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Do your LGBT+ students feel safe at school?

With LGBT+ young people much more like to be bullied and to feel unsafe at school, how can we create a school environment where difference is celebrated? Holly Green advises

All children and young people deserve an education that supports them to thrive.

Children and young people who are LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning, or asexual), or who have LGBT+ family and loved ones, might need particular kinds of support to help them flourish where they learn.

At Stonewall, we work with hundreds of schools and colleges creating educational communities where LGBT+ young people are free to be themselves and achieve their full potential.

We see how impactful this work is: in our 2017 School Report we found that, in schools that actively teach that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is wrong, this kind of bullying is less likely to happen overall.

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