This conviction for child sexual offences has been recorded in the female crime stats. This will falsely elevate the true numbers of females convicted of these offences this year.
examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-york…
Where offence categories are only rarely committed by females, the addition of just 1 or 2 males in the female stats has the ability to dramatically skew the female numbers.
Is this the explanation for this?

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9…
I believe this is at least part of the reason for this 'dramatic rise' in females convicted of child sex offences. But the real point is that the data are so corrupted that we do not know. The data are now useless. They cannot be used to inform service planning & development.
Services cannot respond in a way that will protect children. Services cannot respond in a way that will maximise rehabilitation & minimise reoffending.
This is why language matters. This is why sex matters. This is why we cannot substitute self ID for sex.
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The deadline for this consultation on data collection re sex is not hard & fast. Please still email your thoughts on this:

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4 Mar
Summary of Day Two: The Case of Karen Jones

Defence referred to legal case brought by a TW with a GRC who had not (yet) had surgery, and who sought to be transferred from the male to the female estate. We have identified this as the case brought by Karen Jones:
The judge in that case ruled in favour of Jones, stating that to deny the request was both in violation of Article 8 rights and ‘irrational’. We assume that defence case is similarly that to exclude TW (at least those with GRC) from female estate is ‘irrational’.
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4 Mar
Summary of Day Two: Data Collection

Defence confirmed that no data are collected on GRC holders. MoJ does not know how many TW with GRC are in prison. The reason for this is that collecting these data may be criminalised under the GRA.
Judges were incredulous that ‘no one knows’ how many TW with a GRC there are stating that anecdotal reports are inadequate. Defence was directed to supply specific data on GRC holders (in written form by 12th March).
We frequently hear that it is a criminal act to state that someone has a GRC. The Equal Treatment Bench Book goes as far as to say that misgendering and dead naming could also be criminal acts.
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4 Mar
Summary of Day Two: EA (2010)
It was clear from evidence presented that the MoJ is seemingly determined to house at least some male prisoners in the female estate & to expose women in prison to them. Even the highest risk TW are still able to mix with women.
Distress to women is never a consideration: defence states this cannot be operationalised in risk ax.
The decision that EA exceptions did not apply to prisons was based on definition of ‘services’ & ‘communal accommodation’. SSJ now concedes that in some respects prison is a ‘service’ for purposes of EA exceptions.
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3 Mar
Judges: want agreed note on 2 topics meaning & ambit of Section 7 and question of whether allocation is a service.
Re stats: need answers for 6 questions
1. how many trans prisoners in estate as whole
2. how many of these have GRC
3. how many trans prisoners are on E wing or in any comparable section/unit
4. how many in general population
5. of number 4 how many have GRC
6. how many TW with GRC are in male estate
7. how many biological women are in male estate

Any rule, instruction or guidance as to circs as to which a biological woman could or would be allocated or transferred to the male estate? It is not credible that there is no guidance of this.

By 12th March please!
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3 Mar
KM Response:
Re triggering: no difficulty because requires a decision maker to have regard to vulnerability to women including that they are likely to have history of SA & DV.
Allocation of TW with GRC pending case board review & interim management of risk: but there is no process for this, including the mandatory risk factors that will be considered & not by anyone with specialist expertise
Recording of GRC status: but we do not even have the numbers of prisoners who transition & receive GRC in prison - inconceivable that prison does not know this info.
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3 Mar
SH: More on EA. None of the policies mean that TW will necessarily be in women's estate. Only allow for the possibility.
LJH: Yes, exceptionality
SH: Note that policies do not apply to women, but have effect on individual women. Takes us to justification.
Swift: the balancing competing interests...
SH: Yes. Gillick point...
(case law on this point) is policy capable of implementation in a manner that is lawful?
SH: if = realistic ways in which application of policy is lawful, then Gillick does not apply. If application in any particular case is unlawful, then challenge on that basis remains.
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