On 22nd November, LGBT DAF held a free workshop that focused on the experience of young LGBT survivors of domestic abuse.
The event took into account the new changes in the government’s definition of domestic abuse to include coercive control and lowering the age criteria to include young people who aged sixteen and seventeen year.
Youth Chances’ Dan Baker presented fresh evidence taken from their nation wide survey about the experience of LGBT domestic abuse and the impact this might have on young survivors. Galop’s Cat Everett gave an update about her work as an LGBT youth IDVA and Stonewall Housings’ Maria Sookias, gave a report from LGBT Jigsaw. The event included workshops and a discussion forum with the aim of…
- Examine the changes to the governments definition, to include 16 and 17 years olds and coercive control
- Share research about young LGBT peoples experience of domestic abuse
- Create an action plan to fast track survivors to appropriate youth centred support
This event was provided free of charge with thanks to Trust for London.