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Voiced by Tom Baker
A Joe Whelski & Nick Goodey Production
Directed and Designed by Reuben McNaughton
Music & Sound by Hexany Audio
Produced by Tamsin Hicks, Joe Whelski and Nick Goodey
Written by Joe Whelski & Nick Goodey and Reuben McNaughton
Special Thanks to: Louise Jameson, Richard Ludlow, Passion Pictures, Jade Wheldon, Jan Berry, Sue Dunn, Liz Jarvis, and Mila Milosevic




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.

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Text DAVS05 £5 to 70070
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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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'Best Group' runner-up at Tunbridge Wells Love Where We Live awards

10/10/2018 - We were delighted to be announced as Runner-up in the Best Group category at last night's Love Where We Live awards, organised by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.  Awards such as these are testament to the huge amount of time, energy and passion our volunteers give to vulnerable m... Read More

Greg Clark MP visits DAVSS

07/09/2018 - Domestic abuse does not always involve a black eye or other visible signs of injury! Doctors and health professionals across West Kent will be better able to identify the violent and non-violent signs of domestic abuse following a series of presentations from DAVSS, the West Kent based ... Read More

DAVSS is looking for a Treasurer and Company Secretary

31/08/2018 - The Treasurer/Company Secretary role is an exciting volunteering opportunity to help make a real difference to the lives of women and men in West Kent experiencing domestic abuse when they need it most.  As Treasurer and Company Secretary you will work closely with the Chair ... Read More

Tunbridge Wells Mayor raises over £32,000 for DAVSS!

23/05/18 - As her mayoral year drew to a close today, Julia Soyke presented DAVSS' CEO, Henu Cummins, with a cheque for an amazing total of £32,103!! We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Julia and her team for their support of DAVSS o... Read More

M&S Sevenoaks employee running the London Marathon in aid of DAVSS

03/04/2018 - Following the fantastic news that M&S Sevenoaks has adopted DAVSS as its charity of the year, one of their employees, Sharon, who is running the London Marathon at the end of this month, has decided to donate her sponsorship money to DAVSS.  If you are able to sponsor Sharon, ... Read More

Wonderful legacy donation funds next volunteer training course

15/01/2018 - We were extremely humbled to receive a legacy donation, from the father of one of our Helpline volunteers, which has enabled us to run another Quality Mark training course for new volunteers from next month. The 14-day training course will prepare 16 new volunteers to support men and wo... Read More

DAVSS Newsletter Christmas 2017

Click here to read the latest Newsletter.       Read More

M&S Tonbridge to Paris Bike Ride

03/10/2017 - Staff at M&S Food Hall Tonbridge have been cycling to 'Paris' in store to help raise money for DAVSS. A big thank you to all those that have donated their time (and sweat!)   Read More

DAVSS volunteers recognised at Sevenoaks District Council's Making it Happen Awards

15/06/2017 - We are thrilled to announce that our volunteers received Certificates of Achievement at the Sevenoaks District Council Making it Happen awards ceremony held at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks last night.     One of our volunteers, Gesiena, received her award in the I... Read More

DAVSS is chosen as Tunbridge Wells Mayor's Charity of the Year

May 2017 - We are delighted to announce that the new Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Julia Soyke, has chosen DAVSS as her Charity of the Year. We are very honoured to have been chosen and look forward to working with her and her team over the coming year. Read More

DAVSS March Newsletter March 2017

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Midsummer Fundraising Lunch - 22nd June 2017

20/03/2017 - DAVSS is holding a Midsummer Lunch at the exclusive Vine Restaurant in Sevenoaks on Thursday 22nd June from 12pm. Tickets cost £35 per person and include a two-course lunch with wine. There will also be an auction and raffle. If you would like to purchase tickets or would like fu... Read More

Greg Clark MP visits DAVSS

01/03/2017 - DAVSS was delighted to host Greg Clark, Tunbridge Wells MP, on Friday 3rd February to show our appreciation for his ongoing support. The Times of Tunbridge Wells newspaper covered the story and you can read the full article by clicking on this link:  https://www.timesoftunbridgew... Read More

Tom Tugendhat MP visits DAVSS

14/11/2016 - It was great to host Tom Tugendhat (MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling) at DAVSS' office on Friday 11th November. We... Read More

DAVSS wins top prize at the Heart of the Community Awards

11/11/2016 - We are thrilled to announce that DAVSS won the top prize at the Heart of the Community Awards last night. The whole team has been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the local community and we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who voted for DAVSS. ... 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


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

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

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 Kent County Council, Kent Police, Tunbridge Wells Community Safety Partnership and Borough Council, Sevenoaks District Community Safety Partnership and District Council, Tonbridge & Malling Community Safety Partnership and Borough Council, Kent Police & Crime Commissioner, Great Stone Bridge Trust, Gatwick Airport Community Trust, Gatwick Foundation, John Coldman Foundation, Kent Community Foundation, Sir Thomas Smythe’s Charity, Violence Against Women and Girls Service Transformation Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Woodward Charitable Trust, Cole Charitable Trust, Town & Country Housing Group, West Kent Housing Association, AXA PPP, M&S Food Hall Tonbridge, local businesses, voluntary organisations, schools, local churches and many private individual 

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

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