Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.

Website: www.safelives.org.uk


UAVA Ltd stands for United Against Violence and Abuse. We are a consortium of three local specialist providers of domestic abuse and sexual violence services.

We are Women’s Aid Leicestershire Ltd, FreeVA and Living Without Abuse. We aim to provide a simplified journey,  which can be accessed by anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse and or sexual violence. If you receive support though UAVA your information will be shared across the organisations within the  consortium.

Helpline: 0808 80 200 28

Text Support: 07715 994 962
(Text support only, calls will not be answered)

Website: www.uava.org.uk

Email: info@uava.org.uk

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. We also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk


Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.

Helpline: 0808 800 5000

18 or Under Helpline: 0800 1111

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

United Against Violence & Abuse

UAVA provides co-ordinated domestic and sexual violence services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for any male or female over the age of 13.

Telephone: 0808 802 0028

Website: www.uava.org.uk

Email: info@uava.org.uk


Quetzal provides long-term counselling, crisis counselling and a telephone helpline to support women, aged 16 and over, who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. Quetzal have worked with hundreds of women over the years in Leicester City, County and Rutland.

Telephone: 0333 1014280

Website: quetzal.org.uk

Email: help@quetzal.org.uk

Women's Aid Leicestershire

Women’s Aid Leicestershire Limited was established in 1974 when the charity opened the first refuge in Leicester to support women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Since then Women’s Aid have continued to provide vital assistance to all victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Telephone: 0808 802 0028

Website: www.wa-leicester.org.uk

RISi Interventions

The IRIS programme provides specialist advocacy and support to patients registered at IRIS-trained practices who are affected by domestic abuse.

Website: www.irisi.org


FreeVA is a registered charity based in Leicester, working towards reducing domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.

We provide specialist support and information to anyone affected by domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. We work closely with other agencies to ensure the right support is in place for you.

Helpline: 0808 8020 028

Website: www.freeva.org.uk


If you have any concerns please do not leave it to someone else to do something, please speak to us!

Professionals have a duty of care to share relevant information with other professionals to ensure children and vulnerable adults are kept safe.

The Practice Safeguarding Lead is Dr F Bishop.

Please do not delay sharing your concerns, you can speak to any of our staff or doctors.

National DA Helpline

Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

First Step Leicester

First Step is a registered charity that provides a range of free, independent and highly confidential support services to adult male survivors (16 years and over) of sexual abuse. First Step offer a safe, welcoming environment where you will be treated with respect and will not be judged in any way.

Telephone: 01162 548535

Email: contact@firststepleicester.org.uk

Living Without Abuse

LWA – Living Without Abuse – believes that all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse. LWA can provide support to anyone experiencing or fearing violence or abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member.

Telephone: 0808 802 0028

Website: www.lwa.org.uk