Activity of Respect
Aims and objectives
Respect is the UK membership association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services. Our vision is to end violence and abuse in intimate partner and close family relationships. Our key focus is on increasing the safety and well-being of victims by promoting, supporting, delivering and developing effective interventions with perpetrators.
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Violence; Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: United Kingdom
Organisation City: London
4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street
Organisation Zip Code: EC2A 4LT
Organisation Phone: 2075490573
Name: Neil Blacklock
Phone: 44 2075490582
- Runs two helplines: Respect Phoneline (freephone 0808 802 4040) for domestic violence perpetrators www.respectphoneline.org.uk and Men's Advice Line (freephone 0808 801 0327) for men experiencing domestic violence (www.mensadviceline.org.uk)
- Sets service standards for organisations working with the perpetrators of domestic violence and provides an accreditation system for such organisations.
- Provides training and support to professionals in providing effective responses to domestic violence including: working with perpetrators of domestic violence, risk assessment, working with male victims of domestic violence, working with young people using violence in close relationships and supporting employers to provide effective responses to employees who are at risk of experiencing domestic violence or who are perpetrators of domestic violence.
- Works with our partners in NGOs and government to develop and support a wide range of approaches designed to end all forms of gender based violence and abuse.
- Respect conference: You just don't get it! Young People's Violence in Close Relationships, 17 February 2011, London. Presentations available at http://www.respect.uk.net/pages/926-events-previous-events-705.html
- Respect conference: Men's Involvement in children's Lives, 31 March and 1 April 2009, York. Presentations at link above.
- Respect Toolkit for those working with the 13-19 year olds around their violence in relationships (2011)
- Domestic violence perpetrators: working with the cause of the problem (2010)
- Westmarland, Kelly, Chalder-Mills (2010) Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes:What Counts as Success?, Respect Research Project Briefing Note 1
- Respect briefing paper on evidence of programme effects (2010)
- Respect Statement on the Caring Dads Programme (2010)
- Respect briefing paper on unsafe perpetrator interventions (2010)
- Respect practice guidance on assessing who is doing what to whom in domestic violence (2010)
- Respect Position Statement on Gender and Domestic Violence (2008)
- Men's Advice Line, Toolkit for working with male victims of domestic violence