Transgender awareness in child and family social work education

National Institute of Economic and Social Research, May 2018

This research provides evidence on:

  • transgender awareness in social work education and training
  • transgender awareness amongst child and family social workers
  • transgender people’s experiences of child and family social work in England

Click here to view the full report.

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Fair care for trans patients

Royal College of Nursing, March 2017

The RCN recognises that trans people frequently experience prejudice and discrimination. The nursing community can, through its professional actions and interests, work to eliminate this at both an individual and a societal level in partnership with a range of organisations, including those who represent the needs of trans people. This resource is designed to help you respond to the needs of patients and clients who identify as transgender. Initially created in response to an RCN Congress resolution, this guidance has been updated following further research from other organisations.

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Implications of reductions to public spending for LGB and T people and services

NatCen, November 2016

This study gives insights into whether, and in what ways, reductions in public spending have affected services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB & T) people. NatCen conducted the same research in 2013 looking at the early effects of the cuts, which began in 2010. The key finding of this study was that fears about the effects of public funding cuts reported in 2013 were seen as a reality for some LGB & T service users and service providers by 2016.

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Improving the outcomes of mental health problems among the LGBT community

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, May 2016

In this case study Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust share their experience of how they introduced better mental health support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and improved understanding amongst local health professionals of the issues faced by them.

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Preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people: a toolkit for nurses

Public Health England, March 2015

These toolkits are a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Public Health England (PHE).

They are primarily for nurses who work with children and young people, whether in community or hospital settings, including school nurses and practice nurses.

These toolkits aim to:

  • develop skills and knowledge and recognise the wider context of mental health in relation to LGBT sexual orientation and identity.
  • provide a general outline for health professionals looking to increase their skills and knowledge around suicide prevention strategies with LGBT young people

Click here further further information and to download the toolkits.