Here are links to my series on the over-representation of Looked After Children and Gender Identity Issues.
In part 1 I looked at two legal cases involving “transgender” children. The first one is related to a foster parents who have had three of the children in their diagnosed with “Gender Dysphoria”. One was their biological child and the other two were wards of the state. Three unrelated children, in one family, referred to Gender Identity Services.
In part 2 I looked at a Canadian Gender Identity Specialist. This specialist openly admits that 50% of his referrals, that is 500 children, have come to him from the “looked after ” sector. He also recommends that one way to get access to a medicalised pathway is to make claims of suicide ideation/attempts or self-harm.
Part 3 examined a paper which looked at data, on looked after and adopted children, from the UK Gender Identity Service (GIDs) based at the Tavistock.
In part 4 I looked at a Foster Agency which provides guidance to Professionals in relation to Trans-Identified Youth in their care.
This post will look at some guidance provided for professionals working with children in Foster Care.
You can read the full document here:
The kit is aimed at Social Care Professionals. It is produced by an organisation called Three Circles Foster Care who are a private limited company. They are involved in the delivery of foster care services across the North West and in Yorkshire. They offer a range of services which include respite care, long and short term placements, pre-adoption placements and a service for unaccompanied minors.
They also offer services from a partner organisation, The National Teaching & Advisory Service which has a common director and offers courses for Foster Carers and Social Workers amongst others.
Here is a link to their website: https://www.threecirclesfostering.com/
The guidance was produced in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation and advice was taken from Trans Activist and NHS employee, Tara Hewitt following a consultaion with The Proud Trust. For those of you unfamiliar with Tara please note them boasting, to Mermaids, about safeguard referring children if the parents are deemed to be unsupportive of a “trans-identity”. The second clip is a newspaper article at the time that Tara was on the candidate list for the Conservative party. Tara has been quite open about their niche sexual interests: BDSM, Bondage, sado-masochism and pet play, which I believe is known as “Furry” fetish. Can’t think of a better person to be advising on an issue that comes under child safeguarding.
As well as The Proud Trust the acknowledgements also thank Susie Green, from Mermaids.
As you can see from the clip below the guidance is s deeply wedded to Gender Identity Ideology. Gender, we are told, is assigned, it includes transgender, non-binary, no gender, gender questioning…but this is not an exhaustive list. As an aside, I notice that even groups deeply wedded to Gender Identity Ideology betray a nervousness that they cannot keep up with the ever widening “identities” under the Transgenda Umbrella.
Children in care /Looked after children are wards of the state for multiple reasons. These children are likely to be among the most vulnerable in our society. It is likely those without a background of trauma/abuse are in a tiny minority. I would go so far as to say that any child, no longer with their birth family, has some issues of “identity” to reckon with because of their background.
The director is Jacob Sibley. In his biography it is noted that he has links to the LGBT Foundation, who, in turn are partnered with the new Gender Identity Clinic (Indigo) which was set up in Manchester to provide an affirmative pathway for trans-identified folks. Indigo Clinic is provide care for those 17 years and above; though its website says this is an initial client group which implies they wish to expand their services.
Three Circles also partner with charities and help support them. Here is one of those Charities. The Proud Trust.
You may have heard of The Proud Trust. They got into some public relations trouble through their controversion sex education. They took money earmarked for women and girls to promote their gender ideology and controversial guidance to sexuality. You can read about them here: https://www.transgendertrend.com/proud-trust-nothing-proud/
The guidance for professionals dealing with “trans” youth has totalitarian overtones. The phrase “educate yourself” springs to mind. In this piece they make it clear that their aim is much broader than you would expect for a guidance pack. They also produce a leaflet which is even more direct.
Here is a quote:
They have an ambitious aim of “educating the masses”. Should they not place the children front and centre of all they do and not an agenda to socially engineer society? There are a few quotes which are out and out propagandising their belief system. I would not approve of religious indoctrination to vulnerable kids and this is a much more sinister (and de-stablisiing” ideology to be pushing. Here are another couple of clips:
I can’t think of anything more de-humanising than the adoption of “it” for a pronoun. Indeed in the age of the misery memoir there was a popular one of the genre called “A child Called “It”. I would be seriously concerned if any child insisted on that as a pronoun. It cannot possibly reflect good self-esteem.
Kids in care are also being handed a powerful weopen to challenge the staff/foster parents charged with their care. More than once they are advised to contact the organisation if the foster parents, social workers or Doctors show any resistance to their demands. They provide a phone number so that the child can call their organisation direct if the Foster Carer’s fail to accept their “gender identity”.
Starkly they advise the child that the Foster parents are wrong and the child is given a phone number so the organisation can “put it right”. I can only imagine how intoxicating this power would be to a child, who may have felt pushed from pillar to post /disempowered by becoming a ward of state. To unequivocally assume these vulnerable children are able to make “adult” decisions about their “identity” and ensure that the foster carer knows they are under scrutiny by these organisations is creating a chilling effect.
In another quote the guidance seeks to conjure up the spectre of a police force at your door for using the wrong name, or even “mis-pronouncing” it! Use of a child’s previous name is referred to as “deadnaming” . I have seen similiar statements in school guidance. Sadly, as orwellian as this sounds, you can indeed be reported for a hate crime on similar spurious grounds. The offence is defined by the “victim” so if they say its a hate crime it has to be recorded as such.
In addition the guidance makes it clear that recruitment strategy should also seek to screen for “transphobic” foster carers and make sure prospective foster carers are on board with transgender ideology.
I do want to highlight the pro-medicalisation stance, for kids, of this guidance. They make it clear that Foster Carers should facilitate access to trans groups for their charges. They provide information on how to make referrals to Gender Identity Clinics. They also link to shops to buy “equipment” for kids to enable them to perform their gender identity.
The guidance also includes a graph documenting referrals to GIDS over the preceding years. If this does not make people sit up and notice I despair. Look at the growth. We are referring kids as young as 3. This is not unconnected to the fact that we have let this propaganda be disemminated across our education, medical sectors, all amplified by a media which seems obsessed by “transgender tipping points”..
No guide would be complete without propaganda around the life of a trans person. Selling your wares via victimology is a strategic move when advocating for social justice issues. It cannot help the mental health of young people who have determined their issues will be resolved by “transition”. I cannot begin to understand why Samaritans are silent about the manipulation of suicide ideation to promote their cause. Below is a list of the fearmongering claims from lobby groups. Treat all of this with the scepticism they deserve.
Here is a quote from a young person used in the booklet. The silence of the Samaritans is less suprising when you know they have been trained by GIRES (Trans lobby group). Their current CEO came from Girl Guiding and was in post when they agreed that self-identifed “women” could access shared spaces with female children. I have also been sent confirmation about some of the activists delivering training to Samaritans. That is for another blog.
I find so much that is alarming in both the leaflet and the full document I could add many more clips to this piece. I would recommend you download it and would be pleased to see twitter users doing their own threads highlighting other disturbing aspects of this guidance.