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Your responsibilities if you wear a rainbow lanyard

We need to ensure that everyone who wears a rainbow lanyard is clear about the responsibilities this brings. Please read this information to find out more.

We will soon be producing posters to help spread the word further amongst staff and also a separate poster for patients and service users to signpost them to rainbow lanyard wearers if they need support with issues around their sexual identity. The key thing is that rainbow lanyard wearers are not required to know all the answers but to be able to provide a listening ear and direct people who ask for help to the right place.

You can find further useful details on the DCHS LGBT+ webpage: https://my.dchs.nhs.uk/teams/equality-diversity-and-inclusion/lgbtq

You can also contact Lucy Bastock, chair of the LGBT+ network group: E: lucy.bastock@nhs.net or T: 07816 066033.