Westminster Social Policy Forum

Next steps for transgender equality - inclusion, rights and services

Morning, Monday, 4th June 2018

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will consider policy priorities for transgender equality.


In the context of Brexit and uncertainty around the future of current equality legislation such as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, delegates will discuss the current landscape of transgender equality.


Attendees will also discuss priorities for transgender physical and mental health, in the context of Government proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender, the NHS England consultation on how Gender Identity Clinics will deliver specialised outpatient services and how surgical units will deliver surgical interventions, and reports that some transgender people are waiting over two years for an initial consultation with an NHS Gender Identity Clinic.


Further sessions focus on key issues for transgender equality in the workplace and how employers can support transition, tackling issues in the criminal justice system and how schools and universities can create inclusive environments, as well as transgender coverage and representation in the media.



Guests of Honour

James Palmer

Medical Director for Specialised Services, NHS England

Ben Wilson

Executive Director, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Guests of Honour

James Palmer

Medical Director for Specialised Services, NHS England

Ben Wilson

Executive Director, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Keynote Speaker

Tunde Ogungbesan

Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Succession, BBC

Chairs

Baroness Barker

Liberal Democrat Lords LGBT Spokesperson

Steph Calvert

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor; Executive Member, Spectrum, Home Office and Executive Member, a:gender

Speakers

Megan Key

Equalities Manager, National Probation Service

Dr Caroline Dollery

Chair and Elected GP, NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

Helen Belcher

Trustee, Trans Media Watch

Julia Neal

National Education Union Representative and Member, LGBT+ Worker’s Committee, Trade Union Congress

Dr Jane Hamlin

President, Beaumont Society

Dr Polly Carmichael

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director, Gender Identity Development Service, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Stephanie McKendry

Widening Access Manager, University of Strathclyde

Mark Landon

Partner, Weightmans