Introducing ‘Make a Change’ and announcing partners.

Respect and Women’s Aid England are working together to develop an early response to perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse, this is aligned with and influenced by the Change That Lasts response to survivors.  It is funded by the Police Transformation Fund and supported by the Office of Police Commissioner in Lincolnshire and Sussex where the pilot sites will be located. 

The project is a whole systems approach to tackling domestic abuse.  As well as working with individuals, we are seeking to change systems that enable abuse to continue, working with communities and organisations to achieve this.  We will break new ground in terms of service delivery and partnership working, enabling behaviour change, increasing accountability and ensuring good quality outcomes for survivors and their children.  The safety of survivors and children is at the heart of the design.

More information on the established Women’s Aid Model Change that Lasts survivor model can be found here:   

The intervention aimed at addressing the perpetration of abuse will be called ‘Make a Change’.

Those who engage with us will have the opportunity to Make a Change for:

·         Their community

·         Their organisation

·         Themselves

·         Their families

The work is aligned to the principles and ethos of Women’s Aid England’s Change That Lasts approach but is different in that we are responding to the perpetration of domestic abuse.  The Make a Change model is developed in line with Respect Standards

To deliver Make a Change we will be working with a number of partners in Sussex and Lincolnshire and an independent academic evaluator.

We are delighted to announce that our delivery partners in Sussex will be:

Rise – for the survivor focus, to ensure that survivors and children are effectively supported when we offer perpetrators interventions

Cranstoun – for the perpetrator focus, to deliver both group and 1:1 work with perpetrators and to support us when working with organisations and communities to raise awareness of the issues and support them to develop frameworks and skills for robust responses. 

In Lincolnshire we will be working with:

SOLDAS (formerly Boston Women’s Aid) to deliver our survivor support service.

The Jenkins Centre – to deliver to deliver both group and 1:1 work with perpetrators and to support us when working with organisations and communities to raise awareness of the issues and support them to develop frameworks and skills for robust responses. 

We are also very pleased to announce that we will be working with the University of Stirling to support us with an independent evaluation of our work.  Findings will be published as the work progresses. 

 

Definition of working towards Respect Accreditation

 Working towards accreditation means an organisation has entered into a contract, paid the accreditation fee and have a timetable for the completion of the first stage of accreditation.

Only organisations that have achieved Accreditation can legitimately describe themselves as working to or in line with the Respect Standard

If you wish to check if an organisation is working towards Accreditation or Accredited, please email membership@respect.uk.net

 

Respect job opportunity: Fundraising and Comms Officer

Respect is a pioneering UK domestic abuse charity, leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, with young people who are abusive and with male victims.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Respect, help raise money for our cause and increase our public profile.  We’re looking for an outstanding individual who is passionate about our work and wants to make a difference.  It’s a great opportunity for someone dynamic and self-motivated, to really make your mark.  The successful candidate will have a great mix of skills and will:

  • Implement our fundraising plan, growing our donor base and securing direct, event and campaign support for Respect
  • Plan and execute fundraising events
  • Promote existing, and create new, opportunities for community members to fundraise for us
  • Implement our communications plan to boost awareness of Respect and its work
  • Develop, manage and update content for our website
  • Maintain social media accounts – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram
  • Manage Respect’s brand

Location:             244-254 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9DA – flexible and home working will be considered

Salary:                  £30,105-£32,697 (point 29-32 on Respect’s scale) including Inner London Weighting where relevant; plus 6% pension contribution

Hours:                  35 hours per week

To apply:             Download the Job Description/Person Specification, application form and an equality monitoring form and send to info@respect.uk.net

Respect – Fundraising and Communications Officer JDPS FINAL

Respect Fundraising and Communications Officer application form

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Please note:       No CVs.  No agencies.

Closing date:      2nd January 2019 10am

Interviews:         9th January 2019

Respect are committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity and applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates.

Respect registered charity no: 1141636.

 

Job Advert: Local Area Manager, Make a Change, Lincolnshire

An exciting and unique opportunity to take a lead role in implementing a community focused, early response to the perpetration of domestic abuse.  Experience of supporting development and leading on set up of new services is essential and it would be advantageous if this was in the area of domestic abuse.  We will also consider applicants with transferable skills and a good understanding of the causes and consequences of domestic abuse, in particular in reference to the perpetration of abuse.

 Applicants will be strong communicators, have a background in service delivery, working in partnership and alongside communities, experience of project implementation and a good knowledge of safe and effective practice when working with perpetrators of abuse as well as knowledge of local relevant procedures.

This ambitious project is a partnership between Respect and Women’s Aid to develop an early intervention response to perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse alongside the Change that Lasts response to survivors.  It is funded by the Police Transformation Fund and supported by the Office of Police Commissioner in Lincolnshire and Sussex where the pilot sites will be located.  The project aims to break new ground in terms of service delivery and partnership working, enabling behaviour change, increasing accountability and ensuring good quality outcomes for survivors and their children.

This project is to set up a perpetrator response.  More information about already established Change that Lasts approach for survivors can be found here:

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/our-approach-change-that-lasts/about-change-that-lasts/

The project is currently being mobilised and we are looking for a Local Area Manager in Lincolnshire to work in partnership to implement the project and oversee delivery.

The Local Area Managers will be employed and line managed by Respect, and accountable to the Director of Make a Change.

Location:        Lincolnshire, with occasional travel.  Exact locations within the counties are still to be determined, led by delivery need, office space is secured in Police HQ, Nettleham.

Salary:             £37,406 (point 42 on Respect’s scale, related to the NJC scale) plus 6% pension contribution

Contract:        35 hours per week, Fixed term contract to March 2020.
Closing date:   9am Monday 19th November

Interviews: Tuesday 27th November in Lincoln, Police HQ.

To apply: download the job description and person specification, complete an application form and an equality monitoring form and send to info@respect.uk.net

Please do not send us a CV.  No agencies.

Respect employment application form Local Area Manager Lincs

Local Area Managers JDPS – Lincoln(1)

Respect-equality-monitoring-form

Respect and Women’s Aid are committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity and applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and may be subject to vetting based upon location/office space utilised in areas.

Respect registered charity no: 1141636.

Job opportunity: Accreditation Manager

Opportunity to lead one of Respect’s flagship Projects

Accreditation Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join Respect in the key role of Accreditation Manager. Respect Service Standards and Accreditation have a well-established profile and reputation. Respect Accreditation is seen as the bench mark for best practice in work with those who perpetrate domestic abuse.

We are looking for an outstanding individual to lead, develop and manage Respect’s Accreditation Project.  Someone with a mix of skills including:

  • An understanding of practice in domestic abuse services
  • A track record managing service delivery
  • A good grasp of the evidence base
  • Recognises the challenges of perpetrator work and understands what safe, effective service delivery is
  • Can manage the challenge of both supporting organisations to achieve accreditation and ensuring the process is robust, fair and transparent and only accredits those who have demonstrated excellence
  • Can develop clear, cost effective processes to support organisations seeking accreditation

The post is part funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation and will have a focus on supporting services identified by the Foundation to achieve accreditation.

Location   Flexible – Respect offices are in Bethnal Green, London but this post will have a UK wide remit and travel to service providers both to undertaking assessments and provide support will be part of the role.

Salary £40,707 (point 42 on Respect’s scale, related to the NJC scale) including Inner London Weighting where relevant; plus 6% pension contribution

Contract         35 hours per week, Fixed term contract to March 2020.
Closing date     23rd November 2018

Interviews      30th November 2018

To apply: complete an application form and an equality monitoring form and send to info@respect.uk.net

Accreditation Manager JDPS 31.10.18

Respect employment application form Accreditation Manager

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Please do not send us a CV.  No agencies.

Respect are committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity and applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Respect registered charity no: 1141636.

Job opportunity: Make A Change Practitioner (x2), Lincolnshire

A unique and exciting opportunity to join Respect’s team to deliver our newly developed intervention, Make a Change, in Lincolnshire.  Make a Change is a behaviour change programme for those who perpetrate abusive behaviours in their relationships.

We are looking for two motivated practitioners, one male and one female who either have experience of working with Domestic Abuse or a related area and would like to develop skills in this area.  Experience of working on behaviour change programmes, delivering training and community work would be advantageous.    

Make a Change is a whole system, community focused response to perpetration of domestic abuse.  This project is a partnership between Respect and Women’s Aid to develop an early response to those who use abusive behaviours in their relationships.  We will also work with communities and professionals to raise awareness of the issues, offer effective interventions as well as challenging values and attitudes that create conducive environments for domestic abuse to continue.

The model is inspired by and works to the same values and ethos of the well established Women’s Aid Change That Lasts Model.  Further information on the model:

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/our-approach-change-that-lasts/about-change-that-lasts/

The Perpetrator practitioners will be employed, and line managed by Respect, and accountable to the Respect Director of make a Change.

Secondments, student placements and clinical placements will be considered.  Please contact the Director of Make a Change: Victoria.Cousins@respect.uk.net should you be considering this for further discussion.  We will also consider part time working.

This work is funded by the Police Transformation Fund and supported by the Office of Police Commissioner in Lincolnshire and Sussex where the pilot sites will be located.

Location          Lincolnshire, with occasional travel.  There will also be travel within the county as this is an outreach based delivery model.  Exact locations within the counties are still to be determined.

Salary £28,600 (point 32 on Respect’s scale, related to the NJC scale) plus 6% pension contribution

Contract         35 hours per week, Fixed term contract to March 2020.
Closing date    9am Monday 12th November

Interviews       w/c 19th November in Lincoln, Police HQ, likely to be Monday 19th November.

Please do not send us a CV.  No agencies.

Respect and Women’s Aid are committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity and applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and may be subject to vetting based upon location/office space utilised in areas.

Due to the nature of this role, it is for genuine occupational requirement reasons that we are looking to appoint 1 male and 1 female for these posts. This falls within the scope for exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9.

To apply: download the job description and person specification, complete an application form and an equality monitoring form and send to info@respect.uk.net

JDPS Make a Change Practitioners – Lincolnshire – Final

Respect employment application form Make A Change Practitioner

Respect-equality-monitoring-form

Please do not send us a CV.  No agencies.

Respect and Women’s Aid are committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity and applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic candidates.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and may be subject to vetting based upon location/office space utilised in areas.

Respect registered charity no: 1141636.

Respect statement on Panorama ‘Can Violent Men Change?’ 8.10.18

Media coverage of domestic abuse is usually focused on victims and survivors, which is right of course.  But for too long, perpetrators have been ignored.  It’s time for a national conversation on why (mostly) men abuse and what we can do to stop them.  So we welcome Panorama shining the spotlight on perpetrators in its programme tonight ‘Can Violent Men Change?’

Respect has been leading the development of work with perpetrators in the UK for nearly 20 years, making sure that it is safe and puts survivors’ needs first.

Poor practice puts women and children at greater risk, which is why we developed evidence-based principles and standards[1] to ensure work with perpetrators is safe and effective.

Independent research[2] (2015), showed that Respect accredited behaviour change programmes significantly reduce physical and sexual violence when provided alongside support for survivors as part of a coordinated community response.

These programmes only work when those attending want to change.  Other solutions are needed for those who continue their abuse.  The Drive project[3], a partnership between Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance being trialled at the moment, focuses on limiting the perpetrator’s opportunity to abuse through police and multi-agency disruption activities.

There is still a great deal to do.  If we are to do it properly, we need to work together and invest funding for work with perpetrators without taking away from survivor services.  Both are essential if we are to end domestic abuse for good.

During the programme the Respect Phoneline 0808 802 4040 will be opening its lines and taking calls, from 8.30-10.30pm. 

[1] http://respect.uk.net/what-we-do/accreditation/

[2] https://www.dur.ac.uk/criva/projectmirabal/

[3] http://driveproject.org.uk/

Respect’s response to HMIP report 25.09.18

Respect welcomes the thematic inspection by HM Inspectorate of Probation Domestic abuse: the work undertaken by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), which exposes some really concerning failures in the management of domestic abuse offenders and protection of victims.

Respect is the lead UK charity focused on preventing, disrupting and changing perpetrators.  Part of our work is to quality assure organisations working with perpetrators, to ensure it is safe, effective and puts victims and children first.  The Respect Standard covers all kinds of perpetrator interventions including behaviour change programmes and risk management activities.  We regularly review the evidence base and update the Respect Standard so that it reflects the best of our knowledge of what actually works, to keep victims safe and prevent perpetrators causing further harm.  To be accredited, organisations must provide an integrated support service for victims to ensure that their needs are met.

We would like to see CRCs working to, and held accountable by, these same standards.  It is not enough – as has been proven by this report – to run the Probation accredited programme Building Better Relationships (BBR).  A CRC’s entire work with domestic abuse offenders should meet Respect’s standards.  We look forward to discussing this further with HMIP and looking at ways to improve the management of domestic abuse offenders in the future.

Job opportunity-Change that Lasts Perpetrator Practitioners (x2), Cardiff

 

A unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the local implementation and delivery of a whole systems response to the perpetration of Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV).

This ambitious project is a partnership between Respect and Welsh Women’s Aid to develop an early intervention response to perpetrators of VAWDASV alongside the ‘Change that Lasts’ response to survivors.  It is funded by the Police Transformation Fund and supported by the Office of South Wales Police Commissioner. The aim is to intervene with perpetrators as early as possible, increasing awareness, supporting behavioural change and increasing accountability, with the safety and wellbeing of survivors and children at the heart of the design. 

Building on the established ‘Change that Lasts’ model of supporting survivors with a needs-led, strengths-based approach, this project is developing and piloting an early intervention response to perpetrators.

More information about the established Change that Lasts for can be found here:

http://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/what-we-do/our-approach-change-that-lasts/

The project is currently being mobilised and we are looking to recruit x2 Perpetrator Practitioners to work with the Change that Lasts Perpetrator Specialist to implement and deliver the project.   Applicants will have to evidence knowledge of VAWDASV service delivery, working in partnership and with communities, experience of working with challenging individuals and safe and effective practice when working with perpetrators of abuse.

The Perpetrator Practitioners will be employed and line managed by Respect but may be co-located at specialist services based in Cardiff.

Location         Cardiff, with occasional travel.  

Salary               £25,590 (PO2 point 28 Respect’s scale, related to the NJC scale) plus 6% pension contribution.

Contract         35 hours per week, Fixed term contract to March 2020. Closing date   08.10.2018

Interviews: 18.10.18

To apply: download the following documents, complete an application form and the equality monitoring form and return to info@respect.uk.net  

Please do not send us a CV.  No agencies

CtL Wales Perpetrator Practitioner Job Description

Respect employment application form CtL Practitioner Wales

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Change that Lasts Delivery Partner procurement

Respect and Women’s Aid, in partnership with the Office of Police Crime Commissioners, Police and the Local Authority in Lincolnshire and Sussex are piloting an early intervention response to domestic abuse.  Based upon Women’s Aid well established Change that Lasts model for survivors, the Change that Lasts Perpetrator Response seeks to develop and test a model in Lincolnshire and Sussex between now and March 2020. We are running a procurement process to identify a partner to deliver this work.  Please see the associated documents for full details including details of how to apply. 

ITT 30.08.18 FINAL

Appendix 2 – CTL Service Specification 29.08.18

Appendix 3 – Service Level Agreements

Appendix 4 – Information Sharing Agreement 29.08.18

Appendix 5 – Budget

Appendix 6 Tenderer Response Form

Clarification Questions 7th Sept