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LGBTQ+ Support

Welcome to our LGBTQ+ support page.

At Barnwell, we are very proud to be able to celebrate and support a diverse community of both staff and students. We are committed to ensuring that anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is treated fairly and has the same opportunities and school experience as anyone else.

Those who identify as LGBTQ+ sometimes need some specific support and we are here to help. Staff at Barnwell are always here to listen to you respectfully and without judgement.

As well as the activities and support within school, you will find here a lot more information about all things LGBTQ+. Whether for yourself identifying as LGBTQ+, or you are looking to support a friend or family member, please reach out.

Miss Sayer is our LGBTQ+ Lead at school (s.sayer@barnwell.herts.sch.uk) and you can also complete our online student support form via this link.

Update 12th November 2021

On Wednesday this week, Barnwell Upper School was delighted to welcome a Services For Young People Representative for pupil voice's in the LGBTQ community. Students from Years 10 and 11 participated in a workshop where they explored Historical and Celebrity LGBTQ figures as well as discussing topics relating to challenges the LGBTQ face. The purpose of a community group is to support young people in a safe and effective way and to allow students to be heard.

Students actively spoke of their desire to create a regular support group that we hope to be led by student ambassadors on a fortnightly basis.

Please see details of the service for young people below or email Miss Sayer (s.sayer@barnwell.herts.sch.uk)

https://servicesforyoungpeople.org/support-for-young-people/support-for-young-lgbtplus-people/support-for-young-lgbtplus-people/

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Useful Websites

Herts County Council Support for Young People

YCH Services for Young People is part of Hertfordshire County Council and delivers youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work-related learning, outdoor education and other services to young people in Hertfordshire.

Home – Young Pride in Herts

Part of Herts County Council, a hub of information for both students and parents and there is online support for young people too. They also have Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Stonewall | Acceptance without exception

The fantastic charity supports schools and other organisations to ensure they offer inclusive, equal and inspiring environments for LGBTQ+ people. HBS has Stonewall accreditation and they have got a wide range of resources for young people.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life-saving and life-enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves and their communities.

The Kite Trust

We support the wellbeing and creativity of LGBTQ+ young people in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and surrounding areas through information, support and groups. We build inclusive communities to tackle inequalities through consultancy, training and education to all sectors.

Mermaids

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

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