What should the service I commission provide?
- Options-based support that facilitates decision making and upholds rights to agency and autonomy
- Services that are transparent and manage LGBTQ+ young people’s expectations about what will happen when they enter and progress through a service
- Services with policies and procedures that mean LGBTQ+ young people are prioritised and included in decision-making about their care
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Devon* (young person) said “they gave me a list of things and what those types of support would do and let me choose. They didn’t really keep anything from me or make me feel like I wasn’t in control of the decision. If I didn’t know what I needed they would advise me in what they think might be best, but still let me choose.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.