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This section provides information and advice about sexual orientation and gender identities for professionals who work with young people, particularly in schools.

This information may be helpful if you’re looking for:

  • advice on how to support LGBTQ young people
  • more information on HBT bullying, its impact on young people, and how to tackle this behaviour in schools
  • to know more about the legal responsibilities of schools and the expectations of OFSTED.

For more information about the different sexual orientations and gender identities that young people may identify as, and related terminology, see our glossary of terms.

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