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 (SEF) and Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) will deliver 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.
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
Targeted, bespoke support to implement whole school change
Specialist training and support for school staff
Up-to-date resources and ongoing support
Schools in eligible areas* should complete an online self-assessment to evaluate their approach to preventing and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
The assessment will take 5-10 minutes to complete and will be used to identify the specific needs of your school.
*Eligible areas are: Birmingham City Council, Bristol, Derby, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Luton, Norfolk, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Stoke-on-Trent, Worcestershire
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1987s, 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