Stonewall research shows that homophobic bullying is endemic in Britain's schools. Local authorities play a key role in addressing homophobia and homophobic bullying.
On Thursday 5 July Stonewall published the second Education Equality Index Report 2012.
The Index is a comprehensive annual benchmarking exercise for local authorities, showcasing how well they are tackling homophobia and homophobic bullying in their schools.
|1||Brighton & Hove City Council|
|2||Cambridgeshire County Council|
|3||Birmingham City Council|
|4||Hertfordshire County Council|
|5||Sheffield City Council|
|7||London Borough of Camden|
|8||London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|9||Oxfordshire County Council|
|10||Derbyshire County Council|
You can read the Education Equality Index Report 2012 here, along with case studies from all of the Top 10 Local Authorities.
Stonewall caught up with some of the Top 10 local authorities at the Stonewall Education Conference 2012, to find out how they had secured their places
Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty and Sam Beal from Brighton & Hove City Council:
Lara Jaffey and Bethan Rees talk about the techniques that saw Cambridgeshire County Council secure the second spot. And Amanda Daniels and Sue Ball from Birmingham City Council share their good practice that helped take the third position.
Finally, Richard Young from London Borough of Tower Hamlets talked about entering the Top 10 for the first time.
You can read the Education Equality Index Report 2011 here.
If you have any other questions about the Index, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0207 593 2821.