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LESS than a third of schools would inform parents if their child was questioning their gender, a poll found.

Four in ten also operate gender self-identity policies.

Just 28 per cent of schools said they would tell parents if a child questions their gender

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Just 28 per cent of schools said they would tell parents if a child questions their genderCredit: Getty

A damning report out today warns transgender safeguarding principles are being “routinely disregarded” in many secondary schools.

The Policy Exchange think-tank says schools should tell the parents if a pupil questions their gender unless there is a compelling reason not to.

Its report adds: “While many schools believe that they are acting in a child’s best interests, there is no circumstance in which safeguarding should be compromised.”

Freedom of Information requests were submitted to 304 secondary schools in England, of which 154 responded.

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Just 28 per cent said they would tell parents if a child questions their gender.

The same number do not maintain single-sex loos and 19 per cent do not have single-sex changing rooms.

The report concludes: “Our research reveals a safeguarding blind spot when it comes to the issue of sex and gender.”

In her foreword, the Labour MP Rosie Duffield said: “Safeguarding of children is fundamental to a civilised society.

“Policy Exchange demonstrates there to be a systemic failure in the school system, caused by an ill-considered embrace of gender ideology.”

Tory Robin Walker, chairman of the Commons Education Committee, said: “Safeguarding should always be a prime concern for schools.”

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