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About us

Behind Closed Doors has been tackling domestic abuse for 25 years.  We provide support to everyone in Leeds who is affected by domestic abuse, and we act to prevent it.

We are the only service in Leeds to provide end to end support.  We are there at the point of crisis, we stay on to work with individuals and families through their recovery, and we deliver preventative activities in the form of training with services, charities, in the workplace and in educational settings.

We have supported thousands of people whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse; last year alone 720 people came to us for help.  Our Men’s domestic abuse service is recognised as the specialist service in Leeds and we are currently working towards Lime Culture Accreditation to develop our response to men’s experiences of sexual violence.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

  • Build lives free from domestic abuse.
  • Domestic abuse is always unacceptable.  We support everyone affected by it, and we act to prevent it.
  • Hopeful

    we see the possibility in the lives of everyone we support and in the lives of those they love

  • Courageous

    we dare to act because sometimes it takes our courage to help others find theirs

  • Informed

    we understand there are challenges and risks and we’ll work them out together

  • Collaborative

    we work as one with our service-users and with everyone who can help us deliver the best outcomes

  • Persistent

    we are always there for our service-users and we are ever present in the fight against domestic abuse

  • Inquisitive

    we believe our service-users, we take a holistic approach focusing on every person as a whole and taking into consideration external factors