Transgender Guidance - Children


Gender is complicated and multi-faceted and can be best understood as being a spectrum rather than a binary choice between male or female. Developing a positive sense of gender identity is an important part of growing up for all children and young people. It is essential that educational settings develop pupil and student understanding of the spectrum of gender identity and provide support to trans, gender questioning and non-binary pupils, students and staff.
Practice to support trans children and young people should be embedded across policies and curriculum. This will help schools meet the Public Sector Duty of the Equality Act and eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.

The Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit from Brighton and Hove has been updated. The toolkit supports trans, non-binary and gender questioning children and young people in educational settings and answers questions you may have about trans issues.

Other resources

Gender Identity Development Service



Gendered Intelligence

What Does the UK Government Announcement on the Gender Recognition Act Mean?