By Liz Hull and Frances Hardy for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 23:45 GMT, 15 March 2019
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.'
The case is among those cited by leading professor Michele Moore who warns that children are being taken into care and allowed to change sex at school without their parents' consent.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be identified, complained to the school that her parent were refusing to support her decision to change gender (Stock photo)
She says she is worried about the lack of 'sensible' discussion around children 'self-identifying' as the opposite sex.
And parents, teachers and doctors are unable to question their decision for fear of being branded transphobic, said the expert in inclusive education and disability issues.
Another family told her they only found out their daughter had changed sex and officially registered at her school as male when they visited teachers at a parents' evening.
Earlier this week it was revealed that