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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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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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Free Film Screening – The Tale

Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her mother discovers a story – “The Tale” – that Jennifer wrote when she was 13, detailing a special relationship Jennifer had with two adult coaches, Jennifer returns to the Carolina horse farm where the events

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Helpline Volunteer Recruitment Now 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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Light up Civic Hall for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Come and join us in Millennium Square on Friday 8th February 5.30pm – 6.30pm as we see the Civic Hall illuminated in purple to mark Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2019. Bring along glow sticks, neon clothing and anything else to add light to the night. Just swing by before your night out or

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In Advocacy Service News…

Our specialist advocacy service provides support to women who are considering reporting to the police or are already in the criminal justice system with a trained and experienced ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate) to provide practical and emotional support throughout the process. There have been 187  reported cases of rape of women aged 16-17 in

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Expansion to our ISVA Service

Due to increasing demand for our Advocacy service, our team of Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) will now be extending their support to 16 and 17 year old women who are either wanting to discuss reporting to the police, or who have already reported. Our ISVA service has been active since Spring 2015, providing support to

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Helpline Christmas Opening

Thanks to our amazing volunteers these are our freephone, confidential telephone opening hours over the festive period: Call us free and confidentially on 0808 802 3344 Monday 24th (Christmas Eve) 6pm – 8pm* Tuesday 25th (Christmas Day) closed Wednesday 26th (Boxing Day) 6pm – 8pm* Thursday 27th 8pm – 11pm Friday 28th 6pm – 8pm

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Winter Giving Campaign

The Advocacy Service at SARSVL offers women in the Leeds area specialist emotional and practical support from trained and experienced Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs). The service is currently open to women aged 18+ and, in the new year, we will be extending this service to young women survivors aged 16-17 years old. In order make this

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We Start By Believing our LGBT+ Sisters and Allies

This year as part of the Leeds Pride celebrations we held a special event just for women and non-binary folk from the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer communities to come together for a self-care workshop at our centre. This was the first time we’d delivered a group workshop for the community and our aim

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