Schools are key to supporting LGBT+ young people’s physical, emotional, and social safety. It is important for all young people to feel like they belong at school, that they are accepted, included and respected as they are. This means supporting all aspects of young people’s social identities, including race and ethnicity, faith, and socio-economic background.
We are working alongside young people to enhance training available to schools based on what they think is important and what staff feel they need. As well as trying to understand the challenges which schools may face in taking up training and creating a safe and supportive school environment for LGBT+ students.
We want to help schools to create a supportive environment for all LGBT+ students, which considers other aspects of their identity, such as race and ethnicity.
We also aim to make it easier for schools to access training and to help schools to tailor the support to their student body.