Adolescent (or child of any age) to parent domestic abuse (CPA) can be understood as a harmful act which is designed to gain power and control over a parent. The abuse can by physical, psychological, or financial.  Shockingly,  child-to-parent violence (CPV) is increasing. In the UK in June this year, police figures revealed a 30 […]

1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse but won’t recognise it as that, or feel they will not be taken seriously if they seek help. We receive calls from male victims of domestic abuse across all age ranges and professions. Please reach out for help if someone at home is abusive or violent. For […]

It’s Giving Tuesday so DAVSS welcomes donations of any size to help us support victims of abuse, and if you’re sending e-cards this year why not use our page on Virgin Money Giving to donate the cost you have saved. You can use their pictures or any of your own, and send via social media […]

In the majority of families where there are children and where abuse is being perpetrated, the children will be aware of this and will often hear it or see it going on. This can have profound and often life-long effects. The Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill amendments in June were welcomed by Victims’ Commissioner. These included […]

Domestic abuse knows no boundaries and can happen to anyone no matter their background. However, minority communities may be more at risk due to factors surrounding religious beliefs and cultural aspects, which may include forced marriage or female genital mutilation.

Once our female clients are free from abuse we offer them the opportunity to attend a Freedom Programme. This examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened […]

Not all abuse is physical. Coercive control is a form of psychological abuse whereby the perpetrator exerts power over a victim, often through intimidation or humiliation. Coercive control is now a criminal offence.…/…/coercive-control/

Domestic abuse has an enormous impact on the physical and mental health of the person suffering. Abuse, both in childhood and adult life, is often one of the main factors associated with mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, self-harm, and suicide are just some of the terrible effects caused by abuse.

DAVSS supports the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence which starts today, 25th Nov, and is aimed at improving knowledge and opening dialogue around the large-scale problem that is domestic violence. As it stands, we can all do more to provide support to anyone experiencing domestic violence, train those who witness it, and provide […]

Amazing news from Amazon.  DAVSS is now a recognised charity on Amazon Smile so, if and when you use Amazon, which is even more tempting during Black Friday Week, just initially go to AmazonSmile and select DAVSS as your charity and it will then take you to your usual page to start shopping! There is no additional […]

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