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Children and Young People Conference 2019

This conference is supported by Prudential.

The UK’s leading conference on lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) inclusion in primary schools, secondary schools, services, colleges and youth groups returns this year with its unique combination of practical information, key note speakers and platforming of youth voices.

This is the only event of its kind to bring together hundreds of education professionals, Children and Young People (CYP) services and young people to promote and celebrate best practice. It’s a great opportunity to share ways of making education and youth services truly LGBT inclusive and of networking with your peers, students and clients.

Location: Westminster Bridge, County Hall

Date: Friday 5 July 2019, 09:30-17:00

Who should attend?

Professionals from cross-sector organisations will be attending and sharing best practice. The conference has content for:

  • Primary and Secondary School Teachers
  • Head Teachers and Governors
  • LGBT Leaders in school
  • FE Colleges
  • Children and Young People professionals
  • Local Authority staff
  • Youth workers
  • Community sport coaches 

Can young people attend? 

We put young people at the heart of what we do. Unlike any other conference of its kind, we’ll be running a separate programme – on the same day - for one hundred young people aged 14-18. They’ll have the chance to be inspired by talks from LGBT role models, come up with their own ideas for LGBT inclusive best practice and feedback those ideas to the wider conference. It’s their opportunity to take their experiences and needs to those who can take positive, meaningful action. 

Who should I bring to the youth stream?

All young people are welcome to attend, they don’t have to identify as LGBT. In particular, we recognise from the School Report 2017 that:

Only 28 per cent of Black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT young people have an adult at home that they can talk to about being LGBT. 
LGBT pupils who receive free school meals are more likely to be bullied for being LGBT than those who don’t (57 per cent compared to 44 per cent).

Programmes and workshops

There’ll be a key note speech from Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman and panel discussions with LGBT role models and professionals, and a focus on empowering and platforming youth voice.

Your place for best practice

There are five streams of workshops for professionals running throughout the day.

  • Championing Pupil Voice
  • Championing Student Voice
  • Celebrating Difference in Faith and Church Schools
  • Creating an Inclusive Curriculum in Primary
  • Creating an Inclusive Curriculum in Secondary and FE
  • LGBT Inclusion in Sport
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Trans Inclusion
  • LGBT Inclusion for Learners in Further Education

We will also be launching two new programmes that we have been developing, ready to run as workshops on the day.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme

There are an estimated 66,000 LGBT children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition in England. Stonewall's School Report 2017 tells us that 22% of lesbian, gay and bi young people have tried to take their own life at some point, rising to 45% of young trans people.

In adulthood, we know that LGBT people are more at risk of suicidal behaviour and self-harm than non-LGBT people (LGBT in Britain (Health), 2018). This interactive workshop will look at ways to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBT children and young people. The same workshop will be repeated on the day.

Leadership Programme

This programme explores what being an authentic leader means and why that’s important. Designed for any LGBT person with leadership responsibilities in school or college, this workshop will touch on leadership theory and how this can be applied to your daily practice in creating inclusive spaces for your colleagues, students and pupils. The same workshop will be repeated on the day.

Book your place online now

There are a limited number of discount tickets so book as soon as you can.

Standard ticket prices (excl. VAT) are:


Early Bird Tickets

(First 50 tickets)

Spring Term Special

(Limited to 85 tickets)

Standard Ticket

Stonewall School Champions

£80.00 + VAT

£100.00 + VAT

£125.00 + VAT

Education Champions

£80.00 + VAT

£100.00 + VAT

£125.00 + VAT

CYPS Champions

£80.00 + VAT

£100.00 + VAT

£125.00 + VAT

Diversity Champions

£100.00 + VAT

£140.00 + VAT

£180.00 + VAT

Non-Education Members

£100.00 + VAT

£140.00 + VAT

£180.00 + VAT

For every two places your organisation buys, you can bring up to three young people aged 14-18 years for free. When you book your places let us know how many young people you’d like to bring, and we will get in touch to confirm their details with you the month before conference.


If you’d like more details or have any questions, please get in touch with the team at education@stonewall.org.uk