People from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds interact with schools, colleges, universities and other training facilities, both as pupils, relatives or as part of the administration and faculty.
Individuals who are Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming and their families may have additional needs for support and assistance in order to benefit and feel included through the services provided.
It is important to understand how these individuals should be respected and treated, as well as considerations when dealing with their families and associates. There could well be sensitive issues where the rights and needs of other pupils or students also need to be considered and respected.
These individuals may not be in a position to advocate for themselves and additional help may need to be provided through the use of champions or allies within the staff and administration. Whether its around handing, dress codes, facilities, privacy or other social issues there are specific guidelines in place that should be adhered to.
Many expect organisations to be prepared and fully ready, although in reality with so many demands on resources this is often not the case. In addition, like any organisation with a large number of staff employed either directly or indirectly through sub-contract services team members are likely to come in contact with people of all background.
We are able to provide guidance and assistance to ensure that adequate provision of training is provided to meet obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and although not every establishment is bound by the Public Sector Equality Duty many of the principles of this act should be respected and implemented regardless.
Our training can be delivered in the form of workshops for specific team members or as a seminar to cover as many people as possible in one session. It will cover the basic information surrounding Trans individuals and how best to support them, their families and associates.