24 hour helpline - 0113 246 0401

(or 999 in an emergency)


(Help, Advice and the Law Team)


Providing support to high risk victims of domestic abuse in

Leeds to reduce their risk of further harm.

Part of the Leeds Domestic Violence Service.

About HALT

HALT run the IDVA service for Leeds and works in partnership with Behind Closed Doors to deliver the Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS). We are also delighted to announce that we have merged with Leeds Women’s Aid (www.leedswomensaid.org.uk). We are now known as Leeds Women’s Aid incorporating HALT.


HALT is an independent and confidential charity and works in Leeds with high risk victims of domestic abuse to reduce their risk of further harm and increase their safety.  HALT offers legal support and advocacy to women and men who have experienced domestic, sexual or honour based violence, stalking and forced marriage to address immediate safety issues and also practical steps to help them protect themselves and their children.  We also look at longer term solutions such as housing options and remedies available from the civil and criminal courts


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What is domestic abuse - facts, figures and signs

Domestic violence is defined by the Government as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can include, but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional’


1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse and every year over 2 million people suffer some form of domestic abuse.  Seven women a month are killed by a current or ex-partner.  Domestic abuse can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, disability or social class.


Do you need help?

IDVA support

Staying safe online

Information for you if you are suffering from domestic abuse, or if you think somebody you know is suffering from domestic abuse

HALT delivers the IDVA service for the Leeds area. Click here to find out more about the role of the IDVA and the support available from HALT.

Click here if you would like information about how to protect yourself online - including social media accounts and how to have a safer experience of using the internet.

Contact us

24 hour helpline: 0113 246 0401

Referrals line: 0113 246 0401

Client line: 0113 243 2632

Email: info@halt.org.uk


HALT Domestic Violence

PO Box 332




To contact us, please call or email us:

24 hour helpline: 0113 246 0401

Referrals: 0113 246 0401

Client Line: 0113 243 2632

Email us: info@halt.org.uk


Registered charity number: 1087583


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