Supporting Trans Young People
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Supporting trans children and young people

Guidance for schools and colleges

Children and people coming out as trans, and those unsure whether they might be trans, often require support in areas which are specific to thinking about gender identity.

Children and young people have a lot to think about growing up. Exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity should be a positive experience for everyone, including LGBTQ+ people.

However, it isn’t always easy to know how best to support a child or young young person as they begin to think about who they are nor obvious how to make sure they have everything they need to develop and flourish at school or college.

Through our work with hundreds of schools across Britain, we know that many schools are already taking vital steps to make sure the needs of their LGBTQ+ students are met.

These pages are designed to help school staff, parents and carers ensure that every trans child and young person feels supported to be themselves at schoo or college. 

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.