This week is the first ever UK Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness and understanding about these issues and how to get help. Galop’s Sexual Assault Casework Service has been running for 10 years, working with people in London and beyond who have experienced sexual assault, however and whenever it happened. We work with all LGB&T people aged 13+, we’re friendly and inclusive, and we’ve got particular expertise about issues affecting trans people and related to chemsex.
Galop is London’s LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity. We give advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. We are a completely independent community-led group and we are not connected to the police. You can contact us anonymously if you choose.
Hate crime can include verbal or written abuse, harassment and assault. We know all homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is wrong and any information you have could help prevent more. Even if you don’t want to go to the police yourself, we can liaise with them and you can remain anonymous.
Abuse from family, partners, and ex-partners does happen in our communities. Galop is a safe space to talk and think about what you want away from pressure at home. We can help you to explore your options, plan to make you safer, look for safe housing and speak with the police.
Sexual abuse can happen once or several times and involves unwanted contact of a sexual nature between two or more people. This can happen within families, partnerships, acquaintance or date rape, or as part of homophobic/ transphobic attacks. We can offer you offer listening and support as you come to terms with your experience. ...
Galop works with London’s LGBT Jigsaw project to provide support for young LGBT people who have experienced violence and are at threat of homelessness. Galop can provide emotional support, practical assistance, advocacy, referrals, and help reporting incidents to the police, depending on your situation. All these services are free and confidential.
Regular and sustained harassment can take the form of physical, verbal or written abuse, either in person or behind your back. It can be an exhausting, isolating and scary experience, but we can give you support and advice as well as help you find ways to deal with the harassment.
The police have made huge leaps forward, but things don’t always go the way they should. Galop can help you to put problems right with the police. We can give you advice and information on your options or make a formal complaint on your behalf if you’re unhappy about something the police have done.
Galop can help you if you have questions about criminal convictions or are concerned about Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks. We can also support you if you have to go to court as a victim or witness, and we can even make a criminal injuries compensation claim on your behalf. If you need help ...
Check out our two new factsheets: Wellbeing And Self Care Tackling Biphobia There’s plenty more on our factsheets page: A Guide To Diary Sheets Arrest Stop and Search Consenting To Sex: What the Law Says Cottaging and Cruising: Your safety, your rights and the law Criminal Record Checks at Work CRB Checks & Gender […]
Many of you may have heard the sad news that PACE, the LGBT mental health charity, has closed. PACE has provided support services to LGBT people for 31 years delivering counselling, advocacy, training, youth work, research and mental health support services. Galop has worked closely with PACE for many years, and the closure is a huge loss to us […]
Today the Women and Equalities Committee published their report on Transgender Equality, highlighting that whilst there has been progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people in the UK. You can read the full Inquiry Report here and Galop’s full submission here.
NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday 6th February 2016
This workshop will focus on:
– Identifying what is an abusive relationship
– Looking at risk factors and safety planning
– Building and encouraging confidence, assertiveness and self esteem
– The importance of support networks and staying connected
– Recognising and understanding relationship patterns
Get in touch with PACE for more information: email@example.com or call PACE on 020 7255 9615.
A few weeks ago there was the news that the deaths of four young men in Barking, east London, were linked and that a suspect, Stephen Port, had been arrested and charged with their murder.
Please think about coming forward if you had – or think you had – contact with Stephen Port. You can talk to us. Galop is an independent, confidential organisation. We can help pass on intelligence that protects your anonymity.
Contact us on 020 7704 2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galop is deeply concerned about the deaths of four young gay men in Barking and the circumstances around this. We are working with community and statutory contacts around the investigation and support for individuals. We know that LGB&T people, particularly gay & bi men who use apps and are involved in the chem sex scene […]
Volunteer with Beyond Barriers to support carers and former carers from hard to reach communities, such as BAME, LGBT, Refugee & Asylum seekers, in Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Lambeth and Wandsworth. They offer excellent support and personal development opportunities for volunteers, including supervision and ongoing training. Currently recruiting: Volunteer Mentors IT / Computer Mentors LGBT Champions Online/Social media support Volunteers […]
This summer we want to put a serous dent in homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. We need your help though. Our message is, Recognise it – Report it. Recognise it – Hate crime isn’t just violence. It’s hurtful comments on the bus, harassment from neighbours or online abuse. Report it – Don’t suffer in silence. Speak […]
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Galop is an LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity.