Transgender Information and Support
Over recent months, we have been hearing much more in the media about issues for Transgender people in schools – mainly pupils, but of course schools might also be supporting transgender staff.
Various schools in Cornwall have contacted us at Healthy Schools, to ask what guidance and good practice guidelines are available. We have been researching this, and have been delighted to have the support of the Intercom Trust to develop these resources.
Intercom Trust is lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West, offering help to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health and other organisations.
A number of schools in Cornwall have also been really helpful and supportive in this process – thank you everyone!
Guided by Intercom, we have compiled a range of resources that we hope you will find helpful. The reports and links are all from reliable, safe sources, and cover a wide range of issues.
You will find general information for schools and families. This includes community resources and support groups, helplines, dedicated charities, research and information, good practice guidelines, Trans-Inclusion toolkits, tackling bullying, legal information, and much more.
This is a constantly-changing area, and we will continue to add new resources and information as these become available. If you are aware of anything that you think could usefully be added to this page, or have any feedback, we would be delighted to hear from you.