QPC celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion

Huyton based Quality Protects Children (QPC) held their Quality Protects Children Pride Parade and Festival to celebrate LGBTQAI, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Huyton.

The school also celebrated QPC’s successful re-assessment of The Navajo Merseyside & Cheshire LGBTIQA+ Charter Mark and Lawrence House School’s submission for the Leeds Beckett University's LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award.

Deputy headteacher, Fay Donnelly said: “Both Quality Marks indicate that we translate our mission, vision and values into policies, processes and practice which bear out a commitment to having a rich whole-school-company culture where all members of the community thrive. 

“It also promotes our commitment to challenging all forms of prejudice, discrimination and marginalisation towards individuals and collectives. 

“We also launched our Charlene O’Neill memorial awards for diversity and inclusion which will be used to celebrate the home, young person and individual member of staff who actively promotes and aspires to advance a culture of inclusion.”

Amongst the events arranged by QPC was a competition for the best festival trolley designed with the theme of equality, diversity and inclusion which was paraded along Lathom Road. The day also included food from around the world, refreshments, bake sale for charity, fancy dress, face painting and music.

The event included guest speakers from Merseyside Police, The Michael Causer Foundation and Community Trade Union.

QPC’s Lawrence House is a children’s home which provides care and support for up to five children and young people who have emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. 

The home is following the Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) therapeutic programme.

Pictures: A Wagner Photography

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