Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships.
Respect’s sole focus from 2000 until 2007, was perpetrators of domestic violence. We have since diversified, but perpetrators remain a key strand of our work.
Domestic Violence Prevention Programmes: we support a network of specialist programmes, which work with the cause of the problem, the perpetrator. These services focus on changing the behaviour and managing the risk of perpetrators, with the safety of victims, including children, at their heart. We help new services to set up and existing services to develop. We support best practice in commissioning. For information about Domestic Violence Prevention Programmes in your area, please call the Respect Phoneline on freephone 0808 802 4040 (not our main office line).
Respect has been supporting male victims of domestic violence since 2007, when re-launched the Men’s Advice Line as a UK-wide service on freephone 08088010327. Since then, we have helped thousands of male victims, as well as frontline workers and concerned friends and family by phone, email and webchat.
Men’s Advice Line: the UK helpline for male victims of domestic violence and those supporting them.
We work in partnership with several universities to develop knowledge about how to respond effectively to male and female perpetrators. We offer a range of resources for frontline workers and provide a variety of events and training modules. More information on our range of work here.