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Opportunity for Consultants to Support SARSVL’s Premise search

We are currently based in Leeds city centre premises in an accessible, women only safe space used to accommodate the team and deliver services. We need to expand our premises to accommodate existing services and allow for future proofing the expansion of services being delivered by our team. Our team has adapted well to Covid

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SARSVL Helpline Volunteer Recruitment

Being a Helpline Volunteer at SARSVL gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women and girls affected by sexual violence and rape. It’s also a good opportunity to meet new people, learn about the Rape Crisis movement and develop within a feminist organisation. The SARSVL Helpline is made up

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Advocacy Service: Now Accepting New Referrals

The SARSVL Advocacy Service has recently reopened their referrals so that women and girls over the age of 16 can be referred in to access their support. The Advocacy Service provides information and emotional and practical support to women and girls over 16 who have made a report of rape or sexual violence to the

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Remembering Srebrenica

Statement on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2020 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, simply because of their religious identity. As an organisation that works with survivors of sexual violence, we

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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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SARSVL COVID-19 Update: Office Closure

In light of the government’s ongoing advice that people should work at home where possible and deploy sensible social distancing measures, the SARSVL office remains closed to ensure the health and safety of all of our staff, trustees, volunteers and service users. SARSVL continues to provide services on a remote basis where this is possible.

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Support During COVID-19

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 moment

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Celebrating 10 Years of Leeds Rape Crisis

2020 marks our tenth year of delivering specialist rape crisis services to women and girls in Leeds. Councillor Eileen Taylor selected SARSVL as her Chosen Charity for her year in office as Lord Mayor of Leeds. We invite you to join us for a celebration of our first decade as we look to the future to

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We are Recruiting: Volunteer Complementary Therapist

                            We are looking for a Volunteer Complementary Therapist, Massage Therapist or Body Therapist to support women who are accessing our Counselling service in recovery from sexual violence. To apply for the role you will be: Qualified and accredited/ registered Complementary Therapist,

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SARSVL’s Winter Giving Campaign 2019

Can you pledge to support survivors this Winter? Every £1 donated helps SARSVL to be there for women & girls who need us and by donating today you are helping to raise the vital funds needed to provide our specialist services in 2020 and beyond. We are so grateful for any and all donations given

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