CoramBAAF Webinar

EDI Exploring Expertise: Experiences of Micro-aggressions for LGBTQ+ carers with a panel of adopters and foster carers


LGBTQ+ foster carers often face numerous challenges while caring for children, including discrimination, lack of inclusive support, and societal stigmatisation. Micro-aggressions are subtle forms of discrimination that are often unintentional but can have a significant impact on the well-being of individuals. 

The experiences of micro-aggressions for LGBTQ+ foster carers can take many forms, from insensitive remarks or assumptions about their sexuality or gender identity to being excluded from important decisions. These micro-aggressions can often go unnoticed or unacknowledged, leading to feelings of isolation, anxiety, and a lack of support. Such experiences can further compound the existing stress and challenges that come with caring for children. 

It is essential to bring attention to this topic as it highlights the intersectionality of identities that LGBTQ+ carers hold and the impact of micro-aggressions on their experiences. Addressing these issues is crucial to ensure that LGBTQ+ carers feel supported and empowered in their roles as caregivers. This presentation provided a valuable opportunity to explore these experiences, understand the impact they have on individuals and their communities, and develop strategies to address and prevent micro-aggressions in foster care.


The session is aimed at social workers, managers, panel members, other professionals and foster and kinship carers, special guardians and adopters.

For social workers, reflection on this session may contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD).

Members can watch recordings of previous Exploring Expertise Webinars here.


Charlotte Andrew, Trainer, Proud 2B Parents


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