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Transgender policy (317_16)


We would be grateful if you could provide the following information, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, for your force:

1 Does your force have a stand-alone transgender policy, or are transgender issues covered in different policies? If you have a stand-alone transgender policy, please provide a copy with this answer.

2.Is the whole transgender spectrum covered by your force policy/policies, or do these documents  just refer to those who are undergoing gender reassignment?

3.Does your force have a policy to cover the provision of uniform for transgender workers?

4.What, if any, items of uniform are issued on a gender basis by your force, for example are skirts only issued to female staff?

5.At what point are those undergoing gender re-assignment issued with/allowed to wear the uniform of their reassigned gender, in your force?

6 Is your force willing to issue separate I.D. cards/ uniform for those who are gender fluid to allow them to attend work as either gender?


We can confirm that some relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email I am afraid that I am not required by statute to release all of the information requested. Please find attached a redacted document This letter serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) for


The Freedom of Information Act places two responsibilities on public authorities, the first of which is to confirm what information it holds and secondly to then disclose that information, unless exemptions apply.

In this case, this letter represents a Refusal Notice for the redacted parts of the attached document The information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions

Section 31 Law enforcement

I have indicated where in the attached policy that section 31 is relevant.