Funds to tackle bul­ly­ing of LGBT school­child­ren

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

The Gov­ern­ment has pledged £2.6mil­lion of fund­ing to im­prove the lives of LGBT peo­ple. The money will see £1mil­lion go­ing to tackle bul­ly­ing of LGBT chil­dren in schools and to im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence of LGBT peo­ple ac­cess­ing health and so­cial care.

The funds are part of the £4.5mil­lion pack­age promised in the Gov­ern­ment’s LGBT Ac­tion Plan an­nounced in July. In schools, money will be used to train teach­ers to spot bul­ly­ing early on and to pro­vide re­sources for les­sons on LGBT is­sues.

The fund­ing fol­lows a sur­vey that found 16 per cent of re­spon­dents felt they had suf­fered a neg­a­tive ex­pe­ri­ence due to their ori­en­ta­tion.

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