Research and Guidance by Other Organisations | The Proud Trust

Please find below some useful research documents produced by various organisations:

LGBT Youth Homelessness: A UK National Scoping of Cause, Prevalence, Response and Outcome – produced by the Albert Kennedy Trust, this report demonstrates that:

  • LGBT young people are more likely to find themselves homeless than their non LGBT peers, comprising up to 24% of the youth homeless population;
  • LGBT homeless youth are highly likely to have experienced familial rejection, abuse and violence (69%, AKT 2015);
  • Whilst homeless, they are significantly more likely to experience targeted violence, sexual exploitation, substance misuse, and physical & mental health problems than other homeless youth.

Valuing All God’s Children – in May 2014, the Archbishop of Canterbury launched this report from the Educational Division of the Church of England.

The guidance, which is being sent to all Church of England schools, provides ten key recommendations which should be adopted by schools in combating homophobic bullying as well as sample policies for primary and secondary Church schools.

Youth Chances – is an action research project working to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people across England.

Published in January 2014, initial findings of the research identified four key concerns for LGBTQ young people – schools, mental health, safety and risk and transgender experience.

Trans* Inclusion Schools Toolkit –  this resource was developed between the Brighton & Hove City Council’s Standards & Achievement Team and Allsorts Youth Project and published in June 2013.

This toolkit provides information and guidance to schools and college on how to more effectively support transgender and gender questioning pupils and students and prevent transphobia.

The School Report published in 2012 by Stonewall was a follow-up to the 2007 survey that explored the experience of LGBT young people in the school setting.

While the report showed some improvement, it still showed that over half of our lesbian, gay and bisexual students experience homophobic bullying at school, while nearly all students surveyed reported having heard homophobic language.

Cornwall Schools Transgender Guidance was written in 2012 with the purpose of

  • Ensuring teachers and governors are dealing with Trans matters inclusively.
  • Promoting inclusion for all by improving services for Trans children and students.
  • Empowering supporters of Trans pupils and students by providing a practicalguidance to their experiences.

The Prevalence of Homophobia Surveys have been undertaken by the NUT across the whole region. In the summer of 2012, the Greater Manchester survey was published. 87% of teachers surveyed had heard or seen homophobic abuse in their schools…

Find a full list of the Prevalence of Homophobia Surveys on the Schools Out website here.