Some adults have experienced abuse as children whether that be physical, emotional, sexual or neglect. Frequently they have never had the chance to talk through these experiences and what it means to them, even today.

If you, or someone you know, would like to talk to someone in confidence, then these contacts may be useful:

Leeds Crisis Centre
Tel:   2755898
10.00 – 22.00 hours; answerphone out of hours, 365 days a year.
Counselling and support for people who are finding it difficult to cope at a stressful time in their lives. Short term help, usually no more than 8 weeks. Crèche; African-Caribbean, Asian and Gay workers available.

Sahara Black Women’s Refuge
Tel:  2305087
Refuge for black single women, black women with children and white women with black children. The only totally black led service for black women and children experiencing violence. Provides support and/or emergency accommodation.


Tel:  0845 7909090
24 hour hotline
Confidential, non-judgmental support service

SARSVL (Support After Rape & Sexual  Violence Leeds)
Tel:   2021844
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6 – 8pm

STAR  Surviving Trauma After Rape 
Tel:   01924 298954   Minicom:  01924 298594     Answerphone outside office hours.
Support, counselling and practical help for men and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted over the age of 17.

Stop it Now!

Freephone Helpline 
Tel:  0808 1000 900
Helpline that offers confidential advice and support to adults. If you are unsure or worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children, or the behaviour of someone you know, whether they are an adult or a child, our experienced advisors are available to discuss your concerns with you and can offer confidential advice and guidance on an appropriate course of action.

West Indian Family Counselling Service
Tel: 2625131
10.00 -13.00 hours, Monday to Friday.
Individual and family counselling; support and advice.

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service
Tel:   2455725
Provides individual counselling for women in the Leeds area. Waiting list for initial consultation 2-3 months, and for treatment 1-2 months later.      
Leeds Domestic Violence Services (LDVS) Tel  0113 2460401 – 24 hour helplineSupport for all women and children experiencing violence – offering emergency accommodation, and support and information for women living at home.



An organization which specialize in cases linked to FGM in Africa, and work on tracing, reunification and assessments.

Tel: 0207 704 2261

FGM Co-coordinator (in Manchester): 01612059274


Girls and Young Women's Service

Boys and Young Men Service  

Forced marriage - GOV.UK
Forced Marriage Website Link

The Forced Marriage Unit ( FMU ) is a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office unit which leads on the government's forced marriage policy, outreach and casework. ... The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases.

Forward is a specialist FGM charity 
Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Tel: +44 (0)208 960 4000, extension 1

Tel: +44 (0)7834 168 141


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 
Tel 0800 800500. Free 24 hour National Service. Provides counseling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse. 
The NSPCC Offers FGM Helpline. / 0800 028 3550

Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation 

Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups. 

The Prevent Duty Protecting children from radicalisation: