LGBTI+ Young People in Care

LGBTI+ Young People in Care Advisory Group We are excited to support EPIC (empowering people in care) with the creation of a series of videos and resources to raise awareness of LGBTI+ young people in care. We are looking for LGBTI+ young people (over 18 years) with experience of being in care to join the Advisory Group. What to expect: […]

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Mental health advocates call for action two years on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

Thursday, December 12th, 2019   Two years on from the publication of the Report of the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health, a number of organisations and individuals who work with children and young people have called for the report’s recommendations to be implemented in full to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Ireland and help to address Ireland’s mental health […]

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BeLonG To & TENI response to the Report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act

Friday, November 29th, 2019 BeLonG To Youth Services and TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) welcome the publication of Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty’s, Report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act today. This report sets out some key amendments to the Act that will improve the lives of trans people in Ireland. While welcoming the […]

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Urgent action needed as research reveals an alarming 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

Urgent action needed as research reveals an alarming 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school   National school survey shows LGBTI+ students experience physical and sexual assault, harassment and abuse at school. Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 BeLonG To Youth Services calls on the Minister of Education, Joe McHugh TD and second-level schools to take urgent action following the shocking […]

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Kate Cummins, Youth Worker

I’m Kate, I work as the Youth Worker here at BeLonG To. I work with young people through IndividualiTy and BeLonG To Sunday and also on a 1.1 level.  Before I joined the team, I worked with a variety of young people from the disability sector, Traveller Community and the homelessness sector.   My role is amazing, as it gives […]

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LGBTI+ Young People Need More Than Token Gestures – Strategic Plan 2019-2021

LGBTI+ Young People Need More Than Token Gestures – Strategic Plan 2019-2021 Press Release Tuesday, May 7th 2019 Flying a rainbow flag is a great first step, but real inclusion needs a whole community approach says BeLonG To Youth Services, today launching their three-year plan for the future of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland ‘Sharing the Learning’. The 2019-2021 Strategic […]

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