The Bell v Tavistock judgement did not prohibit the provision of gender-affirming care to children, nor did it make treatments like puberty blockers illegal.
Unfortunately, this has been the interpretation of some people in both the media and the healthcare establishment. This has led to the suspension of referrals from the psychology department at the Tavistock to the medical department at University College London Hospital, preventing transgender young people and their families from accessing treatment. Some transgender young people who had already begun treatment have had it stopped.
Full information about the consequences of the ruling can be found on our website.