DABS (Directory And Book Services) - Support for Those Concerned with Abuse & Sexual Violence

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.

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The information sheets have been carefully designed to address the main issues of abuse and sexual violence. They cover issues such as seeking a counsellor, forgiveness, active listening, assertiveness, support for parents and partners and taking legal action.





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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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The DABS Abuse & Sexual Violence Practitioner training is designed to be used by counsellors and therapists who come from a broad range of theoretical backgrounds.  It enables counsellors to incorporate its resources and information with their own personal style.






Welcome to DABS - A Resource and Support Organisation

DABS 24hr Answer Phone Helpline Number:

If you are a recent victim of sexual assault you must seriously consider the need for urgent medical attention for sexually transmitted infection testing and the possibility of pregnancy.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) cover the UK and can help. You will be treated with dignity and your wishes will be respected.

Please go to: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/sexualassaultreferralcentres.php for more support and information.


DABS is mainly engaged with the production and publication of the DABS Resource Directory. The Directory contains details of over 500 voluntary groups and organisations throughout the UK and Ireland and is updated regularly and available to purchase on licence.

Also included in the Directory are information sheets on various topics related to aspects of abuse and sexual violence for victims and their supporters.

***Notice: Some very good news***

DABS resources are now freely available to download.

Please go to the directory page and follow the instructions to access PDF content.

The Directory contains a book list of around 450 titles on related subjects. This is broken into sections so that books on specific subjects and areas are collated together. A further DABS service is the Pathfinder Helpline, a signposting service that provides free support and information all over the U.K. and Ireland to anyone and any organisation regarding issues to do with childhood abuse, incest and rape. We provide web space for other organisations to publicise their events.


Please also see our training page or contact us to find out more about Working Creatively with Survivors of Childhood Abuse & Sexual Violence.


DABS is essentially a not-for-profit organisation with any surplus funds being used to improve the quality of the service we provide. DABS is not a charity and therefore we do not ask for donations.


We are seeking volunteers

Opportunities could involve: administrative duties, marketing, research and management of our website.

Volunteers can work from home and in their own time. They will be fully supported as valued members of the DABS team. If you are interested and would like to know more please contact us to discuss.



We hope you find the information on this site helpful.

Please do get in touch if you have an queries or comments.