At the Rosey Project we don’t ask you disclose your sexuality or gender identity, but if you choose to do so, you can expect that we would not inform any adults in your life without your permission. We will only pass on information about you without your permission if you are under 16 or a vulnerable adult and we are concerned about your safety, and we’ll keep you informed throughout the whole process. You can find out more about this policy here.
Some LGBTI young people are often scared to report abuse in case they are discriminated against. It’s your decision whether or not to report what happened to you to the police and workers at the Rosey Project will support you in whatever you decide to do. However, it isn’t fair that what’s stopping you from reporting is fear of discrimination.
The police have an obligation not to discriminate against someone because they are LGBTI under the Equality Act. If you feel that you are being discriminated against, you have the right to make a complaint. Rosey Project workers can support you in reporting to the police if you feel that this would be helpful. You could also make a third party report through the Rosey Project or another agency, such as LGBT Youth. This means that you can anonymously pass on details about what happened to the police, and help them to gather information.
If you are a LBTI young woman who is experiencing sexual violence or has in the past you can access support at the Rosey Project.
If you are a young man and you are experiencing sexual violence, we can support you initially and then refer you on to an appropriate organisation.
If you are a working within the LGBTI community and you would like to hear more about the workshops we can provide for the young people you are working with please get in touch.Please get in touch if we can help you in any way.