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.
Support a Young Trans Person at School or College
Read the guidance to gain a better understanding of the needs of young trans people and how to support them in school or college.
This section will give you more information about what it means to be transgender.
This section offers practical ideas and support for schools and colleges.
This section offers information on working with parents, carers and the wider school community on trans inclusion.