Who can help?

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)

Local and National Support Agencies

Follow Us:


Leeds City Council (LCC) are not responsible for the content on any external site and does not endorse or recommend any organisations or services listed on this website.

Related Documents

To view documents in PDF format you will require the free Download Adobe Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader

Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse
Practitioners - Working with men who are abusive
The behaviour of all men who are abusive to their female partners needs to be considered within the context of male privilege. We all have expectations of each other within our relationships, abusive men will generally impose ‘rules’ of behaviour, and use fear and intimidation to ensure their partners behave within these rules. How much each man will be aware of this will vary. How ingrained is each man’s behaviour and how responsive to attempts to change will vary also. All work with men needs to be carried out with this in mind.

Any work with men needs to be undertaken by those who have received training and have ongoing supervision. Direct work with men requires a specific set of skills and awareness. The work involves working to understand what he may be thinking and feeling and the specific reasons for him behaving abusively. A framework developed to identify reasons and thus areas on which to work is available in the section Engaging and Assessing Men who Behave Abusively in the document Working with abusive men to download in the Related Documents section on this page.
To discuss any case or access any related, useful approaches, strategies please contact the Domestic Violence Team on 0113 395 2140 or email DVTeam@leeds.gov.uk

The Respect Phone line​ is available for frontline workers, call free on 0808 802 4040 (Mon to Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm or visit www.respectphoneline.org.uk