The AoCPP welcomes the Interim Report from the Cass Review into Gender Dysphoric children and young people. We support the key points including:
Improving the services available so that GD children and young people receive the same standards of clinical care, assessment and treatment as any other child or young person accessing health services
Improving the research data and evidence base
Ensuring that services are appropriate and are subjected to usual quality control
The need to have open discussions, agreement and guidance about the nature of GD and the appropriate clinical response
The AoCPP is committed to supporting child protection professionals to provide the best care possible based on research and evidence. Our GD Special Interest Group provides a discussion space for members to enable thoughtful and informed reflection on the issues raised by Gender Dysphoria in the context of safeguarding.
The full Interim Report from the Cass Review can be found here:
In today's episode Wendy Thorogood, Director of the Association of Child Protection Professionals introduces our Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on Children and Young People in Care and Care Experienced. Wendy is joined by the SIG Chair Penny Earney.