“We recognise that 16 is the legal age of majority in Scotland in other areas and support in principle the rights of young people to explore their gender identity freely and safely,” the EHCR said. “However . . . we note that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child defines anyone under 18 as a child.”

Self-ID plan may cause cross-border problems
A trans person who changes gender under reforms planned for Scotland could not be certain of their legal status and rights in the rest of Britain, the equalities watchdog has warned. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said difficulties were likely in “cross-border situations” if the SNP