Information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Victims and Survivors
What are the issues?
LGBT people who have experienced violence and abuse may have specific fears in relation to:
• Reporting to the police
• Encountering homophobic or transphobic services
• What will happen to them or their loved ones if they get help
• Why the abuse or violence happened or is happening
• That they might be perceived as responsible for the violence
How can CRASAC help?
CRASAC has a helpline, crisis support and a children’s service which is available to anyone who has experienced sexual violence. It also has an adult counselling service for all genders.
CRASAC responds to people in their self-defined gender rather than in the gender assigned to them at birth. Our counsellors and crisis support workers will always use a person’s preferred pronoun, will never out someone’s trans* status or unduly focus on their gender identity. Our workers will also never judge or scrutinise someone’s sexuality.
We conduct regular service reviews to assess how accessible and inclusive our service is and continue to provide training and resources to staff on gender and sexuality diversity. CRASAC has a core set of values which ensures an anti-discriminatory approach.
If you have any feedback on our services or would like to contribute your ideas on how we can make our services more LGBT positive please email our LGBT representative on firstname.lastname@example.org.