Black LGBT+ pupils are far less likely than their white peers to feel safe at school, new independent research by charity Just Like Us has found.
Only 58% of LGBT+ young people have felt safe at school on a daily basis in the past 12 months, compared to 73% of non-LGBT+ pupils.
Six in 10 (59%) white LGBT+ pupils have felt safe in school on a daily basis in the past 12 months, compared to just half (52%) of Black LGBT+ pupils and 57% of Asian LGBT+ pupils.
Black LGBT+ pupils are also twice as likely as their white peers to say they have ‘never’ felt safe in school, with 6% stating this compared to just 3% of white LGBT+ pupils.
The independent study of 2,934 pupils aged 11-18 (1,140 of whom were LGBT+) across the UK by Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has found that LGBT+ young people are significantly more likely to struggle with mental health.