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Identifying the Learning Needs of the Domestic Abuse Sector

Do you or your service work with domestic abuse survivors? Interested in ensuring services are inclusive and able to respond to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people?

Then we want to hear from you!

We believe that every LGBT person experiencing domestic abuse has the right to receive a supportive service response regardless of which service provider they access. We know from our research and engagement with LGBT survivors that many face significant barriers to accessing support. We want to reduce those barriers by supporting professionals from across the domestic abuse and related sectors to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to proactively include LGBT people in their services and to better respond to their needs.

To achieve this, our LGBT Domestic Abuse Project aims to develop new digital training that will offer a blend of e-learning and interactive training. We want to ensure that the training is fit for purpose and responds to the learning needs of professionals. 

That's where you come in...
Whether you work in a domestic abuse or gender-based violence service, or a related field such as housing, health or criminal justice; by taking part in this consultation, you will be helping us to identify the learning needs of professionals. It should only take 15mins to complete and we won’t ask you to identify yourself or the organisation you work for. The ideas, comments or questions you share will inform the content and delivery approaches of the new training.

We will also deliver a short report outlining the findings of the consultation which will be available in the summer. Keep an eye on our twitter for more information - @lgbtDAproject

You can access the consultation survey here:


For more information about this consultation or to enquire about our work on domestic abuse and gender-based violence, please contact

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