Sussex Nightstop receives Safer Spaces Award

We’re proud to have been granted The Allsorts Safer Spaces Award, developed to ensure that youth services are safer spaces for LGBT+ young people, so they can benefit from youth provision to its full potential.

Allsorts is a Brighton-based charity that supports children and young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, trans or exploring their gender identity and/or sexual orientation (LGBT+), and challenge exclusion, prejudice and discrimination in all areas of LGBT+ children and young people’s lives.

The Safer Spaces Award encourages and empowers participating organisations to examine and self-assess six key areas of operation, with a view to amending, improving or implementing inclusive practices that assure safer spaces for LGBT+ children and young people:

  • staff and volunteers
  • service users
  • facilities and environment
  • policies and procedures
  • culture and ethos
  • data and information

H Brassil (Sussex Nightstop’s Coordinator & LGBTQ+ Champion) said:

“We estimate that a quarter of the young people in Brighton & Hove that are homeless are from the LGBT+ community and it’s really important that they feel our service is for them. This award has been a rigorous process that ensures we’re getting it right.”