Some good news in this BBC report. Campaigners have been calling for the change in the law with regard to non-fatal strangulation, arguing that perpetrators are often only charged with common assault, meaning up to six months in jail. The government had initially said it had no plans to change the law but now, ministers […]

The Gift Aid Emergency Relief campaign is led by a coalition of Charities Aid Foundations who want us all to lobby the government to provide a greater gift aid sum on donations to charities for the next two years. This would see Gift Aid raised from 20% to 25%. Please share the link with anyone […]

Cooper Burnett are commended for their true community spirit in an article in the February issue of Local Lifestyle Tunbridge Wells.  We’d like to send them a big Thank You from DAVSS for all the help and support they provide to our advisers and our clients – all Pro bono.

A victim of abuse says it was so subtle, so clever, slowly creeping up on her that she didn’t recognise it for some time.  Is Lockdown isolation providing an advantage for abusers?  If this is happening to you, please do not be afraid to seek help.  Domestic abuse support services, like ours in West Kent, […]

Many people think about making a difference by volunteering – but if you become a trained Domestic Abuse Advisor you will be transforming lives.  The formal training starts in the middle of March (virtually to start with) and is for 2 short days a week for around 8 weeks.  After that, you will have further […]

We are again working from home so all support is via telephone or video link but, in the next few months, we hope to have face to face contact available as soon as that’s possible. For all who contact us for help this year, let’s make 2021 the year that you break the cycle of […]

What a year!  We’d like to thank everyone who gave us extra support this year in order to cope with the Pandemic and hope that you can all enjoy a peaceful if different Christmas.  We are open until Christmas Eve then closed until Monday 4th January, although the ansafone will take messages. Please do not […]

Maybe you want to volunteer and have admin and IT skills?  This could fit in around school times or suit a retired person?  If you have at least a day to offer and want to support DAVSS in making a difference to the lives of victims of abuse, see our Admin Pack and contact us.  […]

What better way to end our 16 days of action against Domestic Abuse than to ask for volunteers to be trained as DA Advisors in 2021. If you want to change lives for the better and have a minimum of one day to spare, please look at our application pack (link below) – and share […]

We have delivered awareness raising sessions to a whole range of agencies, including health services and refreshers for the police. A key question for them is ‘Is anyone at home making you feel unsafe?’ Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.…/dom…/domestic-abuse-recognise-the-signs If you think […]

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