidance to schools on handling allegations of misgendering of pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>​The Department has published guidance to help schools understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the Act. This includes a duty on schools not to discriminate unlawfully due to the protected characteristic of gender reassignment. The guidance can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools</a>.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Government’s LGBT Action Plan, the Department has committed to ensuring that schools have access to the guidance they need to support LGBT pupils. This includes a commitment to updating the Equality Act guidance. Also, in the LGBT Action Plan is a commitment that Government Equalities Office will work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to publish comprehensive guidance for schools on how to support transgender pupils.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:57:04.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:57:04.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1122119
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to provide adequate mental health support for (a) transgender and (b) gender-questioning children in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 245972 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>It is up to schools to decide, in dialogue with parents, how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pupils, including transgender and gender-questioning pupils. The Government Equalities Office has provided guidance and links to support and services for LGBT individuals, including support for children and young people. This guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-and-support-for-lgbt-people#children-and-young-people-up-to-the-age-of-19" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-and-support-for-lgbt-people#children-and-young-people-up-to-the-age-of-19</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Counselling can play an effective role as part of a whole school approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing. To support the provision of counselling support in schools, the Department published a blueprint for school counselling services. This provides schools with practical evidence-based advice informed by schools and counselling experts, on how to deliver high quality school-based counselling. It also offers information on how to ensure that children who have a higher prevalence of mental illness, including those who are LGBT, can access counselling provision.</p><p>This is available here: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also making sure that there is better access to specialist mental health support and treatment for pupils that need it. In March, the Government appointed the first ever National Adviser for LGBT Health in the NHS and Advisory Panel, to help improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT people. Under the NHS long term plan, mental health services will continue to receive a growing share of the NHS budget, with funding to grow by at least £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24. For the first time, funding for children and young people’s mental health services will grow faster than both overall NHS funding and total mental health spending. This will mean that by 2023/24 an extra 345,000 children and young people aged 0-25 will receive mental health support via NHS-funded mental health services and school or college-based Mental Health Support Teams.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T15:56:06.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:56:06.517Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that appropriate pastoral and other support is available in schools for people who identify as transgender. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 45468 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to building a society where transgender people feel safe and supported. While individual schools are best placed to decide what pastoral support to put in place, they do this in the framework set by the public sector equality duty.</p><p> </p><p>The provisions of the duty are not intended to be burdensome but set some clear expectations. The Department’s guidance on how the duty applies to schools can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools</a>.</p><p> </p><p>It sets out that the duty includes having due regard to the need to advance equality of opportunity for pupils with protected characteristics – including those who identify as transgender – and schools have to publish information on how they are complying.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance also sets out that advancing equality of opportunity involves, in particular:</p><p>(a) removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people which are connected to a particular characteristic they have;</p><p>(b) taking steps to meet the particular needs of people who have a particular characteristic; and</p><p>(c) encouraging people who have a particular characteristic to participate fully in any activities.</p><p> </p><p>To further support LGB&amp;T pupils we recently announced £4.4 million in funding over the next two years to support anti-bullying schemes. This includes £2.8 million for six projects tackling homophobic, transphobic and biphobic (HBT) bullying. Bullying is best tackled as part of a whole-school approach to create inclusive environments where pupils get appropriate support and the HBT-focused projects will support schools with doing that.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-15T17:11:32.083Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-15T17:11:32.083Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any guidance or instruction from the Department of Education has prompted Brighton and Hove City Council to seek to establish the gender identity rather than the physical sex of four and five year-old children, and how many other education bodies have sent similar requests to parents. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL7897 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education provides guidance on the Equality Act 2010 to schools which contains advice on the Public Sector Equality Duty and on the protected characteristic of gender reassignment.</p><p>The Department has not inquired into the gender identity of children in January 2016 and has no correspondence on the matter.</p><p>The addition of gender identity information on the pupil registration form was solely a decision of the Brighton and Hove City Council. They have the independence to make this decision.</p><p>The Department does not hold details of any additional information collected by local authorities outside of those required by the Department for our centrally specified, mandatory data collections.</p><p>The Department is not aware of any referral on this issue to the Police.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL7898 more like this
HL7899 more like this
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less than 2016-05-05T12:35:10.86Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-05T12:35:10.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
515518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish any relevant correspondence between the Department for Education and Brighton and Hove City Council following its January 2016 inquiry into the gender identity rather than the physical sex of secondary school children. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL7898 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education provides guidance on the Equality Act 2010 to schools which contains advice on the Public Sector Equality Duty and on the protected characteristic of gender reassignment.</p><p>The Department has not inquired into the gender identity of children in January 2016 and has no correspondence on the matter.</p><p>The addition of gender identity information on the pupil registration form was solely a decision of the Brighton and Hove City Council. They have the independence to make this decision.</p><p>The Department does not hold details of any additional information collected by local authorities outside of those required by the Department for our centrally specified, mandatory data collections.</p><p>The Department is not aware of any referral on this issue to the Police.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7897 more like this
HL7899 more like this
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less than 2016-05-05T12:35:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-05T12:35:10.923Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the actions of Brighton and Hove City Council regarding its inquiries into children's gender identity, rather than their physical sex, have been referred to the police in the light of any risk that such questioning might sexualise vulnerable young people. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL7899 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education provides guidance on the Equality Act 2010 to schools which contains advice on the Public Sector Equality Duty and on the protected characteristic of gender reassignment.</p><p>The Department has not inquired into the gender identity of children in January 2016 and has no correspondence on the matter.</p><p>The addition of gender identity information on the pupil registration form was solely a decision of the Brighton and Hove City Council. They have the independence to make this decision.</p><p>The Department does not hold details of any additional information collected by local authorities outside of those required by the Department for our centrally specified, mandatory data collections.</p><p>The Department is not aware of any referral on this issue to the Police.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7897 more like this
HL7898 more like this
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less than 2016-05-05T12:35:10.987Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-05T12:35:10.987Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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648
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they give to schools to ensure that the names of transgender children are recorded appropriately and in such a way as to protect their privacy. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL478 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>The department does not give specific guidance to schools about recording the names of transgender children. The operational arrangements as to how information is recorded and protected within a school’s own information management system are for them to decide locally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department advises in its equalities guidance for schools that they must protect from discrimination because of gender reassignment, and address any issues early on, sensitively and proactively. The equalities guidance links to further helpful transgender guidance written by a partnership of bodies in Cornwall, which schools might like to follow.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL479 more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T13:53:17.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T13:53:17.54Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Gender Recognition remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the School Information Management System records the names of transgender children in such a way as to protect their privacy. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL479 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>The department does not give specific guidance to schools about recording the names of transgender children. The operational arrangements as to how information is recorded and protected within a school’s own information management system are for them to decide locally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department advises in its equalities guidance for schools that they must protect from discrimination because of gender reassignment, and address any issues early on, sensitively and proactively. The equalities guidance links to further helpful transgender guidance written by a partnership of bodies in Cornwall, which schools might like to follow.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL478 more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T13:53:17.64Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T13:53:17.64Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this