Staff at England’s only children’s NHS gender clinic say concerns about patient welfare were shut down, leaked documents reveal.

Clinicians reported worries that some patients were referred onto a gender transitioning pathway too quickly.

BBC Newsnight has seen transcripts of staff interviews from a review into the Gender Identity Development Service.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs the service, defended the review and its practices.

The review was published in Spring 2019 after the Trust asked its medical director, Dr Dinesh Sinha, to investigate serious concerns about children’s welfare raised by staff in an internal report.

BBC Newsnight has read transcripts of some of the interviews conducted with staff as part of the review.

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