• Voluntary Action Rotherham

Call It Out: New South Yorkshire Domestic Abuse campaign

Central Government is funding a new, year-long project which aims to develop culturally competent LGBT+ domestic abuse provision across the 4 regions of South Yorkshire.

Domestic Abuse is about power and control and can involve physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse as well as forced marriage and ‘honour based’ violence’.

It is widely acknowledged that LGBT+ victims and survivors are not accessing services at the same rates as others in the population.

The project will undertake consultation work with local LGBT+ people / community groups to understand what specific barriers exist for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse that result in LGBT+ people not accessing support services. This consultation will especially seek to engage LGBT+ minority voices.

These personal stories, combined with findings from a