LGBT+ pupils feel far less safe at school than their peers

LGBT+ pupils are far less likely to feel safe at school than their peers, new independent research by 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.

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 and are not getting enough positive messaging from school.

Half (48%) of all secondary school pupils say they have received little to no po