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It’s Giving Tuesday – brought forward this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, to thank all those amazing essential workers supporting our communities. #GivingTuesdayNow’s website explains that ‘it is also be a day to celebrate and support the charities who have stepped up and reached out to support our family, friends and communities during this […]

So great to see these 3 sets of challenges all raising money for us in these unprecedented times.  We wish them all good luck and our grateful thanks for taking up the challenge. Prem:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/prem-s-2-6-challenge?fbclid=IwAR0SpWksqtq0AHSfwwUndVoQceBpBqhIpeRlLzQWXIfe_CWU0p6brI0jAIo Rachel: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rachel-s-2-6-challenge818?fbclid=IwAR3CCleRA7Wu7z2NDKLnXAcfODXUpMxARAtGcks2mYsdfsTYNq1YDm5Jvy0&utm_id=124 Elaine: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elaine-dowdy1?fbclid=IwAR12cjRXXHd0Mrul21X-xugX7kNTkWVVx5NoL5tyUyds-SSvhSCbquB5aYg  

It’s good to see the Kent Police are responding to the current situation. Please share this police poster with anyone in Kent #youarenotalone. If you’d like to post any pictures on Twitter ([email protected]_DAVSS) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DAVSSWestKent/) could you tag us please? We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

We need your help.   DAVSS has been busier than ever because Lockdown has seen an increase in domestic abuse. We are participating in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge, which will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon. The challenge will last for a week. Any […]

Dear supporters,   As you all know this is a worrying time for us all, at DAVSS we are doing all we can to ensure our clients continue to receive the best possible service from us under the current circumstances whilst maintaining the health and safety of our wonderful staff and volunteers.   We are […]

DAVSS successfully launched its Handbook, in the Tunbridge Wells’ Council Chamber last Friday, February 28th. The Chair of Trustees and CEO said they were delighted to share DAVSS experience of setting up, developing and providing a much needed specialist support service in West Kent for anyone (16 yrs +) experiencing domestic abuse.  Our apologies  for […]

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 […]

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