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 […]

Day 5.  UK Government statistics suggest that one in six men will be victims of domestic abuse at some stage of their life, although there is every possibility the actual figure is much higher. Out of every three victims, two will be female and one will be male.  If you, or anyone you know, is […]

Coercive control is a criminal offence. Coercive control is when a person with whom you are personally connected, repeatedly behaves in a way which makes you feel controlled, dependent, isolated or scared. He or she might be isolating you from your friends and family, might be controlling how much money you have and how you […]

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 […]

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