Girl, 15, who identifies as a boy is taken from her family and put into care after telling teachers her parents ‘didn’t want her changing sex’

A girl of 15 was taken into foster care after she told teachers her parents were refusing to support her decision to change gender.

The family was informed by the deputy head teacher at her school that he was ‘powerless to intervene’ in preventing them losing their ‘much-loved’ daughter.

He told them: ‘I know she’s not a boy but she’s self-identified so my hands are tied.’