Our service user Elizabeth waived her anonymity to speak out for survivors and our service in this BBC Look North report. There is not enough funding to meet the need of survivors coming forward, speaking up is the first step and we need more funding to provide much needed specialist counselling immediately after someone has taken that first step, without a waiting list.Donate Now
We are an independent feminist organisation offering a women only safe space and specialist support for any women and girls in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time in their lives and need our support. Nearly half the survivors we speak to are adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). We are trans inclusive.
There are a number of ways you can support us through volunteering – become a helpline volunteer answering calls and adminstering the day to day running of the helpline, or behind the scenes through governance, admin, marketing and fundraising.Volunteer
Make an online donation or choose from a range of fundraising options… there are many ways to financially support SARSVL here.Donate Now
Self-care tips on how to take time out when affected by media coverage of sexual violence.Read More
Your next steps and choices. There is no time limit on which to report a rape or sexual assault to the police.Read More
How our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.Read More
SARSVL is now recruiting for a qualified Counsellor to deliver counselling sessions across 3 days (21 hours) a week. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying counselling practice and a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy at diploma level or above. The successful candidate will work with our Senior Counsellor to deliver a counsellingRead More
We are seeking applicants to a new adult ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate) role, to provide support to women and girls over the age of 16 who require support in accessing information and services as they report an incident of sexual violence to the police, and throughout their engagement with the criminal justice system. TheRead More
We’ve put together an online survey for ex or current Service Users to help with developing ideas for the best SARSVL premises we can get. If you have visited us to receive support over the past 10 years then we would love to hear from you. The survey is anonymous and all contributions will beRead More
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