Domestic Abuse: Protecting and Supporting Staff and Students

Contents of this page:

Internal support for UoL Staff
Internal support for UoL Students
University of Leeds Security
External support Local: All victims
External support National: All victims
External support: Male victims
External support: LGBT+ victims
Stalking and Harassment
External Support: Forced marriage and honour-based abuse
Support for perpetrators
Additional on-line support and advice
Web addresses (alphabetical order)
Important Note



University of Leeds Support

Internal Support for Staff

Internal Support for Students

University of Leeds Security

  • (0113) 343 2222 (emergencies only)
  • (0113) 343 5494/5 (non-emergencies)
  • Email:

External support – Local: All victims

Basis (formerly Genesis) 0113 243 0036

Outreach support for women working in the sex industry, young women involved in or at risk of sexual exploitation, women who have experienced sexual exploitation historically.

Behind Closed Doors0113 222 4562

A charity supporting people suffering from domestic abuse in Leeds.

GIPSIL0113 248 1301

Housing and related support and advice for 16-25 year olds, especially in North East Leeds area.

Leeds City Council Safeguarding0113 222 4401 (Adult Social Care)

Includes information for adults, young people and children being abused or neglected.

Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) – 0113 246 0401

Advice and Outreach support for women and men, and access to emergency accommodation for women and children.

Leeds Women’s Aid0113 246 0401

An independent charity providing services to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, including confidential live chat available Mon-Fri         1-3pm, Tues and Thurs 7.30-9.30pm.

The Market Place0113 246 1659

Drop-in and 1:1 support for 13-25 year olds.

SARSVL0808 802 3344

Helpline and face-to-face appointments for Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (women and girls).

Women’s Counselling & Therapy Service0113 245 5725

Individual and group psychotherapy for women in Leeds who are on a low income.

External support – National: All victims

Living Without Abuse0808 2000 247

Provides a wide range of support and advice, with a free National Helpline available 24- hours, seven days a week.

National Centre for Domestic Violence0800 970 2070

Provides access to free injunctions and is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

Respect0808 802 4040

National helpline for anyone (woman or man) concerned about their abusive behaviour towards their partner or ex-partner

Rights of Women020 7251 6577

Aims to provide women with legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights, and works to improve the law for women and increase women’s access to justice. Helpline for women only is available Mondays 11am-1pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm, Thursdays 7pm-9pm and Fridays 12pm-2pm.

The Corporate Alliance

The only charitable organisation working on a business-to-business platform to advise companies in addressing and mitigating the risk domestic abuse poses to their company and employees.

External support: Male victims


Information and support for young men and boys in West Yorkshire being (or at risk of being) sexually exploited

Mankind Initiative01823 334244

Helpline for men across the UK suffering from domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). Available Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and 7pm-9pm.

Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327

National helpline for male victims of domestic abuse, available Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.


External support: LGBT+ victims

Broken Rainbow0300 999 5428

Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims of domestic abuse is and is available Monday 2pm-8pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm and Thursday 2pm-8pm.

Galop UK – 0800 999 5428

The LGBT+ anti-violence charity (national) encompassing hate crime, sexual violence and domestic abuse. 7.6   External support: Stalking and Harassment

Stalking and harassment

National Stalking Helpline0300 636 0300

The national helpline for victims of stalking and harassment is available Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm, except on Wednesday when it is available 1pm-4pm.

External support: Forced marriage and honour-based abuse

Forced Marriage020 7008 0151 or 00 44 20 7008 0151 from abroad

The Forced Marriage Unit helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Karma Nirvana 0800 5999 247

Support for all victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

Legal support for injunctions

National Centre for Domestic Violence 0800 970 2070

Provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

Support for perpetrators

It is recognised that perpetrators of domestic abuse and violence may wish to seek help voluntarily. For more information on help available, contact Respect or call 0808 802 4040.

Additional on-line support and advice

The Hideout

A space to help young people and to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to them.

Respect not Fear

A site aimed at young people experiencing domestic violence, whether they are the victims, perpetrators of domestic violence or know someone who is.


The Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour-Based Violence (DASH 2009) Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model was implemented across all police services in the UK in 2009. It introduced a common checklist for police services/partner agencies for identifying, assessing and managing risk. There is also a risk checklist for victims of domestic abuse, stalking and honour based violence. This is called the Victim-DASH  and includes further screening questions on stalking, adapted for victims to use.

Web addresses (alphabetical order)

Basis –

Behind Closed Doors –

Blast –

Broken Rainbow –

DASH – Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour-Based Violence –

Forced Marriage –

Galop UK –

HR –

Karma Nirvana –

Leeds City Council Safeguarding –

Leeds Domestic Violence Service –

Leeds Women’s Aid –

Living Without Abuse –

Mankind Initiative –

Men’s Advice Line –

National Centre for Domestic Violence –

National Stalking Helpline –

Respect –

Respect –

Respect not

Rights of Women –

Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Services –

Student Services Centre Counter –

Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (women and girls) –

The Corporate Alliance –

The Hideout –

The Market Place –

Women’s Counselling & Therapy Service –


Important note

The University recognises that these contact details may not cover every eventuality, and that related policies/legislation/processes and sources of advice/assistance will change. We will update the contacts regularly to help ensure they remain relevant and useful, and welcome any feedback. Please forward comments and suggestions to the Equality Policy Unit (EPU) at


Please also contact EPU if you require this document in an alternatively published format.


Equality Policy Unit      

 August 2020