Safeguarding

Media Release: Church of England plays fast and loose with Cass Review

Press release in response to the proposed anti-bullying guidance for use in Church of England schools. We are concerned that the concerns expressed in the Cass review have not been properly addressed.

Safeguarding: Where has it gone so wrong?

Cathy Mudge reports on the groundbreaking research of Protect and Teach and the disturbing findings.

Exclusive: Debbie Hayton’s testimony

Image from cover of Debbie Hayton's Book Transexual Apostate

“I feel more vulnerable talking about my faith than about my transsexualism” By Debbie Hayton My name is Debbie Hayton and I am an evangelical Christian. It is perhaps a sad indictment of our society that I feel more vulnerable talking about my faith than about my transsexualism, but here we are. I’ve also been ...

Whistleblowing and Safeguarding Concerns at the Tavistock and Portman

My name is Dr Lynne Amidon and I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Team Manager working for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. I qualified as a Child Psychotherapist in 1999 and have spent the past 24 years of my life working with abused and neglected children trying to ensure they are ...

The Cass Review: response from LGB Christians to CofE Education Office

Image Featuring Rev Nigel Genders, Hilary Cass, The Cass Review Logo and cover of Valuing All God's Children Report

LGB Christians are very concerned by the influence of gender identity ideology over the Church of England.  Here, we share recent correspondence with Rev Nigel Genders CBE, the Chief Education Officer of the Church of England (pictured in the image) in the light of the Cass review. Dear Mr Genders We are an ecumenical and ...

Letter to Church Times about concept of gender identity in C of E schools

Letter from Sarah Rutherford on behalf of LGB Christians published in the Church Times on Friday 2nd February 2024 Sir, LGB Christians is a newly formed network of lesbian, gay, and bisexual Christians and their friends. We would like to add our voice to the concerns raised by many parents and others over the media ...

Gender Identity captures the CofE: ‘the shameful brainwashing of children’

Church House, London. Photo credit: Paasikivi, Wikipedia.

Sarah Rutherford writes,  I started looking into the whole area of gender identity ideology in about 2018.  I use this terminology rather than trans rights, which I think is confusing. What I and many others object to is the wholescale recategorisation of what it means to be a male or female with the ensuing consequences that this has specifically for women and girls and gay and lesbian people. This was when there was a proposal to permit the Census 2021 question on sex to be answered according to gender identity. Until then I rather naively thought that this whole issue would be confined to democratic states in the US and perhaps our own universities.

Help Emma Sue David Lloyd Clubs

At a meeting in April 2023 we were shown the UK Active guidance adopted by David Lloyds Leisure. This allows members to access changing rooms according to their “gendered appearance”. Had David Lloyd Leisure made their changing room policy clear to us up-front we would never have joined. We have since taken our daughters and ...

Expelled from my university course for holding gender critical views

I am a trainee therapist who was expelled from a university course over email for launching a public petition trying to safeguard therapy and counselling for vulnerable children with gender dysphoria.