Prevent Bullying

Since 1990, legislation has been passed which lays a duty on public bodies including schools and the youth services to challenge all forms of discrimination and to actively promote equality of opportunity. Here are some of the laws and guidances which may be useful to quote in support of LGBT History Month.

  • United Nations Rights of the Child (1990)
  • European Human Rights Act, 1998
  • Learning and Skills Act 2000 and the Sex and Relationships Guidance (2000 and 2004)
  • Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000)
  • Equal Age of Consent (2001)
  • Bullying: Don’t Suffer in Silence DfES, (2002)
  • Children Act (1989, 2002, 2004)
  • Sexual Orientation, and Religion and Belief Discrimination Regulations (2003)
  • OFSTED inspectors will report on how schools are promoting the five outcomes of Every Child Matters DfES, (2004)
  • Civil Partnership Act (2004)
  • Gender Recognition Bill (2004)
  • Disability Equality Duty (2006)
  • Gender Equality Duty (2007)
  • Goods and Services Provision (2007)
  • DCSF guidance on homophobia (2007)
  • Social Cohesion Duty September (2007)
  • Forthcoming DCSF guidance on Transphobia (2007)
  • Single Equalities Act (2009)
  • The Equality Act (2010)
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