Help to support someone you know - Where can I find out more?
For further information on domestic violence and abuse, see the Who can help? section on this page.
Leeds Domestic Violence 24 hour helpline on 0113 246 0401 offers confidential advice and support for women and men experiencing domestic violence or abuse. You can call the helpline at any time for emotional support, information on their services and other services, or for dedicated support. Women seeking refuge support can also ring this number.
Help for women:
Leeds Women’s Aid
offers short and long-term interventions and support in a number of different ways and locations. Their services are split into specialist ‘teams’ offering specific women’s and men’s services. All support is provided in the person’s home, over the telephone or at safe locations across the city. For more information visit www.womensaid.org.uk
Jewish Women’s Aid
offers free confidential advice to Jewish women. Call 0808 801 055 or visit www.jwa.org.uk
Help for men:
Men can also be victims of domestic violence and abuse for more information contact the Men’s Advice Line
on 0808 801 032
, visit www.mensadviceline.org.uk
or email email@example.com
(they aim to reply within two days). They offer advice and support for hetrosexual, gay and bisexual male victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Help for children and young people:
If you are concerned about a child or young person, either because they are experiencing or witnessing domestic violence and abuse, contact Leeds Children’s Social Work Service on 0113 222 4403.
Help for vulnerable adults:
If you are aware of an adult who may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse, and who is also experiencing mental health problems, alcohol or drug issues, is physically disabled , has a learning disability or is frail or elderly, you can get help and advice from these services:
• Leeds Adult Social Care
on 0113 222 4401
• Leeds Mind
supports people with mental health problems, providing services throughout the Leeds area.
Call on 0113 305 5800
, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.leedsmind.org.uk
• Leeds Together Women
works with women in safe, women only spaces to help vulnerable women access tailored support.
on 0113 380 8900
or drop in at 13 Park Square East, Leeds LS1 2LF.
The centre is open Mon to Thurs 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fri 9.00am to 4.30pm.
For more information visit www.togetherwomen.org
• Change People
works for the rights of adults with learning disabilities.
Call 0113 388 0011
, email email@example.com
or visit www.changepeople.org
A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. If you are concerned that a person may be being forced to marry contact:
• Forced Marriage Unit
provides advice and support to victims of forced marriages. Call on 0207 008 0151,
or visit https://www.gov.uk/forced-marriage
• Karma Nirvana
support victims of forced marriage or honour based abuse. Call the free helpline on 0800 599 9247
or visit www.karmanirvana.org.uk
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM):
If you suspect someone is at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (cutting off and removing of all of a women’s genital organs) contact:
• Leeds Children’s Social Work Service
on 0113 222 4403
• NSPCC Female Genital Mutilation Helpline
on 0800 028 3550
or email firstname.lastname@example.org