Advocacy Counselling Helpline

Referring Women for SARSVL Advocacy Support

Guidance for external agencies

SARSVL’s Advocacy Service can take referrals from agencies on behalf of women and girls, or they 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.

SARSVL’s Advocacy is a holistic service, working one-one with women and girls aged 13 and over in Leeds, who have been affected by sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. 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

If you would like to refer yourself to our Advocacy service, you can self-refer using this link.

If you need any support or further information, contact the Advocacy service on 0113 200 2930.

Call our helpline free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our helpline 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.