Many schools will engage openly and constructively with parents to discuss RSHP resources and policies. This approach is supported and encouraged by Education Scotland and is likely to result in the most positive outcomes for children. Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 says: ' A relationship of mutual trust and respect can enable effective communication that supports both parents and teachers. The better the information that schools provide to parents, the more parents can support their children's learning and the school.'
However, some schools are less willing to genuinely listen to parents. Many schools are also advised by charities and lobby groups that require full belief in gender ideology; these groups often misrepresent the law and recommend action that would undermine safeguarding policies. This resource is intended to support parents in talking to schools and countering some of the common misunderstandings.
Ultimately if a school is unable to work cooperatively with parents and to answer questions adequately, parents should follow the process for making a formal complaint to the school.