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Supporting LGBTQI+ People in Northern Ireland


LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Schools’ Charter

The LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Schools’ Charter is an invaluable programme of events, activities and targets which enable schools to address inclusivity, equality and respect within an educational environment. Through proactive measures your school will improve the experience of LGBTQIA+ students, while promoting inclusivity for all.

There are three Charter levels to choose from, all have their own tasks and targets which schools must complete to achieve their desired Charter award. Tasks and targets include: having a specific LGBTQIA+ school policy in place; enabling student led activities such as inclusivity and diversity notice boards and assemblies; cultural engagement during LGBTQIA+ awareness week; challenging queerphobic bullying during anti-bullying week and creating and maintaining a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) for students.

Included in all Charter levels, to ensure a greater depth of knowledge and understanding, is LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training for teachers and school staff, the ‘All Out’ Anti-Bullying Workshops for students, professional guidance for teachers, advice and support to parents and one to one support to students. The LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Schools’ Charter sends a clear message to staff, students and parents that inclusivity and respect are at the heart of your school’s ethos.

Please contact the Education and Training Manager for more information:

Email: joanne.mcparland@cara-friend.org.uk

Phone: 07729808177

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