Show Racism the Red Card undertook a project supported by Department for Education and Government Equalities Office to tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic bullying. A short film about the project was released a little while ago and now two evaluations from external agencies are available to read and download.
Ask for Research conducted an extensive evaluation of the project, examining work with young people and teachers. It is now available to download from the publications section of the website.
The evaluation produced by Ask for Research is based on data collected during educational events with young people and teacher training conferences, it also includes post event focus group work and interviews with teachers and school staff.
The evaluation revealed that 79% of young people said they felt they knew more about HBT bullying having attended the event and 76% felt they were more aware of the negative impact words can have following the event.
The data for teachers also showed that the project had successful impacts for participants. 93% of Teachers and school staff attending said that they had sufficient strategies to deal with Homophobic or Biphobic Bullying if it occurred following participation, rising from 24% pre-event, a four-fold increase.
84% of participants said they had sufficient strategies for dealing with Transphobic bullying if it occurred post event, rising from 12% pre event, an eight-fold increase.
NatCen Social Research have made available an evaluation of all the projects funded to tackle HBT bullying. In addition to SRtRC work in this area, the evaluation includes work delivered by Anne Frank Trust, Barnardo’s, Diversity Role Models with Brook, Educate & Celebrate, Educational Action Challenging Homophobia, National Children’s Bureau and Stonewall.