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LGBT Research

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Research

Experiences and identified needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in Salford and implications for tailored service provisions. 

Consultation research with young people and service providers (2016)

When reviewing the evidence of need amongst Salford children and young people, it became apparent that we had very little information on the prevalence and emotional wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Salford.

The Proud Trust was commissioned, as part of Salford's 0-25 Emotional Health and Wellbeing work, to undertake a consultation with LGBT young people in Salford.

The aim of the research was to better understand the likely size of the LBGT population aged under 25 in Salford and their experiences and needs in terms of emotional health and wellbeing. We also wanted to engage young people and services through the research and involve them in influencing and shaping services. Finally, we asked to look at what works well here in Salford and elsewhere.

An action plan has been developed based on the recommendations of The Proud Trust and will be driven forward by the Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership from 2017.

For more information please contact: EHWB@salford.gov.uk

The full report is available in the downloadable documents at the bottom of the page.

School Report 2017 is Stonewall's new research with the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge into the experiences of over 3,700 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) pupils in Britain's schools.

The study shows that while progress has been made over the last decade, many LGBT young people continue to face significant challenges in Britain's schools.

Key findings:

  • Nearly half of LGBT pupils (45 per cent) - including 64 per cent of trans pupils - are bullied for being LGBT in Britain's schools.This is down from 55 per cent of lesbian, gay and bi pupils who experienced bullying because of their sexual orientation in 2012 and 65 per cent in 2007.
  • Half of LGBT pupils hear homophobic slurs 'frequently' or 'often' at school, down from seven in 10 in 2012.
  • Seven in 10 LGBT pupils report that their school says that homophobic and biphobic bullying is wrong, up from half in 2012 and a quarter in 2007. However, just two in five LGBT pupils report that their schools say that transphobic bullying is wrong Just one in five LGBT pupils have been taught about safe sex in relation to same-sex relationships.
  • More than four in five trans young people have self-harmed, as have three in five lesbian, gay and bi young people who aren't trans.
  • More than two in five trans young people have attempted to take their own life, and one in five lesbian, gay and bi students who aren't trans have done the same.

The full Stonewall report is available in the downloadable section at the bottom of this page.

Stonewall has also produced the following resources and toolkits for schools:

The resources are also available in the downloadable section at the bottom of this page.

 

This page was last updated on 19 January 2018

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