Trans lobby capture Childline

Aug 11, 2021 by

by Josephine Bartosch, The Critic:

Remember the fall of Kids’ Company? The charity led into obscurity by a well-meaning figure with bizarre beliefs which were later denounced as “pseudoscientific”. It would be comforting to imagine that organisations supporting children might have observed and become a little more circumspect about faddy ideas; sadly it seems they have learned nothing.

James Esses, a 29-year-old trainee psychotherapist, has seen his dreams quashed after speaking out about the influence of transgender lobby groups on institutions. It was in 2015 when he took the first step away from his former career as a barrister and toward a vocation to become a therapist working with children. But just a few months ago Esses found himself not only booted from his Masters course at Metanoia Institute but also unwelcome at NSPCC-run Childline where he had volunteered as counsellor for six years.

He believes the prevailing approach, whereby patients are affirmed in their cross-sex identities, is leading to children being put on a medical pathway for what is a mental health issue.

Rates of referral to gender identity services (GIDS), have soared over the past decade; from 138 in 2010/11 to 2,383 from 2020/2021. The leading gender identity service in the UK is currently the subject of an independent review; this follows the resignation of 35 staff members over a three-year period, an “inadequate” rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and multiple employees blowing the whistle on poor practice.

Read here

Please right-click links to open in a new window.

Related Posts


Share This