Domestic Abuse: LGBT People

Home Office written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether statutory agencies have received funding to provide training to increase staff understanding of the experience of domestic abuse for LGBT+ people.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office has provided over £980,000 of funding to specialist LGBT+ organisations for the provision of domestic abuse services between 2016 and 2020. The financial year breakdown spend is as follows:

FY 2016-2017 – £120,000

FY 2017-2018 – £120,000

FY 2018-2019 – £370,000

FY 2019-2020 – £370,000

This includes £120,000 of funding each year since 2016 for the National LGBT Domestic Abuse helpline, which provides emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

It also includes £500,000 funding provided to Galop, a specialist LGBT+ domestic abuse service. This funding includes the provision of training and consultancy to deliver knowledge and understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse to statutory organisations that work with victims of domestic abuse.

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