Education LGBTIQ+ Diversity Safe Space Resources Why have a safe space? Inclusive spaces maximise the wellbeing of everybody, including children, young people and families. Currently, LGBTIQ+ people are still at risk of experiencing discriminatory homophobia or transphobia. This can make them feel unsafe in education and health settings, accessing services or other social spaces, which impacts on their health and wellbeing. Having a safe space signifies a commitment to ensuring that everybody is treated with respect and supported, regardless of their identity. These posters have been designed to be used by education settings or other organisations working with children, young people and families. Displaying a Safe Space poster will identify the organisation as being inclusive and supportive of LGBTIQ+ people. Safe Space Posters Schools Organisational & ECEC Poster for organisations and workplaces Placement: At reception, principals office, visible to the public and parents. Download PDF Download PDF Poster for designated spaces Placement: In a classroom or library, not necessarily visible to the public, but a designated space known to staff and those enrolled. Download PDF Download PDF Poster for representatives Placement: In a classroom or notice board, or even an LMS, not specific to any space, but visible to staff and those enrolled. Download PDF Download PDF There are other important steps to take to ensure that your organisation and staff are equipped to use best practices in being LGBTIQ+ inclusive. Learn more about this by accessing the resources below. Other resources For educators: To learn more about how to make your early childhood setting or school more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ children, young people and families, contact [email protected] For other organisations: Champions of Inclusion. A Guide to Creating LGBTI Inclusive Organisations Queensland Council for LGBTI Health: The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health runs the HOW2 program which helps organisations to embed LGBTIQ inclusive practices within their workplace and services, creating lasting cultural change. The HOW2 program can assist organisations working towards Rainbow Tick Accreditation. Learn more about the HOW2 Program Learn more about Rainbow Tick accreditation. To learn more about the program or to register your interest, please contact [email protected].