Dr Bianca Jackson, Family law barrister, Coram Chambers
Where a child in care proceedings is gender variant, they are arguably doubly vulnerable: by virtue of both their care status and their gender identity. The intersection of the two can result in unique challenges for the children themselves, the people caring for them, and the professionals involved. Part 1 of this two-part article, which appeared in the previous issue of Family Law, provided an overview of the case law concerning transgender youth in public law proceedings. Part 2 examines the statutory instruments that are in place that may assist in safeguarding them and offers some best practice tips for common issues that may arise.
The full article will be published in the September issue of Family Law.
Read the full article here.