Voice for Justice UK
Following implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Government has now issued a Briefing Paper entitled Patient records and confidentiality. As part of this, The British Medical Association (BMA) has produced guidance on confidentiality and the disclosure of health records in relation to children.
In 1990 the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act lowered the legal time limit for abortion from 28 to 24 weeks, which was at the time the accepted point of viability – the time when the child was recognised as capable of independent existence outside the womb.
Recent figures released by NHS Digital and reported in the national press reveal that in the past two years 10,593 contraceptive implants have been given to schoolgirls below the age of 15 – some even as young as 12 – without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
This is wrong at a number of levels:
A young single parent white mother and her two children living in a predominantly Asian area of London have, over the last eighteen months, been subjected to a campaign of violent intimidation and physical and verbal abuse by their Muslim neighbours – who appear to object to the family’s ethnicity and their Christian faith.
With increasing reports of people seeking reversal of gender reassignment surgery (see recent report in The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gender-reversal-surgery-demand-r...
The Church of England has issued guidance to its primary schools, allowing children to identify as transgender. As a part of normal child development children ‘explore’ who they are.
We call for it be made mandatory for all sex education delivered in UK schools to contain full and comprehensive information of the health risks attaching to non-monogamous sex.