Supporting young people with their gender identity and sexuality

Since April last year, a total of 5,046 Childline counselling sessions have been carried out with young people about gender identity and sexuality. In 2,638 of these counselling sessions a young person mentioned coming out as a concern – a 29% increase from the year before, with some also talking about worrying about the reaction they would get from other people.

Childline have produced information to support parents and young people who may need support with issues surrounding their gender identity and sexuality.

Please do not hesitate to come into school and chat with us about any concerns you have so that we can support you and fid you the resources you may need.