Respect is the UK's pioneering domestic abuse charity developing of safe,effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships.
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Respect run a number of services to keep advancing best practice on work with perpetrators, male victims and young people who use violence and abuse in their close relationships, for services across the domestic abuse sector and more broadly.
From training frontline workers, accrediting services to supporting perpetrators to change and male victims to access the support they need through our helplines, the charity is committed to furthering work to prevent abuse and keep victims and survivors safe.
Respect run two helplines, the Respect Phoneline and the Men’s Advice Line.
The Respect Phoneline is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. This helpline provides specialist advice to help people change their behaviours and support for those working with domestic abuse perpetrators. Check out the Respect phone line.
The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and the frontline workers supporting them. This helpline offers advice and emotional support to men who experience abuse, and signpost to other vital services that help keep them and their children safe
Some of our other activities include:
• Running accreditation for domestic abuse prevention programmes. Respect Accreditation is the benchmark for high quality interventions with perpetrators.
• Delivering training programmes for frontline workers so they have the skills and the knowledge to support domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and families with teenagers who use violence.
• Hosting 3 annual conferences on domestic abuse perpetrator work, male victims work and young people using violence and abuse in their close relationships.
Respect believe that prevention is the best solution: The Young People’s Programme is a pioneering project for young people who use violence and abuse in close relationships. This can include relationship abuse, adolescent to parent violence or abusive behaviour within the family e.g. sibling abuse, young parent abuse.
They run a training programme for front line workers so they have the skills and the knowledge to support domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and families with teenagers who use violence.
Each year Respect hold 3 conferences: one is about domestic violence perpetrator work, another about male victims work and the third one is focused on young people’s violence.
What makes Respect UK different
Respect is focused on tackling three issues that are often overlooked:
• Adults who perpetrate domestic violence
• Young people who use violence and abuse in their families and relationships
• Men who experience domestic violence.
Other ways to support
You can support Respect in a number of ways from one-off and regular donations, to organising a fundraising activity or sharing our messages. Visit Respect for more information.
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