Victim Support offers confidential emotional or practical support with any crime that you’ve experienced. Victim Support is independent of the police and the helpline is open 24 hours a day on 0808 168 9111.

Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) offers support to all women and girls aged 13 and over in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence, of any kind, at any time in their lives.

Their Helpline is open:

  • Monday 12 noon to 2pm
  • Tuesday 8pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday 6pm to 8pm
  • Thursday 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday 6:30pm to 8:30pm

You can call them on 0808 802 3344.

The text and email helpline can be contacted at any time and they will be able to respond to messages during the helpline opening hours: Text 078 600 22 880 or Email

If you need to contact the SARSVL office, please use email using the following contacts:

See updates on the SARSVL website for more details: You can also follow them on socia media: see @SARSVL on Twitter.

For emotional support you can also contact the Rape Crisis National Helpline on 0808 802 9999, open between 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day or through their web chat

Survivors West Yorkshire provides support to men who have been affected by sexual violence. They are currently supporting people using email and text messaging.

Children who don’t feel safe at home can contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 or the NSPCC 0800 800 5000.