dorset action on abuse
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DAA are one of the recipients of the prestigious Queen's Award 2012.

This award recognises volunteer led organisations providing services that meet the needs of people living in the community.

This is a fantastic achievement for us all and DAA would like to thank our volunteers for their wonderful efforts.


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Registered Charity No. 1120060



A great night was had by all at the DAA quiz on 21 September. Thanks to the staff at The Brit Pub and Geoff Carter from Hot Radio for making us so welcome and for organising such a fun evening. Thank you to all 41 people who came along and supported the evening. £347 was raised this our local charity - thank you!

Evening counselling appointments are now available.

We also offer Skype/telephone counselling for clients unable to come to DAA.
Please call the office for information.


DAA 2016 & 2017 Training Programme

For more information on our training events to be held this year, please click here.

Welcome to Dorset Action on Abuse

“There aren’t really any words or expressions that quite seem to fit how amazing this service is.”

(Anonymous client)

Our mission is to relieve the suffering and distress of men and women over the age of 16 who are survivors of child abuse (sexual, physical, emotional and neglect) in Dorset, including Bournemouth and Poole.

The experience of childhood abuse is recognised as having a significant traumatic impact on a person’s life. Some who were abused when they were young experience lasting distress and debilitating symptoms that endure into adulthood.

Depression, extreme anxiety and fear, inability to trust others, and chronic physical symptoms are but a few of the effects that can seriously limit childhood abuse survivors’ hopes for a happy, fulfilling life.

We seek to raise public awareness of the needs of the adult survivors of child abuse and promote a more understanding and supportive public attitude towards them.

DAA provides a variety of services:

DAA is delighted with the news that we have been awarded a grant by the  BIG Lottery Fund “Reaching Communities”,  towards maintaining our charity.   This money will partially fund DAA services over the next 5 years.