- Health care professionals
If you are involved in the education of children or young people you need to know about appearance and disfigurement:
More than a million people in the UK have a visible difference – a mark, scar or condition that affects their appearance – including 86,000 children and young people of school age. Teachers and other education professionals have a key role to play in both supporting children and young people with a visible difference and creating an inclusive learning environment for all pupils. The tips below provide advice on a wide range of issues including: talking to pupils about visible difference; recognising and challenging implicit bias; supporting pupils who look different; and addressing appearance-related bullying.
It’s important for you as a teacher to be aware of your own implicit bias and reflect on your own feelings and ideas about appearance and disfigurement