Asylum: LGBT People

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to minimise the risk of victimisation to LGBT+ asylum seekers living in temporary accommodation.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

We take the welfare of all our service users in asylum accommodation very seriously.

The new accommodation contracts contain several uplifts in order to safeguard the vulnerable, including LGBT+, service users. This includes specific training for all frontline provider staff and improved data sharing protocols which include the characteristics and needs of Service users at risk of with specific needs.

Further, we liaise with Micro Rainbow, a charity who organises safe housing and support for LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees.

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