Young People’s Health Team and Central Health Care awarded LGBT Charter Mark






The Charter Mark was presented to Fiona Campbell LGBT Champion and Lisa Mcrae Equality & Diversity Champion on the 16th December 2011 by Ann Marriott   Community Capacity Building Officer.


The LGBT Charter of Rights is a process which helps everyone in an organisation focus on the quality of services they provide for LGBT people.


Created by a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people, the charter is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It describes basic rights such as the right to be yourself, the right to be kept safe from harm and the right to be healthy, which most people take for granted.

In order to gain status the Young People’s Health Team and Central Health Care  was required to submit a portfolio to LGBT Scotland. Included in this portfolio was evidence of how the service addressed issues relating to;


·      Identified a champion for LGBT people

·      Displaying the LGBT Charter of Rights

·      Policy

·      Training and ongoing staff development

·      Publicity and awareness raising of LGBT issues

·      Information for service users

·      Ongoing review of procedures

·      Ongoing support for service users


It ensures that the service is accessible to LGBT people and that they can feel confident that they will be included, valued and supported.


Lesley Paterson, Team Leader for the Young People’s Health Team commented:


"The LGBT Charter of Rights has helped to ensure the inclusive culture of our service and plays a part in creating a future where all LGBT people are valued, included and supported.  We will continue to evaluate our services to ensure that the needs of all of our service users, including LGBT people are being met."