Domestic Abuse

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The term 'domestic abuse' means any abuse between current or former partners in an intimate relationship, wherever and whenever it occurs. The abuse may involve physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse. It can affect both men and women.

The Community Safety Partnership wants to ensure that anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse can get the help and support they need and provide funding to ensure that this can happen.

DAVSS (Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services) is a West Kent registered charity who can provide help and support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse. Trained volunteer domestic abuse advisors offer a listening ear through practical choices and options and provide specialist support when needed the most. Even if you feel fearful, isolated or confused you do not have to suffer in silence - help is just a phone call away.

For help and support call 01892 570538 (answerphone available out of hours) or look at www.davss.org.uk

More information about domestic abuse services across the county can also be found by looking at www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk