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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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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  2017 Training Programme

For more information on our training events please click here.


In 2009 DAA secured a 5 year grant from the BIG Lottery’s Reaching Communities scheme. The grant started in December 2009 and covers the majority of our running costs. However, we have a requirement to raise the remaining funding that we need, and we also require financial support in order to be able to expand our services, to meet the growing demand for our services. As public awareness of DAA grows we receive increasing numbers of referrals.

In the last year DAA has received funding from the Lloyds TSB Foundation, the Valentine Charitable Trust, Homelands Charitable Trust, the Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation, the Souter Charitable Trust, the JP Morgan Foundation, The Leonard Saity Stoate Charitable Trust, Poole Borough Council, the Dorset Community Foundation and the Armstrong Charitable Trust.

These donations have enabled DAA to continue our vital work and we would like to thank all our funders for their generosity. We also receive non restricted funds through donations given at training events and anonymous donations given by counselling clients.

Donations can be made at our MyDonate page:

Friends of DAA

Friends of DAA is the fundraising group for Dorset Action on Abuse.  The Friends of DAA:

DAA needs to fundraise continually to support our expanding services for adult survivors of childhood abuse.  These include satellite locations, Creative Therapy and Support Groups

Do YOU want to help?  We invite you to join the Friends of DAA. If you are interested then please fill in a form which can be accessed by clicking on the link below and sending it to:

Friends of DAA

Seaforth House

176 Bournemouth Road


BH14 9HY

Swanage Carnival 2015

One of DAA’s annual customs is to send out a group of willing participants to dress up and take part in the procession at the Swanage Carnival. This year our crack team dressed up as superheroes whose mission is the protection of the survivors of childhood abuse.

Having won the trophy for first place in the fancy dress competition 3 years in a row previously, we were overjoyed when we brought home a fourth victory for our haul.

We had a great deal of fun on an enjoyable and (eventually) sunny day, and DAA gives its thanks to all those who participated.

Friends of DAA
joining form
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Bournemouth Marathon Festival Weekend

Team DAA's runners will be taking part in the 4th Bournemouth Marathon Festival Weekend. This is one of the biggest fundraising events DAA have had this year. The runners will be taking part in the first race of the weekend on the Saturday afternoon 1.5 km by our youngest member of 7 years old followed by other members in the 10 km at 4 pm and the 5 km at 7 pm. Sunday morning will start with the Half Marathon at 8 am and then the Full Marathon at 10 am. Some runners will also be completing more than one race throughout the weekend.

Bournemouth Marathon