Child Safeguarding

Tavistock Gender Clinic Ordered Shut

The Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) Clinic has been ordered to close following advice from the long awaited Cass Review into the clinical care of young persons suffering from gender dysphoria. The clinic has been deemed to fail its young patients and will shut its doors by next spring.

The GIDS Clinic has been taken to court by young detransitioners like Keira Bell who initially won her case in December 2020 before the high court squashed the judgement a few months later. The clinic has also seen a high turnover of staff and whistleblowers aplenty. It saw 5000 patients last year up from 250 a decade ago.

The latest recommendation is for regional children’s hospitals to see these patients, together with strong mental health care services.

Updated with this interview with Dr David Bell,  one of the key whistle blowers from the GIDS.