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Learn Equality, Live Equal

19 January 2018

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The National Children’s Bureau have been awarded a grant from the Department for Education to expand their work supporting schools to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying. A new partnership between the Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA), Sex Education Forum and Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) is delivering a programme of targeted support to over 350 eligible schools from March 2017.

Funding has been awarded to work with up to eight local authorities across the South West, West Midlands, East Midlands and the East.  

Programme aims:

  • To support a whole school approach to preventing and responding to HBT bullying

  • To equip teaching and non-teaching staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle prejudice

  • To build inclusive school environments

Our offer:

  • Targeted, bespoke support to implement whole school change

  • Specialist training and support for school staff

  • Up-to-date resources and ongoing support

Take part:

The programme is currently underway across the UK. To view and book places on upcoming training sessions, please:

Visit our Eventbrite page

Training sessions are available in the following areas: Birmingham City Council, Bristol, Derby, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Luton, Norfolk, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Stoke-on-Trent, Worcestershire

These training courses are now also available to commission - click the links to find out more about the Gender Matters course or the LGBT inclusive RSE course

We have created an online self-assessment tool that schools can use to evaluate their approach to preventing and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The assessment will take 5-10 minutes to complete and can be a useful starting point to identifying strengths and challenges. Click here to begin your self-assessment

For further information please contact:

About the collaboration

  • Since 1963 National Children’s Bureau (NBC) have been at the forefront of campaigning for children and young people’s right to a safe, secure and supported childhood.

  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

  • The Sex Education Forum, established in 1987, is a membership organisation and works together with its members and other stakeholders to achieve quality sex and relationships education (SRE).

  • Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) works to affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and reduce discrimination experienced because of sexual orientation or gender identity