WORKING WITH LESBIANS/GAYS/BISEXUALS QUESTIONNAIRE

Please tick the appropriate answer

PART I: PERSONAL

NAME:

Sex: Male

Female

Sexual

Orientation:

Heterosexual

Bisexual

Homosexual

Age: 18 to 24

25 to 34

35 to 44

45 to 54

55 to 64

65 and older

Race: Asian

African/Caribbean

White

Other (please specify)

Are you Disabled? Yes/No

If yes, is your Disability:

Hidden

Visible

Class: Lower Working Class

Upper Working Class

Lower Middle Class

Upper Middle Class

Lower Upper Class

Upper Upper Class

Education: Left school at 16

6th form college

Polytechnic/university

Other (please specify)

Vocational

Qualification:

None

Youth & Community Work

Teaching

Social work

Nursing

Other (please specify)

PART II: TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE & PRACTICE RELATED TO LESBIAN/GAY/BISEXUAL USERS

Education and supervision:

How would you rate the quality of your training in relation to supporting lesbian/gay/bisexual youth?

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

No training

Have you ever had related supervision in relation to supporting lesbian/gay/bisexual youth?

Yes

No

Knowledge and practice:

How would you rate your level of knowledge about lesbian, gay and bisexual youth?

Very knowledgeable

Somewhat knowledgeable

Not knowledgeable

How familiar are you with health and social resources in relation to lesbian/gay/bisexual youth?

Very familiar

Familar

Somewhat familiar

Unfamiliar

Do you know of any specialised support programmes for lesbian/gay/bisexual youth?

Yes

No

What was the percentage of lesbian/gay/bisexual users in your project during the past year?

0 percent

1 to 25 percent

26 to 50 percent

51 to 75 percent

76 to 100 percent

Don't know

Do you ask your users what their sexual orientation is?

Always

Most of the time

Some of the time

Almost never

Never

What is your usual approach toward users you know or believe to be lesbian/gay/bisexual?

Support them in usual way

Refer to or consult with another worker

Refer to another agency

Other (please specify)

Are you uncomfortable working with any of these types of clients?

Users who are open about their lesbianism/gayness/bisexuality

Users who hide their lesbianism/gayness/bisexuality

Users who are heterosexual

No discomfort

SECTION III: PROVIDERS OPINIONS AND ATTITUDES ABOUT PROBLEMS IN LESBIAN, GAY & BISEXUAL YOUTH

Do lesbian/gay/bisexual youth have unique needs:

Yes

No

Don't know

Is it important to be aware of the sexual orientation of your users?

Very important

Important

Somewhat important

Not important

Are lesbian/gay/bisexual youth more vulnerable to mental health problems (depression, attempted suicide, self-harm), alcohol & drug abuse or homelessness compared with heterosexual youth?

Yes

No

Don't know

How likely are lesbian/gay/bisexual youth to seek support, compared with heterosexual youth?

More likely

Less likely

No difference

Don't know

What is the best support for lesbian/gay/bisexual youth?

Same as other youth

Refer to worker with specialised training

Refer to agency with specialised programmes

Is it helpful to have openly lesbian/gay/bisexual staff?

Yes

No

Don't know

SECTION IV: PROVIDER'S PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR FACILITY'S SERVICES FOR LESBIAN/GAY/BISEXUAL USERS

Does your facility offer specialised programmes for lesbians/gays/bisexuals?

Yes

No

Is your management knowledgeable about problems of lesbian/gay/bisexual individuals?

Yes

No

Don't know

Are your co-workers knowledgeable about problems of lesbian/gay/bisexual individuals?

All are

Most are

A few are

Some are

None are

How would you rate the quality of special programmes for lesbians/gays/bisexuals at your facility?

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

No programmes

What is the priority at your unit to develop and improve programmes?

Highest

High

Medium

Low

No priority

Are your co-workers in favour of specialised programmes:

Yes

No

Don't know

Are there openly lesbian/gay/bisexual staff at your facility?

Yes

No

Don't know

Is there any professional risk to openly lesbian/gay/bisexual staff?

Definitely

Probably

Not sure

Probably not

Definitely not