Domestic violence and the LGBT community (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1892
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The charity, Broken Rainbow, has found evidence that Members of the LGBT community are more than twice as likely to have experienced domestic abuse in the past year than those in heterosexual relationships. Could this issue be more clearly incorporated into your VAWG work around domestic violence?

Answer

Answer for Domestic violence and the LGBT community (1)

Answer for Domestic violence and the LGBT community (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC has made links into exploring the issues of the LGBT community and Domestic Violence and have invited Broken Rainbow to present at the March VAWG Coordinators meeting. MOPAC will continue to embed a focus on the specific risks and vulnerabilities of LGBT women and girls through the delivery of the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy.

The recently completed Independent Review of Victims' Services in London has identified a gap in services for male victims of abuse and MOPAC's victims' commissioning strategy will seek to address that.