Take Action: Make Schools Safer

Publish Date: 31/08/2011

Homophobic bullying is still a major issue in UK schools. Last year, research carried out by the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) highlighted that two thirds of lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people in England report being bullied. Those that report bullying perform 15% worse at GCSE.

The same research found that only 1 in 6 English secondary school teachers believe that their school is very active in promoting respect for lesbian, gay and bisexual students.

The LGF’s Enough is Enough! Action Against Homophobia campaign is determined to encourage schools to take action – we want every school to be challenging homophobia, and talking about lesbian, gay and bisexual people, issues and relationships to promote understanding.

That’s why we are aiming to get as many new Enough is Enough! Safer Schools Packs in to UK schools by May 17th 2011 - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia...but we need your help.

For a donation of £20 and we can send out a Safer Schools Pack to the school of your choice, it might be your old school, your local school or your children’s school – simply nominate the school and we’ll do the rest.

1 pack (£20)
2 packs (£40)
Multiple packs

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Safer School Packs include:

* the Enough is Enough! Action Against Homophobia PowerPoint and notes for assemblies, lessons and presentations

* the campaign DVD (Starring Coronation Street’s Antony Cotton and featuring Sir Ian McKellen)

* Support for teachers (including responsibilities, legislation, practical advice)

* Posters

* Stickers & balloons

* Resources

* Signposting and support

The Packs are inspired by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Safe Space Kits in America. And once we post the packs out, we'll be following up with the schools to find out how they are using the packs, and then we'll contact you to let you know about the difference your donation is making.

All students – regardless of sexual orientation – have the right to learn and achieve in a safe and welcoming environment.

Maybe you were lucky enough to have this kind of education and know how valuable it can be and want others to experience it too, or maybe you didn't and want to ensure that this and the next generation of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people learn in a supportive and more welcoming environment. 

Please donate to buy a Safer Schools Pack, to make sure young people have the opportunity to access to the right kind of education and support.

Donate to buy a Safer Schools Pack here, or to find out more visit enough@lgf.org.uk.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! ACTION AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA. Homophobia is still a daily reality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and their family and friends - on the street, at school, at work and where we live. It has never been more important to come together and highlight that homophobia is unacceptable and needs to stop. Enough is Enough! Action Against Homophobia - Join the movement to take action against homophobia at lgf.org.uk/enough

  • tyler

    my daughter who is 14 now has had a lot of verbal abuse in the past due to me her dad being gay and it breaks my heart.

  • Benjamin Kidd

    It is not just LGBT students being targetted, children of LGBT parents get terrible abuse too as my sons do because of me, this hopefully will help them too.

  • Kelly

    Be yourself!

  • michael hunt

    This issue must be dealt with at an earlier age for children! If there was some way to introduce children to homosexuality from a young age it would be far less of an issue.