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Welsh Women’s Aid (WWA) recently facilitated workshops to discuss barriers and explore WWA’s recently developed policy and procedures to support trans survivors of domestic abuse

The two workshops included firstly a session covering multi-agency responses to trans survivors of domestic abuse and secondly how to linked trans focused policy to organisational practice.

 Speakers at the event included Jo Harvey Barringer, CEO of Broken Rainbow, Kate Hutchinson, Director of Events and Training of Wipe Out Transphobia and Rachael Eagles, Director of WWDAS.

 Calan DVS’ Regional Manager, Rosie Frewin attended the event and participated in discussions around policy and procedures, implementing legislative requirements and sharing best practice across services.

 Says Rosie, “The information provided was very informative with regard to issues and barriers faced by trans people in accessing services and the approaches organisations need to take to enable these barriers to be overcome.

 “From Calan’s perspective, we will be examining what we can do as an organisation to help to shape access to services and support for individuals at a strategic and partnership level. 

 “We also need to raise awareness of our services as being accessible to those identifying as Trans.  To achieve this objective, we need to ensure that difficulties in accessing services, faced by trans individuals are addressed across all partnership agencies; and that staff within our services feel confident in meeting any additional support needs identified by individuals.”