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EA Guidance for Supporting Transgender Young People

16 Oct 2019

EA Guidance for Supporting Transgender Young People

Commenting on today’s publication of the Guidance for Schools, EOTAS Centres and Youth Service on Supporting Transgender Young People by the Education Authority, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People, Koulla Yiasouma said:

“There are a number of children in our classrooms who identify as transgender and it is encouraging that many schools have already taken positive action to accommodate all children. I warmly welcome the publication of today’s guidance and congratulate the Education Authority on such a comprehensive piece of work. 

“In the absence of an Executive it is a very positive step in the right direction as it encourages a common approach to providing a learning environment where all children can thrive, regardless of gender. The guidance will be a great support for all teachers and those working in youth settings.”

ENDS

Note to editors:

A copy of the Guidance for Schools, EOTAS Centres and Youth Service on Supporting Transgender Young People is available here.

For further information:

Please contact the Communications team at NICCY; e. communications@niccy.org t. 07917 544 177.

Support organisations:

TransgenderNI

GenderJam NI

Sail NI

The Belfast Trans Resource Centre

Out North West

 

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