Supporting Trans Young People
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Supporting trans young people

Guidance for schools and colleges

Young 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.

Young people have a lot to think about growing up. Exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity should be a positive experience for all young people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people.

However, it isn’t always easy to know how best to support a 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.

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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans students are met.

These pages are designed to help school staff, parents and carers ensure that every lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young person feels supported to be themselves at school. 


Take a look at our glossary to help you understand some of the terminology used in our guidance.

Read the glossary

An introduction to supporting LGBT young people

Download this resource to support all of your work in supporting LGBT young people in school or college.

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