A concerned mum in Farnham has expressed fears about the safety of her daughter and other girls in an un-named local school.

According to South West Surrey MP and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the mother expressed her concerns about "biological boys" being allowed to use girls' facilities in the school, as well as the school's policy on social transition.

In his weekly constituency newsletter, Mr Hunt said the mother was concerned that the school's policy of treating students by their preferred gender goes against the guidelines set by NHS England.

These state that social transition – the process of an individual changing their gender identity – should not occur before puberty.

She expressed her worry that this could put girls at risk and has called for more protective measures to be put in place.

Mr Hunt pledged to raise the matter with Surrey County Council and the head of the school.

"The safety and well-being of students is of the utmost importance, and I fully understand the mother's concerns," the Chancellor said.

"I will do everything in my power to ensure that these concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner."

The issue of biological boys using girls' facilities in schools has been a controversial topic in recent years, with many arguing that it could lead to an increase in bullying, harassment, and other forms of abuse.

Proponents of the policy argue that it is a matter of basic human rights and that everyone should be treated equally, regardless of their gender identity.

The Department for Education had originally planned to publish draft guidance for schools on supporting transgender children in September 2022.

However, because of the government turmoil last year, the publication has been delayed until 2023.

Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, confirmed that the guidance would be published as part of a public consultation "in the new year", but couldn't say if it would cover what should be taught in the curriculum.

In a recent evidence session attended by Ms Keegan and Susan Acland-Hood, the permanent secretary at the Department for Education, the pair were questioned by MPs on when greater support for schools supporting children with gender dysphoria would be implemented.

Ms Keegan acknowledged the urgency and sensitivity of the issue but couldn't give an "absolute date" for the publication. Ms Acland-Hood added that the DfE "hopes" the consultation would be held early in the year.

Baroness Barran, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education, assured that the guidance to support schools in relation to transgender pupils would set out schools’ legal duties and aim to provide clear information to support their consideration of how to respond to transgender issues.

However, the guidance will not create new laws or be able to pre-empt the decision of a court on any specific case that might be brought.