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Operating in Sevenoaks District, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells Boroughs, from Swanley in the north, Edenbridge in the west, Aylesford in the east and Hawkhurst in the south we are a West Kent charity supporting women and men experiencing domestic abuse.

Suffering from Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse is a hidden crime. It canhappen to anyone - women or men - anytime, and anywhere. It can have a dramatic and negative impact on the health, safety and well-being of anyone in this situation.


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Getting Help

DAVSS is a key West Kent based registered charity, here to help and support those affected by domestic abuse. We offer an easily accessible helpline, vital face to face support, risk assessments and safety planning for every client.


How we can help you



What do we do?

Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You can take action. Our trained volunteer Domestic Abuse Advisors offer a listening ear, talk through practical choices and options, and provide specialist support when needed most.


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Helping Us

Our Domestic Abuse Advisors are here to support clients on a one-to-one basis. We always need more people to join our existing team of dedicated volunteer workers. Find out more on how to be a part of DAVSS.


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27/10/2016 - We are just coming to the end of our current training course for new Volunteer Domestic Abuse Advisors and we are delighted to say we have a fantastic group of men and women ready to start shadowing our current volunteers. In view of the success of th... Read More

Thank you for your votes - we are finalists at the Heart of the Community Awards 2016!

27/10/2016 - Thank you to everyone who voted for DAVSS for the Heart of the Community Awards 2016 which were advertised in the Courier and Chronicle newspapers. We are delighted to announce that DAVSS has been... Read More

A HUGE Thank You to our Wonderful Cycling Fundraisers!

04/07/2016 - Two wonderful gentlemen, Lodewijk and Ruairi, completed the gruelling 100-mile La Marmotte cycling challenge in the Alps on Saturday 2nd July to raise money for DAVSS.  Not only did they complete the challenge, they did so in GOLD-standard ti... Read More

Success at Sevenoaks District Council's ‘Making it Happen’ Awards

24/06/2016 - The Sevenoaks District Council ‘Making it Happen’ Voluntary and Community Awards recognise groups and individuals who have made a notable contribution to their community. We are very proud to announce that at the recent... Read More

DAVSS appoint Mark Hutcheon as Chief Executive

22/06/2016 - DAVSS, the award-winning domestic abuse charity, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Hutcheon as Chief Executive from 1st September 2016. Mark is currently Operational Police Commander in West Kent and will be leaving the Police after 30 years to take on this role. Mark will... Read More

Get In Touch with DAVSS

Our Help Line is available from 10.00am to 1.00pm weekdays.

Messages may be left outside these hours and will be responded to as soon as possible

01892 570538
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Our Supporters and Patron

Our Patron is Louise Jameson.

This charity is supported by Tunbridge Wells Community Safety Partnership and Borough Council, Sevenoaks District Community Safety Partnership and District Council, Tonbridge & Malling Community Safety Partnership and Borough Council, Town & Country Housing Group, West Kent Housing Association, Circle Housing Russet, KCC Councillors, Kent Commissioners Fund, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, John Coldman Charitable Trust, West Kent Police, Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Great Stonebridge Trust, Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation, AXA PPP, the Co-operative Community Fund, Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT), Kent Community Foundation, Brook Trust, Spring House, Comic Relief, local churches, and many individual donors.

Watch our Volunteer Video

Created by Goodey & Whelski
Voice Over by Colin Baker
Special Thanks to Louise Jameson
Written and Produced by Joe Whelski and Nick Goodey
Animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC
Richard O’Connor,
Taisiya Zaretskaya, Designer/Lead Animatorv
B. Alois Manayunk, Additional Animation
Marisha Falkovich, Art Production
Sound Design & Original Music by Jordan Meltzer

Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service (DAVSS) is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 7660698 - Registered Charity No. 1143001.