Mindline Trans+ is a UK wide confidential listening service for anyone who identifies as #trans #nonbinary #agender #genderfluid and their friends and families.
They're available to provide support every Monday & Friday from 8pm until midnight on 0300 330 5468. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Youth Group got their PRIDE on yesterday in Brighton! They had a blast, didn’t they look awesome?
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The summer holidays may be in full swing, but our Q:Youth groups are still running over the summer period.
Q Youth MK and Q:Youth Bedford will still be meeting weekly over the summer and have a variety of activities planned, including a day trip to Brighton Pride today.
If you're interested in joining one of our youth groups, you can either contact them via their Facebook pages or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Milton Keynes group or email@example.com for the Bedford group. ... See MoreSee Less
This video was created as part of SpeakOut, a national study investigating LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences of the care system.
The study involved interviews with 46 LGBT+ young people, together with 26 foster carers with experience of caring for LGBT+ young people. There was also a survey of 152 local authorities and focus groups with professionals, including social workers and those working in education and youth offending.
Findings from the study included:
- Support for LGBT+ young people was said to be limited by a lack of both knowledge and confidence and local authorities were keen to improve practice.
- Several young people concealed their sexual orientation from carers and professionals resulting in isolation, increased vulnerability and sometimes placement breakdown.
- Some young people feared that coming out in care would result in rejection and placement breakdown, but for others living in care offered an opportunity to explore their LGBT+ identity.
- Across the interviews with the young people there was widespread experience of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
Following on from the study, the team behind SpeakOut have been awarded further funding by the NIHR CLAHRC East of England to develop training materials for professionals based on this work. This film has been made as part of that.46 young people who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans took part in the SpeakOut research project about life in the care system. Six young people… ... See MoreSee Less
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