Statutory inquiry into Mermaids announced by regulator

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Mermaids, after identifying concerns about its governance and management. A Neil Wilby Media article, published on 14th October, 2022, highlighted press and politicians’ concerns in the running of Leeds-based Mermaids and its relationship with West Yorkshire Police. It also noted that the Commission was already investigatingContinue reading “Statutory inquiry into Mermaids announced by regulator”

Mermaids revelation sends local police force into tail spin

Mermaids, a Leeds-based charity which advocates for ‘gender variant and transgender youth’, has confirmed that they provided ‘support training’ to a group of officers from their local police force in 2019,  alongside others from Merseyside Police. The training session was opened by then-Assistant Chief Constable of the latter force, Julie Cooke. Mrs Cooke retired fromContinue reading “Mermaids revelation sends local police force into tail spin”