How can schools ensure that they are meeting their legal and moral obligations to be a trans inclusive school? Stonewall’s Emma Starkey offers her advice and signposts useful resources

Stonewall’s School Report 2017 shows a decrease in homophobic and biphobic bullying and language since 2012, but 46 per cent of LGBT young people tell us that they are hearing transphobic language “frequently” or “often”.

Nearly half (46 per cent) of LGBT young people are still bullied for being LGBT at school. LGBT young people continue to experience unacceptably high levels of poor mental health, and for trans pupils in particular the findings of the School Report 2017 are alarming – nearly two in three trans pupils are bullied for being LGBT at school and one in 10 have received death threats.

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