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Joint statement from Barnardo’s, NSPCC, National Children’s Bureau and The Children’s Society about gender clinic judicial review

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Toomie Wed 07-Oct-20 14:30:22

I've just seen that Barnados along with NSPCC and others have released this joint statement.

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Toomie Wed 07-Oct-20 14:34:01

I know that they all follow the gender identity line but I rather naïvely supposed professional children's organisations would perhaps wait for the evidence to be heard and for the outcome of the case before making a statement.

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BrassicaRabbit Wed 07-Oct-20 14:37:53

The NSPCC being captured by the gender lobby is one of the most sinister events of the last few years. They provide training and advice and have statutory powers unlike any other charity in that they can take children into care. All because they are trusted to be the highest authority on safeguarding. And yet.

Kokeshi123 Wed 07-Oct-20 14:40:06

Two words:
"Doubling Down."

Helmetbymidnight Wed 07-Oct-20 14:40:36

These people! Its unbelievable.

My God, why not just shut up a minute and see what the outcome of the case is?

persistentwoman Wed 07-Oct-20 14:42:14

National child safeguarding organisations promoting drugs and surgery on under age children sad .

Dozer Wed 07-Oct-20 14:42:25

Shame on them.


Dozer Wed 07-Oct-20 14:42:51

No mention, for example, of the need for better mental health services

persistentwoman Wed 07-Oct-20 14:43:40

Of course, the judiciary have also been fully regulatory captured by adult political lobby groups so I'm quite anxious about the final outcome.

EvenSupposing Wed 07-Oct-20 14:54:19


These people! Its unbelievable.

My God, why not just shut up a minute and see what the outcome of the case is?


TBHno Wed 07-Oct-20 14:56:43

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CaraDuneRedux Wed 07-Oct-20 14:59:44

Holy crap that is shocking.

Resignations at the Tavistock, open letters to the press, the NHS changing its guidelines round puberty blockers faster than you can say "reverse ferret", Mermaids doing a major internet spring clean - apart from the obvious wrongness of this doubling-down, this is a politically insane act in the present climate.

Clearly the "Rubberman" influence is extremely well entrenched, to the exclusion of all reason. Though I'm surprised (and disappointed) that Barnados has been captured too.

Toseland Wed 07-Oct-20 15:02:06

I just saw this - unbelievable - I’m so cross - all captured sad

NewlyGranny Wed 07-Oct-20 15:02:59

It's almost as if the path gender questioning children must take is a simple binary, isn't it? Children must either be given everything they ask for instantly, or ignored and thrust weeping into the cold.

Is there no way they can imagine listening AND safeguarding?

DoublePatRelease Wed 07-Oct-20 15:03:32

Do these groups also support children who want to detransition?

They were not mentioned as far as I could tell.

Datun Wed 07-Oct-20 15:06:16

Many trans children and young people feel lonely and isolated due to a lack of support, understanding, and acceptance. Denying them agency has the potential to compound this and can put them at high risk of mental illness and emotional distress, potentially affecting their long-term future.

What kind of arse backwards statement is this?

What is a trans child? A minor with gender dysphoria, that's what. Unless you think children can be transvestites and cross dressers?

They are basically saying you need to accept that a child hates their body, and must change it. Does it never, ever occur to these people to ask what the bloody hell gender dysphoria is trying to solve??

The stats will, one hopes, speak for themselves.

Children with past trauma, or CSA or are autistic will be counted.

Are they truly saying you should just accept children who want to change their body because of these reasons?

They are breathtakingly hung up on the idea that a transgender identity is not a solution for these children to something else. In that case, what is the bloody evidence, let's have it? Where is it?

Come on children's charities, follow the government guidelines and give us the evidence for a transgender identity in children.

Collidascope Wed 07-Oct-20 15:06:20

I worked for Barnardo's for several years. This doesn't surprise me.

Thelnebriati Wed 07-Oct-20 15:09:44

Well reading that you'd think puberty blockers and cross sex hormones always have a good outcome and never have a negative outcome, such as sterility.

RozWatching Wed 07-Oct-20 15:12:36

"We celebrate who they are"

No, what you're doing is the opposite of celebrating gender non-conformity.


SilverLetters Wed 07-Oct-20 15:14:13

This is an excellent receipt to have. Very good of them to provide it for when this whole shitstorm
finally collapses completely.

PaleBlueMoonlight Wed 07-Oct-20 15:16:37

Wow. I am genuinely shocked.

Flaunch Wed 07-Oct-20 15:16:46

Despicable. They are supposed to care about children.

NiceGerbil Wed 07-Oct-20 15:18:10

'“On matters of health treatment all children have the right to be listened to independently and have their wishes taken seriously – this includes children and young people who identify as trans and who may be undergoing hormone treatment therapy.'

I didn't think children were allowed hormones full stop?

NiceGerbil Wed 07-Oct-20 15:18:47

Also why is gender non conforming on the list?

To a greater or lesser extent, that's everyone in the world :/

TweeBree Wed 07-Oct-20 15:19:35

The bit about helping children achieve 'their potential' is just sinister. Adult agendas shining through.

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