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A Sheffield charity has developed an LGBT+ quality assurance accreditation award for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in South Yorkshire, to reduce barriers for service users, staff and volunteers.

Three organisations in the region have so far achieved the SAYiT LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark Bronze Award. SAYiT, or Sheena Amos Youth Trust - a registered charity that works to transform the lives of LGBT+ young people - has developed the SAYiT LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark to reduce barriers for those seeking support, as well as to help staff and volunteers feel more comfortable. Three organisations have so far achieved the quality assurance accreditation award, of which there are three different categories - bronze, silver and gold.

Heather Paterson, CEO of