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

Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop

We’re pleased to announce that the West Kent Domestic Abuse “One Stop Shop” at 4 New Wharf Road, Tonbridge, TN9 1DS will be open from Wednesday 16 December 2020 (and every following Wednesday) for in-person visits. The ‘COVID-secure’ One Stop Shop provides a service for residents living in Tonbridge and Malling, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells. The weekly service is available between 9am and noon every Wednesday.

Please note: You do not need to attend the One Stop Shop in person. Anyone seeking support will be able to log on from home using Zoom if safe to do so. This virtual One Stop Shop will commence from Wednesday 9 December 2020.

Here are the details you need to join the Zoom meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88934761944?pwd=VTBoYW4wVENVeWdCN2JORU81L0NZUT09

Meeting ID: 889 3476 1944

Passcode: 912185

Alternatively, if you are experiencing domestic abuse you may wish to contact the following organisations for support and advice:

DAVSS: 01892 570538 or office@davss.org.uk – Website: www.davss.org.uk

Look Ahead: 0333 010 4660 or kentdomesticabuse@lookahead.org.uk

Victim Support Assessment and Triage: 0808 168 9276

If you need a refuge space please call Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or if you are in immediate danger please call 999.

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