Friday, July 08, 2016

It's been a busy week for Leo Waddell, transgender star of the controversial BBC children's documentary I Am Leo. Presumably he got special permission to take time off school to appear, firstly, at this year's Children's Media Conference in Sheffield, where he opened the BBC Commissioner Conversations session. Panelists included CBBC's Cheryl Taylor, and Kay Benbow from CBeebies.

Report by Simon Bor – Commissioner Conversations: BBC

Then, today, Leo was a speaker at Stonewall's Education for All Conference in London -

Leo Waddell (left) with mum Hayley in London's QE II Centre - 8th July 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

On 29th June 2016 I received an email from the BBC which thanked me for pointing out a flaw in their Response to complaints about CBBC's My Life: I Am Leo documentary: "We appreciate you bringing this to our attention." (CAS-3833834-V0NNW1)

I first raised the particular issue with Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children's on 24th April 2016. However, Ms Webb did not reply or acknowledge my correspondence. So on 9th May I contacted a more senior manager, Anne Bulford, who then ensured it was properly dealt with.