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Advocacy Counselling Helpline

SARSVL is the dedicated Rape Crisis Centre for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence.

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.

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Helpline

For anonymous, confidential, emotional support:

Freephone 0808 802 3344
Text 078 600 22 880
Email support@sarsvl.org.uk

 

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“I’ve overcome things I didn’t think I could and achieved more than I expected.”

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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.

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About

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.

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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.

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Make time for self care

Self-care tips on how to take time out when affected by media coverage of sexual violence.

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What to do after rape

Your next steps and choices. There is no time limit on which to report a rape or sexual assault to the police.

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Need an interpreter?

How our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.

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Latest News

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

We’re looking for a new Counsellor!

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 counselling

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Monday, June 28th, 2021

Our Advocacy service is recruiting!

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. The

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

We’re On the Move

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 be

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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.