Families of transgender children face care bias
SOCIAL workers are biased against families with transgender children, a Government report said yesterday.
It called for rules to prevent social workers from labelling parents as abusers if they encourage their children in ‘gender variance’.
The inquiry, carried out for the Department for Education, said: ‘The evidence suggests transgender people often report having poor experiences within social and care settings.’ It added that ‘childhood gender dysphoria remains poorly understood by social workers, resulting in discrimination’.
The findings come at a time of growing controversy over both the demands of the transgender rights lobby and the failure by social workers in a number of major grooming gang scandals to act to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of children.