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Resources for schools

Church of England guidance to faith schools

and Catholic Education Service guidance on Anti-homophobia, anti-biphobia, anti-transphobia

What is a hate crime?

Young people working with YC Hertfordshire, part of Hertfordshire County Council, have launched a video to encourage the reporting of hate crime. The video was created by young people from the Who Not What group of LGBTQ young people, supported by YC Hertfordshire. It depicts a young person who is targeted because of their sexuality and, subsequently, is supported by a Hate Crime Officer to report the crime. Daisy, a member of Who Not What said: “We made the hate crime film because it is an important issue and the actual process of reporting hate incidents is rarely addressed or talked about so it was great to be able to make something creative for an important issue.” You can watch the video via YouTube

No Bystanders
Film

Stonewall's secondary focused campaign - No Bystanders - has a hard-hitting and powerful 60 second film which shows that, unchecked, the abusive language children learn in the playground stays with them into adulthood. It encourages people – including gay people – to check their own language, and pledge not to be a bystander whenever they hear it from others.

In support of the campaign Stonewall co-founder Sir Ian McKellen, who also lends his voice to the film, said: ‘Abuse ruins people’s lives. We all have a responsibility to take a stand and put a stop to it. By making sure that bullying is reported and prejudice is challenged, we can help ensure that every person in Britain lives free from fear of persecution and violence.’

Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Acting Chief Executive said: ‘This powerful film starkly shows how easily prejudice and bullying can escalate from playground teasing to grown-up violence. No one can afford to be a bystander to this bullying and that is why we are calling on people to make the pledge: hear it, stop it. ’

The No Bystanders film and pledge can be found at:

National Research

The School Report: The experiences of young gay people in Britain’s schools

Teachers Report:

What training did Ofsted have?

Here is a very useful clip to use in your staff training on anti-homophobia.  Ofsted inspectors watched these young people's stories as part of their training on anti-homophobia.

Survey Questions for Young People about Homophobia

Here are some suggestions for questions if you are surveying young people about homophobia.

Key Stage 3 & 4 Assembly - Beyond the Stereotype

Sexual Bullying

Negative Sexual Experience Document

These guidelines have been developed with the intention of helping to raise the profile of the issues of negative sexual experiences and ensure consistent and sustainable approaches across the county.

In line with national safeguarding responsibility for safeguarding children and young people, this document has equal regard and concern for safeguarding vulnerable adults who are not covered by child protection legislation.

Teenage Relationship Abuse

The home office have now also provided guidance on these important issues.

 

Useful Web Sites

 

Stop Online Abuse

Stop Online Abuse Website

A website tackling online abuse aimed at women and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) people

The government funded site was created by Galop, an LGBT anti-violence charity, in consultation with Trans Media Watch, the Women’s Resource Centre, Gender Identity Research and Education Society, Rights of Women, Allsorts, End Violence Against Women and the LGBT Consortium. The website provides advice for individuals, especially women and LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*) about fighting abuse and harassment online and in other media.

LGBT Hate Crime Campaign

A consortium of 31 LGBT organisations across England and Wales have come together to back an anti-Hate Crime campaign. It is estimated that over 39,000 people suffer some form of harassment, abuse, graffiti and other crime motivated by homophobia, biphobia or transphobia, yet only 6% of anti-LGBT harassment in the UK is reported to police.

This campaign is aimed at encouraging LGBT people and their supporters to recognise hate crimes when they happen, to seek help and support; and if possible, report it. For more information check out the website:

Oxfam