A new network of education professionals is being launched in Ayrshire to help provide better coordination of services to support LGBT young people and adults in the region.

The ‘Ayrshire LGBT+ Education Network’ launches on Thursday 22nd February and people who work in schools, colleges, community centres or other learning spaces are being invited to go along and get involved.

Sara Turkington, Equality and Inclusion Advisor at Ayrshire College said:

“I am delighted we are progressing with establishing this LGBT+ Education Network for those working in education and related in Ayrshire; it is a real opportunity for us all to come together to share and learn from each other with the aim of improving the educational experiences of LGBT+ children, young people and adults in our local schools, College and any other learning spaces. There are many examples of excellent LGBT+ inclusive practices in Ayrshire and now for the first time, the Network provides the opportunity to share that on a pan-Ayrshire basis. It is an exciting, forward-thinking initiative to be a part of and I hope many people join us at our first meet on Feb 22nd.

The network is designed to bring people from education services together to discuss ideas, share common concerns, learn about good practice models and develop leadership on LGBT+ initiatives.

The first meeting of the network will be held at the Kilmarnock campus of Ayrshire College at 4pm on 22nd February.

You can register to attend by clicking on the link below:


Any questions can be directed to Kerry Jarvis at East Ayrshire Council (Kerry.jarvis@east-Ayrshire.gov.uk)

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