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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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Opportunity for Consultants to Support SARSVL’s Premise search

We are currently based in Leeds city centre premises in an accessible, women only safe space used to accommodate the team and deliver services. We need to expand our premises to accommodate existing services and allow for future proofing the expansion of services being delivered by our team. Our team has adapted well to Covid

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SARSVL Helpline Volunteer Recruitment

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 and rape. It’s also a good opportunity to meet new people, learn about the Rape Crisis movement and develop within a feminist organisation. The SARSVL Helpline is made up

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Advocacy Service: Now Accepting New Referrals

The SARSVL Advocacy Service has recently reopened their referrals so that women and girls over the age of 16 can be referred in to access their support. The Advocacy Service provides information and emotional and practical support to women and girls over 16 who have made a report of rape or sexual violence to the

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Remembering Srebrenica

Statement on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2020 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, simply because of their religious identity. As an organisation that works with survivors of sexual violence, we

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Loughborough University: Survey for Survivors

Academic Dr Olivia Smith from Loughborough University has created a survey for survivors, in order to understand  survivors’ decisions about engaging with the criminal justice system. She has said: “We are doing this research to better understand what support should be offered to survivors like you, and when these should be offered. Our aim is

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Support During COVID-19

Currently a lot of services are offering alternative support to their normal operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We wanted to compile a helpful list of resources for women and girls who are survivors of rape and sexual violence in Leeds at the moment. Our Helpline is open two days a week at the moment

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