Friday, 25 March 2011

Event: LGBT immigration, asylum and domestic abuse

Source: LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum

The London based Domestic Abuse Forum is hosting a series of seminars to support organisations and individuals working with LGBT victim/survivors of domestic abuse.

All seminars are free and will include presentations, group work, panel discussions and resources to take away.

LGBT Immigration, Asylum and Domestic Abuse
Friday 15 April
1.30 pm – 5.00pm
at Can Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, Southwark, London SE1 0EH

The seminar aims to…
  • Examine specific issues affecting LGBT victim/survivors with immigration and asylum issues
  • Give an overview of current legal duty to provide help, assistance, support and housing
  • Provide best practice in meeting the needs of LGBT survivors with immigration and  asylum issues
  • Enable you to create an action plan to fast track survivors to appropriate support
Other seminars are:

Friday 10 June
Say It Loud, Say It Proud!
Friday 15 July
LGBT Survivor Service Provision and the Equality Act
Friday 16 September
The Way Forward

Who should attend?
These seminars are essential for any professional, researcher, campaigner or individual coming into contact with LGBT people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse and also for those committed to ending domestic abuse, experienced by LGBT people.

Service user participation
We believe that LGBT victim/survivors of domestic abuse are the experts in this field and as such, welcome and encourage organisations to invite any LGBT service users to all our events.  If attending with a service user please contact the coordinator to discuss any safety issues or email

We are committed to making the conference as accessible as possible. Please let us know if you have any particular interpreting or access requirements. The venue is wheelchair accessible throughout and the room is equipped with a sound loop.

To make a booking please request a booking form from Maria Sookias, Coordinator of LGBT DAF on 0207 354 6316 or via email on

Should you wish to bring your child/children and require child care please contact us and we will help where possible

This event is provided free of charge with thanks to Trust for London.


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