Teachers to be trained how to spot early signs of homophobic bullying in £1million gay students protection scheme

TEACHERS will be trained how to spot early signs of homophobic bullying in a £1million campaign to protect gay students.

Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt will today announce cash is being made available to extend a programme delivered successfully in 1,200 schools.

Teachers are to get training on spotting signs of homophobic bullying
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The cash will be used to teach staff how to intervene appropriately if they suspect a gay, bisexual or transgender pupil is being victimised.

A further £1 million will be available for groups to improve LGBT people’s health and social care.

Ms Mordaunt said: “Everyone in this country should feel safe and happy to be who they are, to love whom they love, and to live their lives without judgement or rear.

“That’s why this government is stepping up its work to tackle bullying in schools, to protect more children and to stop hatred from festering and growing into discrimination in adulthood.

“The aim of our plan is that everyone can live safe, happy and healthy lives where they can be themselves without fear of discrimination.”


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