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Therapy in name only

This episode, made for Pride month 2022, examines the issue of anti-trans discrimination and conversion therapy. Host, Andy McClenaghan, is joined by Chay Brown Director of the trans-rights organisation, TransActual, Rachel Hubbard Senior Lecturer in Social Work at University of the West of England and BASW member, and Jacob Sibley, Director of LGBT Youth in Care. They discuss the discrimination faced by trans people, examine rates of anti-trans hate crime in the UK and consider the Government’s decision to exclude trans people from its planned ban on the use of conversion therapy in England and Wales. 

 

Various documents are referred to during the episode. They can be accessed via the following links:

 

TransActual—Trans lives survey 2021: Enduring the UK’s hostile environment https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e8a0a6bb02c73725b24dc9d/t/6152eac81e0b0109491dc518/1632824024793/Trans+Lives+Survey+2021.pdf

 

Galop—Transphobic Hate Crime Report 2020 https://galop.org.uk/resource/transphobic-hate-crime-report-2020/   

 

The Cass Review—Independent review of gender identity services for children and young people: Interim report https://cass.independent-review.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Cass-Review-Interim-Report-Final-Web-Accessible.pdf

 

Stonewall—Shut out: the experiences of LGBT young people not in education, training or work https://www.stonewall.org.uk/resources/shut-out-experiences-lgbt-young-people-not-education-training-or-work

 

Government Equalities Office—National LGBT Survey: Research report https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-lgbt-survey-summary-report

 

House of Commons Library—Hate Crime Statistics https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8537/CBP-8537.pdf


To read the BASW Position Statement on Social Work with Transgender People please visit https://www.basw.co.uk/system/files/resources/basw_statement_on_social_work_with_trans_people_and_trans_rights_approved_by_council_july_7_2021_final.pdf

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