LGBTU & Trans Awareness Training for Professionals

We provide training on:

Our training and workshops can be tailored to the needs of any organisation or business that is looking to have a better understanding of issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and specifically LGBTU issues and is looking to ensure their organisation or business is an LGBT inclusive environment.

Since 2000, we have been delivering training and education workshops to a wide variety of statutory, community and voluntary organisations and businesses across the south east. We have worked with:

  • East and West Sussex Youth Services
  • Sussex Central YMCA
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • East Sussex Foster Carers Service
  • Hampshire Educational Psychology Service
  • Victim Support
  • ‍Stonewall
  • Surrey County Council Children’s Services
  • Universities of Sussex and Brighton
  • Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue
  • B&H City College
  • ‍Sussex Partnership NHS
  • ‍Brighton & Hove Secondary & Primary Schools
  • ‍Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

An example of the type of training or workshops we can offer are.....

Supporting LGBTU Children & Young People

This training will explore the issues and challenges that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Unsure (of their sexual orientation or gender identity) children and young people face, how they are impacted by these, and how best to support them.

We will learn ways to make our services safer and more LGBT inclusive by exploring ways of identifying and challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia at home, school, college or work.Although trans/gender identity issues will be touched upon, the emphasis of this course is much more on sexual orientation, due to the fact we run a separate course on gender identity and trans issues

Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • Examine relevant legislation and current LGBTU definitions & terminology
  • Explore the challenges faced by LGBTU children and young people and the impact of these
  • Explore how to prevent and challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and name-calling
  • Examine how to create an LGBTU inclusive and safe environment
  • Explore how to work with parents of LGBTU young people
  • Review the services and support systems available to LGBTU children and young people

Supporting Trans Children & Young People

This training will provide an insight into the lives of trans and gender questioning children and young people, as well as gaining information on trans identities more generally.   

We will explore ways to increase your confidence in supporting young trans people to develop a strong sense of identity in the face of multiple marginalisation. We will learn practical ways to make your service more safe and inclusive by exploring creative ways to challenge transphobia and support trans children and young people.

Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • Explore a diverse range of trans identities
  • Review and act on your duties under the Equality Act 2010 with particular reference to trans children and young people
  • Explore the challenges faced by trans children and young people and the impact of these
  • Explore how to prevent and challenge transphobic bullying and name-calling
  • Review the support services in place to support trans children and young people
  • Examine and review your service to improve its approach to trans equality including how to monitor

LGBT Peer Educators

As part of our LGBT youth volunteering programme, we have trained a group of LGBT Youth Peer-Educators who are available to support the facilitation of training and workshops.  They speak about their own experiences and issues they faced growing up as LGBTU.  If you are interested in having a Peer Educator involved in your training please request this and if possible we will accommodate this.

"Probably one of the most enjoyable courses I have attended. Pace, content and presentation were all of a very high standard. Professional, up to date and relevant."
"The Facilitators were excellent. Approachable, friendly and informative with the offer of on going support if needed. Ryan was inspirational."
“I really feel very strongly that it should be compulsory for all workers and managers should do this brilliant training.”
Allsorts Youth Project Ltd © is registered charity in England & Wales and regulated by the Charity Commission under number 1123014 and a Company Limited by Guarantee under number 04154118. Registered office address: 69 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AE.