What should the service I commission provide?
- Explicit commitments to young people’s rights e.g. in safeguarding and confidentiality policy
- Safe space for self and gender expression
- Advocacy that can support young people’s rights in different areas of their lives e.g. trans healthcare
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Example from case study service policy: “Age will not be a determining factor in decisions to intervene. The wishes of the young person will always be considered. Safeguarding ‘best practice’ involves parent/carers but also an acknowledgement that that is not always appropriate.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.