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 continue to play a key role in addressing homophobia and homophobic bullying and supporting lesbian, gay and bisexual young people in their local communities. On Friday 4 July 2014 Stonewall published the fourth Education Equality Index Report.
The 2014 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 has been the most competitive to date with 45 local authorities taking part – the highest number of participants ever.
|2014 Position||Local Authority|
|1||Brighton & Hove City Council|
|2||Herts for Learning / Hertfordshire County Council|
|4||Cambridgeshire County Council|
|5||Bath & North East Somerset Council|
|6||Bournemouth Borough Council|
|7||Sheffield City Council|
|Joint 8||Lincolnshire County Council|
|Joint 8||Norfolk County Council|
|10||Leicestershire County Council|
The most improved local authority is Nottinghamshire County Council and the best new entrant is Portsmouth City Council.
You can download the Education Equality Index 2014 here, along with case studies from all the Top 10 Local Authorities.
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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