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The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) needs to be replaced.

Submitted on Monday 14th November 2022

Rejected on Friday 18th November 2022

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) needs to be replaced.

Petition Details

GIDS was shut down by the government with their intentions to roll out these services across the community, the service will not be available until 2023. I want it starting sooner as their is currently no service available for young transgender children.

Additional Information

It is the right of trans children to have services and support available to them, just as much of the LGBTQ+ community do. My 7 year old sister is in need of these services, the best she is currently offered is a phone call appointment with CAMHS. It is the duty of the leaders of this country to provide these services and make sure they are available across the nation.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

We can only accept petitions about things the Government or Parliament are directly responsible for.

Decisions about the provision of health services are an operational matter for the NHS, not the UK Government or Parliament.

We have published the following petition, which you might like to sign:

Increase funding for NHS transgender services: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/616754

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