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supporting lgbt young people

Up to 25 people in a session

Participants are required to have their cameras on for an interactive experience.

Maximum of two people per screen

Sessions are recorded for quality assurance purposes. They are only viewed by SCTS staff and deleted within 14 days.

LGBTIQA+ Awareness – Advanced (Zoom)

From: £345.00 3 hours


Exploring sexual orientation or gender identity should be a positive experience for all young people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people. It isn’t always easy for carers to know how best to support a young person as they embark on these discoveries. It is often not obvious how to make sure they have everything they need to develop and flourish at school.

This course empowers carers with a greater understanding and acceptance of young people in their care who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. We aim to support carers to become aware of their own possible prejudices and thereby increasing their efforts in proficient care.

Learning Aims:

  1. An awareness of gender, sexual identity and sexual orientation
  2. The ability to engage more effectively with transgender people and children / young people using appropriate language
  3. To have an increased understanding of Trans identities and to establish safe environments for everyone
  4. To be able to understand and tackle forms of bullying that relate to diverse gender expressions and sexual orientation
  5. Understanding of LGBTIQA+ Health: Disease transmission and progression, mental & physical wellbeing
  6. Awareness of challenges around access to the physical environment: schools, recreational facilities, health services, housing, etc

This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.


Format: This is a live training session through the platform "Zoom". It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussions.


Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable course notes and certificates of attendance are provided.

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This option is aimed at an audience with prior knowledge of the subject and isn’t suitable for.  Those that are new to the subject would be better with our standard course.

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Need more time?

We recognise that sometimes groups need more time for discussions and group work. This can mean that a two-hour session is just not long enough to explore the curriculum and engage in question and answer sessions. So we are you offering the opportunity to extend the session by an hour to allow your trainees the chance to explore the curriculum fully!


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Zoom Training

These sessions can be accessed from a phone or laptop.

They are nothing like e-learning! The training is live and interactive. Participants can ask and answer questions just as they would in face-to-face training.