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Pupils: Bullying

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 63383, tabled on 7 February 2017

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to ensure that schools are safe spaces for children and young people to learn without the threat of (a) sexual bullying, (b) LGBT bullying and (c) harassment.

Answered on

14 February 2017

Protecting women and girls from violence is a key priority for this Government.

Working with partners like the PSHE Association, we are ensuring schools have access to safe, effective and high quality resources for teaching about healthy relationships. In February 2016 we launched “Disrespect Nobody”, the second phase of the teen relationship abuse campaign, encouraging teens to rethink their views on violence, controlling behaviour and consent. This followed on from the acclaimed ‘This is Abuse’ campaign.

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is unacceptable and the Government is committed to tackling it.

The Government Equalities Office has launched a £3m programme to invest in charities that are working to prevent and address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools in England.

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Women and Equalities