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Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS)
24-hour Helpline for anyone in Leeds wanting immediate advice, support and information
0113 246 0401

National Domestic Violence
24 hr freephone helpline for women
0808 2000 247

National Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm

Making life safe, just and fair for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. 020 7704 2040

Children and Young People
Childline 0800 1111 and
NSPCC Helpline 0800 800 5000

Leeds Social Services
Adult Social Care – 0113 222 4401
Children’s Social Work Services –
0113 222 4403
Emergency Out of Hours – 07712106378

Leeds Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

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Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse
Practitioners - Domestic violence and abuse and male victims

Although the volume of male victims of domestic violence and abuse is low compared to female victims, it is important to recognise that men do experience domestic violence.  Like women, men can find it difficult to disclose the violence to family, friends or services for a range of reasons.  In addition, they may face disbelief or ridicule due to stereotypical attitudes to masculinity. 

The impact of domestic violence on men may be different to women in that they are less likely to experience the same levels of fear, risk, continued harassment after separation and child contact issues, nevertheless, it is vital that men receive help, support and protection when they disclose domestic violence.
Consultation with men and findings from good practice indicates that men presenting to services as victims benefit from assessment tools which cater to their particular needs, explore the dynamics of the relationship and do not simply mirror services to women.
For more information, download the Male victim assessment from the Related Documents section on this page.

Domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships

There is limited research on the prevalence of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, but consultation with lesbians and gay men indicates that they face a range of issues and barriers when seeking help.  These can include disbelief and homophobic attitudes leading to exclusion from services and a lack of protection.  Services should work to ensure inclusion and accessibility for all victims of domestic violence and encourages good practice to all those affected by the issue.