A counselor who raised concerns that a clinic where she worked was pushing children toward so-called gender “transition” procedures has won thousands of dollars in damages from the business over its treatment of her.
The Christian Institute has reported on the case involving the fight between “safeguarding officer” Sonia Appleby and England’s Tavistock and Portman Trust Gender Identity Development Service.
That’s run by the nation’s National Health Service.
That clinic has been ordered to pay 20,000 pounds sterling, or about $27,000, to Appleby.
It was an employment tribunal that concluded she had suffered “obvious unfairness” that damaged her reputation.
The Institute explained, “Appleby had highlighted staff concerns that ‘some young children are being actively encouraged to be transgender without effective scrutiny of their circumstances.'”
She documented inadequate records and called for a policy to ensure that any history of abuse should be considered.
She said the operation’s management simply turned a blind eye, and its treatment of her as being “hostile,” injured her.
It’s not the only such complaint that has appeared about the organization.
The Institute explained, “Earlier this year, a top psychiatrist who exposed inadequacies at GIDS spoke of the resistance he faced from senior staff when he questioned poor clinical practice. Dr. David Bell, a former staff governor at the Tavistock and Portman Trust, was subjected to disciplinary proceedings after he reported clinicians’ concerns over patient welfare in an internal report in 2018.”
The BBC said Appleby’s job is to protect children at risk from maltreatment in the clinics.
The campaign against her apparently stemmed from staff concerns she relayed to her superiors.”
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