Last Updated: Friday, June 25, 2021

Addressing Inclusion - Effectively Challenging Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

What is this?

This resource provides information and guidance to school staff on addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in Scottish schools and has been written to complement Respect for All: The National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People.

It is designed to assist both primary and secondary school staff in recognising and responding to incidents of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in their schools.

Who is this for?

Primary and secondary school practitioners.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

It is expected that local authorities and organisations will develop their own anti-bullying policy and guidance, within the wider context of relationships and behaviour, based on Respect for All.

This resource can be used to support the development of this anti-bullying policy and guidance.

This document can also be used to review how well the school is developing inclusive practice.

Improvement questions

  • How well do we ensure that all children feel safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included?
  • To what extent does our establishment have a range of strategies to prevent and respond to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying?


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This resource defines bullying and prejudice based bullying then explores more deeply the nature of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in both the secondary and the primary school setting. It looks at the impact on children and young people. Barriers to reporting bullying incidents are identified. Responses to this type of bullying is explored. As well as specific responses to bullying there is also information on ways that an inclusive environment can be created where all children and young people feel happy, safe, respected and included.