Introduction. We are 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 promoting, supporting, delivering
We are the UK membership association for domestic
violence perpetrator programmes and associated
Our vision is to end violence and abuse in intimate
partner and close family relationships.
Our key focus is on promoting, supporting, delivering
and developing effective interventions with
Respect is a UK registered charity, number 1141636.
Disseminate best practice and set standards for DV
Respect Accreditation Standard launched 2008
June 2008 – March 2011
Funded by Comic Relief & DCSF
Focus – young people with issues of violence & abuse
in their close relationships – dating, parental, siblings
Earlier interventions more likely to be effective and less expensive
Gap in service provision for adolescents
Age appropriate - models do not necessarily translate
Emerging group work models in the UK
Development of complex cognitive skills - unique opportunity to improve relationship skills
Reduce the risk of future domestic and sexual abuse
Needs to address co-existing risk behaviours eg substance misuse
Gallagher – Australia 2009
Sample 230 Young People – CPV
One mother told the helpline that she was afraid to be alone in the house with her 15-year-old son after he attacked her when his laptop and phone were confiscated.
Another parent said that she "lives in fear" of her 14-year-old daughter. "One minute we can be sitting down watching television, the next she flies out of her seat, switches off the telly and launches into a torrent of abuse."
(Young Asylum Seekers & young male offenders (YOS))
(Local referrals, footfall & schools)
(Schools & self referrals)
(BME African descent)
(Young people moderate learning difficulties)
Cotton-wool kids, hyper-parenting
Children given less responsibility than ever
Parents have less time than in previous decades
Anything that makes the child more “precious” or “special” can increase the risk - in some families boys have ‘special status’
The most isolated nuclear families EVER
Smallest families EVER
Lowest infant mortality EVER Trend towards more democracy and less social distance between generations has continued for 150 years
Less community & kin contact
Media - consumerism, aggression, individuality, contempt for elders, violence, sex, instant gratification, entitlement
Materially richest generation EVER… but with more than ever feeling relatively poor
‘The children now love luxury: they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are tyrants …’ (Socrates, 470–399 BC).
“I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint”. --- Hesiod, written on clay tablets in the Eighth Century B.C.
Axe wielding maniac scale
1 fairly calm
0 total peace
The 5th Young People's Service Practitioner's Seminar was held in Nottingham on 5th October 2011in conjunction with the Nottingham Domestic Violence Forum. We provided a range of presentations and workshops around new and effective practice in the sector.
Five Days Training – Two Modules
Two Days - Awareness, Understanding & Practicalities
(March - Bristol 1st, 2nd, March 2012)
Three Days - Intervention Approaches, Group Work & Support
(March – Bristol 13th, 14th and 15th )
For further information
Telephone 020 7549 0578