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Police given confusing and contradictory orders over gender identity and how to use pronouns

Police given confusing and contradictory orders over gender identity and how to use pronouns
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ET staff writer
ET staff writer
01 June, 2022 2 min read

British police forces are being given contradictory and confusing messages over gender identity, with the Home Office backtracking on initial guidance over recording offences and local forces being given guides over how to use pronouns.

In April, the Home Office soft-launched new data standards which required police officers to record the legal sex for crime victims and suspects, rather than their self-declared gender identity.

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