Response to proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act

The government has been consulting on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (2004).

SafeLives welcomes the opportunity to respond to this important consultation. Many of the questions contained in the consultation fall outside of SafeLives’ area of operation and we are therefore only replying to those questions where we have the most data, knowledge and experience.

SafeLives supports amendments to the current arrangements to make access to a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) easier and believes it does not affect the existing potential for services to use the ‘exceptions’ rules in the Equality Act. Our focus, as an organisation, is on the safety and wellbeing of anyone at risk from domestic abuse.