Tavistock closure delayed, continued attempts to undermine the EHRC, and the UK is 'downgraded' by two European organisations
Here are some of the biggest stories to emerge over the past week:
1. Tavistock Closure Delayed
The closure of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock has been delayed by almost a year.
It has been announced that the closure, which was due to take place in Spring 2023, will now not happen until March 2024. This is based on delay to the opening of one of the two new ‘Regional Hubs’ that will be replacing the Tavistock.
This is not good news and means that the Tavistock, which is due to be closed following significant concerns around safeguarding and clinical practice, will be able to continue providing care to over 1,000 children currently within its service.
There are thousands more children on the waiting list for these services and there are growing concerns that while they are sat waiting, they are not being treated for co-morbidities, which are often present alongside gender dysphoria.
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