DA: Dynamics within the LGBT+ Population

Date & Time:

Tuesday 10 November 2020 (09:45 - 13:00)


Virtual, N/a


Course content
An exploration of the complex nature of Domestic Abuse and the particular issues and barriers for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Population.

Target audience
Multi-agency professionals, particularly frontline workers or those managing them or other managers supporting staff where Domestic Abuse and the particular issues for the LGB & T population may be factors.

 To dispel myths, stereotypes and assumptions about the Lesbian, Gay, Bi- sexual & Transgender (LGB & T) population.
 To raise awareness about the prevalence & nature of Domestic Abuse within the LGB & T population.
 Explore the barriers and facilitators to providing services to LGB & T survivors.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the training participants should:

- have an increased ability to recognise how the LGB & T community are affected by stigma, misconception and homophobia
- have an improved knowledge & understanding of the nature and prevalence of Domestic Abuse within the LGB&T community
- have an enhanced understanding of the barriers faced by survivors from the LGB & T community in accessing support
- have an increased understanding of what steps they need to take to ensure positive attitudes, appropriate services and better outcomes are available to LGB&T survivors
- understand the importance of working within an anti racist/anti discriminatory way when engaging people who use services and their families.

Pre event requisites

  • Delegates should have completed the Domestic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence e-learning package available here. Completing this will enhance your learning experience.
  • Delegates should also have attended ‘Domestic Abuse: Understanding Coercive Control and the multi-agency framework’.
  • Discussion with your line manager to establish that the course outcomes are relevant to your practice.

Post event requisites
Completion of a Learning Action Plan and reflection on learning in supervision. Delegates should also work to consider the longer term impact on their practice.

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Virtual, N/a