LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer and along with heterosexual, they describe people’s sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools work to ensure all children and young people feel respected, included and safe. Supporting this are organisations such as LGBT Youth Scotland, TIE Campaign, Stonewall Scotland and national guidance supporting transgender children and young people.   

Supporting Transgender Young People in Schools

This guidance produced by the Scottish Government, aims to help school staff to provide transgender young people with the best possible educational experiences. It is recognised that in order to achieve this, there are a number of considerations which schools and school staff must respond to. The guidance provides practical advice, information and signposts to age and stage appropriate resources to support schools. The guidance may also be used by schools to support young people who identify as non-binary.

The guidance is not exhaustive, it is intended as a reference document, and is therefore presented thematically with links to relevant sections and further information throughout. This non-statutory guidance also signposts to other sources, legislation, guidance and resources. The document aligns with guidance for schools prepared by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and makes clear reference to the Rights of children and young people recognised through the UNCRC.


Last updated: Friday, August 13, 2021 2:50 PM