Trans Children and Youth Group

Meetings in the Torbay Area of South Devon


Trans children and familyTransfigurations regrets to announce that our Children’s and Parents Group has been temporarily suspended due to ill health of our key play worker.
If you have experience of working with children, especially children who are transgender, we are looking for a volunteer worker for 3 hours per month. Please apply by contacting us via our transkids contact page here.

In the meantime, our help and support lines are open for you to discuss any help that you might need and we are happy to meet parents on a one to one basis at a suitable venue (generally either in Torquay, Exeter or Totnes).


Report from our previous meeting:
Last month the children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Wildwood Escot. A short slideshow of some of the animals and birds is below

  • European Grey Wolf
    European Grey Wolf


Children up to the age of 13:
All children up to the age of 13 must be accompanied on all visits by a parent or guardian
Children between the ages of 13 to 16:
All children between the ages of 13 to 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for a minimum of their first 3 visits. After that these young people can attend on their own provided that a parent or guardian fills in and returns a Consent Form.
Young people between the ages of 17 to 19:
All teenagers between the ages of 17 to 19 may attend on their own provided that a parent or guardian signs and returns a Consent Form.
Parents:
The group will also be for parents of transgender people to get the support and help from other parents – and to give their support in return.

The group will be split on timings with a 30 min overlap between the two groups:
Children up to the age of 13:
Trans children up to the age of 13 will be able to attend from 2:00pm until 3:30pm (their sisters/brothers are welcome to attend as well)
Young people between the ages of 13 to 19:
All teenagers between the ages of 13 to 19 will be able to attend from 3:00 until 5:00pm – this is because the older children will have things to discuss which are not particularly relevant to the younger group at that stage of their development.

Please note that once teenagers have reached the age of 17, they can also attend the adult group if they so wish – or continue to come to the youth group – or both if they wish to.

Also note that all volunteers working with the children will have had enhanced level DBS checks carried out.

To contact us to request for more information please click here to use our Contact Form

If you cannot obtain your parent’s consent for any reason but would like to talk to somebody about how you are feeling, you can either contact the help and support line or use the Contact Form to email me.

Important Note:
NHS England has just released the new (2016) service specification for the treatment of transgender children and adolescents. This document can be downloaded from here.

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