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Values and Aims

Our Values and Principles

The following values and principles underpin all of SARSVL’s work and activities (in no order of priority)

  • Confidentiality
  • Trust & Belief
  • Respect
  • Feminism
  • Empowerment
  • Diversity of provision
  • Responsiveness
  • Women-only safe space
  • Partnership working
  • Inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Empathy
  • Woman-centred practice
  • Led by the women we support
  • Non-judgemental

SARSVL aims to:

1. provide free, confidential support services (telephone, email, text, face to face, advocacy, counselling) to women and girls in Leeds whose lives have been affected by sexual violence;

2. reflect the community we serve, working actively to encompass the diversity of needs amongst women and girls who may wish to access our services;

3. contribute to the development of local sexual violence-related services, aiming towards comprehensive support for women and girls in Leeds and surrounding areas;

4. raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence;

5. challenge and change public attitudes about sexual violence against women and girls.

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0808 802 3344

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