Join the lgbt youth in care network

The LGBT youth in care network is a list of local authorities, care organisations, residential care providers, independent fostering agencies, supported accommodation providers and any other organisation providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans young people in care that strive to make their services fully inclusive to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans young people in care.

We are passionate about inclusion and firmly believe that all children and young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans should be able to access the same care and resources as everyone else in a safe way without prejudice or feelings of rejection.

How do I know if an agency or local authority is part of the network?

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Look out for the agencies that have this image on their website - this means they have committed to being part of the network.

How can my organisation join the network?

The LGBT youth in care network recognises organisations or businesses that have an ethos of acceptance, celebrate difference and policies and practices that include lgbt young people.

It is easy to join the network. Just click the sign up button below to get started. By signing up to be part of the network you are demonstrating that you:

  • Understand that different people use alternative ways to communicate. They may use speech, signs, symbols or electronic devices to support or instead of, spoken language.

  • Have a copy of the Trans toolkit that is shared with all members of staff

  • Have a copy of the LGB toolkit that is shared with all members of staff

  • Have trans and LGB inclusion policies

  • Have an ethos of acceptance that is filtered through the agency

  • Work in a holistic and child centred way when supporting a young person exploring sexual and gender identity

  • Advocate for children and young people

  • Provide a supportive and welcoming environment

  • Deliver training to staff about supporting LGBT young people in care

  • Support young people and staff who are LGB or T to access services

Upon registering to the network you will be added to our list of organisations in the network (which will feature on this website) and will be sent a logo which can be added to your website and a poster to put up in your offices/ homes.

How you can help

You can help in a number of ways!  Not only can you help get more organisations in your community to sign up to the network but you can also:

  • visit and commission LGBTQI Friendly places knowing that LGBT young people users will be supported and can access the services provided

  • are you a young person who is LGBT and in care or a care leaver? - send feedback of your experience of the care you received anonymously to lgbtyouthincare@gmail.com

  • spread the word! Let's make sure that as many children and young people as possible benefit from being able to live in a home that accepts them!

If you would like more information about the LGBT network, please call us on 07969007506 or email lgbtyouthincare@gmail.com