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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428

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Recognise & Respond: Strengthening advocacy for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse

This report aims to improve the understanding of LGBT+ people’s experience of domestic abuse and ensure that services meet the needs of survivors who identify as LGBT+.  

It draws on a number of UK-based studies, LGBT+ service user datasets and a series of interviews with LGBT+ domestic abuse advocates to: 

  • further insights into the scope, distinct nature of abuse and barriers experienced by LGBT+ survivors in access to services;  
  • increase knowledge on the needs of LGBT+ survivors accessing LGBT+ specialist services and 
  • highlight the value and role of LGBT+ specialist programs in addressing domestic abuse.