Everyone should be free to be themselves

We support LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and those questioning their sexual or gender identity) children, young people and their families in the UK.

All of our services strive to be safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT+ young people. 

We provide direct support to LGBT+ children and young people around their gender and sexual identities. We also work with parents, carers and families.

Through our Positive Identities service we offer training to schools, professionals and community groups. Our training raises awareness of LGBT+ lives, promotes inclusion and tackles homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

LGBT positive identities service logo. Cartoon of young people, each a different colour of the rainbow, with the words "Celebrate who you are with pride"
  • Why young people need famous LGBT+ role models

    Read our blog on why positive representation and famous role models are important to LGBT+ young people.

  • Support for mental health and emotional wellbeing

    Get support with your mental health and wellbeing, with tips, advice and information on seeking further help.

  • Young people's real life stories

    Read about the experiences of young people supported by Barnardo's and learn how they overcome difficulties and reached their full potential with the right support.