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.
Our Counselling and Advocacy waiting lists are currently closed. You can contact our Helpline and view their current opening hours here.Read More
“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.”Read More
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.Donate Now
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 22 880; email@example.com
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.
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 an online donation or choose from a range of fundraising options… there are many ways to financially support SARSVL here.Donate Now
Self-care tips on how to take time out when affected by media coverage of sexual violence.Read More
Your next steps and choices. There is no time limit on which to report a rape or sexual assault to the police.Read More
How our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.Read More
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 andRead More
In light of the government’s recent advice that people should work at home where possible and deploy sensible social distancing measures, we have decided to invoke precautionary measures to close the SARSVL office with immediate effect to ensure the health and safety of all of our staff, trustees, volunteers and service users. We are puttingRead More
Currently a lot of services are offering alternative support to their normal operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We wanted to compile a helpful list of resources for women and girls who are survivors of rape and sexual violence in Leeds at the moment. Our Helpline is open two days a week at the momentRead More
Please help us to improve the service we offer to women and girls by providing your feedback about your experience. If you have used any of our Helpline services please take the time to complete this form . The form is anonymous, takes about 5 mins to complete. You can tell us as much or as little as you want.take our quick survey
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.