Domestic Abuse - Information and Helplines
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Leeds Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Violence and Abuse:
Please see the letter below regarding the notification process for domestic violence.
Dear Parent / Carer,
Leeds Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Violence and Abuse: School and Higher Education Notifications (DVA Notifications Process) has been established to support children who are resident in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally hurt by being either present in the house or directly witnessing an incident of domestic violence.
The DVA Notification Process has been designed to provide confidential notification to schools and higher education establishments on any incidents of domestic violence and abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school / higher education.
The process will ensure that a member of staff is trained to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure that the school / higher education establishment is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence or abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse please go to www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk
Mr L Tabiner
Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS)
LDVS are working hard to continue to operate all our services.
We offer emergency accommodation, support, advice and advocacy to women, men and families across Leeds.
We provide support to anyone experiencing domestic violence abuse and encourage people from the LGBT+ communities to access our support too.
- Phone: 0113 246 0401 (24 hour helpline)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Leeds Domestic Violence Service External link
Online chat service
An online chat service is available Monday to Friday from 1pm till 3pm. Please go to the Leeds Women's Aid homepage to access a confidential live online live chat for support and help.
Leeds Housing Options (LHO)
LHO are still available to do telephone assessments and phone contact for any emergency housing needs. Please speak our team if you do not feel safe at home and need support.
- Phone: 0113 222 4412 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, except Wednesday 9:30am to 5pm)
National domestic abuse helpline
This helpline is for women and girls and is available 24 hours per day.
- Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
- Website: National Domestic Abuse Helpline External link (use the 'contact us online' option for a call back)
Women’s Aid Federation England
Access our live chat on our website where you can speak to an adviser from Women's Aid.
- Website: Women's Aid External link (chat between 10am to 12pm)
Men's Advice Line
This is a service for men experiencing domestic abuse.
- Phone: 0808 801 0327 (Monday and Wednesday, 9am to 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- Men's Advice Line External link
We provide support to victims of honour based abuse, forced marriage or domestic abuse.
- Phone: 0800 599 9247 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- Email: email@example.com
You can call the Respect Phoneline if you're worried about violence or abuse towards your partner or ex partner. Your behaviour may have been made worse because of self-isolation, financial worries or other changes in your situation.
Our team will listen and give advice, provide you with information and help you to change your behaviour.
- Phone: 0800 802 4040 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Respect Phoneline External link
White Ribbon Campaign
We engage with men and boys to raise awareness, influence change and provide resources to help end male violence against women.
Find out how you can help change the behaviour of men and boys you know and read our coronavirus survival kit.
- Website: www.whiteribbon.org.uk