Useful numbers if you or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence.

If you are experiencing distress and feel that you are at risk from harming yourself or being harmed, please call 999

If you feel distressed and would like to talk to someone immediately please call:

National numbers for support to victims of domestic and sexual violence:

Counselling for Survivors Network 

An initiative brought to you by the partnership of voluntary and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland providing counselling and therapeutic services.

The network support survivors whose lives have been impacted through the trauma of domestic violence & sexual abuse

Sexual and Domestic Violence Services supporting adults in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

If you, or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence, you can access the following services locally:

  • UAVA (United Against Violence and Abuse) Helpline on 0808 80 200 28
  • Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) / Juniper Lodge – 0116 2733 330
    • Juniper Lodge provides a free and discreet service to anyone aged 18 years and over, male or female that has been subject to a sexual assault.
  • Victim First – 0800 953 9595
    • Free, independent and confidential service for victims and witnesses of crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
  • First Step – 01162548535
    • Free, confidential services to male survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters living in the city of Leicester, Leicester and Rutland.
  • New Dawn New Day – 03333 444 304
    • Deliver a range of services to vulnerable and socially excluded women designed to meet their multiple and complex needs.
  • Leicester Rape Crisis / Jasmine House – 0116 255 8852
    • Provide a safe space where women and girls can access free and confidential services following any form of sexual violence either recently or in the past.
  • The New Futures Project – 0116 251 0803
    • Support women and young people who are at risk or or are currently being sexually exploited. We offer support and counselling services for adults, young people and workers.
  • The Amber Project- LWA – 01509 274740
    • The Amber Project provides support to anyone who has experienced rape and/or sexual assault but the survivor does not want to, or is unable to go to court. For children, Young People and Adults
  • Trade Sexual Health0116 254 1747
    • Trade Sexual Health is a health charity working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGB&T) communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (United Kingdom).
  • The Centre Lesbian Gay Bi & Trans – 03333 444 304
    • Provide information in a range of formats on a wide range of subjects that affect LGBT people’s lives as well as counselling.
  • Panahghar House – 0800 055 6519
    • A dedicated specialist BME support service for women and children fleeing domestic violence and other gendered abuse. Providing outreach support, advice, and safe refuge across Leicestershire and Coventry for individuals fleeing abusive relationships.
  • Adhar Project – 0116 220 0070
    • Mental Health Charity supporting Black, Asian & Minorities Ethnic Communities with mental health care in Leicester. Services include counselling, group activities, and workshops.
  • Zinthiya Trust – 0116 254 5168
    • Charity providing information, advice and practical support to alleviate poverty and abuse.
  • For Mental Health Support,  Call the Central Access Point (CAP) on 0116 295 3060 24 hours a day

Sexual Violence Support Services for families

Below are services in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond which you can access for support if you are witness, have any concerns or are a family member of a victim of sexual abuse

  • Mosac – 0800 980 1958
    • Support non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused, providing support advice, information and counselling following the discovery of sexual abuse
  • Pace – 0113 240 5226
    • Pace helps parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child exit exploitative relationships
  • Family Action – 0808 802 6666
    • Family Action transforms lives by providing practical emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty disadvantage and social isolation across the country
    • Family Action PSA is a service that works with children and young people up to the age of 18, who have experienced sexual abuse. They provide individual therapy and group work for children. Download PSA Service Leaflet 2016
    • Family Action is keen as part of their service development to develop their links with BAME community. If you are interested in supporting this cause – contact hardeep.kaursanghera [at]
  • Stop it Now! – 0808 1000 900
    • Confidential help and support to anyone with a concern, including the parents and carers of children and young people with worrying sexual behaviour, and friends family worried about the behaviour of another adult.
  • NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
    • The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.
  • UAVA – 0808 80 200 28
    • Provide co-ordinated domestic and sexual violence services for any male or female over the age of 13. Provide a helpline, IDVA and ISVA services, outreach, therapeutic services, refuge accommodation and a perpetrator intervention programme

Housing Support

Below are services in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond which you can access for support if you are witness, have any concerns or are a family member of a victim of sexual abuse


They run a variety of services all across the UK, that aim to give everyone the chance to be part of the community they live in and feel connected to society. They can help if you are

  • Aged 16 or over
  • A resident of Leicester City
  • Currently in private rented accommodation, housing association tenancy, a homeowner.

Online referral form

STAR Housing Related Support Service Referral

  • Use the online form to contact the Housing Team if you have an accomodation with Leicester City Council HERE

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