Domestic Abuse

The LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survivor’s Forum

Galop is proud to launch to the LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survivor’s Forum as part of its National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline Service. The Forum, which will go live on Thursday, 10th December 2020, is a safe, anonymous, online space for LGBT+ people who have been affected by domestic abuse. The forum will allow users to share their experiences, support one another and receive information and support from the team at…

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Protected: The National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Projects 2020 Social Media Campaign

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Joint Statement about LGBT+ Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers, and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVOID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.  While work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the delivery of services, the public face of much of the response has…

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Galop, SafeLives and Stonewall briefing: The LGBT+ community and domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse Bill, Second Reading, 28 April 2020 Summary To meet the needs of LGBT+ people in the Bill and its associated programme of work the Domestic Abuse Bill must: Recognise that LGBT+ people are at particular risk of experiencing domestic abuse and facing distinct barriers in access to services. Ensure that any legislation, policy…

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Recognise &Respond: Strengthening Advocacy for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic abuse

Galop is proud to launch a new report Recognise & Respond: Strengthening Advocacy for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic abuse. The report furthers insights into the scope, distinct nature of abuse and barriers experienced by LGBT+ survivors in access to services, increases knowledge of LGBT+ survivors accessing LGBT+ specialist services and highlights the value and role…

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A Workshop for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Do you want to take part in a supportive workshop for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse? Have you ever wanted to meet other LGBT+ survivors of violence and abuse in a safe environment, and learn about abuse in intimate and family relationships and ways to move away from the impact of abuse?  Our group support…

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Statement on the Publication of Home Affairs Committee Report on Domestic Abuse

We welcome the Home Affairs Committee Domestic Abuse Report (Ninth Report of the Session 2017–19) and the Committee’s commitment to strengthen existing responses to domestic violence and abuse in the framework of the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill. Nik Noone, Galop CEO stated: “We welcome the explicit recognition within the report that domestic violence…

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LGBT+ DV Library

Created with support from  Welcome to the Online LGBT+ DV Resource Library. This collection provides direct links to resources relevant for LGBT+ people, service providers working with LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse and researchers interested in the topic. It includes UK based resources, available online and published after 2000. How to use the library: The…

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Well Being and Self Care

Experiencing abuse can be a deeply traumatic and challenging experience. When our thoughts may be focussed on simply getting through the day, it’s easy to overlook small, but significant activities and behaviours that may actually benefit us and increase our ability to cope.

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Safety Tips

Printable PDF As LGBTQ+ people we sometimes choose to change our behaviour to avoid putting ourselves at greater risk of being victimised. For example, we may change the way we present ourselves to avoid disclosing our sexuality or gender identity in public places. We may also avoid physical contact with partners and friends, such as holding…

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