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Referring Women for SARSVL Advocacy Support

Guidance for external agencies

SARSVL’s Advocacy Service can take referrals from agencies on behalf of women or women can self-refer. This guidance is aimed at informing agencies of the referral process, the service available and relevant information around key areas of SARSVL policy.

Please note we are currently unable to accept new referrals into our Advocacy service. We will update this page in March 2020 as to when we will be reopening the referrals. Thank you in advance for your patience. If you need an ISVA now, please contact West Yorkshire Victim Support on 01274 535432 or email  WestYorkshire.IsvaAdmin@victimsupport.org.uk.

SARSVL’s Advocacy is a holistic service, working one-one with women over 16 in Leeds, who have been affected by sexual violence, whenever in their lives this has happened. We provide emotional support, alongside practical help, working to empower women to make choices, ensuring they know their rights and that their rights are upheld. Advocacy can work in various ways with women, providing information and support, attending meetings, representing their interests with other organisations and services, making referrals and signposting to other services. We are independent of any other services that women may be accessing.

To refer a woman into our Advocacy service you can complete our online referral form, or download the External Referral Form as a word document. 

If you would like to refer yourself to our Advocacy service, please click here to be taken to our online self-referral form, or you can download the Self referral form as a Word document. 

Please return all referral forms to us by email on advocacy@sarsvl.org.uk, or by post to PO BOX827, Leeds, LS1 9PN.

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0808 802 3344

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.