Women and Equalities Committee report: The Role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the Place of GEO in Government

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The rate of change in the positions of the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is unsatisfactory and unsustainable. It is a source of disruption and confusion, both within the Civil Service and among stakeholders.

This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on the role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the place of GEO in government. 

Department for Education report: Transgender Awareness in Child and Family Social Work

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Some evidence suggests childhood gender dysphoria remains poorly understood by social workers. Correspondingly some studies describe parents and children often find themselves having to educate the professionals around them.

This is from the May 2019 report (pdf) from the Department for Education on the adequacy and consistency of knowledge on gender variance in social work training and continuous professional development.

Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information

The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.

This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out  plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them.  And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.