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Cautious welcome for bullying guidelines

September 21, 2007 11:33 PM

Liberal Democrat MP and spokesperson on education Stephen Williams has welcomed new Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) guidelines on the issue of homophobic bullying in schools. "These guidelines are welcome and long overdue," he told PinkNews.co.uk today. "It is essential that they are taken on board by every school and as long as they are followed to the letter they will make a huge difference to the lives of thousand of young gay men and women."

DELGA Chair Jen Yockney gave a cautious welcome. "While the guidelines are a welcome step, we need the full force of law to ensure that those schools less willing to address issues of homophobia and transphobia in schools are bound to monitor and address such problems."