Including different families

Document type
Guidance
Corporate author(s)
Stonewall Group
Publisher
Stonewall
Date of publication
1 March 2013
Series
Stonewall education guides
Subject(s)
Minority Groups, Children and Young People, Education and Skills
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Advances in gay equality over the last decade have made it easier for same-sex parents to bring up children. As a result of these changes the Government estimates there are now almost 19,000 children with same-sex parents. All of the evidence suggests that these young people learn, grow and develop in the same way as their peers and are not disadvantaged by being raised by same-sex parents.

This guide has been produced to furnish simple, practical ways to ensure that school teaching reflects the reality of 21st century life. It also showcases leading schools from amongst Stonewall’s Education Champions programme. They found that talking openly about different families helps to socialise all children to better live in modern Britain.

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