A new resource to help staff tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people was launched last week.
Developed by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in partnership with Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (Each), the guide was published to mark the start of LGBT History Month.
It tells staff to focus on a “whole-school approach” to combat the issue.
Advice from industry specialists is given on implementing comprehensive anti-bullying policies that specifically reference prejudiced based bullying, and “proper” sex and relationship education which doesn’t focus solely on heterosexual sex, relationships and sexual health.
The resource is also “tailored, appropriate and accessible” for disabled children and those with special educational needs.
Jonathan Charlesworth, executive director of Each, said: “We hope these new resources will help schools support disabled children and those with special educational needs so they do not have to suffer the lasting harm that comes from being bullied.”