In 2009, Swale Domestic Violence Forum in collaboration with Swale Community Safety Unit, recruited a Domestic Abuse Coordinator tasked to look into the feasibility of bringing a domestic violence service to Swale. Prior to this, there was no access to support for survivors in Swale.
Shortly after, a Support Worker was hired for 10 hours a week to provide front line support to the drop-in services which had been set up locally. As demand for support grew and grew, so did the team, and in 2012 the service changed its name to Swale Action To End Domestic Abuse (SATEDA).
By this time SATEDA was delivering a range of services across Swale, including healthy relationships workshops in 3 local secondary schools, an IDVA service, counselling and access to immediate support and advice at three drop ins across Swale.
We achieved charity status in 2014 and in 2018, changed our name to Support & Action To End Domestic Abuse (still SATEDA) to better reflect our mission and our growing geographical reach across Kent through our Employability Programme and Support2Court service.