Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Proud Trust is now operating digitally, as we make significant changes to how we operate in this time of international concern.

All youth groups and 1-1s (face-to-face contact) are not running in their usual venues and are being delivered virtually instead.

Our LGBT+ Centre is closed, if you want to get in touch, contact us at centre@theproudtrust.org

Our face to face training is also postponed, but some courses have moved virtual. Information on upcoming virtual training, can be found here.

Youth workers will be sending out Google Hangout links for our group work and 1-1 support. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are still here for you and all LGBT+ young people.

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The Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and colleges. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to effectively challenge and combat LGBTphobic bullying.

Committing your school or college to the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that you work with, as well as the LGBT+ young people in your care, those from LGBT+ families, and LGBT+ staff members.

The Rainbow Flag Award is not prescriptive, we do not tell you what to do…

Instead, we help you self-identify and self-determine which are the most appropriate ways to implement positive LGBT+ inclusion in your settings, that best compliments your staff, your students, your parents and your wider communities.

Through a year-long process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools and colleges have access to a variety of resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:

To enquire about taking part in the Rainbow Flag Award, please email rainbowflagaward@theproudtrust.org, or call 07531 061777.


Check out our membership packages:

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    The basic Rainbow Flag Award membership includes (£495 plus VAT):

    • A Rainbow Flag Award “Welcome Pack”, containing a Rainbow Flag Award Handbook, detailed information of the training, services, resources and products available from us, as well as some other starter resources and posters.
    • A “Guide to Creating LGBT+ Inclusive Policies”.
    • Two places on “Introduction to LGBT+ Inclusion” training course – primary and secondary/college versions available.
    • 20% off the cost of all further training, services, resources and products, if needed.
    • Access to three standardisation processes throughout the membership year, from which you will receive in an in depth review of submitted evidence for each Rainbow Flag Award section, with suggestions for further improvements.
    • Some ongoing support via telephone and/or email.
    • Certificate upon completion.

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    The Rainbow Flag Award Plus for primary schools membership includes (£1495 plus VAT):

    • A Rainbow Flag Award “Welcome Pack”, containing a Rainbow Flag Award Handbook,  as well as some other starter resources and posters.
    • A “Guide to Creating LGBT+ Inclusive Policies”.
    • Two places on “Introduction to LGBT+ Inclusion in Primary Schools” training course.
    • One place on “Working with Trans and Non-Binary Children and Young People” training course.
    • One place on “Implementing Positive LGBT+ Education in KS2” training course.
    • Trans Positive Education for Primary Schools pack.
    • Happily Ever After pack.
    • Basic LGBT+ awareness twilight training session for all staff and governors.
    • Coffee Morning session for parents.
    • Resource Checker – Policy – the chance to have an updated policy reviewed before submitting your evidence.
    • Resource Checker – Lesson – the chance to have an LGBT+ themed lesson reviewed before delivering it.
    • A Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit.
    • 20% off the cost of all further training, services, resources and products, if needed.
    • Access to three standardisation processes throughout the membership year, from which you will receive in an in depth review of submitted evidence for each Rainbow Flag Award section, with suggestions for further improvements.
    • Some ongoing support via telephone and/or email.
    • Rainbow Flag Award plaque upon completion, and a presentation.

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    The Rainbow Flag Award Plus for secondary schools and colleges, membership includes (£1495 plus VAT):



The Rainbow Flag Award is delivered by trusted and established LGBT+ youth organisations. The Proud Trust currently works with schools and colleges to gain their Rainbow Flag Awards in the following areas:

Greater Manchester, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.

If your school or college is not in any of the areas listed above, please go here, to find your nearest Rainbow Flag Award delivery partner.



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