12 November 2019 Children and learning

National gold award for city’s LGBT youth work

National charity Stonewall has given Brighton & Hove City Council its highest award for the work going on in the city to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans children and young people.
The council has achieved gold in the charity’s Children and Young People Services (CYPS) Champion award.

The council scored an amazing 126 marks out of a possible 130 in Stonewall’s assessment.

This looked at all areas of children’s services including the training it offers and the support the council offers schools and other settings.

The chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor John Allcock, said: 

“We and our schools are working hard to promote equality and prevent and respond to all forms of bullying and discrimination.

“We are lucky in Brighton & Hove to have our fantastic LGBT youth charity Allsorts working with us on the equality agenda. 

“We could not have had this exceptional success without the commitment of Allsorts, our schools and our council staff, and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work. 

“There is still a lot to do in terms of making our schools and services as safe and accepting as possible. But awards like this do show that we’re making progress.”

Councillor Allcock (right) is pictured at Allsorts with their chief executive Katie Vincent and project manager Ryan Gingell.