Research conducted by Cambridge University, and published by Stonewall in The School Report 2012, shows that homophobic bullying remains endemic in Britain's schools.
Local authorities play a key role in addressing homophobia and homophobic bullying and supporting lesbian, gay and bisexual young people in their local communities.
On Friday 5 July Stonewall published the third Education Equality Index Report.
The 2013 Index is a comprehensive annual benchmarking exercise for local authorities from across the country, showcasing how well they are tackling homophobia and homophobic bullying in their schools. This year's Index was highly competitive with 42 local authorities taking part - the highest number of participants ever.
|1||Hertfordshire County Council|
|2||Brighton & Hove City Council|
|3=||Birmingham City Council|
|3=||Wiltshire County Council|
|5||Cambridgeshire County Council|
|6||London Borough of Camden|
|7||City of Edinburgh Council|
|8||Sheffield City Council|
|9||Bournemouth Borough Council|
|10||Lincolnshire County Council|
You can read the full Education Equality Index Report 2013 here, along with case studies from all the Top 10 Local Authorities.
Here, Karin Hutchinson and Liz Biggs from Hertfordshire County Council discuss the work the council has done to secure the top place.
|Here Witshire Council's Nicola Sage and Bea Potter discuss the work the council's done in the past year, leading to it becoming the highest new entry on the Stonewall Education Equality Index.||
In this video Peter Hall and Lisa Holloway from Southend-on-Sea borough Council discuss the council being named the most improved local authority in the Education Equality Index
|In this video Kate Murphy from Bath & North East Somerset Council and Lou Pope from Chew Valley school talk about the work that's been done in the past year leading to the Council's award in the Index as 'Best New Entrant'.||Here, Peter McNutt and Glen Harvey discuss the work that's been done in the past year to allow Bournemouth Borough Council to secure the ninth position on the Education Equality Index 2013.|
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