We are pleased to announce the launch of the findings report from the latest Voices Unheard peer consultation focused on LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland’s experiences of domestic abuse, both within their own relationships, and within families.
The consultation was co-developed, delivered, and analysed in collaboration with LGBTQ+ young people from Voices Unheard; a youth participation project delivered by LGBT Youth Scotland that brings together LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 from across Scotland to deliver a programme of work focused on LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences of domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence.
The report highlights that LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland experience high rates of domestic abuse, both within their own relationships and within their families, but face multiple barriers to accessing support or reporting abuse to Police.
It also sets out key recommendations, developed in collaboration with LGBTQ+ young people, for:
- Scottish Government
- Police Scotland
- Local Authorities
- Educators and Prevention Workers
- Domestic Abuse Service Providers
- Further Research