About us

DABS is a not-for-profit organisation that was established over 20 years ago.

In its early days, DABS was a supplier of books and publications for those concerned with abuse. Today, the DABS book list is still maintained however sales are no longer commercially viable for us.

DABS continues to produce a National Resource Directory of approximately 550 charities, organisations and groups throughout the UK and Ireland that work in various ways to support survivors of abuse and sexual violence. The Directory has evolved over the years and the new electronic format has improved its accessibility.

Working in collaboration with DABS is the Pathfinder service that was introduced almost 15 years ago. It offers a signposting service providing free support and information regarding issues to do with childhood abuse, incest and sexual violence.

In 2010, DABS introduced in-house counselling to complement the other services it provides. 

The Directory

We are now producing the Directory exclusively in an easy to use PDF format

The DABS National Resource Directory lists over 500 organisations across the UK and Ireland .

These are arranged according to location and services offered. National organisations are also represented. There are services that work with adults, children, males, females, perpetrators and also those that provide accommodation and helpline services.

Access Directory

Books List

DABS has composed a list of around 450 titles categorized according to who they are aimed at and the subject matter they explore.

There are books for survivors and victims of abuse and sexual violence and who may be experiencing additional issues as a result. Other books are aimed at professionals working in this field.

 

 

 

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