Dominic (not his real name) reported a long history of emotional and psychological abuse including incidents of physical violence and over the years he had been to hospital and to his GP several times without disclosing the cause of his injuries and bruising. After lengthy interventions by his DAVSS Advisor, who worked together with other […]

Domestic Abuse costs the NHS £1.4 billion pounds every year due to its considerable impact on health and well being.  Aside from treating physical injuries, 68% of people who experience domestic abuse will also suffer clinical depression, one third of these will suffer from PTSD. The effects of domestic abuse can be severe and long […]

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence starts today, 25th November 2019 and runs through to 10th December.  It is aimed at businesses that lack an infrastructure to deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence to support them to take action against domestic abuse and violence. Domestic Abuse knows no social bounds, 1 […]

What an amazing afternoon. In the Tunbridge Wells’ Council Chamber yesterday, 31st October, The Vice Lord Lieutenant, Richard Oldfield OBE DL, officially presented DAVSS with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services.    A big thank you to The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, our Patron, Louise Jameson and to all the supporters as well as staff […]

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When BT’s MyDonate website closed, we switched to Virgin Money Giving as it makes very little charge for processing donations and gift aid, so if you look at the top right hand side of our home page you’ll now see a heart shaped donation link to our charity on Virgin’s website. If you prefer to […]

Staff, Volunteers and Trustees of DAVSS celebrated receiving The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service with an amazing Garden Party last Sunday afternoon, hosted by ex-Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Julia Soyke and husband Peter.   They are pictured here being thanked by CEO Henu Cummins and Trustee Veronica Knight.

A moving project about filming a true story of a teenager growing up in a violent household. They are nearly at their target figure to go ahead with filming. Please share this in case anyone would like to make a small contribution.

The Bill will introduce the first ever government definition of domestic abuse, establish the Domestic Abuse Commissioner and introduce new Domestic Abuse Protection Orders. National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for domestic abuse, Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe, said: “Police have improved our response to domestic abuse across the country despite resource pressure and increasing demand. […]

Our previous CEO, Mark Hutcheon, sets off for a ‘mad’ bike trek in Northern Europe with two mates this weekend.  If anyone fancies sponsoring him (and helping us) here is the weblink to ‘Mark’s Bite off more than you can chew club page’  Let’s hope they make it through the whole route – we’ll let you […]

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