Community Domestic Violence Team
Our Community Domestic Violence Practitioners will provide regular information and guidance on housing, welfare rights, budgeting, safety planning, health and social care and community engagement.
In addition, we can accompany you to solicitor’s appointments and support you in attending the Family Courts.
We can liaise with agencies on your behalf to ensure that you receive specialist support in areas such as drug and alcohol dependency, mental health and children’s education and wellbeing.
To find out more about accessing our support and what the next steps will look like, take a look at our short step-by-step guide and FAQs below.
24 Hour Helpline
0113 246 0401
Accessing our support and next steps
You can access this service by contacting the LDVS 24-hour helpline on 0113 246 0401, emailing us at [email protected]. You can also ask any professionals you’re working with to refer you.
After initial assessment, LDVS will refer you to the Community Team if the referral meets the criteria. The Community Team will get in touch with you in a time and way that feels safe for you.
We’ll work with you for as long as you need, providing information, advice and support in a range of areas, as well as working with other agencies on your behalf.
We can refer you onto other services too if additional support is required.
Will anyone else know / be informed that I am working with this service?
The Community Team is part of LDVS so other teams within LDVS would be aware you are accessing support. We would only contact other professionals to let them know about our involvement if this was with your consent. We will always talk to you about anything we share with others to make sure you are comfortable with this.
Who will I be working with?
You will be allocated a Community DV Practitioner who will contact you to discuss your support needs; you will then have direct contact with that worker.
How long will the support last for?
The length of support is not time limited and will last for as long you as you need support. We can also refer you onto other services if you need additional support.
How we can help
Click here to find out more about the different kinds of support Leeds Domestic Violence Service provides.