The Development of an Anti Bullying Policy

The creation of an Anti Bullying policy needs to be as democratic as possible, allowing all the various shades of opinion to be actively listened to and taken seriously. Individuals can only take ownership of the policy if this occurs. The reviewing of the policy should be an ongoing process that allows for rethinking and rewriting as appropriate. Such policies and practices should be dynamic and respond to the changing needs and circumstances of the school and the community.



The Development of an Equal Opportunities Policy

The creation of an equal opportunities policy needs to be as democratic as possible, allowing all the various shades of opinion to be actively listened to and taken seriously. Individuals can only take ownership of the policy if this occurs. The reviewing of the policy should be an ongoing process that allows for rethinking and rewriting as appropriate. Such policies and practices should be dynamic and respond to the changing needs and circumstances of the school and the community.



Safe to Learn: Embedding Anti-Bullying Work in Schools – Preventing and Responding to Homophobic Bullying in Schools

This guidance provides school governors, heads, teachers and other staff with information about how to prevent and respond to homophobic bullying. It is intended to be read in conjunction with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) resources on bullying and behaviour, particularly Safe to Learn, and is to be used against the backdrop of a school’s existing policies.



Legislation and DfEE Guidance on Tackling Homophobia in schools

This briefing has been Discussed with the Department for Education and Employment and checked by them for factual accuracy.

Permission is given for it to be reproduced for non-commercial circulation.



Chrysalis safer schools

Recent legislation has placed a variety of duties on schools and staff that demand both understanding and action on diversity issues. Failure to comply with the legislation could put the school at a disadvantage.



Reducing health inequalities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people – briefings for health and social care staff

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people experience a number of health inequalities which are often unrecognised in health and social care settings. These briefings are intended to show that LGBT people can be younger, older, bisexual, lesbians, gay men, trans, from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities and disabled, and to dispel assumptions that they form a homogeneous group.



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