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We’re looking for a CEO and a new Counsellor to join our team!

SARSVL is now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer, to ensure long term sustainability of SARSVL and its work, through effective governance, strong finance management and delivery of services, with overall responsibility for staff leadership and management. The post will also hold the strategic overview, developing SARSVL’s external partnership working and be responsible for the

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Discover Leeds and raise money for SARSVL

Now we’re slowly starting to see each other once again, why not re-discover Leeds with the people you care about whilst raising some money for charity? We’ve only got a few weeks left of being the Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity and Luminate Education Group have produced some great download-ables for all ages to raise some

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We’re recruiting: Helpline Volunteers

We’re happy to say we’re opening another day-time helpline shift on Thursdays and we’d love to hear from you if you can volunteer on Thursday afternoons between 1:30- 4:30. 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

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Our waiting list for 20 weeks of counselling is now open

We are now accepting self-referrals from women who would like to access 20 weeks of counselling, and are able to work remotely. Twenty sessions of weekly counselling offers a space to explore your feelings and thoughts about what happened to you over a longer period of time. It provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration and

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A day in the life of an ISVA

1.What is an ISVA? Independent Sexual Violence Advocates/Advisors (ISVAs) are trained to provide emotional and practical support to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police.   2. What was your journey like to become an ISVA? HG: After graduating from University

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Our helpline hours have changed!

From 9 February, the SARSVL helpline opening hours will be: Monday 12-2pm Tuesday 8-10pm Wednesday 6-8pm Sunday 6.30-8.30pm   The SARSVL helpline provides free, anonymous, confidential emotional listening support to women and girls with experience of sexual violence, at any point in their lives. For more information about the helpline, the different contact options, and

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We want to hear from you…….SARSVL Service user questionnaire

SARSVL questionnaire (service users) SARSVL are in the process of devising our new 5 year business plan which will outline the priorities for our charity from March 2021 through to April 2026. It is important to us that women that have accessed or are still accessing SARSVL services are able to influence our charity: we

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New Virtual Fundraising Pack from Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal

SARSVL are particularly proud to celebrate our continued partnership with Lord Mayor Councillor Eileen Taylor and her Charity Committee by launching the new Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal online Virtual Fundraising Pack, which you can download here. You can also download this accompanying editable poster, to share with everyone how much you’ve raised! The VF Pack includes

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BBC Look North: sexual violence, the courts and Covid-19

One of our service users spoke to BBC Look North for a report aired on the 27th January about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the court system for women who are reporting rape and sexual violence. Watch the clip below:   Our Advocacy service is here to support women and girls over the

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Our waiting lists for short-term and pre-trial therapy are open

We are now accepting self-referrals from women who would like to access 8 sessions of short-term counselling or pre-trial therapy, and are able to work remotely. Short Term counselling offers the opportunity to develop well-being strategies through reconnecting with and developing internal and external resources over the course of 8 sessions. This could minimise the

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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.