New Leeds Rape Crisis helpline launches

SARSVL logo printed on white outline of Leeds skylineSupport After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) supports women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives, promoting their needs and working towards the elimination of sexual violence. For the past year the SARSVL Steering Group has been developing a completely new support service for Leeds, and, as the first stage, a telephone helpline has now been launched.

The helpline number is 0113 2021844 and opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm – 8pm, with plans to extend these in due course. There will be an answer phone on at all other times and callers are welcome to leave a message. Further information about SARSVL can be found at

Anyone wishing to volunteer for SARSVL or to make a donation should e-mail info.sarsvl[at]