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Notice of Motion given by Councillor Nikki Bond

That this Council:-

 

(a)       believes that homophobic bullying is unacceptable and must be stamped out;

 

(b)       is proud to have received national recognition for the fifth year in a row for its work in schools to provide lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students with mental health and social support, having been ranked in the top 10 local authorities in Stonewall’s Education Equality Index 2015; and

 

(c)       thanks all those involved, including officers, schools, young people, the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service and Fruitbowl – Sheffield’s LGBT youth group, who have worked hard for us to receive this recognition.

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Homophobic Bullying

 

 

 

It was moved by Councillor Nikki Bond, seconded by Councillor Mick Rooney, that this Council:-

 

 

 

(a)        believes that homophobic bullying is unacceptable and must be stamped out;

 

(b)        is proud to have received national recognition for the fifth year in a row for its work in schools to provide lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students with mental health and social support, having been ranked in the top 10 local authorities in Stonewall’s Education Equality Index 2015; and

 

(c)         thanks all those involved, including officers, schools, young people, the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service and Fruitbowl – Sheffield’s LGBT youth group, who have worked hard for us to receive this recognition.

 

 

 

Whereupon, it was moved by Councillor Penny Baker, seconded by Councillor Katie Condliffe, as an amendment, that the Motion now submitted be amended by the addition of a new paragraph (d) as follows:-

 

 

 

(d)        notes the good work done by the Liberal Democrats in the previous Coalition Government to stamp out homophobic bullying, including a £2 million package to be offered to charitable and not-for-profit organisations that come forward with creative ideas to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in our schools.

 

 

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was negatived.

 

 

 

The original Motion was then put to the vote and carried as follows:-

 

 

 

RESOLVED: That this Council:-

 

(a)       believes that homophobic bullying is unacceptable and must be stamped out;

 

(b)       is proud to have received national recognition for the fifth year in a row for its work in schools to provide lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students with mental health and social support, having been ranked in the top 10 local authorities in Stonewall’s Education Equality Index 2015; and

 

(c)       thanks all those involved, including officers, schools, young people, the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service and Fruitbowl – Sheffield’s LGBT youth group, who have worked hard for us to receive this recognition.