The draft document, created by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and seen by the Sunday Times, is expected to be introduced in schools across England and Wales from October. The Metro reports.
It’s aim is to help teachers and school staff protect transgender pupils at both primary and secondary level.
It states that trans schoolchildren should use changing rooms that match their gender identity, while pupils who are uncomfortable should have the option to change privately.
Trans pupils must also not be excluded from participating in single-sex sports and can wear either netball skirts or tracksuit bottoms, depending on their preference, it continues.
The EHRC have stated that the guidelines are still in the ‘draft’ phase, but added that they are ‘important’ in helping schools ‘support all children and meet their legal duties under the Equality Act’.
Read more about the guidelines and what they’ll entail Trans children to get sex education with gender they identify with
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