Working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
Working with people who use violence or abuse in their intimate relationships can be challenging, and many agencies in Richmond upon Thames are likely to come into contact with perpetrators of domestic abuse, either directly or indirectly.
Knowing where to access advice around work with perpetrators (and where to make referrals for those seeking support) is important, particularly to keep the focus on the safety of victims of domestic abuse and any children and to hold the perpetrator accountable for their actions.
More information is available from the Respect Phoneline, an information and advice line for people who are concerned about their abusive and/or violent behaviour towards their partners.
Professionals can also request the document ‘Guidelines for working with domestic violence perpetrators’.
Programmes available to address abusive behaviour
Respect is the UK membership association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services. The key focus is on increasing the safety of those experiencing domestic violence through promoting effective interventions with perpetrators.
For agencies wishing to refer a man to a programme designed to address abusive behaviour, the following organisations in London are members of Respect:
DVIP Hammersmith and Waterloo
DVIP is a groundbreaking voluntary sector project and registered charity which was set up in 1991. DVIP's main aim is to increase the safety of women and children who experience domestic violence by providing a range of diverse services challenging men, supporting women, working in partnership, influencing policy and campaigning for change.
Telephone:0207 633 9181
Families Without Fear
The Families Without Fear Project is a Brent based charity, providing a programme of individual counselling and group work for men and women dealing with domestic abuse in the North West London area.
Telephone: 0207 644 6255
Counselling and psychotherapy for angry, abusive or violent men and for men and women with emotional, relationship and sexual problems
Telephone: 0207 267 8713
SIRI Behavioural Health
Specialist Afro-Caribbean service for abusive men.
Telephone: 0844 880 1861
The TRYangle Project provides two parallel sevices: a violence Intervention Programme for perpetrators of domestic violence and a Women's Support Service for the (ex-) partners of perpetrators
Telephone: 0208 855 7564
If you have any questions or comments,contact:
Michael Allen - Domestic Abuse Coordinator
Community Safety Partnership
Telephone: 020 8831 6198