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Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...New research findings reveal what life is like for LGBT young people in rural areas of Scotland 3 Jan 2024 In 2022, LGBT Youth Scotland's research looking at life in Scotland for LGBT young people revealed such clear disparity between...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...and more research on vaping Fewer hate crimes and young people feeling safer in their communities LGBTI+ rights will be improved Better access to education, with reviews of exams and qualifications Better public transport, especially for schools,...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

... Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning 14 Feb 2023 Jordan Daly, Co-Founder/Director of Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) on the chance for our young people to learn...


Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award

... Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award 1 February 2019 Children in Scotland is delighted to have been awarded the LGBT Charter Silver award by LGBT Youth Scotland which was achieved at the end of 2018. The award is the...


An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people

... An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in Scotland are pleased to announce a landmark one-day conference that will explore the practical steps required to fulfil...


Why focus on LGBT issues?

... Why focus on LGBT issues? 27 Oct 2017 Raising awareness of discrimination and how to stop it helps us support children and reflects our fundamental values, writes Simon Massey Children in Scotland started the LGBT Charter of Rights...

equality LGBT

Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

... Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement National charity Children in Scotland has welcomed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney in the Scottish...

Education equality LGBT

Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...Striving for LGBT inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly 28 Oct 2022 Ahead of our Annual Conference, members of Changing our World, our children and young people's advisory group, interviewed some of the keynote speakers. Here,...


Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...culture and practice in relation to other equalities. I think the work we did to achieve our LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Silver Award (click here to find out more) was a particular motivator for further equalities work. Our experience of that...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...workforce in Scotland. Examples include: in November 2018, the Scottish Government announcing that LGBT-inclusive education would be implemented across all state schools; the Scottish Government’s pledge last November that the UNCRC would be...


Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

...written, including my contribution to our 25 Calls campaign (click to read) or a blog about our LGBT Charter work (click to read), values are so important to me both professionally and personally. My department includes the Comms team, Learning...


25 Calls response: The media has been particularly difficult to navigate for trans people

...to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (known collectively as HBT) in Scotland. It’s LGBT Youth Scotland’s biggest fundraising day, and it’s often the occasion when schools and organisations first start an honest conversation...


Sector support for Scotland's first ever period poverty Bill

...Bill is about dignity and equality, and I’m proud it is supported by women’s, youth and LGBT organisations, trade unions, health experts and a wide range of groups, who all believe in period dignity for everyone. “Legislation will lock...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...Poverty Action Group in Scotland Friends of the Earth Scotland Girlguiding Scotland Includem LGBT Youth Scotland One Parent Families Scotland Poverty Alliance Save the Children Scotland Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol &...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...for increase in the age of criminal responsibility from 12 to at least 14, and preferably 16. LGBTI equality: why wait on GRA reform? “The Scottish Government also reaffirmed its commitment to consult on proposed changes to legislation in...


25 Calls response: 'Trans students can't afford a delay on GRA reform'

...trans and non-binary people across Scotland. We deserve no less. Blog written by  Ethan Cain, LGBT Officer, and Ethan Wilson, Trans Officer, at NUS Scotland. Click here to find out more about NUS Scotland Share this ...

25 calls

GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

...Scottish Government also announced that there will be no legal GRA process for under-16s, and that LGBT Youth Scotland guidance on supporting trans young people in schools will now be replaced by Scottish Government guidance. Our Head of Policy,...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Apply now to be one of our young board members

...This includes, but is not limited to: care experience disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your application or would require any...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...believe in yourself, and don’t let people bring you down.” Trans rights Ethan, aged 20 from LGBT Youth Scotland, pressed the First Minister on the current timetable for amending the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), which would allow transgender...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...young people could be better supported in education. She also said she would like to see LGBT awareness training in all schools in Scotland, and that there may not be enough being done to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

...‘My Food’ – and there’s a fantastic competition you can take part in. Find out more here. LGBT rights and equality We want to make a contribution to building a more inclusive, equal society in which homophobia no longer scars young...


It’s time to start listening to LGBT young people

... Magazine / Comment: It's time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT...

equality LGBT

Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices

... Magazine / Charity announces LGBTQ+ social history project to capture young people’s stories Posted 27.04.23 by Alice Hinds communities equality LGBT young people A new community archive project has been announced to document the...

communities equality LGBT young people

Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people

... Magazine / Comment: Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people Posted 25 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality New research from LGBT Youth Scotland indicates a concerning decline in the...

equality

First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched

... Magazine / News: World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Posted 24 September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed...

Education equality LGBT

David Yule

...policy and project roles at the organisation. He was also previously a volunteer youth worker with LGBT+ young people. David has completed an MSc in Social Policy & Research and has since applied this learning within the children's rights...

yule

Our history

...a more powerful feature of continuing development and improvement. In 2018, with support from LGBT Youth Scotland, the charity had achieved the Silver Award of the LGBT Charter of Rights. Building on this, and in the aftermath of George...


Member Insight Blog: Latest

...at the Electoral Commission Click here for more Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People Paul Daly is Interim Senior Policy, Participation and Research Manager at LGBT Youth Scotland Click here for...


Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...Clinical Director, ‘Understanding children and young people’s mental health’ Workshop 1 – LGBT Youth Scotland Cara Spence, Head of Programmes, ‘Barriers to accessing mental health services: perspectives from LGBTQ+ young people and...


Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

...with children and young people. Conference Themes: Poverty Additional Support Needs LGBTQ+ Race Gender Agenda: 08:45 - 09:15 Registration Open 09:15 Welcome from the Chair Wendy Halliday, See Me Scotland 09:20 -...


Our Conferences

...in 25 varied and exciting workshops run across two days, with topics ranging from supporting LGBT young people to expressive arts experiences and the voice of the child. For bespoke conferences, often delivered with partnership organisations,...


Engaging marginalised young men

...participation is the focus of new research Posted 11 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people A new two-year study led by Children and Young People’s Centre will focus on...

boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people

Exhibitors 2022

Annual Conference 2022

...Better Lives Partnership*,   Forces Children Scotland (Associate Sponsor), Families Outside, LGBT Youth Scotland (Associate Sponsor). Click here for workshop descriptions Day Two Welcome* (9:35am-9:50am) | Event Chairs: Jennifer Davidson,...


Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary

...of children at school-starting age Jun 8, 2022 Comment Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people May 25, 2022 Report highlights success of family support programme May 24,...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year

...as stigma and issues rise June 14, 2022 Comment Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people May 22, 2022 New rights-focused badge for Scottish Scouts May 13, 2022 Comment We need to support schools to become mentally...

charity third sector

About us

...recognised awards and accreditations. Examples include the EFQM Recognition Scheme  and the LGBT Charter of Rights. Click here to find out more about the EFQM  Click here to find out more about the LGBT Charter of Rights Our...


Member directory: full

...High School Secondary school | lesmahagow.s-lanark.sch.uk LGBT Youth Scotland Youth work to LGBTI young people | LGBTyouth.org.uk Little Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland...


Member directory: G-M

...High School Secondary school | lesmahagow.s-lanark.sch.uk LGBT Youth Scotland Youth work to LGBTI young people | LGBTyouth.org.uk Little Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland...


Young people present key issues to Government

...rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in the sixth annual...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Education Recovery plan is missed opportunity

...approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils  Sept 29, 2021 World's first LGBT-inclusive education resource launched Sept 24, 2021 New Bill to give legal right to transition support for disabled young people  Sept 21,...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick

...Wellbeing Resource, including detailed survey data Related content World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Sept 24, 2021 Q&A with Ruth Fidler: Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Sept 22, 2021 New Bill to...

GIRFEC Wellbeing

Annie Watson

...and crafts. She is passionate about equality and human rights, with a particular interest in LGBTQ+...

watson

In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?

...of the impact of structural inequalities or the discrimination faced by women and refugee, BME and LGBT communities. I, in common with many others, believe this presents a significant gap in the reach of the ACEs approach. It does not, though, mean...


Sea change or same old?

...Scotland. But there were beacons in the dark. In November the Scottish Parliament agreed that LGBTI-inclusive education would become a reality in all of Scotland’s state schools.  In 2018 Scotland also became first in the world to introduce...


Commissioned training: event management

...others in the sector. Recent events run in partnership with other organisations in the sector: LGBT Youth Scotland (Feb 2018) Joint one-day conference to help the sector increase its skills and confidence in creating environments where lesbian,...


Call 8: Reform the Gender Recognition Act and give trans young people the chance to live full, happy lives

...published research including the findings of the UK Government’s National LGBT Survey (2018) and LGBT Youth Scotland’s Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People (2018), shows that transgender people in the UK are at a...


Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying

...affects particular groups. The majority (71 per cent) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people experience bullying in school on the grounds of being LGBT, while two-thirds of young people who have learning disabilities and/or...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018: day one

...the way we see people who look different Young people from Changing Faces 2b     Improving LGBT inclusion in your settings Young people from LGBT Youth Scotland 2c     Me, my mum and CEDAR Young people from Scottish Borders Council...



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Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...New research findings reveal what life is like for LGBT young people in rural areas of Scotland 3 Jan 2024 In 2022, LGBT Youth Scotland's research looking at life in Scotland for LGBT young people revealed such clear disparity between...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...and more research on vaping Fewer hate crimes and young people feeling safer in their communities LGBTI+ rights will be improved Better access to education, with reviews of exams and qualifications Better public transport, especially for schools,...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

... Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning 14 Feb 2023 Jordan Daly, Co-Founder/Director of Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) on the chance for our young people to learn...


Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award

... Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award 1 February 2019 Children in Scotland is delighted to have been awarded the LGBT Charter Silver award by LGBT Youth Scotland which was achieved at the end of 2018. The award is the...


An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people

... An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in Scotland are pleased to announce a landmark one-day conference that will explore the practical steps required to fulfil...


Why focus on LGBT issues?

... Why focus on LGBT issues? 27 Oct 2017 Raising awareness of discrimination and how to stop it helps us support children and reflects our fundamental values, writes Simon Massey Children in Scotland started the LGBT Charter of Rights...

equality LGBT

Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

... Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement National charity Children in Scotland has welcomed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney in the Scottish...

Education equality LGBT

Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...Striving for LGBT inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly 28 Oct 2022 Ahead of our Annual Conference, members of Changing our World, our children and young people's advisory group, interviewed some of the keynote speakers. Here,...


Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...culture and practice in relation to other equalities. I think the work we did to achieve our LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Silver Award (click here to find out more) was a particular motivator for further equalities work. Our experience of that...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...workforce in Scotland. Examples include: in November 2018, the Scottish Government announcing that LGBT-inclusive education would be implemented across all state schools; the Scottish Government’s pledge last November that the UNCRC would be...


Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

...written, including my contribution to our 25 Calls campaign (click to read) or a blog about our LGBT Charter work (click to read), values are so important to me both professionally and personally. My department includes the Comms team, Learning...


25 Calls response: The media has been particularly difficult to navigate for trans people

...to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (known collectively as HBT) in Scotland. It’s LGBT Youth Scotland’s biggest fundraising day, and it’s often the occasion when schools and organisations first start an honest conversation...


Sector support for Scotland's first ever period poverty Bill

...Bill is about dignity and equality, and I’m proud it is supported by women’s, youth and LGBT organisations, trade unions, health experts and a wide range of groups, who all believe in period dignity for everyone. “Legislation will lock...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...Poverty Action Group in Scotland Friends of the Earth Scotland Girlguiding Scotland Includem LGBT Youth Scotland One Parent Families Scotland Poverty Alliance Save the Children Scotland Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol &...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...for increase in the age of criminal responsibility from 12 to at least 14, and preferably 16. LGBTI equality: why wait on GRA reform? “The Scottish Government also reaffirmed its commitment to consult on proposed changes to legislation in...


25 Calls response: 'Trans students can't afford a delay on GRA reform'

...trans and non-binary people across Scotland. We deserve no less. Blog written by  Ethan Cain, LGBT Officer, and Ethan Wilson, Trans Officer, at NUS Scotland. Click here to find out more about NUS Scotland Share this ...

25 calls

GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

...Scottish Government also announced that there will be no legal GRA process for under-16s, and that LGBT Youth Scotland guidance on supporting trans young people in schools will now be replaced by Scottish Government guidance. Our Head of Policy,...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Apply now to be one of our young board members

...This includes, but is not limited to: care experience disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your application or would require any...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...believe in yourself, and don’t let people bring you down.” Trans rights Ethan, aged 20 from LGBT Youth Scotland, pressed the First Minister on the current timetable for amending the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), which would allow transgender...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...young people could be better supported in education. She also said she would like to see LGBT awareness training in all schools in Scotland, and that there may not be enough being done to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

...‘My Food’ – and there’s a fantastic competition you can take part in. Find out more here. LGBT rights and equality We want to make a contribution to building a more inclusive, equal society in which homophobia no longer scars young...



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David Yule

...policy and project roles at the organisation. He was also previously a volunteer youth worker with LGBT+ young people. David has completed an MSc in Social Policy & Research and has since applied this learning within the children's rights...

yule

Annie Watson

...and crafts. She is passionate about equality and human rights, with a particular interest in LGBTQ+...

watson


Our history

...a more powerful feature of continuing development and improvement. In 2018, with support from LGBT Youth Scotland, the charity had achieved the Silver Award of the LGBT Charter of Rights. Building on this, and in the aftermath of George...


Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...Clinical Director, ‘Understanding children and young people’s mental health’ Workshop 1 – LGBT Youth Scotland Cara Spence, Head of Programmes, ‘Barriers to accessing mental health services: perspectives from LGBTQ+ young people and...


Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

...with children and young people. Conference Themes: Poverty Additional Support Needs LGBTQ+ Race Gender Agenda: 08:45 - 09:15 Registration Open 09:15 Welcome from the Chair Wendy Halliday, See Me Scotland 09:20 -...


Our Conferences

...in 25 varied and exciting workshops run across two days, with topics ranging from supporting LGBT young people to expressive arts experiences and the voice of the child. For bespoke conferences, often delivered with partnership organisations,...


Exhibitors 2022

Annual Conference 2022

...Better Lives Partnership*,   Forces Children Scotland (Associate Sponsor), Families Outside, LGBT Youth Scotland (Associate Sponsor). Click here for workshop descriptions Day Two Welcome* (9:35am-9:50am) | Event Chairs: Jennifer Davidson,...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

About us

...recognised awards and accreditations. Examples include the EFQM Recognition Scheme  and the LGBT Charter of Rights. Click here to find out more about the EFQM  Click here to find out more about the LGBT Charter of Rights Our...



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It’s time to start listening to LGBT young people
post

... Magazine / Comment: It's time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT...

equality LGBT

Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices
post

... Magazine / Charity announces LGBTQ+ social history project to capture young people’s stories Posted 27.04.23 by Alice Hinds communities equality LGBT young people A new community archive project has been announced to document the...

communities equality LGBT young people

Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people
post

... Magazine / Comment: Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people Posted 25 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality New research from LGBT Youth Scotland indicates a concerning decline in the...

equality

First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched
post

... Magazine / News: World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Posted 24 September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed...

Education equality LGBT

Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...at the Electoral Commission Click here for more Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People Paul Daly is Interim Senior Policy, Participation and Research Manager at LGBT Youth Scotland Click here for...


Engaging marginalised young men
post

...participation is the focus of new research Posted 11 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people A new two-year study led by Children and Young People’s Centre will focus on...

boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people

Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary
post

...of children at school-starting age Jun 8, 2022 Comment Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people May 25, 2022 Report highlights success of family support programme May 24,...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year
post

...as stigma and issues rise June 14, 2022 Comment Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people May 22, 2022 New rights-focused badge for Scottish Scouts May 13, 2022 Comment We need to support schools to become mentally...

charity third sector

Member directory: full
post

...High School Secondary school | lesmahagow.s-lanark.sch.uk LGBT Youth Scotland Youth work to LGBTI young people | LGBTyouth.org.uk Little Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland...


Member directory: G-M
post

...High School Secondary school | lesmahagow.s-lanark.sch.uk LGBT Youth Scotland Youth work to LGBTI young people | LGBTyouth.org.uk Little Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland...


Young people present key issues to Government
post

...rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in the sixth annual...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Education Recovery plan is missed opportunity
post

...approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils  Sept 29, 2021 World's first LGBT-inclusive education resource launched Sept 24, 2021 New Bill to give legal right to transition support for disabled young people  Sept 21,...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick
post

...Wellbeing Resource, including detailed survey data Related content World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Sept 24, 2021 Q&A with Ruth Fidler: Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Sept 22, 2021 New Bill to...

GIRFEC Wellbeing

In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?
post

...of the impact of structural inequalities or the discrimination faced by women and refugee, BME and LGBT communities. I, in common with many others, believe this presents a significant gap in the reach of the ACEs approach. It does not, though, mean...


Sea change or same old?
post

...Scotland. But there were beacons in the dark. In November the Scottish Parliament agreed that LGBTI-inclusive education would become a reality in all of Scotland’s state schools.  In 2018 Scotland also became first in the world to introduce...


Commissioned training: event management
post

...others in the sector. Recent events run in partnership with other organisations in the sector: LGBT Youth Scotland (Feb 2018) Joint one-day conference to help the sector increase its skills and confidence in creating environments where lesbian,...


Call 8: Reform the Gender Recognition Act and give trans young people the chance to live full, happy lives
post

...published research including the findings of the UK Government’s National LGBT Survey (2018) and LGBT Youth Scotland’s Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People (2018), shows that transgender people in the UK are at a...


Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying
post

...affects particular groups. The majority (71 per cent) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people experience bullying in school on the grounds of being LGBT, while two-thirds of young people who have learning disabilities and/or...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018: day one
post

...the way we see people who look different Young people from Changing Faces 2b     Improving LGBT inclusion in your settings Young people from LGBT Youth Scotland 2c     Me, my mum and CEDAR Young people from Scottish Borders Council...