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HERE you can access the Government’s consultation online. The consultation is open for 6 weeks with responses having to be submitted by 10th December 2021.

We call for the Government to publish a full and comprehensive Bill, that bans conversion practices:

1. In all forms,
2. For all LGBTIQ+ people, 
3. Of all ages,  
4. In all settings.

Beyond a ban, a Bill must provide for statutory support for those at risk of, undergoing or survivors of conversion practices. This support includes publicly funded specialist support for both current and former victims, mental health support, a helpline, regional needs assessments, and a statutory duty to house those escaping the risk of conversion. In addition, there must be specialist awareness and safeguarding training for relevant institutions with a statutory duty to report on those who are at risk of being subjected to conversion practices.

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Mermaids is working hard to produce accessible guidance to help anyone who wishes to respond to the consultation to do so.