CEA Achieves LGBT Charter Mark Gold
In February 2022 CEA began working towards the Gold Charter Mark.
We are absolutely delighted to be able to report that we have now achieved this prestigious award. The accreditation recognises our team’s dedication, reaching out to people of all genders and sexual orientations. The latest award marks the culmination of a ten-year journey.
CEA (then known as Falkirk & District Women’s aid) first embarked on its LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Mark journey in 2013 working towards and achieving the LGBT Youth Scotland Bronze Charter Mark.
A rebrand followed in 2015 when we adopted our current name Committed to Ending Abuse. Our organisation achieved the LGBT Youth Scotland Silver Charter Mark award in 2016.
CEA’s dedicated staff teams realised that there were yet further improvements still to be made in how visible we were as a fully inclusive domestic abuse service. Like many organisations, we faced the challenges of continuing to provide a high-quality service during the COVID-19 pandemic, and met those challenges with flexibility, tenacity, and hard work.
An important part of this work was our objective of getting the message out to the public and partner agencies about how we welcome anyone regardless of age, sex, disability, beliefs, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, and race.
We would like to express our thanks to LGBT Youth Scotland for their support and guidance over our journey and we look forward to continuing to work with them.