Individual support for LGBTQ+ children and young people
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Individual support for LGBTQ+ children and young people

Supporting lesbian, gay, bi and trans children and young people

While staff want to make sure all children and young people are happy and able to fulfil their potential, some are unsure how to support lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, asexual and aromantic learners.

Explore the different pages to find out how you can meet the individual needs of LGBTQ+ children and young people. 

While most of the guidance is relevant to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) as well as those without, sometimes a different approach is needed. Take a look at our SEND-specific guidance for more information on those different approaches.

A lot of the support you would give LGBQ+ children and young people applies to trans children and young people too. However, there are some unique areas of supporting trans children and young people, such as how to help a child or young person feel supported to transition at your school, college or setting. You'll find more information in the Supporting Trans Children and Young People sections of this guidance.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Children and Young People

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Return to the main menu of An Introduction to Supporting LGBTQ+ Children and Young People for more information and ideas.