The aim of this work is to deliver a fully LGBTI inclusive education for all children and young people in all Scottish schools, colleges and workplace learning environments. Prior work on prejudice-based bullying in Scottish schools in 2015 had established the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s interest in this field. The working group will now reconvene as part of a wider Implementation Group, to drive work forward and provide accountability and oversight.
There are many important components which needs to be considered in the implementation of the recommendations, such as:
Teacher training and professional development;
Establishment of ethos and culture;
Effective action to tackle homo/bi/transphobic bullying
Evidence of inclusive environment
Parental and wider community involvement and;
A consistent national approach.
Final Report and Recommendations
These recommendations are in response to concerns raised by a wide variety of LGBT organisations and campaigners, and provide the Scottish Government with a policy framework towards implementing LGBTI inclusive education in all Scottish schools. Work associated with this suite of recommendations will begin at the earliest opportunity. Find the report and recommendations here.