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We wish you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. We are closed over the Christmas Period and re-open on Jan 2nd. In case of emergency please call the police on 999. For refuge call the National Domestic Violence helpline please call 0808 2000 247 For emergency injunctions you can also call the National Centre for Domestic […]

Thinking about making a difference?   We start our yearly training course for volunteer domestic abuse advisors in February.  There are two opportunities; one for those that might want to advise clients on a face to face basis and one for those that prefer to advise over the phone through our Helpline. Sometimes our advisors will […]

We hope you’ve followed the 16 posts.  Here are two Myths around Domestic Abuse. Myth 1: Alcohol and drugs make perpetrators more violent. Reality: Alcohol and drugs can make existing abuse worse, or be a catalyst for an attack, but they do not cause domestic abuse. Many people use alcohol or drugs and do not […]

The 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is aimed at businesses that lack an infrastructure to deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence. As it stands, companies can do more to aid their employees who endure domestic violence, train those who witness it, and to protect staff as a whole, with the […]

Day 11.   The Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme (DAPP) aims to help people who have been abusive towards their partners or ex-partners  and who want to change their behaviour and develop respectful, non-abusive relationships. Taking part in DAPP can make a real difference to the lives of those involved, including children who have been affected. https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/…/domestic-abuse-perpetrator-pr…/

Day 10.  For the past 3 years the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has generously supported DAVSS by giving financial support for male victims of abuse and for all vulnerable and traumatised victims going through the court process. https://www.kent-pcc.gov.uk/who-we-are/about-us/

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people […]

Day 7.    The DAY programme was developed to meet the growing need to provide young people, aged 14 and above, with education about domestic abuse and exploitation. This aims to prevent future abuse rather than giving support when it has happened. When we are invited, we visit schools in West Kent to explain what […]

For those of you living close to Tunbridge Wells, DAVSS will be holding a special screening of the award winning play Rattle Snake (as well as being part of a volunteer recruitment evening) next FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER – at Rusthall Community Cinema, Tunbridge Wells – doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm screening (1 hour). This […]

Day 6.  Children are often described as the ‘forgotten victims’ of Domestic Abuse. Children are affected not only by directly witnessing abuse, but also by living in an environment where usually their mother or it can be their father – is being repeatedly victimised. Children living with domestic violence do not have a happy home […]

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