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Advocacy Counselling Helpline

SARSVL is the dedicated Rape Crisis Centre for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence.

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 any 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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Current Service Provision

Our Counselling and Advocacy waiting lists are currently closed. You can contact our Helpline and view their current opening hours here.

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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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Our service user Elizabeth waived her anonymity to speak out for survivors and our service in this BBC Look North report. There is not enough funding to meet the need of survivors coming forward, speaking up is the first step and we need more funding to provide much needed specialist counselling immediately after someone has taken that first step, without a waiting list.

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Helpline

Our Helpline is operating on reduced hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Call us free and confidentially.

SARSVL Phone Helpline is open
Tuesdays from 12-2pm and Wednesdays from 12-2pm and 6-8pm
0808 802 3344

SARSVL Text and Email Helpline
078 600 22 880support@sarsvl.org.uk
You can contact our text and email at any time services at any time, and we will be responding to messages
on Tuesday and Thursday 12-2pm and Wednesday 12-2pm and 6-8pm

We will continue to update our website and social media accounts with any changes to the Helpline service delivery.

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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.

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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

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

We are Recruiting: Office Coordinator

Full time (35 hours), £22,462 per annum (women-only to apply for this role) We are looking for an Office Coordinator to join our dynamic team of women working to support women and girls who are survivors of rape and sexual violence as the Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds. This is a varied role for a

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Loughborough University: Survey for Survivors

Academic Dr Olivia Smith from Loughborough University has created a survey for survivors, in order to understand  survivors’ decisions about engaging with the criminal justice system. She has said: “We are doing this research to better understand what support should be offered to survivors like you, and when these should be offered. Our aim is

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Sunday, May 24th, 2020

We are Recruiting: Senior Counsellor EXTENDED DEADLINE

Senior Counsellor: 35 hours a week (full time), £31,371 per annum (SCP28) We are looking for a Senior Counsellor to manage and deliver our proactive Counselling service to meet the needs of adult women who have experienced rape and sexual abuse. SARSVL’s Counselling Service was added to our existing range of support services (Helpline and

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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.