THAT Conference believes that access to safe, free, legal abortion is crucial to women’s and girls’ educational, economic, and social equality. Barriers to abortion services are barriers to women’s and girls’ rights.
THAT Conference believes that many portrayals of trans people in the media over recent years can only be described as appalling. Consistently transphobic media coverage has highlighted the level of ignorance and the lack of understanding of trans people’s rights.
THAT Conference instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council commission research into the effectiveness of current guidance and legislation into the identification and support of female learners with neurodiversity.
THAT Conference instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council ask the DfE to examine the possibility of recommending that local authorities in England reintroduce supply lists, and fund accordingly, and to examine the use of third
THAT Conference believes education in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) should follow a play-based curriculum, and recognises the value of play as vital to the development of creativity, social skills and physical coordination.
THAT Conference is concerned that the HPV infection is often only discussed in view of its associated risk of cervical cancer and that the NHS currently vaccinates only girls aged 12 to 13 throughout schools in the UK.
THAT Conference finds all forms of child abuse abhorrent and is very concerned about honour-based abuse practices such as FGM, forced marriage and breast-ironing. Child abuse related to faith and belief is also deeply concerning.
THAT Conference is very concerned by the Home Office data that indicates that the number of hate crimes in England and Wales in 2015-16 was up 19% on the previous year with 62,518 offences recorded by the police.
THAT Conference is concerned about the treatment of education staff battling terminal conditions and believes that terminally ill workers should have the right to remain in employment, if they so wish, and to be treated with respect and dignity.