Accredited services working with violent men

31 October 2011

Respect Accreditation is the recognised gold standard in the UK for services working with men who use intimate partner violence, and there are growing numbers of organisations that have achieved this quality mark for their practice and management.

Respect Accreditation has been developed so that members of the public, funders, commissioning agencies and other professionals can be assured of a high quality, safety-focused service from organisations achieving Respect Accreditation.

Practitioners, policy makers and researchers have been involved in developing and testing the Respect Service Standard and assessment methods, these are reviewed every three years to ensure that they are updated as knowledge and experience expand.

The following services are accredited by Respect. They are listed in order of the date in which they achieved accreditation:

• Living Without Violence Programme (Brighton) 01273 294561

• Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) (London) 020 7401 7278

• Ahimsa (Plymouth) 01752 213535

• Splitz(Wiltshire) Support Service 01225 777724

• DVPP (Barnardos North East) (Newcastle and Co. Durham) 0191 240 4800

• The Bridge Project, Relate Coventry (Coventry) 02476 225 863

• Essex Change – North Essex Relate – (Essex) 01245 258680

In addition to the accredited services there is a network of services who are members of Respect. For information about what is available in your local area please contact the UK wide Respect Helpline 0808 802 4040 (freephone).

Helpline for men who use violence

Respect Phoneline – A confidential helpline for men who use violence in their close relationships, have used such violence – or fear they may use violence. This helpline offers:

• information and advice to support men to stop using violence and recognise and change other abusive behaviours;

• information about domestic violence perpetrator programmes – groupwork programmes where men come together to address abusive and damaging behaviour.

Call freephone 0808 802 4040



Helpline for men who have experienced abuse

Men’s Advice Line – A confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse. We welcome calls from all men – in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. We offer emotional support, practical advice and information on a wide range of services. For further help and support:

Call freephone 0808 801 0327



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