Working with Non binary and Transgender Pupils: Guidance for school staff and other professionals

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North Lanarkshire Council did not have the information requested.

Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Per FOISA, please provide me with information contained in your records as follows:

Your councils Guidance and staff and other professionals - Working with Non binary and
Transgender Pupils:

For the avoidance of doubt and the mitigation of a spurious exemption not to disclose this information please see a copy of the guidance I am referring at the following link:

https://policescotlandangels.org/?p=2711

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]
[name removed]

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours faithfully.

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Request for Information

I refer again to your e-mail of 8 December 2022 seeking information in
relation to non-binary and transgender pupils.

Having investigated, I regret to advise you that there is no specific
guidance for working with non-binary and transgender pupils and in terms
of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I must
advise you of this.

To be of some assistance, in practice, support is provided through the
Getting It Right for Every Child Pathway, where this is necessary.  This
pathway is not specific to transgender young people but can be used to
respond to a broad range of wellbeing issues in a relationship based way,
focused on individual wellbeing needs.  In addition, the Scottish
Government’s guidance on supporting transgender young people is available
to be used by schools.

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Chief Officer of Legal and Democratic, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Chief Officer of Legal and Democratic.

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

Yours faithfully

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

Working from home

Please contact via email

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Dear Angelene Kirkpatrick,

Thank you for confirming that you ‘follow’ Supporting
transgender young people in schools: guidance for Scottish schools –
https://www.gov.scot/publications/suppor...

Yours sincerely,
[name removed]
[name removed]