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Welcome to Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. 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.

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Stephen Port: Statement on IPCC Investigation

  Galop welcomes the update from the IPCC about the on-going independent investigation into the police response to the deaths of four young men at the hand of Stephen Port. We will continue to be involved in this process and will be considering the IPCC conclusions as they are published.   We also know that…

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Stephen Port found guilty of killing and sexually assaulting gay men

PRESS RELEASE 23/11/16 The verdict is being returned in the trial of Stephen Port today. In October 2015 police arrested Stephen Port for the alleged murder of four young men in Barking. The deaths happened over a 15-month period from June 2014 to September 2015. Port faced 29 charges for a range of offences including…

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Stephen Port trial: Message for LGBT people

You may see news about the start of the trial of Stephen Port, the man who was arrested in 2015 and charged with causing the deaths of four young men in Barking. When this news became public last year it was upsetting and worrying for many people. We know the reporting of the trial is…

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Stephen Port trial: Press Statement

The trial of Stephen Port starts today, Tuesday 4th October. In October 2015, police arrested Stephen Port for the alleged murder of four young men in Barking. The deaths happened over a 15-month period from June 2014 to September 2015. Port faces 29 charges for a range of offences including murder, manslaughter, poisoning, rape and…

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Previous Convictions & DBS Checks

On 1 October 2012, the Home Office introduced guidance which allows people in England and Wales with some historical convictions and cautions for consensual gay sex to apply to have those offences removed from their records.

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New Factsheets

We’ve produced two new factsheets this month – one on Criminal Records Checks at Work and the other on Trans* Privacy Law.

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How to have a conviction stepped down

A person wanting to prevent these convictions being disclosed on a CRB check should do the following: Share this…

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DBS Checks

There are new changes to criminal record bureau (CRB) checks which an employer can ask for if you work with children or vulnerable adults. CRB checks have also changed their name to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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Trans Privacy Not Jail

We’re shocked and upset to hear about a young trans man who now has the label of sex offender because he didn’t disclose his gender history. If you are too, please sign the Scottish Transgender Alliance e-petition

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Disregarding Offences

We’re delighted that The Campaign For Homosexual Equality have supported Galop financially to help us produce our new resource assisting gay and bi men to delete cautions and convictions for consensual sexual offences.

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Our services:

Our hate crime casework service can give you advice, support and help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. Click for more

Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. Click for more

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. Click for more