Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service works to raise awareness around sexual identities and gender identities, and prevent discrimination and prejudice. They support young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) and work to tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) discrimination and bullying, striving for an equal society in which everyone feels able to be proud of and celebrate who they are.
With funding from the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service have developed 5 resources packs to increase awareness of the additional vulnerabilities LGBT young people can encounter in relation to:
· Hate Crime
· Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
· Internet Safety
· Domestic Violence
· Faith, Culture & Belief.
This event will be launching the packs that have been developed by Barnardo’s & West Yorkshire Police. The 5 resource packs will be available as a free resource for all following the launch event.
Book your place now to listen to the background & development this exciting new resource. We will be joined by:
Mark Burns-Williamson, Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
Stephen Oversby, Director, Barnardos East
Darren Minton, Safeguarding, West Yorkshire Police
The event starts at 11:30 on Friday 7th July (2017) at Civic Hall (Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR) with a marketplace where local organisations will be available to discuss the work that they are currently undertaking in our local community to assist LGBT young people.
A light lunch & refreshments will also be available.