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Armed Forces: Cadets

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 146046, tabled on 21 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make funds available to enable cadet adult instructors to attend Stonewall train-the-trainers courses to enable detachment commanders to identify a need to find assistance for cadets identifying to them as being LGBT.

Answered on

24 May 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) sponsored Cadet Forces are inclusive organisations which help young people achieve their potential by offering a range of challenging and exciting activities based on the values and ethos of the Armed Forces.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for young people and adults alike, recognising diversity within our membership and regarding it as one of our greatest strengths. As an example of our commitment, specific Gender Identity guidance has been produced for all MOD Cadet Forces which is also signposted during safeguarding training for Cadet Force adult volunteers.

The MOD has no current plans to fund Stonewall train-the-trainers courses for Cadet Force adult volunteers.

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