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Christmas Concert

Our friends at St. Saviour’s Church in Westcliff are hosting a free Christmas concert on Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm, and Southend Wind Orchestra will be playing. During the evening there will be a voluntary collection for Southend Blind Welfare, and us! You can find them on King’s Road in Westcliff. Look forward to seeing […]

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 2017

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week is now over for another year, but we had a brilliant time! This year we provided training to over 100 professionals in Southend around a variety of domestic abuse-related issues, including basic domestic abuse awareness, the effect that domestic abuse has on children and young people and working with victims of […]

Our Autumn Newsletter is OUT!

SOSDAP’s Autumn eNewsletter is out and is being delivered to email inboxes throughout Southend. To read a copy, click here. Like what you read? Contact us at to be added to the subscriber list and never miss an issue again.

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 2017

This year, for Domestic Abuse Awareness Week in November, SOS Domestic Abuse Projects are doing things a little differently. Instead of our usual campaigns, we are offering free* training to professionals in Southend around a variety of domestic abuse topics. We hope that the training will raise awareness and improve the response of both voluntary […]

Essex Lottery

The Essex Lottery is a brand new lottery – just for Essex! By playing you could potentially win up to £25,000 – but the brilliant thing about this lottery is that up to 60% of each ticket is donated to charities like ours. You can chose which charity you would like to support and we […]

Child-on-Child Offences

Two reports issues today confirm that thousands of children each year are victims of sexual abuse caused by other children and young people. The number of reported sexual offences by under-18s on other under under-18s has risen by 71% in the last 3 years to over 7,500 incidents reported to the Police – yet this […]

Poetry to our ears!

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Here’s one way to support your favourite cause! Dot Robinson has recently sold a run of books of her own poems, raising money for SOS Domestic Abuse Projects in the process. The book, called Pause for Thought, is full of inspiring and thought-provoking rhymes and has raised £500 for our work. Dot told us that […]

The cost of domestic abuse in Southend

With 4,200 incidents reported to Southend Police last year, the cost of ‘dealing with’ domestic abuse cost statutory services just under £10.5 million in 2016-17. Yet we know that only 35% of domestic abuse incidents are reported to the Police. The actual cost of domestic abuse to our council, police and health services could be […]

Thank you RBS!

This week we have received a fantastic donation – boxes and boxes of toiletries donated by staff at RBS in Thanet Grange. We support adults and families who are on low incomes – often because of many years of financial abuse. We’ve lost count of the number of women who come to us and tell […]

Ethnic Minority Project

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SOS Domestic Abuse Projects has a brand new project working to provide specific support to people from ethnic minority communities in Southend. Funded by the DCLG, the year-long Ethnic Minority project is working to: – raise awareness in the local community of issues affecting ethnic minority communities, such as forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ based violence, […]