Forced marriage and school holidays

As the school holidays approach and travel restrictions are lifted, there is a risk of children being taken abroad, and being forced to marry. Forced marriage is illegal.

We need to stay alert to Signs of children and young people being in potential danger of Forced Marriage. It is important to act quickly, without alerting family members or friends who may be part of the plans.

Find out how to get help

Support services for LGBT victims and survivors

Services that provide specialist support to members of the LGBT+ community.

Support organisations



Abuse from family, partners, and ex-partners does happen in LGBT communities.

Galop is a safe space for service users to talk and think about what they want away from pressure at home. Galop can help service users to explore their options, plan to make themselves safer, look for safe housing and speak with the police.

Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm

Wednesday to Thursday, 10am to 8pm

Tel: 0800 999 5428


LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP)

A specialist LGBT partnership providing comprehensive advice and support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse and violence. The DAP offers one to one support, housing advice and free counselling.

Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm

Stonewall Housing Advice: 020 7359 5767

Galop Advice Line:

020 7704 2040



London Friend

A charity working to improve the health and well-being of LGBT people, providing services, including specialist LGBT counselling.

Tel: 020 7833 1674



East London Out Project (ELOP) are an exciting innovative lesbian and gay mental health charity based in East London. ELOP aims to promote the mental health, wellbeing, empowerment and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. ELOP has been providing over 14 years of information, advice, advocacy, counselling and support services, plus other social and community activities and events to north and east London’s LGBT communities.

Tel: 020 8509 3898



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VAWG service directory

You can find lots of other useful services on the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) service directory homepage.