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Advocacy Counselling Helpline

We are the dedicated Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds, we are here for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence, of any kind at any time in their lives, including Childhood Sexual Abuse. Our independent, specialist and free services are delivered by women for women and girls.

Call us free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.

What
We Do

We are an independent feminist organisation offering a women only safe space and specialist support for women and girls in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time in their lives and need our support. Nearly half the survivors we speak to are adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). We are trans inclusive.

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Our Services

You can reach us through our freephone, text, email and face to face listening support services, and we also provide advocacy and counselling services.

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“Honestly, I cannot express how much this charity saved me, saved my job, my relationship and helped me back on a road of self belief.”

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Helpline

Call us free and confidentially on 0808 802 3344

Mondays 6pm to 8pm*
Tuesdays 8pm to 11pm
Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm*
Thursdays 8pm to 11pm
Fridays 6pm to 8pm
Sundays 2pm to 5pm*
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Volunteer

There are a number of ways you can support us through volunteering – become a helpline volunteer answering calls and adminstering the day to day running of the helpline, or behind the scenes through governance, admin, marketing and fundraising.

Volunteer

Make time for self care

Self-care tips on how to take time out when affected by media coverage of sexual violence.

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What to do after rape

Your next steps and choices. There is no time limit on which to report a rape or sexual assault to the police.

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Need an interpreter?

How our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.

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Latest News

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Helpline Volunteer Recruitment is Open!

We are currently recruiting for Helpline Volunteers, and would love for you to join us. Our Helpline volunteers make a real difference to the lives of women and girls, as well as being part of the wider SARSVL community. The SARSVL Helpline is made up of volunteers who provide free, anonymous and confidential, non-judgemental, listening

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds selected as the Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity for 2019-2020

Councillor Eileen Taylor, the new Lord Mayor of Leeds has selected SARSVL as her Chosen Charity of the year. SARSVL provides specialist, free and confidential support services to women and girls who have been affected by child sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence at any time in their lives. These include a dedicated helpline,

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

SARSVL’S Advocacy Service reaches out to younger women

In January this year, we were pleased to receive funding allowing us to extend our Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy Service to 16 and 17 year old young women. This service offers emotional and practical support for women who may have already reported to the police or who wish to explore reporting. We work with young women to

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Call us free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.