Our report on the provision of services for LGBT+ domestic abuse victims and survivors in the UK
Galop provides an expert service run by LGBT+ people for LGBT+ people to overcome these barriers. Our services provide an immediate solution for those who are in need now. Our policy, research, and development work provides the long term solutions for our community.
Through our work directly with survivors, we identify patterns of abuse and can see the needs of our community. We use this insight to develop evidence bases through research. We produce key pieces of research into LGBT+ people’s experiences and needs around abuse and violence. We also research provision for LGBT+ people in the UK and highlight the lack of specialist services.
We use this evidence to influence policy change at national and local levels to reduce barriers for survivors and decrease perpetration. This feeds into the experiences of our community and those we support.
We work with national and local policy makers to ensure that the needs of LGBT+ people facing abuse and violence are taken into account within legislation, commissioning, professional guidance, and other key decisions. This includes work with Government, the police and criminal justice service, police and crime commissioners, independent commissioners, and victims’ services.
We provide training, information, and support to victims’ services to increase and improve the services available to LGBT+ people experiencing abuse and violence in the UK. This includes working with LGBT+ organisations and community groups, non-specialist support services, and anyone else who may come into contact with members of our community.
We work to ensure that LGBT+ people understand the nature of abuse, their rights, and how to seek support should anything happen to them.