Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service (DAVSS) is a West Kent volunteer based community charity supporting women and men experiencing domestic abuse. We operate in Sevenoaks District, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells Boroughs, from Swanley in the north, Edenbridge in the west, Aylesford in the east and Hawkhurst in the south.
DAVSS professionally train volunteers from the local community to support victims (men & women) of Domestic Abuse. The support can be as little as listening and providing information right through to assisting them through court.
We currently have 27 trained volunteers, supported and supervised by professional staff.
In the year July 2014 to June 2015 we supported 638 clients and answered nearly 1000 calls to our helpline, we ran Freedom programmes to equip victims to rebuild confidence and move on in their lives and DAY programmes in schools informing young people about respecting each other, healthy relationships and the impact of domestic abuse.