Identity and sexuality
Support and guidance resources.
What is available locally for children, young people and adults?
Bromsgrove Youth and Community Hub ‘The Hub’
The Hub runs a LGBT+ group for young people that meets at 4.00pm on Tuesdays and also provide online support and mentoring.
Tuesdays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, The Hub Bromsgrove (basement of Bromsgrove Baptist Church), New Road, B60 2JD. Ages 11 to 19 (10-year-olds who really need the support can attend with older friends or siblings).
Newroad Parents Group
Newroad Parents Group provide peer to peer support for parents and carers of LGBTI+ children, the group provides a safe space for parents and carers to discuss how to best support their children and how to respond when their child comes out.
Out2gether is a social support group created to promote and support the well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender adults and those with non-heterosexual or non-cis identities (LGBT+) people and those affected by LGBT+ issues in Worcester and South Worcestershire.
Currently the group are providing regular Zoom meetings for LGBT+ people to get together, the groups include quizzes, creative writing, book club, film club, meditation, Trans2gether. They can be contacted via email on email@example.com.
A global LGBT+ Community working to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves. For more information see Pink News.
New family social
Worcestershire Children First Fostering are members of New Family Social. There is lots of information available if you are a carer or prospective carer from a LGBTQ+ background available online here: New Family Social - Latest.
Understanding sexual behaviour in children
Advice for parents on healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour in children and teenagers.
How to tell if a child's sexual behaviour is appropriate for their age
Help to understand whether a child's sexual behaviour is expected for their age or if it could harm them or other people.
Sexual Behaviours in young children
As a parent, you may be perfectly comfortable talking with your child about the differences between right and wrong. But talking with them about their sexual development is not always so easy.
Help and support for under 19's living with the effects of sexual abuse
Reaching out for the first time to either report or share your experiences of sexual abuse is a big step to take. We also recognise there may also be something stopping you from doing so; you may be feeling confused, frightened, alone, worried, unsafe, and even ashamed as a result of what has happened to you. It is important for you to know that Sexual Abuse is never your fault.