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Come and Work At SARSVL!

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) – £17,091 p.a. (actual) 21 hours per week The primary purpose of this role is to deliver a pro-active SARSVL ISVA service to adult women who have experienced sexual violence within, and outside of the criminal justice system. The service is dynamic and responsive to service users and the external

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Poetry from a Service User #itsNOTok

One of our service users has written poetry about her experience of rape and sexual violence. We’re sharing this here in response to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (5-11 February 2018). Find out more about that, and the #ITSNOTOK campaign here. Scroll down to read the poems as follows: From #metoo You On

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Helpline Volunteer Recruitment – Spring 2018 now open! We’re recruiting our next round of Helpline Volunteers!

Our helpline is a much needed service offering support to women and girls who have been affected by rape or sexual violence at any time in their lives. Firstly, please check the dates and times of the Selection Day and training course (see below) which takes place in our Leeds city centre premises. If you can’t make

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Counselling Waiting List Closure

Due to significant demand for specialist counselling on our small team, we have had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close our waiting lists for counselling and are not able to accept any new referrals until further notice. The waiting list will be reviewed monthly and updates will be posted on our website so

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Support Survivors – SARSVL’s Winter Giving Campaign

Please consider making a donation to our Winter Giving Campaign, every penny we receive will go directly to the costs of running our helpline and providing counselling and advocacy services. £5 could keep our confidential helpline open for one hour, giving women and girls vital listening support in their moment of need. £15 could cover

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Tell us what you think!

We are really excited to be holding our first ever service user forum at the centre next month. If you have used our helpline, counselling or advocacy services within the past 18 months and would be interested in attending this event please contact us at info@sarsvl.org.uk. We know that for many of our service users,

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A day in the life of an ISVA at SARSVL

1.What is an ISVA? Independent Sexual Violence Advocates/Advisors (ISVAs) are trained to provide emotional and practical support to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police. 2. What inspired you to become an ISVA? AB: – I have been engaged with the

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Volunteer Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen within our Counselling Service which would allow a qualified and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist to contribute to the steering and development of a specialist Counselling Service for adult female survivors of rape and sexual violence.   The Sub Group meets on a monthly basis with the Counselling Service Co-Ordinator to discuss matters relating

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Counselling Service: One Year On

It’s been one year since the launch of SARSVL’s Counselling Service! Female survivors in Leeds are able to request specialist counselling to support their mental health following rape and sexual violence. SARSVL is pleased to offer this in addition to our Helpline Service and Advocacy Service. At present, we are the only organisation in Leeds

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Helpline Volunteer Recruitment – Autumn 2017 now open!

Our helpline is a much needed service offering support to women and girls who have been affected by rape or sexual violence at any time in their lives. Firstly, please check the dates and times of the Selection Day and training course at the end of this post, (see below) which takes place in our Leeds city

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