Domestic Abuse in the LGBT Community - 1

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Stonewall's Prescription for Change, published in 2008, states that one in four lesbian and bisexual women have experienced domestic violence, the same proportion as heterosexual, non-trans women. Similarly, according to the Stonewall's Gay and Bisexual Men's Health Survey 2011, half of gay and bisexual men have experienced some form of domestic abuse. What work have you done with relevant groups in London to combat this?


Answer for Domestic Abuse in the LGBT Community - 1

Answer for Domestic Abuse in the LGBT Community - 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC is currently commissioning a pan London domestic violence service that will provide direct support to victims/ survivors of domestic abuse. MOPAC is commissioning this to meet the needs of different groups, according to level of need, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women and men.

The MPS consults groups such as the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum and LGB Advisory Group when developing domestic abuse policies, training and toolkits. Officers serving domestic abuse victims can also seek guidance on particular issues from LGBT liaison officers. The MPS Hate Crime Strategic Diamond Group has commissioned a new performance product which will enable them to monitor the number of same sex domestic abuse flagged incidents and the police response and raise issues as relevant.