Supporting LGBT Children, Young People and Families

Date & Time:

Wednesday 16 October 2019 (09:30 - 16:30)

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County Hall, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND


The purpose of this course is to raise awareness about the need for those working with children and families to be aware of the specific needs and associated safeguarding risks that may be experienced by children and young people who are LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) or questioning their sexuality or gender. The aims of this course are to:

  • Understand the prevalence and impact of Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying on LGBT children, young people and families
  • Understand the safeguarding risks in relation to children and young people who are LGBT
  • Understand the legal context, including Ofsted requirements and what schools/youth services should be doing
  • Explore the impact of HBT language and how to challenge it
  • Understand the experience of trans and gender questioning children and young people and how to support them
  • Consider how this relates to your own role and identify next steps to improve practice
  • Share knowledge and expertise
  • Signpost guidance, resources and local support


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:




Jo Brown

Venue Details:

County Hall, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND

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