Template letter for teachers to send to parents and carers about the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum changesRead More
Self-harm describes any way in which a young person might harm themselves or put themselves at risk in order to cope with difficult thoughts, feelings or experiences. It affects up to 1 in 5 young people and spans the divides of gender, class, age and ethnicity. As such, many people find themselves in the position of wanting to support a young person who is self-harming. This can be difficult due to lack of confidence or uncertainty about what to say or do.
Here Young Minds have provided simple guidance for taking those first steps – your support can be lifechanging.Read More
This non-statutory advice clarifies the responsibility of the school, outlines what they can do and how to support a child or young person whose behaviour - whether it is disruptive, withdrawn, anxious, depressed or otherwise - may be related to an unmet mental health need.Read More
This paper is part of a collection of evidence reviews commissioned by Public Health England and outlines the potential actions that can be taken in schools in order to build resilience for all children and young people and reduce inequalities in resilience.Read More
This toolkit provides information and guidance to schools and colleges on how to effectively support trans and gender questioning pupils and students and prevent transphobia.Read More
This guide is designed to help school staff ensure that every lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young person feels supported to be themselves at school. It aims to provide staff with an overview of some key areas of support, and a starting point from which they can develop practices which include and celebrate the contributions made to the school community by their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans students.Read More
Why do young carers need your support?
A young carer’s personal and physical development, physical and emotional health, and social opportunities can all be affected by the family situation and their caring role. Young carers learn practical and caring skills at an early age and can be wrongly seen as ‘copers’.Read More
Official statistics estimate that there are over 175,000 young carers in the UK caring for a sick or disabled relative, with 13,000 of these young people caring for more than 50 hours a week.
However, a recent survey for the BBC carried out by Professor Saul Becker, a leading expert on young carers, found that there are four times more young carers in the UK than are officially recognised by 2001 census data.Read More
School Report 2017 is Stonewall’s latest 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.Read More