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A lovely event took place last Thursday organised by SDC Chair Cllr Diana Esler, at St Julian’s Club in Sevenoaks. First a welcome, then a walk around the grounds followed by a delicious tea and a talk about the history of the Club. Trustee, Veronica Knight talked about the work of DAVSS – the Chair’s […]

Cllr Diana Esler is pictured here following the Civic Service at St. Luke’s in Sevenoaks on Saturday. The church have generously agreed to donate half of the collection to DAVSS, her local charity for the year.

We love The Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, they have adopted us as their Charity of the Year. Let’s hope they’ll be able to fully open soon and we’ll be there at Pantomime time collecting donations. https://www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk/

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On Tuesday 4th May, the BBC are speaking, on their 6.30 pm South East news programme, to Tony Hannington who lives in Canterbury. His wife Tracey was the first woman to be jailed in 2019 for coercive behaviour (jailed for two years) and he is speaking out about his ordeal and raising awareness of the […]

The Daily Mail reports today on one man’s horrific experiences that drove him to try and take his life. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9513101/Domestic-abuse-survivor-reveals-horrendous-abuse-wife-jailed-two-years.html?fbclid=IwAR2lGE4pMgXNBXKNXStZXU2ILnkMKhMEVFLyRFs8QVP_cTMO5OAFZxtrZoA DAVSS will support anyone, over 16 yrs, who is experiencing domestic abuse in the West Kent area. Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate, neither do we.

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The Metro reports that the code ‘Ask for ANI’ is being used every 30 hours in the UK. Due to the increased demand for help, Superdrug now run the service in all of their 200 pharmacies across the UK, meaning that a further eight million people will be within a mile of an Ask for […]

The Standard reports on The Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Domestic Abuse yesterday.  https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/court-of-appeal-aid-england-welsh-wales-b927108.html Olive Craig, senior legal officer at Rights of Women, said: “The Court of Appeal’s judgment goes some way to highlighting the importance of family law professionals identifying and understanding coercive control, but we are saddened that the court does not appear […]

The Warren Meadows Charitable Trust have so very generously paid for 10 mobile phones for our new volunteer Domestic Abuse Advisors and some extra money towards the cost of usage. The phones are literally a lifeline for their contact with victims. A very big thank you to the Trust.

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